People often ask if they can use tanningbeds, what's the safe way to use them? AndI tell them that you have risk for skincancer from using tanning beds.
Especially melanoma, but as well as basalcell cancers and squamous cell cancersand they can form in places that youwouldn't typically form them.
Becauseareas that may come in contact with atanning bed don't necessarily see thesun and so that increases your risk forskin cancer in those areas but also yourneed for screening of those areas.
Italso predisposes people to gettingwrinkles.
So tans can lead to some skindamage which then can lead to wrinklesdown the line.
So you can talk tochildren kind of at length about theirfuture risks from using tanning beds butit really is something that needs to bereinforced at home because kids willlook to their parents to see what arethey doing, what do they think is cool.
And we really recommend never ever usinga tanning bed.