Effective cosmetic dermatology - Charlotte, NC

Is tanning safe?

It is that time of year when many people will consider running to the tanning salons, and effective cosmetic dermatology can offer a much safer alternative. Prolonged exposure to the ultra violet rays of a tanning bed is not healthy. You face a high risk of negative health effects including the indoor version of sunburn. Sun tanning and artificial tanning also leaves us exposed to an increased risk of skin cancer and depressed immune system function. People that regularly tan, are tremendously fortunate if the only health effect that they encounter is accelerated aging of the skin.

Strong tanning culture

Many people insist that their skin maintain a bronzed appearance all year around. Exposure to ultra-violet rays is bad, regardless of whether that tan comes from the outdoors or a tanning bed. Either process can result in serious damage to your skin, and will make you more susceptible to skin cancer. Dermatologists have been unwavering in their commitment to educating patients about the association between skin cancer and indoor tanning. Several studies released over the past five years, provide strong evidence that tanning beds can cause skin cancer and are a serious health threat. The United States Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization have classified UV radiation from tanning devices as dangerous to humans and carcinogenic, just like tobacco smoke. As many as seven studies have found a 75 percent increase in the risk of melanoma in those who had been exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning.

Avene® Moisturizing Self-Tanning Lotion

Knowledge of the dangers of sun bathing and tanning beds has prompted many individuals to switch to self-tanning sprays or lotions. If you decide to use a self-tanning product, it is wise to check with your Charlotte dermatologist, to determine the best product(s) for your needs. If you are looking for an island tan without the sun and sand, consider a new self-tanning lotion by Avene®. It is suitable for all skin tones, including individuals with fair skin or pigment conditions like vitiligo. You can count on a natural look that is non-greasy and lightweight in texture. In addition to being hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic, it carries a pleasant fragrance.

Ballantyne area dermatologists

Dr. Nixon is a board certified Charlotte dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and reliable cosmetic dermatology concerns. Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, reliable cosmetic dermatology, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. We provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox:registered: treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. We provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call our office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your sun damaged skin, or any other skin condition.


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