Red Light Therapy and Anti-Aging Technology

The indoor tanning industry is quickly adapting to the new “norm” of a decrease in regular UV tanners. Thankfully some of this lost revenue is being replaced by the increase in revenue from sunless tanning equipment and now Red Light Therapy Device tanning beds. Most salons are offering the new form of therapy on a monthly EFT plan for between $59 and $89 a month. If your salon can maintain a base of only 100 customers a month this can make a tanning salon owner over $100,000 a year.

Thankfully the cost of adding these new booths and beds is not detrimental. On the low end they cost $12,995 going up to as high as $18,995. Because the industry is relatively new it is hard to distinguish between the different offerings. It is recommended to buy from an already established tanning equipment manufacturer Since they have years of experience and expertise they are more likely to create a successful unit. Researching and creating a new design can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and start-up companies are usually ill prepared to pay for this. Simply replacing the lamps in an existing piece of equipment with red light lamps will not have the same effect. These machines were not designed for this purpose and are not going to produce the necessary spectrum of light to be effective. Although this method may seem like a cheap short cut it will most likely cause you much grief later as your customers will not see any results and feel like you have cheated them out of their money. Not only will you lose them as a customer, but chances are they will tell all of their friends about what happened and cause you to lose potential clients.

The success of red light therapy all depends on the frequency that it is used. It is important to educate new customers on the amount of sessions required so they are well aware that they must actively use the red light tanning booth or bed in order to actually get results. Most manufacturers are recommended three sessions a week for 12 weeks followed by a minimum of two sessions a week after that. Depending on the piece of equipment a typical session lasts between 15-20 minutes.

The booths are meant strictly to rebuild collagen and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles and do not give off any UV light so your clients will not tan or burn when undergoing the therapy. It is still possible to use a normal UV tanning booth when using the collagen rejuvenation systems, but sunless tanning may tend to lessen the results.

New lotions have begun to be introduced to the market that are supposed to help increase the effectiveness of the red light lamps.