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10 Minute High Pressure TANSES Beds - Non Burning Bulbs with 3 Facial Lamps
- 1 Tan Session - $10.00
- 5 Tan Sessions - $25.00
- 10 Tan Sessions - $40.00
- Unlimited for one month - $40.00
*All tanning sessions are non-refundable and non-transferrable
All tanning packages must be complete within 6 months from date of purchase
Oxygen Health & Fitness, LLC follows responsible tanning practices. We encourage you to care for your skin by tanning in moderation, applying appropriate lotions and avoiding over-exposure. We understand that you may want quick results, but the tanning process can't be rushed. After you have started tanning, your session length will be adjusted until you reach the desired color. We want you to follow responsible practices. Here are just a few basics that you should know.
Sun-tanning outdoors is uncontrolled and often results in painful overexposure and skin damage. Our professionals have the training and expertise to eliminate much of the guesswork of tanning and help you achieve your tan.
Tan effectively and Safely
Our personalized tanning program and tanning consultants will help to assure the optimal way to get a deep, dark, and longer lasting tan. We urge you to follow their recommendations and these tanning tips:
- NEVER OVEREXPOSE: Follow your tanning consultant's directions.
- EXFOLIATE: Wash to exfoliate dead skin cells before tanning.
- MOISTURIZE: Moisturize before and after tanning to extend results.
- DRINK WATER: Drink plenty of fluids before and after tanning.
- EYE PROTECTION: Protect Your Eyes with proper eyewear.
- KNOW YOUR EQUIPMENT: Equipment differs, follow directions.
- TAN FREQUENCY: 24-48 hours is the recommended between sessions.
Q. Do I really need to use lotion?
A. Yes, the use of indoor tanning lotions will provide the three essentials of effective tanning: hydration, nutrition, and oxygenation. Skin must be hydrated to reach and maintain the desired tan. Dry, neglected skin reflects UV light and exfoliates much faster. Vitamins replenish necessary nutrition to skin cells, promoting cell regeneration and oxygenation. Oxygen fuels skin cell functions, thereby accelerating the tanning process. Our trained personnel will recommend the appropriate product for you.
Q. Why do I need to wear eye protection?
A. Eye protection is required by law. The eyelid does not effectively block ultraviolet light while tanning. Therefore the use of approved eye protection is required at Oxygen Health & Fitness, LLC. to insure that our customers do not suffer ill effects such as cataracts or night blindness.
Q. What should I wear when I tan?
A. Tanning attire is entirely up to the client. The potential danger of tanning nude is ultraviolet overexposure-such as sunburn-of sensitive body parts that are not normally exposed to ultraviolet light. It is recommended that sensitive body parts be gradually exposed to prevent overexposure.
Q. Why should I tan?
A. Four and a half billion years of ongoing research have proven one thing very conclusively: Sunshine is the source of all life and energy on our planet. The risks involved with tanning are easily minimized by following the Golden Rule of Smart Tanning: Don't Ever Sunburn. The health benefits include but are not limited to: production of Vitamin D, decreased risks of breast and colon cancer, and reduced risk of sunburn. The psychological benefits of tanning are also well researched. Sunlight deprivation has been linked to some mental disorders. There are numerous reasons, physical and psychological, why exposure to ultraviolet light is desirable.
Q. What are the potential health benefits of tanning?
A. UV light is the main source of Vitamin D for humans. UV light causes the skin to create pre-vitamin D, which, in turn, makes Vitamin D that is necessary for good health, bone formation and repair, and the absorption of calcium and phosphorous in the body. The presence of Vitamin D in the body can decrease the risks of developing breast and colon cancers. Tanning also provides natural protection from sunburn. Melanin (tanning pigment) helps the skin absorb ultraviolet rays without causing damage to surrounding cells, thereby offering protection from sunburn.
Q. Why does a tan disappear?
A. The tan, or pigmentation process, occurs in the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. Everyone's skin naturally exfoliates every 28-30 days.
Q. How often is a person allowed to tan?
A. The Food and Drug Administration suggests that a 48 hour time period should pass between tanning sessions. Pigmentation and/or sunburn may not be fully visible for between 12-24 hours. Thus, two tanning sessions within a 24 hour period could cause an unintentional burn. In general, following the recommended exposure schedule and the recommendation of your tanning consultant will provide the best results.
Q. Can the UV rays emitted by indoor tanning lamps pass through the skin and affect internal organs?
A. Although this is a popular myth, ultraviolet light waves cannot penetrate so deeply to affect the body's tissues and organs. Ultraviolet rays are not the same as X-rays or heat rays and, therefore, have different effects on the body. Overexposure will result in sunburn, but will not effect internal organs.
Q. Is it harmful to wear contact lenses when tanning indoors?
A. It is not advised to wear contact lenses while tanning. Although wearing the provided protective eyewear will protect your eyes from ultraviolet light, the heat generated could cause drying and discomfort.
Q. Why do some dermatologists warn people against sun exposure?
A. While some dermatologists may advocate total avoidance of UV exposure, the media seems to quote only those who do. Many dermatologists and others from the medical community have acknowledged the need for moderate sun exposure, while advocating the use of sunscreens.
Q. Why do some people itch after tanning?
A. Itching and/or rashes may be linked to several unrelated causes, so it is important to obtain a tanning history on each customer. Some people are naturally photosensitive upon exposure to ultraviolet light. Others are susceptible to heat rashes, a cause totally unrelated to the UV exposure. Certain chemicals or ingredients found in cosmetics, lotions, shampoo, and even disinfecting agents may cause itching as well. Rashes caused by these products generally occur in localized areas on which the products were applied. It is advised to tan with the skin as clean as possible and to only use products approved or suggested by your tanning consultant. If discontinued use of a suspected product does not inhibit the problem, a person should discontinue any exposure to UV light until the condition subsides or visit a physician.
