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The shocking consequences of frequent sunbed use

By DailyMail

In daylight, Lucy Breen looks like any fresh-faced teenager, but the scrutiny of a specialist skin scanner tells a different story.

The harsh and potentially dangerous skin damage from continual sunbed use is shockingly obvious.

Eighteen-year-old Lucy went under the scanner when skin experts came to her school, Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College.

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      Skranitz wrote May 31, 2010
    • I was diagnosed with Melanoma in 1998 after years of sunbathing outside and in booths.  Even that didn’t stop me from tanning right away. I remember going out to the pool one of the days I was home immediately following the surgery of removal of the tissue surrounding the skin cancer mole I’d had removed.  I hobbled over to the sun deck with the bandage around my knee.  I don’t know how to get people to stop this behavior - at least to the level of obsession.  I’ve known 20 somethings who died from skin cancer. Still today (having been free and clear from Melanoma for 12 years) I really want to go get a tan because it is so revered in our society.  Maybe this machine will help others to take heed.



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      Victoria Girard wrote Sep 10, 2012
    • That is really scary.  I know now as an adult how damaging the sun and sunbeds can be.  But as a teen we used to lay out with snow on the ground because it does such a great job of reflecting the sun.  Then there were the times we would sit out with tin foil under our faces; YIKES!  Now I use the DPL Therapy System to help repair past sun damage and I am diligent about wearing sunscreen every day.  With the great sunless tanners out there now, there is really no reason to use a sunbed or lay out in the sun (except it feels so darn good.)



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