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How long should someone with pale skin stay on a tanning bed? Are the beds more dangerous to pale skin?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tanning beds are bad

They increase the risk of skin cancer, and they make you look old & wrinkled before your time.
Not worth it. Spray tan if you must, instead.

In brief: Tanning beds are bad

They increase the risk of skin cancer, and they make you look old & wrinkled before your time.
Not worth it. Spray tan if you must, instead.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: O and Yes

Tanning beds are particularly dangerous to people with pale skin because they have less natural defense against the wrinkling and skin cancer that uv light causes.
Also, as a general rule, people who run tanning salons know little or nothing about skin. And don't fall for the lie that it "toughens your skin." tanning to make your skin "tougher" is like smoking to get warm - it makes no sense.

In brief: O and Yes

Tanning beds are particularly dangerous to people with pale skin because they have less natural defense against the wrinkling and skin cancer that uv light causes.
Also, as a general rule, people who run tanning salons know little or nothing about skin. And don't fall for the lie that it "toughens your skin." tanning to make your skin "tougher" is like smoking to get warm - it makes no sense.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tanning beds

One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.
5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basal cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. The use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma by 74%. Do not start using a tanning bed or you will be sorry.

In brief: Tanning beds

One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.
5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basal cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. The use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma by 74%. Do not start using a tanning bed or you will be sorry.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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