Can indoor tanning treat skin disorders such as psoriasis and acne?

Though many of our customers frequent our stores for their own self-treatment of certain skin conditions, we do not promote or prescribe tanning sessions for therapeutic purposes. Our tanning units emit similar UV light as the sun and many find that sun exposure helps with certain skin conditions. If you are taking medication for a skin condition, please check with your doctor or pharmacist as they may make your skin sensitive to UV light (photosensitivity). Please let your certified tanning operator know if you’re taking these medications as well.

Can tanning cause wrinkles?
Many things contribute to wrinkled skin. As our skin ages, elastin and collagen break down and aren’t reproduced as effectively as when we are young. Excessive UV light exposure can contribute to this as well. That’s why we carefully control your exposure times to avoid over-exposure to help minimize skin aging.
 Can the UV rays emitted by indoor tanning lamps pass through the skin and affect internal organs?
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 which can penetrate beneath the surface of the skin. Overexposure will result in sunburn, but will not affect internal organs.
Do I really need to use lotion?
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. The natural, vitamin rich products sold at Celsius Tannery® are fundamental to the skin’s appearance and ability to tan. 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.
 Does tanning cause melanoma?
There is no conclusive evidence which substantiates that malignant melanoma is caused by gradual, moderate UV exposure. However, there are several correlative survey-type studies that suggest an increased risk of melanoma with UV exposure especially sunburn. While some studies have suggested a link between sunburn and malignant melanoma, there are other studies that suggest an inverse relationship. Studies have shown that indoor workers have a higher incidence of melanoma than outdoor workers and melanoma is most commonly found on unexposed areas of the skin. Those who have a family history of melanoma may want to avoid UV light exposure or contact their doctor before tanning.
 Does tanning help treat depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Our tanning units emit similar UV light as the sun and many find that sun exposure helps with certain conditions. Many of our customers have stated that UV light exposed to their skin has helped them with certain conditions. We recommend you research this yourself or contact your physician. Though many of our customers frequent our stores for their own self-treatment of certain conditions, we do not promote or prescribe tanning sessions for therapeutic purposes.
How often is a person allowed to tan?
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.
Is it harmful to wear contact lenses when tanning indoors?
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. Celsius Tannery® provides contact cases and solution at our vanity area for your convenience.
 Is it possible to contract AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases from indoor tanning equipment?
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 ever spread diseases.
 May pregnant women tan indoors?
Ultraviolet radiation from tanning equipment does not affect tissues below the surface of the skin including an unborn baby. Some medical professionals are concerned about the heat generated by a tanning unit as well as the discomfort and difficulty for a pregnant mother to maneuver in and out of a tanning unit. This is why we do not allow pregnant women to tan. However, we are always more than happy to extend packages to be used after the child is born.
 What are the potential health benefits of tanning?
Vitamin D is “The Sunshine Vitamin” and most sunbeds, just like sunlight, emit enough UVB light to trigger natural vitamin D production in your skin. In fact, one tanning session can create as much vitamin D as 100 glasses of milk. While you may not need to become tan to make vitamin D, and while vitamin D supplements are another option, you should know that most people who tan in equipment that emits UVB will make vitamin D.
What causes white spots?
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.
What is the Sequential Tanning System™?
The Sequential Tanning System™ (STS™) is a revolutionary new system available only at Celsius Tannery® tanning salons. STS™ is a system that determines the right equipment and tanning time for your skin type to give you a beautiful golden color in the shortest amount of time possible.
 What should I wear when I tan?
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.
Why do some dermatologists warn people against sun exposure?
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.
Why do some people itch after tanning?
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.
Why does a tan disappear?
The tan, or pigmentation process, occurs in the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. Everyone’s skin naturally exfoliates every 28-30 days.

NOTICE: Exposure to ultraviolet radiation may increase the risk of skin cancer and can cause serious eye injury.