Blog Archive

How (and Why) to Protect Your Skin From the Sun During the Winter Dec 1st, 2022

Most people know that the hot summer sun can wreak havoc on their skin, but they tend to let their guard down in the winter. But that’s a bad move because the winter months are harsh — especially in Utah — and can cause more problems than you might suspect....

Rejuvenate Your Skin With Secret™ PRO Nov 1st, 2022

With increasing age, you accumulate more wisdom. You also increase your propensity for fine lines and wrinkles, sags, age spots, hollows, and a whole host of other cosmetic issues that may make you look older than you feel. Fortunately, Dr. Robert Topham and our aesthetics team at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics has...

I'm Embarrassed About Some of My Moles Oct 1st, 2022

Moles are common skin growths that occur when melanocyte cells in your skin fail to distribute evenly and grow in clusters instead. Most adults have between 10-40 moles on their bodies.  Most moles are completely harmless from a medical standpoint, but you may not like how they look. At Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics in...

What to Consider If You Want to Remove Your Tattoos Sep 1st, 2022

Tattoo removal is easier than ever — especially if you choose the right physician. Dr. Robert Topham at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics is an experienced dermatologist, which means he deeply understands your skin and its needs. When he performs tattoo removal for our patients, he uses the most advanced technology to ensure the...

How Zinc Oxide Protects You From Harmful Sun Rays Aug 7th, 2022

You know that too much time in the sun can fry your skin, but even a short time outdoors can cause significant damage. That’s where sunscreen comes in. By adding a layer of protection, it allows you to stay outside a little longer. But how do you make sense of...

Is There Any Help for Adult Acne? Jul 3rd, 2022

As a teenager, you expected acne to ruin your complexion and cause social awkwardness, but you figured that would all be in the past once you crossed over into adulthood. If, like half the adult population in America, you discovered that acne doesn’t stay confined to your youth, you may be at your wit’s...

Is PRP Right for Me? Jun 1st, 2022

You may have seen ads or articles boasting the healing power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and wondered how it works, whether it’s safe, and if it might be a good fit for you. At Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics in Holladay, Utah, Dr. Robert Topham and our team of skin specialists help people...

There Are Different Types of Moles — Which Type Do You Have? May 1st, 2022

When your skin cells clump together rather than spreading out evenly across the surface, they form a growth called a nevus — also known as a mole. It’s normal for adults to sport 10-40 of them, and they come with a wide range of characteristics. They can be light or...

How Latisse® Works to Give You Long, Luscious Lashes Apr 1st, 2022

The discovery of Latisse® — the miracle eyelash thickener — was a happy accident. Patients who used bimatoprost, a medication to treat glaucoma, noticed that their eyelashes were getting longer and thicker. A little research and some rebranding, and voila, Latisse was born. Latisse is a prescription medication that contains...

Try These Tips to Reduce Your Acne Outbreaks Mar 1st, 2022

Up to 50 million Americans — kids, teens, and adults — suffer from acne to some degree. Some cases are mild and only require occasional over-the-counter treatments. But other cases are severe, painful, and chronic, requiring the expert care of an experienced dermatologist like Dr. Robert Topham at Holladay Dermatology...

How to Eliminate Ringworm Feb 1st, 2022

Just hearing the name “ringworm” can conjure up images of disgusting creatures invading your skin, but ringworm is a misleading term. Caused by a fungus, ringworm’s signature scaly red rash forms a circle, which may roughly resemble the shape of a worm, but that’s its only connection to the slithering...

When Should I Consider Fillers? Jan 1st, 2022

Second only to Botox®, injectable dermal fillers top the charts of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. In 2020, more than three million of these quick-and-easy treatments were performed to fight the signs of aging, and for good reason — they work. Folks in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah, area trust Dr....

Try This Painless Light Therapy to Treat Your Actinic Keratoses Dec 1st, 2021

Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet rays damage your skin cells and even your DNA, which can lead to skin cancer. Not all cancers come with warning signs, but squamous cell carcinoma does. It starts out as little rough patches of skin that are often more easily felt than seen. These...

Have You Tried These Remedies for Your Cystic Acne? Nov 1st, 2021

Acne breakouts are always unwelcome, but minor eruptions can usually be calmed by an over-the-counter ointment and a strategic dab of makeup. But not all acne is the same, and some types don’t respond well to such simple remedies. Cystic acne is one of those tougher problems, and if you...

Five Reasons to Choose Botox® Over a Facelift Oct 1st, 2021

When you make the decision to do something about the signs of aging on your face, you have plenty of options. Laser treatments, microneedling, photodynamic therapy, and dermal fillers can all improve the appearance of your skin. But Botox® remains one of the most popular choices. If you’re trying to...

Does Hormonal Birth Control Cause Acne? Sep 1st, 2021

Acne is complicated. Not only are there many different causes, but there are many different treatments as well. Adding to the confusion are the mixed messages surrounding hormones and acne: Do they cause the problem, or solve it? Dr. Robert B. Topham and our experienced team of skin experts at...

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Six Pack? Aug 1st, 2021

Whether you’re an avid weightlifter or have recently committed to becoming more fit, if you’re life most people on that path, you aspire to achieve the tight, toned abdominal muscles that resemble a six pack of beverage cans.  Technically, these muscles are your rectus abdominis muscles, and they connect your...

How PRP Enhances Microneedling Jul 18th, 2021

You care about your skin, and that means that you stay on top of the industry’s best and newest trends. Allow us to introduce to you one of the best cosmetic treatments to hit the scene: microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).  Curious?  Our team of experts at Holladay Dermatology &...

How to Heal a Fungal Infection Jun 9th, 2021

If you’ve ever had a common cold or a sinus infection, you know how bacteria and viruses can affect your health. But fungi, the lesser known pathogen, causes its fair share of damage as well, including allergies, asthma, and blood issues. But the most common fungal conditions are infections of...

The Different Types of Warts May 17th, 2021

Warts, those little fleshy bumps on your skin, are typically considered a cosmetic issue, as they don’t cause any serious medical concerns. Sure, you may have a wart that itches a bit or feels a little tight and uncomfortable, but there’s usually no pain involved, unless you count the mental...

I'm Embarrassed About My Acne Apr 6th, 2021

Whether you’re an adolescent struggling with acne through your teen years or an adult humiliated by the complexion problems associated with childhood, acne takes its toll on your ego and your confidence. If you have outbreaks on your back and shoulders, you can cover them with clothing, but for facial...

Using the ABCDE Method to Check Your Moles Mar 8th, 2021

Just about everybody has at least a couple moles scattered around on the surface of their skin, and for the most part, they’re nothing to worry about. However, moles are often the site where skin cancer originates and develops. Here in Utah, where the magnificent mountains, lakes, and rivers provide...

How to Choose the Right Sunscreen Feb 1st, 2021

It’s easy to remember your daily sunscreen application during the long, hot days of summer, but if you think winter is the “safe” season, and you go sunscreenless until the weather changes, you’re putting yourself at high risk for early aging and skin cancer. That’s because the sun’s harmful ultraviolet...

Laser Therapy for Melasma: What to Expect Jan 1st, 2021

When most people think of healthy skin, they picture an even tone with no unsightly marks, spots, or discolorations. But when you have melasma, you live with a constant swath of brownish-gray across your skin. It’s not a health hazard, but it can do some damage to your ego and...

5 Benefits of Nonsurgical Body Contouring Dec 1st, 2020

Americans are fat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 70% of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese. If you’re among them, you could be at high risk for severe health problems, including heart disease, heart attack, diabetes, and hypertension, so...

Do Warts Go Away on Their Own? Nov 11th, 2020

Contrary to popular belief and fairytale folklore, warts aren’t a curse, and you can’t get them from handling frogs. Instead, you get them when you’ve been exposed to the human papillomavirus (HPV).  There are countless viruses all around you in the air and on the surfaces you touch. Some of...

Can Botox Prevent Wrinkles? Oct 7th, 2020

To some, wrinkles are a sign of a life well-lived, and they wear those creases like a badge of honor. But for many, wrinkles mean something very different: They mean we’ve neglected our skin over the years or that we’re older than we feel (or older than we admit).  It...

How Stress Affects Acne Sep 14th, 2020

In a cruel twist of fate, the times in your life when it matters most to have clear skin can be the very reason you get zits. Although the primary culprits behind acne outbreaks are still things like bacteria, hormones, diet, and poor hygiene, research shows that there’s a direct...

What Does Skin Cancer Look Like? Aug 7th, 2020

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, so your likelihood of running into this potentially life-threatening condition is pretty high. The stats reveal that in the United States: One out of five people develop skin cancer by age 70 Every...

How to Manage Dry Skin Jul 10th, 2020

Dry, flaky skin is much more than an embarrassing cosmetic issue — it can make you feel uncomfortable and even be an indicator of a more serious underlying issue. You might think that dry skin is just a part of your life, but there are ways to combat the cracks...

Premenstrual Acne: What to Do Jun 26th, 2020

It seems unfair that adolescents have to deal with so many awkward rites of passage — growth spurts, hair growth, body odor, and of course, acne. But girls have the added annoyance of periods and the premenstrual pimples that amplify their teenage turmoil and even add to their adult angst....

