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Do tanning beds put you at risk for melanoma?

Melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers, is becoming dangerously more common — especially among women under age 40. The increase is being linked to widespread use of tanning beds.


Dark side of the sun

UC Irvine skin disorder specialist Dr. Janellen Smith stresses that people — especially in sun-worshipping Southern California — should be aware of the health risks associated with prolonged sun exposure and take proper precautions.

baby with facial stain birthmark

Port-wine stain masters

UC Irvine dermatologists and the Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic lead the way in research and the treatment of vascular birthmarks.


Stopping cancer before it starts

UC Irvine Health dermatologists, surgeons, oncologists and pathologists have created a unique pigmented lesion program for patients at risk of developing skin cancers.