Is Tanning Safe?

Is there a safe way to tan? Sadly, no. It is important to avoid sun burn. Sun burns as a child can lead to skin cancer later in life. UV light damages the DNA of our skin cells which leads to cancer formation. Sun exposure causes premature aging of the skin. No one wants wrinkles!  

Wear sun protective  clothing and sunscreen on exposed skin. Remember to reapply soon after going into the water and after every couple of hours.  There are lasers that can improve the look of sundamaged skin, but prevention of skin damage at a young age can help later in life!

Gary B. Nackman, MD, FACS Gary Nackman, MD, FACS, is a board-certified vascular surgeon with more than 30 years of experience helping women and men with venous disease and cosmetic concerns achieve healthy veins and skin. He founded the NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in Clifton, New Jersey, to provide high-quality, one-on-one, patient-centered care in a welcoming, supportive environment. He's proud to be listed in the Consumers Research Council of America's "Guide to America's Top Surgeons."

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