High Pressure Tanning
Velocity Available at Grande Prairie location
Taking color to the next level, our High Pressure UV Therapy only requires 2-4 sessions a month to maintain a healthy glow, saving you time and effort.
- Increased production of serotonin and endorphins
- Less UVB rays allows skin to remain more moisturized and does not shed as often
- More effective for those with light complexions
How is high pressure different from regular UV tanning?
In general, you will develop a tan whether you use traditional tanning beds or one like our Velocity. The difference is in the ratio of UVA to UVB rays. Traditional low pressure lamps look like florescent light lamps, they are long tube shaped and white in color. Low pressure lamps produce a ratio of about 95% UVA and 5% UVB. By comparison, high pressure lamps produce 99% UVA only. In order to fully understand why the ratio of UVA to UVB is relevant, we need to clarify what each of them does.
UVB is the ray that will cause your melanocytes to produce more melanin. Melanin is the protein in your skin that turns brown, so in order to achieve a tan, you will need melanin. Some people have more melanin in their skin naturally than others, which is why we have different skin color to begin with. As a result, this also means that a fair skinned person may respond better to a traditional low pressure unit. Another benefit of UVB exposure is Vitamin D production! On the negative side, UVB is the ray that most often causes sunburn.
UVA is the the ray that is going to darken the melanin in your skin and create that tan color! It is also however the ray that causes aging in the skin. It is for this reason many indoor tanning lotions contain antioxidants to fight free-radicals.