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Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Maybe temporarily: But i would suggest that you see a dermatologist to determine the cause of your hypopigmentation. There are multiple metabolic and immunologic etiologies which can cause hypopigmentation and it may be in your best interest to get to the root cause rather than merely covering it up cosmetically. ...Read more

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Dr. Fernando Scaglia
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Hypopigmentation (Definition)

Hypopigmentation is a medical term describing areas of skin that are lighter in color than the rest of the skin. It can be present from birth or be caused by a number of conditions such as vitiligo (an autoimmune condition), fungal infection, ...Read more


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Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Any U-V light can: Tanning involves exposure to u-v (ultraviolet) light. This wavelength of light has been connected with increased growth of cataracts, and with progression of macular degeneration. If you are tanning, you should always wear the protective eyewear that they provide, and when you are out in the sun, you should wear hats and/or sunglasses to shield your eyes. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to every indoor tanning lotion. I have tried a long time to tan. Any advice?

If you are referring: to lotions applied prior to use of tanning beds - would recommend avoidance of tanning beds. Tanning beds carry significant risk to your health. To protect from skin cancer risk - avoid tanning beds. ...Read more

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Does indoor tanning affect eye health?

Does indoor tanning affect eye health?

Protect your eye: Tanning is uv light please make sure to wear protective goggles. Uv can be damaging to the eye lid skin, cornea and the lens inside the eye. ...Read more

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Can you get vitamin d from indoor tanning beds?

Can you get vitamin d from indoor tanning beds?

Sunlight: Natural sunlight is a better source because it is full spectrum if vitamin d is an issue in northern climate oral vitamin d is readily available over the counter. Dsicuss with doctor re your vitamin d level and appropriate dose for you. ...Read more

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How is indoor tanning better/worse than current biological and other uv in office treatment ?

How is indoor tanning better/worse than current biological and other uv in office treatment ?

Indoor tanning: Indoor tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors. One indoor tanning session a year while in high school or college boosted development of basal cell carcinoma(bcc) to 10%, more than 6 times a year had an 82% higher risk of bcc. Over 200 treatments of office uvb causes skin cancer development. Tanning beds and sun exposure increases skin cancer. ...Read more

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Will indoor tanning cause any health problems other than skin cancer, like ovarian cancer?

Will indoor tanning cause any health problems other than skin cancer, like ovarian cancer?

Aging and death: Indoor tanning is paying someone to cause you skin cancer and make you age faster! skin cancer is not to be taken lightly--it is the number one cause of death in young people under the age of 30. Also, once the damage is done you can't undo it. Your skin has memory and will remember every sunburn or uv tanning assault. The damage starts young and accumulates over time. ...Read more

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Is there a safe time frame to do indoor tanning? I am a female, brunette, 34 years old, fair skinned, with light eyes. When I am outside in sun i burn first then it turns tan. I was wondering if i go indoor tanning for a month on the lowest frequency of u

No: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more