Airbrush Tanning

New Look Laser Medical

Medical Spa located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL & Arlington Heights, IL

Airbrush tanning can give you that sun-kissed glow you want, without exposing your skin to harmful ultraviolet rays. At New Look Laser Medical, you can get that long-lasting just off the beach tan with a quick Norvell® airbrush tanning session. You can book your airbrush tanning session at the clinic’s Lincoln Park or Arlington Heights locations in Chicago by requesting an appointment online or over the phone.

Airbrush Tanning Q & A

What does airbrush tanning do?

Airbrush tanning involves darkening your skin through a non-enzymatic browning reaction, rather than by increasing your melanin levels, as with sunbathing or tanning. As the Norvell airbrushing solution is sprayed onto your skin, the main ingredient, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), creates a Maillard reaction.

This reaction occurs when DHA reacts with oxygen and proteins on your skin. It’s similar to the browning that occurs in an apple when you slice it and leave it sitting out. The entire airbrushing service is safe and allows you to get a healthy-looking even-toned tan, in a single in-office treatment.

When will I have results after airbrush tanning?

You can experience optimal results within three to four hours of your Norvell airbrush tanning session at New Look Laser Medical. In some cases, you may even find that your skin continues to darken for up to 24 hours.

The intensity of your airbrush spray tan, how long it takes for dramatic results to surface, and how long it lasts depends on several factors. Your skin’s pH balance, the concentration level of DHA, and your natural skin tone all play roles in your airbrush tanning effects. In most cases though, you can expect your glowing new tan to last at least four to seven days before it starts fading.

How do I prepare for airbrush tanning?

The dedicated team of skin care experts at New Look Laser Medical want to ensure you get the results you want from your Norvell airbrush tan, and that your results last as long as possible. Before your airbrush tanning session, you should:

  • Thoroughly exfoliate your skin
  • Ensure your skin is well-moisturized
  • Put on dark-colored clothes, since some of the airbrushing solution can rub off

To help your beautiful new Norvell airbrush tan last as long as possible, continue keeping your skin moisturized. If your skin dries out and begins to flake, your sunless tan starts to fade quickly. You should also avoid going swimming, especially in chlorinated pools and hot tubs, for the first 48 hours.  

Book your airbrush tanning session at New Look Laser Medical by selecting an appointment time online. You can also call either location directly.

Individual results may vary.