About High Pressure Tanning Beds...
Professional tanning salons must have high pressure tanning beds to satisfy their intermediate to advanced tanning customers.
Tanning salons have become a part of many people's daily life in much the same way as hair stylists and spas.
Tanning is just another way to maintain a healthy and stylish appearance.
Using a tanning bed is a great way to create and maintain a base tan that gives you a bronzed appearance no matter what the weather. However, many people worry about the long-term effects of using tanning beds, including the threat of various types of skin cancer resulting from exposure to harmful UVB rays.
High pressure tanning beds are quite similar to low pressure tanning beds in terms of the principle used. The light bulbs are pointed at the body to stimulate melanin production and then to oxidize this melanin so a darker color is produced. Both types of tanning beds do this by stimulating the melanocytes in the epidermis with UVB light.
Filters Out Most Of The UVB...
The great thing about high-pressure tanning beds is that they use lighting designed to filter out most of the UVB light while letting just enough shine through to stimulate the melanocytes. The result is that more UVA light reaches the melanin, which provides a great tan with less risk of skin problems.
In contrast, low pressure tanning beds have a higher proportion of UVB rays (anywhere from 4-6%) than that found in a high-pressure tanning bed, which means that many more UVB rays will make it through to your skin.
Another major factor that makes high pressure tanning beds more attractive to sun worshippers is the time required to establish and maintain a good base tan.
With a low pressure tanning bed, it could take up to 15 sessions to establish a good base tan, and then two sessions a week to maintain it. This is because the higher proportion of UVB rays dries out your skin and causes the epidermis to "shed" or regenerate itself much faster.
By filtering out much of this UVB light, high-pressure tanning beds reduce the negative impact on the epidermis, which means that your skin will stay moisturized and hold the tan for much longer.
High pressure tanning beds should make establishing a base tan much easier, usually only taking 3-5 sessions. The tan will also last longer and require less maintenance. Instead of tanning twice a week, you can maintain your tan by using a high pressure tanning bed only two or three times a month!
High pressure tanning beds are quite likely the future of the tanning industry.
They save both money and time, requiring less initial investment to create a tan and less effort and money to maintain it. High pressure tanning beds also filter out the UVB rays that cause sunburns, thus reducing the risk of various skin cancers.
In all, high pressure tanning beds provide a safe and economical way to tan and look great!