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You’ve had all kinds of talks with your teen, but have you had the “no tanning beds” talk? This talk is just as important as teaching your children about the dangers of smoking, drugs and alcohol.
In fact, those who use tanning beds before the age of 18 have an increased risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 85 percent.
While teens can be stubborn, there are ways you can effectively talk to them about the dangers of tanning beds.
It is important to start talking to your children about the dangers of tanning beds when they’re in middle school; right around the time they are becoming a teen. The earlier you can embed in your children’s minds that tanning beds are dangerous, the better.
Since teens tend to think they are invincible, it’s more effective to focus on how tanning affects their appearance later in life. Tell your teen that tanning causes their skin to age faster, resulting in wrinkles, age spots and leathery-looking skin. If melanoma runs in your immediate family, highlight the fact that having a parent, child or sibling with melanoma actually increases their risk of developing the disease. This real-life example can hit home with your teen.
Teach your teen to love the skin they’re in. Be a role model by staying away from tanning beds yourself. Set an overall good example by practicing sun safety around your children. When outside, wear sunscreen, a hat and seek shade to avoid sunburn.
Share information, stats and real-life stories with your teen regarding the risks of tanning beds. Use examples such as, “20 minutes in a tanning bed is equal to spending three hours at the beach with no sun protection,” and “UV light is a carcinogen, which is just as harmful as cigarette smoke.” Stats can be found on reputable websites, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Dermatology and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, to name a few. Also share real stories from those who have been affected by melanoma. Remember to stay firm; tanning beds are far too dangerous for you to back down.
Tell your teen that there are safer alternatives that mirror the same tan look, except without leathery skin, unattractive moles or skin cancer risks, and offer to pay for their spray tan, tanning lotion or whatever self-tanning product they choose.
Children’s Dermatology Services provides mole screening for melanoma and other skin cancers. For more information, visit our Dermatology Services page.
With MyUPMC, you can easily manage your child’s health online. Through this free online portal, you will have 24/7 access to your child’s medical record. Learn more.
By visiting Children’s Express Care, our after-hours clinic, your child will receive the same specialized pediatric care you’ve come to expect from your CCP pediatrician. Open conveniently on evenings and weekends, your child can receive care for minor injuries and illnesses when your pediatrician’s office is closed for the day. Learn more about our services or find a location near you.
In the case of a serious emergency, call 911 or go to the emergency room.
Paying your bill has never been easier. CCP offers you an easy and secure method for paying bills online through UPMC’s Pay My Bill website. Pay My Bill Now.
For questions regarding your billing statement, please call the CCP Billing Office at 1-888-857-7646 or email CCPBilling@chp.edu.
Are you passionate about caring for children? CCP offers the opportunity for you to apply your unique skills in pediatric medicine and to make an impact on children’s lives.
We are seeking candidates for full-time, part-time, casual, and temporary positions at our locations throughout 12 counties in western Pennsylvania.
To apply, visit the UPMC Careers website.
Children’s Community Pediatrics
Administrative & Billing Office
Pine Center, Suite 450
11279 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
For administrative inquiries, please call 724-933-1100 or 1-888-857-7646.
Should a concern about your experience at CCP arise, please discuss it with your child’s pediatrician. If the concern remains unresolved, please email your concern to our Director of Clinical Operations at email@example.com. We will investigate your concern and provide you with a response. Contacting the Director of Clinical Operations will not negatively affect your care.