Dr. Joel Schlessinger is featured in a SELF.com article about the potential danger of sunless tanning spray.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger was featured as an expert in SELF.com’s article on sunless tanning spray and its links to skin cancer.

A recent news report by ABC News found that visiting your local spray tanning booth may also be harmful to your health. Studies show that the sunless tanning spray, DHA, has the potential to cause gene mutations. SELF.com interviewed Dr. Joel Schlessinger as well as the FDA to find out more information about this new development.

For now, these findings only apply to sunless tanning spray found in salons. Sunless tanning spray, lotions, creams and foams found in your home products have all been approved for external use.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger said that although a trip to the spray tanning booth may be harmful, it is still safer than a tanning bed. If you do decided to use a spray tanning booth, follow the FDA guidelines and wear a nose plug, eye protection, Vaseline on your lips and underwear.

To read the entire SELF.com article, click here.


About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on July 10, 2012, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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