How It Works


Every living thing exfoliates (sheds) its outer layer.  We normally exfoliate our outer layer of skin once every 28 days.  The UVB emitted by conventional tanning beds and the sun, cause our body's natural exfoliation cycle to increase to once every 7 days.  So with a conventional tanning bed not only do you tan just your outer layer of skin, you also lose this outer layer (your tan) in just a matter of days.  This is why a tan from a conventional tanning bed fades so rapidly and requires so many sessions to maintain.  This is also why you reach a point in a conventional tanning bed, where you just can't seem to get any darker.


Because high pressure beds tan almost 100% UVA, our body's  are allowed to return to their natural 28 day exfoliation cycle.  Meaning your tan requires very little maintenance.  And because UVA tans deeper, our natural exfoliation reveals beautifully tanned skin.

The Matrix Bed

High Pressure Tanning

How often should my sessions be to maintain my tan?


High pressure tanning is the quickest way to get a 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.

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


High pressure tanning is the quickest way to get a 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.

High Pressure Tanning allows you to visit the salon 3-4 times a month!


One 12 minute session is equivalent to 5-6 sessions in a conventional low pressure bed, or a whole day in the Caribbean sun (wouldn't that be nice...)  A course of about 4 sessions will give you a deep, base tan.  To maintain this tan, only 1 sessions every week is necessary.  With high-pressure tanning, you get darker, faster...and keep it longer!


Studies show that it is good to use a combination of low/medium pressure (all beds except the Matrix) and high pressure (The Matrix Bed) tanning produce the best and fastest results.  High-pressure lamps are fastest; a base tan can be established in as few as 4 visits compared to 10 or more visits for a low pressure bed.

What is High Pressure Tanning?


High pressure tanning beds combine high pressure quartz lamps with tremendous filtering system to insure you received 99% UVA tanning rays.  High pressure lamps product UVA & 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 golden brown.  UVA rays, sometimes known as "gentle tanning ray", not only tan the very most outer layer of skin, but also tans the 2nd and 3rd sub-layers of the epidermis, giving a deeper, longer lasting tan.  So even as your outer layer exfoliates, the layers beneath are still tan.  UVA light does not cause the outer layer of skin to thicken.