We appreciate the interest of Silvan and DeLeo in our research. Tanning behavior is likely a complex behavior with multiple associations, potentially including the psychocutaneous factors suggested by these authors. As we learn more about tanning behavior through additional studies, it is hoped that effective interventions can be developed.
Correspondence: Dr Wagner, Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0783 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Warthan MM, Uchida T, Wagner RF. A Psychocutaneous Approach to Sunbathing Behavior—Reply. Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(2):243-253. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.2.245-c