High Pressure Sunsport

What is high pressure tanning?

Developed for use in phototherapy treatment, high pressure lamps produce UVA and UVB in different ratios than conventional tanning beds: just enough UVB to produce the melanin required to tan, and a lot of UVA to oxidize the melanin and turn it into a golden brown.  This bed gives you a full body experience and long lasting tanning results achieved in 22 minutes. Our high pressure tanning bed effectively eliminates a large percentage of the burning ultraviolet (UVB and certain wavelengths of UVA). This allows most skin types to tan nearly the full session time with minimal risk of sunburn at the same time producing the fastest tan possible that lasts the longest.

Hi-Pressure Tanning OR Low-and-Medium Pressure Tanning: What's better?

Studies show that a combination of low-or-medium pressure tanning and high-pressure tanning produce the best and fastest results.  High-Pressure lamps are the fastest:  a base tan can be established in as few as 3 visits compared to 10 or more visits to a low-pressure bed.

How quickly can I expect to tan in a high-pressure unit?

High-pressure beds have a higher ratio of UVA to UVB and can therefore develop a tan 6 to 8 times faster than low-pressure tanning bulbs. The tan resulting from a high-pressure tanning bed is often deeper and lasts longer because the reduction in UVB doesn't dry the skin out and cause it to shed.  If time is important to you, High Pressure tanning is a huge advantage!  High Pressure Tanning is the quickest way to get deep, golden color fast.  When used in combination with conventional tanning packages, high pressure sessions will enhance your tan, making it deeper, darker, with a more luxurious bronze.  Most skin types can tan the full session in this bed with minimal risk of sunburn.  Typically three visits in this bed are comparable to ten or more visits to a low-pressure bed.

 How often should my sessions be to maintain my tan?

By filtering out much of the UVB light and using linger, softer UVA rays, 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 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 three sessions per month!

Stand-Up Booth
Drench yourself in vertical bliss!  If you want a great looking tan in less time, then consider using a stand up tanning booth. You will get the same results as a tanning bed in less time per session.  Just eight minutes!  Our standup tanning booth offers forty-eight 160-watt bulbs in a 360 degree tanning radius that completely surrounds the body giving it an even bronze look. Hard to reach places such as under the arms and sides are easily covered with standup booths.
Medium Pressure Beds
A medium pressure bed uses a higher intensity reflector lamp which increases the tanning potential while lowering the amounts of UVB rays, or "reddening" ray, to give you color that lasts longer.  Medium pressure beds feature higher intensity reflector lamps than low pressure beds.  Like low pressure beds, they also yield low amounts of UVB rays. Medium pressure tanning is also known as “high performance” tanning.  It is a step up from low pressure tanning producing a similar result in less time through the use of higher wattage bulbs.  These beds are 12 minute beds. 
Low Pressure Beds
The standard or low pressure bed is better known as a level-one bed. They are higher in UV Rays than the higher-level options and are economical. Many tanners will use these beds three to four times per week. These beds are the most economical, but you might need to repeat visits more often to achieve the tan you are looking for to maintain your tan.  You get a full twenty minutes of relaxation time in these beds! Low pressure beds are the most common types of beds found in tanning salons. Low-pressure beds use florescent lamp that range between 100 to 220 watts; the light they produce is most like natural sunlight. Low pressure beds typically use bronzing bulbs that emit a UVA to UVB ratio of 97% to 3%.  Low-pressure beds are characterized by high levels of UVB whereas high-pressure beds have increased levels of UVA and lower levels of UVB. Higher levels of UVA allow the tan to last longer and reduce the risk of UVB burning.