Yes, high pressure tanning beds work better and are different from regular and Low Pressure tanning beds. Despite having the same function, which is to help you get a tan, there are a number of features they differ from. With a high pressure sun bed, you will see the color difference immediately. Conventional tanning beds require ten to fifteen visits to establish a good base tan. But the high pressure bed only requires 3 sessions.

Best results are achieved if the 3 sessions are administered within 7-10 days, and maintaining your tan has never been easier. One to two visits per month will sustain your tan. Meanwhile, in other tanning beds, similar results require two to three visits per week.

Note that you will get maximum tanning power in high pressure beds, over 20 times the tanning output of conventional low pressure tanning beds, while 99.9% of the burning rays are filtered out. That’s why you tan faster and keep your color longer. Notably, one session in a good high pressure tanning bed is normally equivalent to five to seven sessions using a conventional tanning system. Consider of all the valuable time and money you will be saving!

However, the greatest aspect of the high pressure bed is how it affects your skin. The outer layer of skin exfoliates every 28 days. When exposed to UVB rays, our body is forced to exfoliate prematurely every 5-10 days. Note that this is why conventional tanners are expected to repeat the tanning process so often.

With adequate tanning, high pressure system filters out the majority of UVB rays and some of the harsher UVA rays, so you are able to maintain a normal exfoliation process and keep your tan much longer! Also note that your tan will be deeper and kinder to your skin with virtually no risk of burning, flaking, or peeling.

In addition, with 99.9% of UVB rays filtered out, tanners can receive prolonged exposure to UV light, therefore super-boosting the tanning process, producing Vitamin-D, releasing endorphins, and relaxing your entire body. Ideally, high pressure tanning is replacing “just tanning” as a faster, better way to get a healthy glow.

Quite simply, there is nothing better. Aside from providing a faster and long-lasting tan, as opposed to the low pressure fluorescent tubular lamps, there are other key details about high pressure tanning beds.

Key Details About High Pressure Tanning Beds

  1. High Pressure vs. Regular Tanning Bed

Regular tanning beds are less expensive devices that have longer tanning times. It is a budget-friendly option, but they use a high level of UVB rays, which can cause sunburn. Note that it is also perfect if you intend to relax in a tanning bed since, with this type, you have to spend a longer amount of time to tan and spend several sessions to get a base tan.

However, High Pressure tanning beds need less amount of time to tan since it releases a high portion of UVA rays. Even though it is more expensive than regular tanning beds, it offers better results for only a small amount of time. In addition, it has a faster tanning time than regular tanning beds, which makes it safer than the other.

Since it releases less UVB rays, you won’t have to worry about getting sunburn. When deciding among the two, a High Pressure tanning bed is safer than regular tanning beds because it filters UVB rays enough to tan your skin. With this, you’ll also need fewer tanning sessions to get a base tan.

  1. High Pressure vs. Low Pressure Tanning Bed

A Low Pressure tanning bed is also the same as regular tanning beds especially in terms of pricing and features. However, the former offers facial lamps and arm lamps designed to target these areas that are not included in a regular tanning bed.

Low Pressure tanning beds, notably, come with a higher level of UVB rays than High Pressure tanning beds and this causes sunburn to those with fair skin and dry skin. In addition, the former creates browner skin over many sessions. A High Pressure tanning bed is safer than a Low Pressure tanning bed since it has a lower proportion of UVB rays. The lamps are made of ultraviolet light quartz lamps instead of the traditional phosphor coating.

Also note that these lamps only allow a certain wavelength to pass through, hence filtering UVB rays. It still allows light to pass through, but only enough to trigger the melanocytes to produce melanin. This will result in more UVA lights and produce melanin.

  1. Safety measures with High Pressure Tanning Beds

Since it filters UVB rays, experts note that High Pressure tanning beds are safer than lying under the sun. However, it is better to practice safety measures and be well informed when tanning. Right before attending your tanning session, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Note that you have to remove dead cells to get the best tanning experience.

After exfoliating, apply moisturizer to lock the moisture and act as a barrier to protect your skin from the rays. Skip using deodorants, makeup, or perfume before your tanning session. In terms of clothing, cover sensitive areas with a bathing suit.

You may also opt to cover your tattoos to avoid it from fading. If you plan to tan in the nude, moisturize sensitive areas, and use wash cloths to cover your genital areas. Ensure there is someone to assist you before starting your tanning session. Set the timer to only 10 to 15 minutes, and rotate your body within this period. Shower after three to four hours, and schedule your appointment once a week.

When getting tanned in a High Pressure tanning bed, you would be able to save time because it will only take you 10 to 12 minutes to get a tan. You will also have to visit your tanning salon for only once a week instead of several times a week.

Your skin will be saved from the harmful UVB rays, and help you maintain the elasticity of your skin. High Pressure tanning beds may be more costly than the other two options. But, if you account for the amount you would spend for several sessions in a Low Pressure tanning bed, you will see it is better to go for High Pressure tanning beds.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Is A High Pressure Tanning Bed?

