Morsani College of Medicine

Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

Posts Tagged Tanning Beds

The Dangers of Teens using Tanning Beds
September 29, 2010

Nearly 28 million people tan indoors in the United States each year. Of these, 2.3 million are teens. What many of these people may not know, is that ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and artificial sources, such as tanning beds, is a carcinogen, or cancer causing agent. UV light is associated with the development of skin cancer, such as […]

Tanning Bed Addiction
June 1, 2010

Hey!!  Would you like a healthy Tan?   Do you want a healthy glow?  Guess what!!  There is no such thing as a healthy tan.  Tanning represents the skin’s response to an injury.  The body tans in an attempt to prevent further damage.  That “healthy glow” may lead to premature skin aging, wrinkles and worse yet skin cancer.  People who frequent […]