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Moles And Uv Radiation
Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more
Depends On Skin Type: Melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers. Your risk of melanoma with sun exposure depends on your skin type. Skin that burns easily and never tans has a higher risk of developing melanoma than skin that is dark and almost never burns. As a rule, you should always wear sunscreen when exposed to the sun. Not only will that decrease your risk of melanoma, it also prevents premature aging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi! What causes skin cancer uvb or uva? If uvb how could we get vitD from sun exposure if we prevent uvb rays cz they only make our skin produce vitD?
Are there known side effects of not getting enough sun exposure without sunscreen? Do the risks outweigh the skin if skin cancer from sun exposure?
DO NOT avoid but...: Sun exposure not only increases vitamin d but has other proven benefits unrelated to vitamin d. Uvb produces vitamin d and uva increases cancer risk- so avoid the sun when uva predominates. Precise instructions on how to be in the sun safely are at http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/26/maximizing-vitamin-d-exposure.Aspx. For info on the benefits of sun exposure see comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dermatology: does a sun tan lotion, with an SPF 6, allow for tanning and wards off damaging premature skin aging when applied frequently enough?
I'm caucasian and have vitiligo. Should I use broad spectrum sunscreen (uva/uvb) or just the uva? Will uvb rays help?
IPL: IPL is great for removing brown spots. More than one treatment may be needed. Also, continued sun exposure will gradually make new spots appear so using a good sun screen, long sleeve, hats, etc are beneficial. If the IPL doesn't remove enough pigment a laser peel would likely be the next step. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes & Yes.: This is why it is so important to protect your skin at all times. ...Read more