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Fda Proposal To Restrict Tanning Beds

Houston skin care doctor - Dr. Michael EismannIt’s no secret that tanning beds are bad for your skin. While they give you your ideal skin tone, they wreak havoc on the underlying layers. Artificial tanning doubles or triples your risk for several types of skin cancer. Some men and women are willing to take that chance, but others might not know just how dangerous tanning beds can be, especially those under the age of 18.

The FDA is proposing to restrict the use of tanning beds to adults only. Over one million teens across the U.S. use sunlamps to reach their tanning goal. Sun exposure also puts you in danger of melanoma, but the UV lights involved in “fake-baking” put you at an even greater increased risk. The FDA is not planning to ban tanning altogether, but wants to eliminate teen use and provide more information on skin care to adults who choose to use this method.

The goal of the FDA proposal is to prevent minors from causing early damage to their skin and make adults sign a waiver that explains the health risks. They hope that this law will encourage manufacturers and tanning companies to explore safer options. The law will also ensure that an emergency switch or button is built into each bed, and it will limit the amount of light transmitted through eyewear.

Melanoma is just as dangerous as every other kind of cancer, but in most cases it can be prevented. Sunbathing and using tanning beds can do irreversible damage to your skin. There are other options like bronzing lotions and spray tanning, but these only last a few days at a time. Learn to love the skin you have and if tanning has already done some damage, consider treatments like IPL to improve sun and age spots, freckles, and pigmentation abnormalities.

For more information on skin care in the Houston area contact Dr. Michael Eisemann at 713-766-0071 today to schedule a consultation.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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