The solution used in spray tanning is called Dihydroxyacetone or DHA. DHA is a colorless sugar that interacts with the skin cells located in the stratum corneum of the epidermis (the upper and outermost layer of your skin). As the sugar interacts with the dead skin cells, a color change occurs. This change usually lasts about five to seven days from the initial application. DHA has been in use since the 60s when it was first approved for cosmetic application by the Food and Drug Administration.
Absolutely! The DHA solution used at BELLA BAY TAN is 100% natural! With your approval, we can add a natural scented oil for a moisturizing and fragrance effect in your spry tan solution. (Not available for our retail products.)
Every day, millions of dead skin cells are sloughed off or worn away from the surface of your skin. This is the same area where the solution interacts with your skin to create the tanning effect. Every 35 to 45 days, you have an entirely new epidermis. This is why tans from sunless or self-tanning lotions will gradually fade – as the dead cells are worn away, so is your tan. The more you moisturize the longer your tan will last. On average, tans will last 7 days.
You can extend the life of your tan by up to a few days by using our gradual tan mousse and body lotion. These are moisturizers that help reduce the sloughing of dry and/or dead skin skin cells. If you have dry skin these products are especially recommended.
If you have skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis is is best to perform a patch test before deciding to be spray tanned. We can perform a patch test for you by appointment, and will do so if you have specific skin conditions. If we find that you can be spray tanned, it is important to apply a lot of moisturizer as part of your aftercare regime as the solution can have a drying effect on your skin.
ABSOLUTELY! There is no SPF protection in any of the solutions on the market today. Just because your skin looks tanned does not mean that your skin is protected from harmful UV rays. You can still get sun-burned if you do not apply any protection.
It is adviseable to shave or wax at least 8 hours BEFORE being spray tanned. Both remove the top layer of the skin and opens your pores. Spray tanning right afterwards can clog your pores and give the appearance of freckle spots where you have shaved or waxed.

If you shave or wax after your spray tan you will accelerate the exfoliating process and reduce the life of your tan. You can also exfoliate the tan unevenly giving a patchy or streaky look. If you must shave use a very sharp razor applied lightly so you remove only the hairs – not the tan.
During the spray tan you can wear as little as you are comfortable with. Our staff is very professional and discrete.You may chose to tan in the nude if you do not want tan lines. If you chose to wear a bathing suit/bikini or undergarments, it should be dark and form fitting. Please note: males MUST wear a thong, boxer, briefs or swim trunks for their spray tan.

After your spray tan you should wear loose, dark cotton clothing with slip on shoes so as not to leave any marks or rub the spray tan off your skin. You should also not reapply jewelry as it can scratch the tan.
We suggest not wearing make up immediately after your spray tan. Spray tanning the face is a choice. If you choose to do your face we recommend getting only a light spray applied. It’s easier to blend makeup on a lighter face than to lighten up a tanned face and still look natural. Our GIMME a Hint sunless face mist is a great product to give your face a boost of color as your tan fades.
It really depends on your skin type, the solution used, and the length of time between the application and the first shower. Most will last 5 to 7 days but can be extended up to 10 days if using and extender and following the proper aftercare instructions.

