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Tips for a Healthy Tan > General Tanning Questions > Can tanning equipment be used to treat skin disorders such as psoriasis?

The FDA and FTC (Federal Trade Commission) forbid making representations regarding the benefits of indoor tanning other than its cosmetic effect. Therefore, one may not make medical claims about indoor tanning equipment. However, phototherapy (UV Light Treatment) can be used to ease the sympoms of psoriasis. The treatment is rendered by a trained physician with equipment specifically designed for such a purpose.