Tanning Bed Users Concerned With Aging SkinPosted on May 11, 2017
Tanning bed users are concerned about the risk of aging their skin. This is according to an online article out of the United Kingdom. The charity Cancer Research UK study showed that more than two thirds of the people admitted to being concerned. The results also showed that over 2/5 of UK’s tanning bed users were users of anti-aging products as compared with only 1/5 of nonusers. Surprisingly nearly a fifth of people who used tanning beds were already using anti-aging products by their 25th birthday while compared with nonusers the figure is only 5%. Study authors said that many people continue to use tanning beds because they believe they look better with a tan. Others said they found it relaxing. The authors of the study shared that the tanning beds actually make the skin look worse. Tanning beds are responsible for premature aging, wrinkles, and increased pigmentation on the skin. Of course skin cancer which can be deadly is the most prominent reason given to avoid tanning beds. Here in Southern California tanning beds have lost much of their allure, at least for young people. People under the age of 18 are prohibited from using tanning beds in California. Dr. Kim shares with his patients that sunscreen should be worn on daily basis. Tanning beds are not advised at any age. Patients who have had surgery are also advised not to tan any bruised areas or incisions. This includes popular surgeries like breast augmentation, liposuction, or facelift. Tanning these areas can cause hyperpigmentation making the skin darker in certain spots. This damage is irreversible. Patients who are considering plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation.