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Tan Jabs; Harmful not Helpful

Tan Jabs; Harmful not Helpful

With an increase in research and media attention on the harmful consequences of sun exposure and tanning bed use there has been the adaption of a potentially harmful tanning solution. The tan jab. Tan jabs are tanning injections and supplements. They are most commonly called Melanotan II or the “Barbie Drug” because of its alleged ability to induce a fake tan, boost the sex drive and encourage weight loss. In a desperate need to “fit …

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Implanting a Tan

Implanting a Tan

It seems that it is common knowledge that you could increase your risk to develop Melanoma if you practice unsafe sun protection habits. Sun exposure isn’t the only way a person can develop Melanoma.  Sun-sensitivity diseases such as PMLE, EPP,  radiation treatment, and medication can cause photo-sensitivity which can abnormally increase the skins sensitivity to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.  Also, people with Albinism are a population that are at risk for developing Melanoma. In Kenya, Africa 80% of Albinos …

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