A high pressure tanning bed is a well equipped system that uses high pressure lamps to tan the skin. In just a few minutes, it will create a deep and long-lasting tan. These tanning beds are safer than other tanning beds because it emits a higher portion of UVA rays than UVB rays.

  1. Does High Pressure Tanning Cost More Than Conventional Tanning?

Yes! High pressure tanning costs more than conventional tanning because it has more expensive equipment, like bulbs which can possibly offer lower amounts of UVB rays with increased amounts of UVA rays.

  1. Can You Burn In A High Pressure Tanning Bed?

Yes, you can possibly burn in a high pressure tanning bed. Different types of UV rays can make you more prone to burning, depending on your skin type.

  1. How Often Should You Tan In A High Pressure Bed?

How often you can tan in pressure tanning bed actually depends on your skin (type) color. In a nutshell, an average person can develop a base tan in 3 to 5 sessions which then can be maintained with a steadily sunbed use. Double sessions a week should be enough to further deepen your tan in a safe and more gentle manner.

  1. How Quickly Can You Expect To Tan In A High Pressure Unit?

To tan in a high pressure unit, it can take up 1 to 2 hours, because both burns and tans may take some time before they set in.

  1. What Do You Wear In A Tanning Bed?

Nothing is advised to be worn in tanning bed in order to achieve a satisfactory perfect result. The best idea is to tan in the nude, because wearing underwear can prevent more sensitive skin from the tanning bed.

  1. Is A High Pressure Tanning Bed Better For You?

Yes! High pressure tanning bed is better because it uses fluorescent bulbs that emit mostly UVA, with smaller doses of UVB. And the UVA radiation is up to three times more intense than the UVA in natural sunlight, and the UVB intensity may approach that of bright sunlight.

  1. What Is A Platinum Tanning Bed?

Platinum tanning bed is a kind of leveled bed which integrates maximum intensity lamps and UVA rays to deepen and maintain a skin color.

  1. What Do You Wear on Your Face In A Tanning Bed?

You can wear goggle in tanning bed to avoid some severe damages in the eyes, which can be eventually caused by the UV rays.

  1. Are You Supposed To Flip Over In A Tanning Bed?

Yes. You can possibly flip over in a tanning bed if you are getting your tan in a vertical booth.

  1. Do You Lay On Your Stomach In A Tanning Bed?

Yes! You can lay on your stomach in a tanning bed, reason is to ensure that your back is evenly exposed. It can be very uncomfortable though, but it helps to achieve the best tan you desire.

  1. How Can You Tan Faster In A Tanning Bed?

You can tan faster in a tanning bed by considering the following means;

  • Consider using good tanning bed lotions.
  • Get a tanning bed with more light lamps
  • Use quality tanning bulbs
  • Use various kinds of leveled  tanning beds
  1. Why Does The Tan Last So Much Longer When Using A High Pressure Tanning Bed?

Reason is because a high pressure system does not easily dry out the skin or increase the exfoliation process.

  1. How Do You Get Darker In A Tanning Bed Fast?

You can get darker in a tanning bed faster by considering the following tips;

  • Always keep your skin hydrated and moisturized
  • Apply a sunbed cream or tanning accelerator prior tanning
  • Discard any form of makeup and other cosmetic products
  • Choose foods that accelerate tanning
  • Avoid shaving or waxing after each tanning session
  • Exfoliate your skin prior to tanning
15. How Quickly Can You Expect To Tan In A High Pressure Bed?

It can take up to 10 to 12 minutes to tan in a high pressure bed. You will also have to visit your tanning salon for only, maybe once in a week instead of regular visits.

16. Do Tanning Beds Need To Warm Up?

No, it is not really necessary, except in a situation where the tanning beds have stayed longer in a cool place, like in a storage area, or any other area which does not have heating or cooling, then a few minutes is enough to warm up the tanning bed.

17. Why Does The Tan Develops So Fast When Using A High Pressure Tanning Bed?

With high pressure tanning systems, the UVB rays are filtered and the tanning rays are optimized 3 to 4 times more than what is found in most traditional equipment. This can result in a rich tan in just 3 to 5 visits.

18. Why Are High Pressure Tanning Beds Safer And More Effective?

High pressure beds release fewer ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) waves to make tanning safer and more effective. And also, people who prefer to tan in high pressure beds can possibly achieve a dark skin tone within the space of one or two weeks regular tanning.

19. What Is The Difference Between The Levels Of Tanning Beds In Salons?

The difference is, the Level 1 and Level 2 tanning beds offer low pressure bulbs, while Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 offer medium to high pressure bulbs. And high pressure bulbs offer lower amounts of UVB rays with an increased amounts of UVA rays. So that means the higher Levels will bronze your skin faster, then, the resulting tan lasts much longer.

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