FDA Hearing on UV Tanning Devices. March 25th, 2010 Gaithersburg, MD Dr. Michael Zanolli representing The Photomedicine Society. Michael Zanolli MD Disclosures. Physician Dermatologist President, The Photomedicine Society Author: Phototherapy Treatment Manual 2nd ed.
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March 25th, 2010
Dr. Michael Zanolli representing
The Photomedicine Society
Physicians are trained to be aware of known acute and long term side effects.
More specific wavelengths of UV and lowest dose is used to treat disease.
Measurement of the actual dose used and cumulative dose is part of medical therapy.
Tanning salons are not medical facilities and should not treat disease.
Patrons of tanning facilities are not examined as part of their service.
Tanning is using higher and higher doses of UVA to produce the end results.
Cannot compare the time between devices because of the variables involved. Dosage is not measured or required.Summary