Professional Spray Tanning

Exceptional Colour, Extraordinary Results, Extra Confidence

At CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics we offer Professional Spray Tanning for a natural looking tan. A professional spray tan that’s good for you is now more popular than ever before thanks to developments in product formulations and application equipment using one of the leading spray tan brands, Sienna X.

Spray tanning uses an ingredient called DHA that interacts with the top layer of the skin. This causes a colour change that won’t stain your clothes. The tan slowly fades as dead skin cells wear off.

Gone are the days of the ‘orange’ jibes that plagued the industry, as Sienna X spray tanning gives a gorgeous, natural-looking tan without the inherent dangers of skin damage that can result from over exposure to UVA/B rays, letting you look stunningly tanned all year round. A range of solutions is available and your therapist will help you choose your most ideal tan level.

Just some of the reasons why you should have a Sienna X spray tan, it’s:

  • Quick – takes just 10 minutes
  • Safe – no UVA/UVB to damage your skin
  • So natural looking – different strengths to suit your skin type
  • Good for you – no wrinkles just nourishing/moisturising ingredients
  • High profile – top shows love Sienna X
  • Confidence boosting – you’ll love the way it makes you look and feel

What is Spray Tanning? How does it work?

Spray tanning involves applying an active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, to your skin using a specialist low pressure spraying machine.

DHA is a colourless sugar. It interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour (it’s a similar process to when sliced apples go brown when exposed to air).

You will be sprayed with a lightly coloured solution of DHA, but the actual tan takes 6-8hrs to develop and the lightly coloured solution will wash off when showering. This tan will last approximately 7 days depending on your daily skin care regime and lifestyle. A sunless tan fades just like a tan from the sun. As the skin sheds dead cells, the tan fades, so the key is to moisturise to help maximise the life of the tan.

Is it safe?

Yes, very safe. A sienna X sunless tan can give the same results as spending up to 2 weeks in the sun but without the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. DHA has been approved by the FDA for over 30 years. Allergic reactions are extremely rare, however if you have experienced allergic reactions to self-tanning or other beauty products please arrange a skin patch test with us first.

What will happen before, during and after my treatment?

On your first tanning treatment you will be required to complete a consultation card specifically relating to your sienna X treatment. We will provide you with disposable underwear, cap and sticky feet which you will then change into (or you can bring your own dark underwear or swimwear).

Barrier cream will be applied to your hands, elbows, knees, feet and other dry areas to reduce tan absorption. Simply follow your therapist’s instructions, spraying will take around 10 minutes.

The guide colour you see will be showered off after your development time of 8 hours to reveal your natural looking sienna X tan.

How dark will I get?

We have a range of solutions so you can choose how dark you wish your tan to be. Your therapist will also help you choose your ideal tan. Moreover, your tan results will depend on how well you tan naturally. The darker you tan in the sun, the darker you tan with a professional spray tan. Many people like to bespoke their tan so it’s lighter in the winter months and darker in the summer.

A double exposure treatment (i.e. if you have a second application within 48 hours of your first appointment) will help you go darker with superior results.

How long will my sienna X sunless tan last?

Your tan will last approximately 7 days depending on your daily skincare regime, lifestyle and whether you have exfoliated prior to your tan. A sunless tan fades just like a tan from the sun – so as your skin sheds dead cells, your tan will fade, so it is really important to moisturise daily. Using the sienna X Gradual Glowing Self Tan after day three will also prolong and top up your tan.

sienna X have a full range of retail products to care for your skin and your tan. Your therapist will be able to guide you further.

Will I still need to use sun protection with a sienna X tan?

Yes. The spray tan will not protect you from the harmful rays of the sun. A sunscreen with a high SPF is always recommended especially in the Maltese summer months.

Consult your therapist if you…

  • Are in your first trimester of pregnancy
  • Have had an allergic reaction to tanning or any other skin care products
  • Are asthmatic or have breathing difficulties.

What are ‘Spray Tan Parties’?

A spray tan party is a gathering of groups comprising of 5 or more persons for professional spray tanning treatment. When organising a spray tan party you will benefit from exceptional offers. Contact us for more information.

Spray tan parties are great for:

  • Brides, Maids, Guests
  • Hen Do’s
  • Proms
  • Pamper sessions