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FAQ

Airbrush Tanning

What is airbrush tanning?
Airbrush tanning is the process of applying a micro-fine mist of tanning solution to your body using an airbrush. The solution goes on smoothly and evenly, without streaking or an orange color. The method is different from spray booths, as it is applied by hand to your body through our trained and certified technicians. Airbrush tanning gives you a healthy glow without the long-term damage associated with UV damage.
How does airbrush tanning work?
Tan-trum uses a solution that is approved by teh FDA for cosmetic purposes. The main ingredient, Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), is the same ingredient used in self tanners. DHA is derived from raw sugar cane and reacts with the proteins in the outermost layer of your skin to produce a beautiful natural, brown color. Our solution is paraben free.
Is airbrush tanning safe?
According to the Academy of Dermatology, the most effective sunless tanning products available are those containing DHA as the active ingredient. The FDA has also approved DHA for cosmetic purposes. DHA is not absorbed into the body but reacts with the amino acids in the top layer of your skin.
Is this like a spray booth tan?
If you have ever tried a spray booth or mystic tan, this is not the same! Unlike spray booths, custom airbrush tanning can apply the micro-fine mist of solution evenly all over your body and in hard to reach places. There are no drips, streaks, or horrible orange coloring. With airbrush tanning, areas that need special attention can get just that. We will make sure you are 100% satisfied.
How dark will I get after one session?
Sunless airbrush tanning is not a perfect science. Results will vary based on each individual’s skin type. There are different strengths of solutions that can be used according to each person’s skin type. It helps to have realistic expectations, and we will review that with you before your first session. Please let the technician know if you have any areas of concern on your body. You will be immediately impressed with the results and ecstatic after your tan appears.
How long does airbrush tanning take?
Spraying takes about 15 minutes, with 10 to dry.
What do I need to do before for my tan?
In order for your tan to take, please shower, shave and exfoliate prior to tanning. Do not apply deodorant, moisturizer, or makeup. Wear loose fitting clothes and flip-flops. Oil based exfoliants and products will interfere with your tan. Please see our tanning tips for more information.
What do I need to do after my tan?
Do not shower for 6-10 hours – the longer, the better. Avoid sweating as well. Take warm showers and moisturize daily with a DHA tan extender.
How long will my tan last?
Your tan can last anywhere from 7-14 days, depending on how you take care of your skin. Airbrush tans will fade just as suntans do because of skin cell replacement. Since the tan is on the top layer of the skin, any exfoliants will fade it. Showering with a loofa or bar soap, chlorine from a pool or Jacuzzi, swimming in the ocean, waxing and shaving are all considered exfoliants. Cold weather or excessive sun bathing will also cause the skin to “peel” so should be protected when exposed to these conditions. Applying our DHA tan extending lotion will help your tan last longer. See the products page.
What do I need to wear for my tan?
Women may wear a dark colored bathing suit, underwear, or opt for no tan lines at all. We ask that mean wear some type of swimsuit or underwear. The solution is totally water soluble and it easily washes out of all natural fabrics, and most synthetics.
Can I tan if I am pregnant?
Pregnant women have been safely using sunless tanners for years. However, I recommend that you check with your doctor to make an educated decision.

Infrared Wrap

How do I prepare for my treatment?
  • Make sure that you drink plenty of water and eat a small meal 1-2 hours before your session.
  • Be sure to bring extra undergarments or a bathing suit to wear during treatment
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • We highly recommend to bring a change of clothes for afterwards.
How long is each treatment?
Each treatment is 50 minutes.
Should I drink water before or after the treatment?
It is recommended drinking water before, during and after a session allowing the body to stay hydrated and replaces body fluids that have been sweated out during the session.
How often can I do each treatment?
You may be able to notice the difference after just one session. However until you reach your desired weight/size you can repeat 1-3 times a week. Upon reaching the intended body shape, it is possible to revert to maintenance only schedule, which for most people should be around 2 to 4 times a month.
Can I use a tanning bed and the infrared wrap on the same day?
Due to the fact that both the tanning bed and the Infrared Body Wrap System give off infrared heat, it’s quite possible to receive a burn or heat rash if doing both on the same day. Due to this fact, tanning and using the Infrared Body Wrap System on the same day is not recommended – especially if you’re fair skinned and prone to burning. Of course tanning the previous or the next day is perfectly fine.
What is infrared?
Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but we can feel this type of light in the form of heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body without having the heat the air in-between, through a process called conversion.

The infrared is divided into 3 segments by wavelengths, among these segments, only far infrared penetrates organic substances such as the human body two to three inches so that the warming effect is very uniform.

What do I need to do before for my tan?
In order for your tan to take, please shower, shave and exfoliate prior to tanning. Do not apply deodorant, moisturizer, or makeup. Wear loose fitting clothes and flip-flops. Oil based exfoliants and products will interfere with your tan. Please see our tanning tips for more information.
How does the infrared body wrap relieves pain and injuries?
The Infrared Body Wrap helps with sprains, strains, arthritis, muscle spasm and other musculoskeletal ailments. The deep heat helps bloods vessels, dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries.

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