FAQ Tanning

No! but at both our locations there are times of year, certain beds and other services that are preferred so to avoid a potential wait or not getting into the service or bed you are wanting you are welcome to call and make an appointment so we can reserve your request at a time that is most convenient for you.
Yes. Your eyes are very sensitive to UV light. Since your eyelids are the thinnest skin on your body, the UV light can penetrate that skin to the surface of your eyes. The FDA requires that all tanners wear FDA approved eyewear when tanning indoors. Placing a towel over your face or sun-glasses are not enough protection and it is also now suggested by the health department that individuals purchase their own personal set of eye protection. Recent studies suggest that the cold and flu virus can be transmitted from borrowed eyewear, even after it has been sanitized. We at Body Perfect carry a complete line of both standard and custom eye protection, with all of them costing under five dollars.
The most important reason for using a tanning lotion is that it replaces the depleted moisture that you lose during the tanning process. Dry skin reflects UV light, so if you are not using indoor tanning lotion, you can be wasting up to 50% of your tanning session. To learn more about the benefits of lotion and healthy skin, visit our Skin Care Education Page.
Each of tanning units are in there own private room. Because of this you can choose to wear, or not wear, whatever you feel most comfortable in. If tanning in the nude, be sure to reduce exposure times on those areas that may not have seen the sun in a while.
This depends on your skin type and what tanning bed you are choosing to use. Any member of our trained Body Perfect Staff will go over your skin type with you and determine the best amount of time you should start off with. Remember, we don’t want you to burn. If you burn, you won’t be able to come back until it heals, which will slow your tanning progression down. If you do well on your first time in the tanning bed and don’t experience any redness, our staff will start gradually increasing your exposure time until you reach the maximum time for that particular unit.
Some will see color after only your first session, depending on which tanning bed used and your skin type, so it can take as little 4-6 sessions to as much as 10-12 sessions. The average person will start seeing that you are well on your way to building a base tan after about 2 or 3 sessions. Again, depends on your skin type and what tanning bed you are using.
Once you have achieved your desired tan maintaining it becomes relatively easy. Depending on the equipment you choose will depend on the frequency you need to tan in order to maintain your new tan. In our VIP equipment we generally recommend 2 to 3 times per week. In our VHR equipment it drops down to 1 or 2 visits a week. If high pressure is your choice, 2 or 3 times a month is all that is needed to maintain your golden brown tan.
This is not necessarily true. Upon your first visit to Body Perfect Tanning a member of our staff will go over each level of equipment and answer any questions you may have. Based on your conversations with them, they will help you determine which piece of equipment is ideal for your first visit. Don’t be confused by the different levels of our equipment. The different levels do not necessarily mean an upgrade bed is going to burn you faster than a VIP bed. (Actually, that is the furthest from the truth, you will burn less in our upgrade equipment). Each piece of state of the art equipment has its own advantages over others. A member of our Staff will explain this to you upon your initial visit.
There is considerable research going on in the research of the benefits of UV exposure. It is a known fact that UV light is the main source of vitamin D for humans. Vitamin D is necessary for good health, bone formation and repair, and for the absorption of calcium in the body. There are also numerous other reasons, both physical and psychological, why exposure to ultraviolet light may be desirable. To learn more about ongoing research and possible benefits of UV exposure, please follow the links provided on our home page for further education.
As with anything you do, moderation is the key to ensuring a tan without burning. Any member of our Smart Tan certified staff will evaluate your skin type upon your first visit. Based on your skin appearance and answers to a few simple questions, our staff will provide you with the best exposure time to get you started with. As you continue to tan, you will be able to slowly increase your session times, taking you each time closer to the desired tan you are looking to achieve.
Absolutely! All of our memberships and sessions are useable to the location you desire. In fact, our locations are networked together, so just give your last name and your account will automatically be pulled up, regardless of what store you are at.
UV exposure from the tanning equipment can not affect any tissue below the surface layer of the skin. The main concern with pregnant women is the extra heat involved with tanning. For this reason we advise you to consult with your medical doctor before continuing with any tanning regimen. Keep in mind we can freeze or hold your memberships or sessions until after the birth of your baby. We also recommend using our UV Free VersaSpa Spray Booth or Custom Airbrush Service if you are pregnant as there is no heat involved.
Your kids are more than welcome to sit in the lobby and wait for you. They must be of an age that they are able to watch out for themselves. While our staff will do their best to keep an eye on them, they are working so they cannot be responsible for them nor Body Perfect Tanning be held responsible for the safety of your children. If your children are too young to sit quietly on their own, we would recommend bringing a friend along who can watch them. As for bringing your children in the room, the FDA strictly prohibits this. It is not good for the eyes of young children to be exposed to ultraviolet light.
There is no reason why you cannot wear your contact lenses while you tan. If you find the heat generated by the tanning bed is causing drying and discomfort, you may wish to remove them on your next visit. But, remember to always wear your FDA approved eyewear.
Simple! Make sure we have an updated correct mailing address, email and mobile phone number for you in our computer system. We send Email, Facebook and Text messaging only specials periodically through-out the year and you don’t want to miss out on these great deals, so be sure you keep us up to date with your account and don’t forget to like us on FaceBook!
At Body Perfect Tanning, cleanliness of our equipment and facility is our top priority. Each member of our staff receives training and reviews as to our cleaning system. After each and every tanning session, the equipment is cleaned by a member of our staff with only an FDA approved cleaning solution. This solution is the strongest cleaning solution on the market. Further, we are regulated by the State Health Department and must follow their rigorous guidelines as it pertains to cleanliness. If at any time you feel there may be a problem with your bed, any member of our Staff will be happy to go over our cleaning procedures with you and clean your bed again.
While we will gladly try to serve you up on a program to see if we can develop a tan for you from use of the beds, in most cases, if you cannot achieve any kind of tan from the sun, it is unlikely you will be able to from the use of a tanning bed. If this is the case we would recommend the use of our UV-Free VersaSpa Spray Booth or Custom Airbrush service.