Microneedling vs. Botox May 15th, 2020

Cosmetic treatments get more and more popular every year as they become less invasive and more effective. But the field is so flooded with new technologies and methods, it’s hard to sift through the choices. Dr. Robert Topham and Dr. Barry Topham here at Holladay Dermatology Clinic help our patients...

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat Areas Apr 20th, 2020

Obesity is a big problem. More than 42% of America’s adults are obese, which is defined as a body mass index of 30 or higher, and the trend has been on the uptick for more than a decade.  Being obese, or even just overweight, puts you at risk for all...

Which Dermal Filler Is Best? Mar 1st, 2020

If age has robbed you of that precious layer of fat just under the skin’s surface on your face, the skin begins to stretch and sag a little as it gives in to gravity’s pull. Without that subcutaneous layer of fat, your muscles work closer to the surface of your...

Many Kinds of Warts, One Common Cause Feb 3rd, 2020

You know warts — those hard, rough, little skin growths that pop up from time to time. But do you really know warts?  Dr. Robert Topham and Dr. Barry Topham do. This father-son team of expert dermatologists helps patients in Holladay, Utah, and throughout the Salt Lake City area with...

Start the New Year Without the Ink: How Laser Tattoo Removal Works Jan 14th, 2020

If you’re like many of the patients we see at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics, there’s a good chance you have a tattoo that you regret getting. Maybe you don’t like the design of the tattoo, or maybe it’s the placement of the tattoo that irks you. Whatever your reason, laser...

Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Dec 3rd, 2019

Scars, spots, and stretch marks can make you feel less than beautiful, especially if they are located in a visible area such as your face or arms. Thankfully, technology is available to help bring you some relief. What are scars? Scars are actually a part of your body’s healing process....

How Often Should I Have My Moles Checked? Nov 8th, 2019

Moles are very common and usually benign. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most adults have at least a few moles that are typically harmless (known as common moles). However, certain types of moles and other factors, like family history, having had melanoma in the past, or having more...

5 Reasons Microneedling Is So Beneficial for Your Skin Oct 17th, 2019

You may find it hard to believe that purposely injuring your skin can reverse the signs of aging, improve the tone of your skin, and get rid of those acne scars — those unwelcome but constant reminders of a more difficult time in your life. But that’s exactly how microneedling...

Dealing With Rosacea Flare-Ups Sep 4th, 2019

Rosacea, for many, is a scourge. The chronic skin condition is defined by prominent blood vessels, redness, and bumps that are filled with pus. It also can worsen unpredictably and even spread to your back or chest, with seemingly no rhyme or reason. The people most prone to rosacea typically...

How Does Tattoo Removal Actually Work? Aug 1st, 2019

When it comes to declarations of true love, few actions speak louder than tattooing your lover’s name on a part of your body. It’s romantic, for sure — until you break up. Then it’s an eyesore you can’t wait to get rid of. Or, maybe it’s not your loved one’s...

Summertime Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer and Other Sun-Related Skin Issues Jul 1st, 2019

Throughout the year, your skin is susceptible to damage from the sun’s UV rays. However, during the summertime months, that risk increases as many people spend more time outdoors. The sun’s rays are also more intense, meaning you’re more likely to burn and even possibly develop skin cancer. Here are...

How BOTOX Effectively Reduces the Appearance of Frown Lines and Crow's Feet Jun 3rd, 2019

It’s all very easy to talk about growing old gracefully. But when those lines and wrinkles start becoming more visible, most of us would just prefer to retain our youthful looks. It’s no surprise, then, that BOTOX® injections are so popular among both women and men. In fact, BOTOX injections...

Get Ready for Summer with Noninvasive truSculpt 3D Body Contouring May 6th, 2019

After a winter of cold and storms, it’s safe to say summer will be a welcome relief for most of us. Summer is a time to relax, take life a little slower, and soak up the warm sun before wet autumn rains come to call. And it’s also a time...

You Don't Have to Live with Adult Acne: Your Dermatologist Is Here to Help Apr 1st, 2019

Acne doesn’t just happen to teenagers. All too often, adults will wake up to an occasional pimple or blackhead. This, unfortunately, is a part of life and completely normal. However, if you find that you are breaking out on a daily basis or that your acne is ruining your self-confidence...

Why Dermal Fillers Are A Great Addition To Your Anti Aging Regimen Mar 1st, 2019

They say that growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional. Thanks to advanced anti-aging skincare regimens and procedures, the same can now be said for your facial skin. While surgical procedures such as liposuction were once the norm, dermal fillers are increasing in popularity among patients who want...

