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There are things many people do not like giving up as summer ends and colder weather sets in. Things like flip flops, late sunsets, and a relaxed schedule are hard to give up, but many people also hate giving up their sun-kissed skin. They enjoy having tanned skin, and they often think about getting a tanning bed membership to help keep their tanned glow throughout fall and winter. Yet, it is vital that you understand the dangers of tanning beds, and it is up to you to make the responsible decision to protect your skin.

Tanning beds are dangerous. They are capsule-like beds that radiate ultraviolet (UV) rays in a concentrated setting to darken a person’s skin quickly. While the sun’s UV rays damage unprotected skin, indoor tanning is much more dangerous because tanning beds emit ultraviolet radiation 10 – 15 times more than the sun. The stronger the radiation levels, the deeper and more severe damage is done to the skin cells.

The National Library of Medicine released an article stating that indoor tanning is estimated to cause more than 450,000 new skin cancers, including 10,000 melanomas, each year.

Youth Increases the Danger

Many young girls feel extreme pressure to look a certain way. Even in the dead of winter, magazine covers are full of scantly clad models with tanned skin. With this image set as the “standard,” many girls and young adults feel the need to find a “solution” to their pale skin.

The increase in tanning bed appointments before homecoming dances, proms, and cheer competitions is notable at almost every tanning salon. Yet, parents and teens need to be aware that they are setting themselves up for an unwanted future. Numerous studies reveal that people who use tanning beds at a young age increase their risk of developing melanoma by almost 75 percent. This risk is not worth it!

At Kayal Dermatology, we want our patients to know that there is no “standard” worth the risk of causing skin cancer. You need to do your part to prevent skin cancer, not promote it. You can start today by making the decision to avoid damaging UV rays and tanning beds.

Posted on behalf of Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

FAX: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Our Patient Reviews

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 183 reviews

Jennifer M.

First time ever at a dermatology office! So I was a little nervous... But they have a very friendly staff and it was nice meeting PA Joel! Felt comfortable and he was informative & made me feel like I wasn’t the only person dealing with my issue. I can’t wait to see some results and get some relief!!

Eve L.

Love this place! Everyone is so caring, and very helpful in each way possible. Highly recommend this place for skin care and even skin cancer!

Detlef K.

I’ve been going here awhile. I’ve got a few pesky issues, some due to my not allowing areas to completely heal, sins that prolongs my already glacier like speed healing! I really appreciate Dr. Kayal and Joel who combine to take of me and my family.

Michael V.

Was greeted upon my arrival, very nice waiting room, was taken back immediately. Very professional, caring and friendly staff. They want to help you. The PA Joel was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to help me. I was given a prescription to address the problem. Will be back with other issues, keep up the good work.

Lisa W.

PA Brown is very attentive to my son's needs. I have not had any difficulty getting appointments when needed. I think this practice provides excellent service. I definitely recommend Kayal Dermatology for all of your skin needs.

Kevin S.

The nurse was great made me completely comfortable before biopsy’s and Dr Kayak was great explaining what’s going on, recommend very highly

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

Fax: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm