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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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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


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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?

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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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

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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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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I recently realized several years ago I went indoor tanning, maybe 5 times, without wearing protective eye wear. I've gone tanning maybe 20 times my w?

I recently realized several years ago I went indoor tanning, maybe 5 times, without wearing protective eye wear. I've gone tanning maybe 20 times my w?

What's your question: We endeavor to answer questions based on the background info you provide.But there must also be a question attached.You are welcome to start over.As written, this cannot be answered.This is not a chat room, so each question must contain background and a clear question. Your submissions are not linked.We cannot view anything you upload in your profile. ...Read more

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25 y/o blonde male w/ blue eyes. Been indoor tanning 20x, 5x w/o eyewear. How much have I increased risk for ocular melanoma? Eye exams normal so far.

25 y/o blonde male w/ blue eyes. Been indoor tanning 20x, 5x w/o eyewear. How much have I increased risk for ocular melanoma? Eye exams normal so far.

Tanning bed risks...: Tanning beds can raise the risk of skin cancers and ocular cancers if eye protection is not worn. Albeit, the risk is still likely small. I would recommend wearing adequate eye protection to block UVA and B rays. ...Read more

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How can you safely go tanning or use mystic tan?

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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Can vertiligo be covered ok with tanning solutions.

Not really: Vitiligo is a difficult problem to treat. While many things including tanning solutions have been tried, none of them work very well. Its hard to color skin that is missing the ability to create pigment. Efforts almost always fall short of satisfactory results, especially if large areas of skin are involved. Derm may help some.For some people, the best treatment is to try to bleach the normal skin. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between ginger and hypopigmentation?

Is there a connection between ginger and hypopigmentation?

Ginger: There is a small number of complications related to ginger and if you have noticed hypo-pigmentation only after you started taking ginger you should see your doctor as soon as you can. Of course you should also stop taking ginger till all questions are resolved. ...Read more

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Woke this morning with brown on my handslike was tanning and I wasnot?

 Woke this morning  with brown on  my    handslike was tanning and I wasnot?

See your doctor: It is possible to get hand and arm and face hyperpigmentation from taking hormones or having hormonal changes. It is a good idea to have your doctor check this and make sure it is benign and then after a proper diagnosis start laser therapy to decrease the color or bleaching cream. Hope it is easily reversed. ...Read more

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Ms and tanning?

Ms and tanning?

What about it?: Perhaps you can state your question more clearly. Healthtap is not a search engine. It's a place for asking questions and receiving answers from doctors. Unfortunately none of us is a mind reader and we cannot guess what a person's intent is when they put a couple of words together and a question mark at the end. A question mark at the end of a phrase doesn't turn the phrase into a question. ...Read more

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Bleeding after tanning?

Bloody tan: There is no way to know. Did you blister? Cut yourself? Really burn instead of tan? ...Read more

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Is tanning for pregnacy?

Is tanning for pregnacy?

Depends: Natural tanning from sunbathing with sunblock within reason is fine for anyone, including pregnant women. Avoid tanning salons, excessive or unprotected sun exposure and ask your obstetrician for more personalized recommendations. ...Read more