Treatment for fines lines from tanning beds

Im 21, I have fine lines around my eyes and smile lines near my mouth from years of tanning in tanning beds. I also have comedonal acne. I'm looking for the best package available to help erase what I did to my skin.



Hi A,

Thank you for the email inquiry. Ah yes – tanning beds and too much sun can lead to early lines and aging. Of course, my first piece of advice would be to be sure that you are not tanning anymore. I hope not. I tell my patients that I have a “zero tolerance policy” for sun exposure to the face, neck, and chest. It’s the best way to stay looking young. The good news, is that if you start now while you are still young, the effects of the tanning beds will start to get better.

OK – so what can you do. 1. I would love to see you in person for a consultation so that we can look at your face and decide what the best treatment is. At your age, it may just be topical medicines (like Retin-A). However, if you have “static” lines on your face ( meaning lines that are there when you are not making an expression), then it may be the right time to start doing a little bit of Botox. That is the mainstay for wrinkles and a definite MUST to keep you looking young. We may also want to think of trying some chemical peels for you. We can address your acne as well.

Please either email back (and include Melissa, my receptionist) to schedule an appointment, or call at 206-859-5777. Remember the consultation with me is free (80$ value) since you found me on RealSelf.

Thanks. I look forward to seeing you.

Dr. Reichel

Seattle Cosmetic Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon


Jennifer Reichel MD

Director, Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center

11011 Meridian Ave N Ste 102

Seattle WA, 98133




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