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Tanning without the benefit of the sun, either with lotions, bronzers, or tanning pills – have all been touted as a viable substitute to avoid the risk of ultraviolet rays, but if the products aren’t good enough to provide what young women consider a perfect tan then they won’t use them according to a Baylor University researcher.
“The feeling is ‘I tan, I feel good, I’ll look good tomorrow . . . What’s health?'” said Jay Yoo, Ph.D., an assistant professor of family and consumer sciences in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. He was responsible for a study of 182 Caucasian female college students who were an average of 19.7 years old. In the study which was published in the current issue of Household and Personal Care Today, the participants indicated that their appearance was the main motivation for maintaining a tanned appearance. “The study confirms that targeting appearance-conscious consumers, in particular young women, will be successful, as long as the quality of the tan is promising,” he said. United States consumers make up about 50% of sales for over-the-counter self-tanning products globally. Young women, who are the most likely to use the products, are not particularly focused on the possibility of getting skin cancer unless they have seen it in either themselves ,or a family member, or at the very least someone that they know on a personal level. According to the study young women between the ages of 19 and 22 are also not worried about the effects of wrinkles and premature aging that are related to tanning. Unfortunately many of these women view tanning lotions, creams, gels, and other sunless tanning products as an adjunct to ultraviolet tanning. The reality is it should be promoted by manufacturers as a replacement for tanning not a complement to tanning researchers stated.
Dr. Seify cautions all patients against excessive exposure to the sun. Numerous studies have proven that tanning whether from the sun or the use of tanning beds increases the likelihood of skin cancer as well as the premature aging. Skin cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer. For patients who have been diagnosed with skin cancer Dr. Seify is experienced as a reconstructive surgeon and is able to help patients with the goal of preserving as much of a healthy skin as possible. Patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Seify when they have been diagnosed with skin cancer so that they may carefully weigh all of the options available to them. Dr. Seify encourages patients who have abused their skin with tanning whether by the sun or using a tanning bed to stop tanning and begin a skincare regimen with his experienced medical aestheticians. Once an appropriate skin care program is in place, patients may want to consider procedures including mini facelift or upper and lower blepharoplasty which can make a dramatic difference in the overall aesthetic appeal and youthful appearance of a patient. Patients who are considering facial rejuvenation are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.
Skin cancer is not a pleasant subject for anyone. Southern California is well-known for the abundance of sunny and warm days. The sun is one of our great pleasures but it is also one of our great dangers. Overexposure to the sun is a well-known link to skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer and although the cure rate is extremely high, if skin cancer is not detected early, and treated some forms of skin cancer can be fatal.
Skin Cancer Risk are Higher in Sunny Places
Geographical areas that have high exposure to the sun have populations that are at greater risk for developing skin cancer. Patients are encouraged to wear sunscreen daily even when the marine layer is present and it appears as though the sun is not shining. Patients are discouraged from using tanning beds as the link to skin cancer has been proven for many years. Medical professionals urge patients to check for any discolorations in the skin including a change in moles. It is recommended that patients have moles removed that have changed in color, cause pain or discomfort, or are bleeding.
Skin Cancer Care at Newport Plastic Surgery
Dr. Seify can remove moles that are suspicious, and many patients choose Dr. Seify as a reconstructive plastic surgeon to remove moles in an effort to reduce visible scarring. Many patients are surprised to learn that mole removal is typically very deep and will usually require stitches. Dr. Seify also treats patients who have been diagnosed with skin cancer. Often times after the removal of the cancerous area there could be areas that can benefit from skin grafting. As an ASPS board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Seify is experienced and qualified to help patients restore the most natural appearance possible. Dr. Seify encourages patients who are diagnosed with skin cancer or desire mole removal to contact the office and schedule a plastic surgery consultation to discuss their surgical options.
Skin cancer prevention is an essential part of overall care. As we know more than ever about skin cancer it appears as though young adults are still tanning their skin and in some cases getting sunburned. According to an NBCarticle young adults are participating in activities that dangerously increase their risk of skin cancer, according to new reports for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, 50% of adults ages 18 to 29, and 65 percent of white people in this age group, documented that they were sunburned at least one time in the past year, the report said. In addition, 33% of white women documented using indoor tanning beds in the past year. Both sunburn and indoor tanning substantially elevate the risk of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Indoor tanning before age 35 increases melanoma risk by 75 percent, the CDC reports.
Skin Cancer is Preventable
While the money and effort to reduce indoor tanning have traditionally emphasized use by adolescents, “This study implies that as adolescents grow into young adults, they may continue to require environmental support to develop and maintain healthy behaviors and to modify their perspectives about tanning,” study researcher Anne Hartman, of the National Cancer Institute, said in a statement.
Skin Cancer and Premature Aging of the Skin
Skin cancer and premature aging of the skin caused by excessive exposure to the sun and tanning beds can often be the reason why patients seek a consultation with Dr. Seify. Dr Seify performs reconstructive surgery for patients after surgery removing skin cancer. For cosmetic surgery procedures Dr. Seify explains that depending on the degree of sun damage patientscan expect varying results from facial rejuvenation procedures. For instance, a faceliftincluding browlift, and blepharoplastycan help the patient to look as much is 10 years younger after surgery. For patients with extensive sun damage the results could be compromised. Dr. Seify offers medical grade aggressive skin peels and medical grade skincareproducts to help patients maintain healthy and vibrant skin. Patients are encouraged to utilize medical grade skin care products on a regular basis combined with sunscreen on a daily basis.