If you want to keep your tanned look it is recommended to get a spray once a week and apply a moisturizer daily to maintain the tan.
Because body contouring procedures are non-surgical and do not involve any incisions, they have virtually no downtime! After a body contouring treatment is completed, patients are able to resu
A good candidate for body contouring is a person who is close to their ideal weight but can’t seem to lose stubborn fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Body contouring is not meant for drastic weight reduction and ideal for clients who do not want to undergo surgery to reduce areas of unwanted fat.
Do not eat two hours before treatment. -Remove any lotion from your skin before the treatment. -Shave any body hair near and in the area to be treated. -Do not drink caffeine or alcohol a day before the treatment.
RF, or radio frequency, uses waves to heat deep tissue below the surface of the skin. This heat shrinks the fat cells as well as stimulating new collagen production, leading to smoother, firmer skin. Typically are within 8-12 weeks as the body produces collagen.
Cellulite can be treated using non-invasive body contouring techniques. We utilize several modalities in our BB Thigh Tight treatment. In order to tighten the skin and reduce the “cottage cheese” appearance of cellulite, we use RF, Wood Therapy, Vacuum Therapy, and more.
A: Kabelline is an effective non-invasive treatments for a double chin that work very well to significantly reduce fat in that area. Kyballine uses deoxycholic acid to achieve results, while lip technology "melts" and destroy fat cells. RF can help tighten loose skin around the jowls and chin as well. Kabelline is administered as a series of a no-needle Hyaluron pen with a specially designed template. It only takes about 20 minutes to treat your chin. On average 3-6 sessions are needed, one week apart. It will take about 8 to 10 weeks before final results are visible, as your body needs time to flush away the melted fat cells As long as you maintain your healthy diet and lifestyle, you should not have a problem with your double chin coming back. Schedule a consultation Shay at Bella Bay Tan & Body Sculpting to see what the best treatment is for you.
Ultrasonic or ultrasound cavitation is the process of breaking down fat cells below your skin with the use of ultrasound technology. It's a non-surgical way to reduce cellulite and localized fat, which involves applying pressure on fatty tissue from ultrasonic vibrations. The pressure applied is enough for these fats cells to break into liquid form and be excreted by our bodies as waste through our lymphatic system; this method can also work in conjunction with other weight loss methods for better results. Ultrasonic cavitation is non-invasive treatment that uses low-frequency ultrasonic waves that range from 30 to 80K. The waves create bubbles around fat deposits under the skin, which then burst, breaking up these fat deposits into smaller pieces that get excreted from your body through interstitial and lymphatic systems. Once expelled from the body, weight loss is achieved. The decomposition of this fatty tissue creates glycerol that is reused by the body while free fatty acids travel to the liver and get excreted as waste.The procedure is customized to each individual's needs and areas of concern. The standard treatment is completed in one to 12 sessions with 72 hours between every session, depending on the desired result. Each session can last between 45 to 75 min. It takes about 6-12 weeks to see lasting results. Results are permanent for this treatment with a healthy diet, moderate exercise, and consistent maintenance.
Low-level light therapy, also called LLLT, or Laser Lipo is the introduction of cold red laser light to your body. LLLT has been used in medicine for over 40 years to treat skin conditions, muscular issues. pain & inflammation and to promote wound healing. When used in non-invasive body contouring, the role of LLLT is to reduce fat and cellulite as well as improving overall tone to the body. The ideal wavelength to effectively target adipose tissue is 635 - 650nm at a strength of at least 10mw per diode. When cold red laser is introduced to the adipose tissue it stimulates the mitochondria within the cell, creating pores causing it to open and collapse. Your body utilizes what can be used as energy, the remaining contents are filtered out of the body through the lymphatic system. In addition to fat reduction, LLLT also increases your cellular metabolism. Since the laser targets your cells, they stimulate your blood cells. This helps increase the oxygen and nutrient load in your red blood cells. In response your blood cells transmit oxygen and nutrients at faster levels, this enhances your cellular metabolism. This results in long-term fat loss, collagen production, cellulite reduction and a smoother and more toned appearance.
We offer complimentary consultations, which allow us to go over health history and talk about your body goals. We offer many great things such as the MN Mommy Makeover, BB Tummy Tuck (non surgical) BB Tight Tight, BB Chiseled Chin, Wood Therapy, Yeso Therapy, Body Wraps, Vibration Plate Therapy and more.
Yes, we can custom tailor an at home kit for you to use as maintenance between your treatment sessions. These items may include osmotic wrap, lavender Lipo cream, Lipo oil, Luxe Helios cream, dry brushing, and more. We can go over your best treatment plan when you come in for your consultation. The best part? Non Surgical body sculpting is approximately 60-70% less than plastic surgery.
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