5 doctors weighed in:
Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Thank
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tanning
Self tanners and spray tans are safe for the skin.
A tanning bed and uv light will trigger the tanning process which is the bodies way of trying to protect its self. Uv rays cause skin cancer and premature aging of the skin and should be avoided. Hypopigmentation will usually not be helped by tanning while it is covered with spray tanners.

In brief: Tanning
Self tanners and spray tans are safe for the skin.
A tanning bed and uv light will trigger the tanning process which is the bodies way of trying to protect its self. Uv rays cause skin cancer and premature aging of the skin and should be avoided. Hypopigmentation will usually not be helped by tanning while it is covered with spray tanners.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors