Tulane Dermatology in the News

Indoor Tanning Ban for Minors Clears First Legislative Hurdle
Dr. Mara Haseltine, President of the Louisiana Dermatological Society and faculty member at Tulane, lobbies for a ban on tanning beds for those 18 years and younger. Currently, the law states children 13 years and younger are not to use tanning beds. If passed, the new law would increase the age to include those 14 to 17 years of age. Dr. Haseltine says, “The more sunburns you have before you're 18, you're more likely to get melanoma later in life. It's a clear cut issue. There's no debate. It's a very dangerous cancer. We're finding melanomas on body parts that generally would not be exposed to the sun, so we know they are from indoor tanning."  Read more


SPOTSAmy Metzger
Spots (Sun Protection Outreach Teaching by Students) is a medical student volunteer group started at Tulane in 2012 by first year dermatology resident, Amy Metzger (pictured left). Tulane first year medical students are trained by Tulane dermatology residents and then go to local high schools to teach about pathogenesis and risk factors for skin cancer, as well as sun protection methods. Read more »



Cosmetic Dermatology MagazineCosmetic Dermatology Magazine
Special University Issue: Tulane University Health Sciences Center

• Devices for Rejuvination of the Aging Skin
• Mechanisms of Skin Aging
• Neurotoxin Treatment for the Upper Face
• An Overview of Injectible Fillers With Special consideration to the Periorbital Area
• Vitamin-Based Cosmeceuticals

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Tulane MedicineTulane Medicine
The Magazine of Tulane University School of Medicine

More than Skin Deep
Tulane's Department of Dermatology  works with complex cases, using treatments that are the most advanced between Birmingham and Houston.






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