Feel Confident In Your Body Again With truSculpt® 3D Feb 6th, 2019

Healthy eating and frequent exercise can help you reach and maintain your ideal weight. But even if you’ve achieved the weight you want, stubborn cellulite and pockets of fat can prevent you from feeling fully confident in your body. Maybe you slide into a pair of skinny jeans and see...

How The PICO Genesis Works To Help Treat Your Melasma Jan 15th, 2019

They can appear without warning: dark spots on your face, hands, or arms. You have a condition called melasma, but the good news is, it’s not dangerous. But the spots are unsightly, and for many women, they do show age. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with melasma. Today you...

Why CoolSculpting May Be Your Best Option Dec 10th, 2018

The arrival of the holiday leads many people to pack on the pounds. If you’re already worried about swimsuit season, you’re not alone. Many of our patients have complaints about being unable to get rid of the last bit of their winter fat before summer arrives. Even if you live...

Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month by Booking a Consultation Today Nov 14th, 2018

November is National Healthy Skin Month. Celebrate it by booking a consultation with Dr. Robert Topham at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics. Take the opportunity to learn about a variety of services we offer that can improve your skin’s health and appearance. Remove moles and warts Over the past decade, the...

6 Benefits of Noninvasive Procedures Oct 17th, 2018

Just as in other areas of healthcare, minimally invasive and noninvasive cosmetic procedures continue to rise in popularity. And why not? From body contouring to fat-blasting, skin rejuvenation, to erasing unsightly age spots, improving your looks and your quality of life has never been easier.Under the guidance of a qualified...

Everything You Need to Know About the Enlighten Laser Sep 26th, 2018

Tastes and interests change over time. Perhaps the tattoo you were so eager to get a few years ago no longer has the same emotional resonance as it once did. Maybe it even serves as a reminder of a past you’d like to forget. Whatever the reason, you don’t have...

How RF Energy Is Being Used to Treat Cellulite Aug 20th, 2018

How RF Energy Is Being Used to Treat Cellulite  The world of body sculpting technologies is broad and always evolving. TruSculpt 3D® is the latest advancement in nonsurgical body sculpting technology that offers both fat reduction and tightening in a single session. Now it’s possible to eliminate unwanted fat, tighten...

Say Goodbye to Love Handles with CoolSculpting Jul 27th, 2018

Are you tired of looking at those love handles that won’t go away, but you don’t want to undergo surgery? CoolSculpting® is the No. 1 noninvasive fat removal procedure worldwide; millions of people have undergone a CoolSculpting procedure on at least one part of their body. What is CoolSculpting?CoolSculpting is...

A Younger You in Just Minutes with Cosmetic Injectables Jun 12th, 2018

If you’re like most people, every year seems to speed up a little more than the last, leaving you wondering where the time has gone. Until you look in the mirror and realize that time has, indeed, left plenty of evidence of its passage, as your face has developed creases...

Starting Over: What You Should Know About Tattoo Removal May 4th, 2018

You were excited about getting that tattoo at the time, but now that you’ve lived with it, you may be having second thoughts about that tattoo. Fortunately,, you no longer have to spend the rest of your life regretting your ink. Tattoo removal has improved significantly over the years, with...

How to Successfully Banish Warts Apr 20th, 2018

Warts can be an embarrassing subject to talk about, but even more embarrassing to live with, especially when you don’t know how to get rid of them. Dr. Robert Topham is an experienced dermatology and aesthetic specialist at Holladay Dermatology Clinic in Salt Lake City. He understands what you’re going...

Start TruSculpt Treatments Now and Be Swimsuit Ready for Summer Mar 29th, 2018

You’ve tried on your swimsuit but aren’t happy with the way you look. Those love handles are hard to hide in a bathing suit. Perhaps you’ve got a belly bulge that just won’t go away no matter how much you go to the gym. Help is available! With baby boomers...

Salt Lake City’s Foremost Dermatology Clinic Offers 8 Facts About CoolSculpting You Didn’t Know Feb 28th, 2018

For as long as you can remember, you’ve practiced yoga on Sundays and Wednesdays. You go to the gym on Mondays and Fridays, and on Tuesdays and Saturdays you run 5K with your best friend. You eat right and even meal plan, but it doesn’t seem to make that stubborn...

Eight Tips for Preventing a Rosacea Flare-up Dec 14th, 2017

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, but that doesn’t mean you’ll perpetually have flare-ups. When you have rosacea, it’s common to go through periods without any noticeable symptoms and periods in which the redness and blemishes are pronounced. While you may not be able to avoid flare-ups altogether, you can...