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Is Using Tanning Bed An Acceptable Option To Treat Vitiligo?

Hello i have had vitiligo for 13 years now. my parents have spend thousands of dollars with lotions and burning my skin and nothing worked expect 2 years ago I stated tanning in a tanning bed at normal salons and my vitiligo has been going away but I want it all gone. does vitiligo organics reallly work?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017
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A tanning bed is giving you ultraviolry light mostly UVA with some part as UVB. It is a form of unregulated phototherapy and that is why your vitiligo is improved. You will be better off taking narrowband UVB therapy for vitiligo under medical supervision as it will be more effective and have least long term risks including almost nil risk of nomelanoma skin cancers
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Is Using Tanning Bed An Acceptable Option To Treat Vitiligo?

A tanning bed is giving you ultraviolry light mostly UVA with some part as UVB. It is a form of unregulated phototherapy and that is why your vitiligo is improved. You will be better off taking narrowband UVB therapy for vitiligo under medical supervision as it will be more effective and have least long term risks including almost nil risk of nomelanoma skin cancers