High Pressure Tanning (or HP as it is commonly known) is the most advanced indoor tanning technology. Most people are only familiar with low pressure tanning beds that utilize the long, tubular body lamps. High Pressure Beds are fitted with specialized quartz lamps, reflector systems and filters to generate primarily UVA rays and only a minimal amount of UVB.
Why is this beneficial to me?
- Filtering out UVB rays allows you to tan with a significantly reduced risk of overexposure. Overexposure = burning.
- UVB causes you to exfoliate at a more rapid rate—up to 4 times faster—making your tan disappear as this happens.
- High pressure beds are virtually pure UVA. Therefore you maintain your normal exfoliation cycle (28 days) and, once you have a base tan, need only tan once every 7-14 days to maintain your colour. No longer are you a slave to your tan!
- High pressure beds can allow you to safely achieve a base tan in 3-5 sessions.
Are you sure I won’t burn?
One of the beautiful things about High Pressure Tanning is that the UVB rays are minimal. This makes it a much gentler tan and you are able to stay in the tanning bed far longer. The margin of error on our part is very small and the odds of overexposure are extremely low. If you are exceptionally fair skinned or have not tanned in a long while we may still reduce the exposure time by a few minutes.
Why Does My Tan Develop Faster?
It’s simple. You’re able to stay in the tanning bed longer and let your skin actually tan instead of rushing out because you’re afraid you’ll burn. Picture the perfect tanning environment: golden rays of light warming your skin without the worry of a painful sunburn. That extra time spent in the bed is time that the UVA rays need to extend deeper into your skin than other tanning units. And that deeply reached pigment will rise up and show as a tan over the next 3 days!
Without a doubt, High Pressure Tanning is far superior. They are our most popular beds!