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What is a High Pressure tanning system?

It is a tanning system, whereby it is equipped with all High Pressure lamps, which are approx. 3-4 inches in length and are behind a special square UV filtered glass (usually dark in colour or mirrored) With this specialized equipment, tanning is taken to its purest form. The burning rays (UVB) are dramatically reduced and the tanning rays (UVA) are tremendously optimized. This means that unlike "traditional" tube lamp systems, the burning rays are not there to chase you out before the tanning rays can do their job. This means you will have a beautiful rich golden brown tan in JUST 3-4 visits. You will also only require 3-4 visits PER MONTH to maintain that tan. This is because the "burning" rays in traditional systems and in natural sunlight do the following:

1. Burn you if you get too much.

2. Even in small amounts that won't burn you, will dry out the skin and increase the exfoliation process and take away the tan.

Do not be fooled by uneducated salons telling you they have high pressure tanning equipment. If the tanning equipment has the traditional long tube lamps for your body tan, then they are NOT high pressure beds. Stop being lied to.

Are you sure I won’t burn?

One of the beautiful things about High Pressure Tanning Systems, is that the "burning rays" are at the barest minimum and the "tanning rays" are tremendously optimized. This means that the odds of overexposure are very low. We may still reduce the exposure time by a few minutes if you are extremely fair skinned or have not tanned in a long while. We do still recommend that you gradually expose parts of the body not normally exposed to sunlight.

Why does my tan last much longer?

The reason a tan from a High Pressure Tanning System lasts so long is that unlike natural sunlight, traditional tube lamp tanning beds or stand ups, a high pressure system does not DRY OUT the skin or INCREASE the exfoliation process. Therefore your skin will maintain it's natural 28-days exfoliation cycle. With all other forms of traditional tanning (indoors or out) the "burning rays" even in small enough amounts that will not burn, will dry out the skin and increase the cycle of exfoliation from once every 28 days, to once every 5-10 days. This increased exfoliation will take the tan with it, requiring many more visits to maintain your tan. Those more visits would end up being 3-4 times more sessions vs. using a High Pressure tanning bed to achieve similar results. Now add the amount of lotion usage to tan that many extra more sessions, your gas and not to mention your time to frequent the salon that much more, all to achieve similar results from what a High Pressure bed can give you in as little as 3-4 visits. As an additional bonus, your skin will never seem dry or tight, but will always be soft and silky.

Why does my tan develop so fast in a High Pressure Tanning System?

Your skin is capable of absorb ing a lot of "tanning rays". The problem with traditional tanning beds is that the level of "burning rays" is much higher. So the burning rays chase you out of the bed or booth before the tanning rays can do their job. With our High Pressure Tanning Systems, the burning rays are much lower, and the tanning rays are optimized 3-4 times more than what is found in most traditional equipment. This results in a rich golden brown tan in just 3-4 visits.

I heard that UVA rays are aging rays. Is that correct?

Well it’s true that UVA rays can be aging rays. UV light is broken down into different categories, and even within the UVA category there are different types.
UVA light in the 315-340 NM range can over time (depending on your skin type) be a contributing factor in the photo aging process. High Pressure tanning systems utilize a special glass in between your skin and the lamps which filter out the majority of UV light in this range, leaving you with the purest forms of UV light above 340 nanometers. This is why we call it the gentlest, yet most effective, portion of the UV spectrum for tanning.

If these beds are so great, why aren’t they everywhere?

These beds are a high-end investment at about $60,000 per room, very few salon owners care enough about their clients to provide them with this level of quality, or they just don't believe that you want the best. At California Waves, we have been setting the NEW standard of service excellence expected from sun spa’s.

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