Q. Will I burn?
A. Burning is the enemy. Tanning is your skin's natural defense mechanism and protection against burning. Burning leads to photo damage, premature aging, sun-spots, drying, flaking and peeling of the skin, and should be avoided at all costs. At Oxygen Health & Fitness, LLC. you can tan without burning. Moderation is the key and is enforced.
Q. What causes white spots?
A. Tinea Versicolor, a skin condition that affects tanners, is caused by a microscopic fungus from the scalp. This fungus falls onto arms, shoulders, and other body parts and leaves bleached areas on the skin, which can spread. It is treatable and must be protected from further ultraviolet light exposure until those bleached areas have begun developing melanin again.
Q. Can indoor tanning cure acne?
A. Phototherapy (use of UV light) has been effective in easing the skin problems common to this condition. There are also many drugs, including tetracycline and Retin-A, which are also widely used for the treatment of acne. Because these drugs can render the skin photosensitive, one must avoid UV exposure when medicated. Furthermore, the use of UV light for acne treatment should only be administered by a qualified physician. The Food and Drug Administration prohibits indoor tanning equipment operators from asserting that equipment use is beneficial for any purpose other than obtaining cosmetic coloring.
Q. Does tanning cause melanoma?
A. There is no conclusive evidence which substantiates that malignant melanoma is caused by gradual, moderate UV exposure. However, those who are predisposed to develop melanoma due to hereditary factors may intensify this condition with exposure to indoor or outdoor UV light. While some studies have suggested a link between severe sunburn and malignant melanoma, there are other studies available that prove an inverse relationship. In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer in 1989 (known as the Western Canada Melanoma Study), Canadian researchers found a significant inverse association between melanoma and chronic or long-term occupational sun exposure in men, with the lowest risk in those with maximum occupational exposure. This may suggest that repeated exposure can be protective. Gradual, moderate exposure is not believed to be a strong influential factor as melanoma generally develops on those areas not normally exposed to UV light.
Q. Is it possible to contract sexually transmitted diseases from indoor tanning equipment?
A. People cannot contract diseases from properly sanitized, well maintained tanning beds. Disease specialists have said that no evidence exists to prove that sanitized tanning units have spread diseases.
Q. Does tanning help treat depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder?
A. There is a growing body of scientific evidence which indicates that some people actually require more light exposure in order to function properly. Exposure to bright light, such as that emitted by the mid-day summer sun, causes the brain to suppress the release of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin acts as a depressant in the body if generated during the daytime. Thus, when affected people are exposed to longer hours of bright light, they feel happier, euphoric and more able to enjoy life. Bright light sources emitting only visible light are now frequently used to successfully treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Sub-syndromal Seasonal Affective Disorder (SSAD).
Q. Can indoor tanning equipment be used to treat skin disorders such as psoriasis?
A. The F.D.A. and Federal Trade Commission forbid making representations regarding the benefits of indoor tanning other than its cosmetic effect. Therefore, one may not make medical claims about indoor tanning equipment. However, phototherapy (U.V. light treatment) can be used to ease the symptoms of psoriasis. The treatment is rendered by a trained physician with equipment specifically designed for such a purpose.
Q. Can tanning cause wrinkles?
A. Excessive exposure can destroy the resilient fibers of the lower skin layer, thereby causing the top layer of skin to sag. Thus, elastosis or wrinkling appears. If UV light is not blocked by pigmentation in the outer skin layer, it can penetrate to the dermis and destroy skin elasticity. Thus, it is advised to avoid overexposure to ultraviolet light.
Q. May pregnant women tan indoors?
A. Ultraviolet radiation from tanning equipment does not affect tissues below the surface of the skin, including a developing, unborn baby. It is not advised nor is it allowed at Dolphin Beach Tan. Medical professionals do not know how pregnancy is affected by the heat generated by tanning equipment. Also, a woman in advanced pregnancy could experience difficulty and discomfort using tanning equipment as most units would be too small and cramped. Although we will not allow pregnant women to tan, we are always more than happy to extend packages to be used after the child is born.
Q. Why Tan?
A. Light is essential to all life on earth. There are various physiological and psychological reasons why exposure to light is desirable and necessary. There's a growing body of scientific evidence showing people actually require light exposure to function effectively. Light exposure causes the brain to suppress the release of the hormone melatonin that acts as a depressant in the body and exposure to light produces various health benefits, such as the production of the very necessary Vitamin D3 in the prevention of bone diseases (such as osteoporosis) and in the improvement of symptoms of psoriasis. People who are exposed to longer hours of bright light feel happier and are able to enjoy life. FDA regulations at the present time prevent the indoor tanning industry from making any medical representations or claims related to indoor tanning exposure. And of course, people know that a great tan looks good, feels good, and can add to personal confidence and attractiveness.
Q. Why Indoor Tanning Vs. Outdoor Tanning
A. Indoor tanning technology provides the most efficient choice for individuals of all skin types to obtain a cosmetic tan in a controlled exposure environment as opposed to the guesswork of the uncontrollable outside environment.
Other benefits of indoor tanning include:
- Indoor tanning allows you to tan at any time and aren't limited to daylight hours and weather conditions.
- Indoor tanning can help ensure responsible tanning when following an appropriate time exposure.
- Outdoor exposure varies depending on altitude, cloud cover, pollutants, times of day, latitude and more.
Did you know...?
The body’s main source (80-100%) of Vitamin D is UV Light from the sun. • The brain produces more of the mood-lifting chemical serotonin on sunny days than cloudy days. • You are 80% less likely to sunburn outdoors if you’ve already built up a base tan.