Navigation Links
The Professional Salon Difference: JCTA Salons Provide Safety, Expertise
Date:9/16/2013

Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) September 16, 2013

Almost anything we experience in life can be dangerous if used improperly, and indoor tanning is no exception. That’s why JCTA professional indoor tanning facilities promote a balanced message about indoor tanning, educate their patrons about the potential risks of UV overexposure, and enforce strict safety standards to ensure positive and a controlled client experience.

One pillar of the total skin care education and advice that professional salons offer is discouraging the unsupervised use of home tanning equipment and self-serve equipment (coin-op, swipe card or client controlled), because it increases the chances of misuse of the equipment and sunburn or overexposure.

The difference between using an unmonitored sunbed at home or self-serve and a sunbed controlled by a trained and industry certified operator at a professional salon is apparent from the World Health Organization’s data on sunbed exposure and malignant melanoma. While the research is purported to show a 75 percent increase in melanoma risk from use of sunbeds before the age of 35, JunkScience.com critiqued that study, citing University of Delaware epidemiologist’s Dr Mia Papas’s reanalysis of the data. Dr. Papas concluded that “when professional sunbed usage is considered independent of home and medical exposures there is no association with melanoma.” In contrast, use of an unmonitored sunbed at home was shown to increase melanoma risk by 40 percent and the JCTA believes this to be the same for self-serve equipment.

So what does this mean? According to Joint Canadian Tanning Association Executive Director Steve Gilroy, it shows that, like nearly everything else in life, tanning safely is about moderation and doing it the right way.

“Looking at the data, it is clear that tanning equipment itself is not the problem – it’s the person controlling it. Without a trained and industry certified employee at the helm, you welcome misuse that can lead to skin damage. It’s not a good idea to get your tan without going through the recommended exposure schedule required to do it responsibly,” said Gilroy.

Professional indoor tanning salons believe in teaching moderation and sunburn prevention to minimize the risks associated with UV exposure. Getting you a beautiful tan starts with educated skin care technicians evaluating your skin type, setting a moderate exposure schedule, issuing protective eyewear and implementing other safety screening techniques.

Tanning is not a one-size-fits all. Getting a beautiful UV tan means something different for everyone. That’s because the amount of UV exposure needed to acquire a tan is different for a fair-skinned person than it would be for a central European with an olive complexion.

JCTA professional sunbed salons understand that. That’s why tanning professionals are trained to get you the appropriate amount of UV exposure while minimizing your risk of sunburn. Your smart tanning regimen begins with determining your particular skin type. Additionally, in professional salons:

  • Trained operators’ control all tanning exposure times, minimizing a client’s risk of overexposure and sunburn, and require tanners to use Health Canada-compliant protective eyewear, which eliminates the risk of eye injury.
  • All clients undergo comprehensive evaluations, including identifying their sun sensitivity (skin type). Clients also are taught about photosensitizing medications, which can potentially make a person more susceptible to sunburn.
  • Clients are taught sunburn prevention and the appropriate use of outdoor chemical sunscreens. This education, combined with the fact that a tan is nature’s protection against sunburn, is why indoor tanning clients are up to 81 percent less likely to sunburn outdoors as compared to non-tanners, according to surveys.
  • Clients are presented with material outlining the potential risks of overexposure to UV light and sign informed consent agreements acknowledging this.

Find a JCTA salon near you at TanResponsibly.ca.

The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) is a national non-profit organization created to increase understanding of the professional tanning industry's scientifically supported position that regular moderate ultra-violet exposure from sunshine or sunbed in a non-burning fashion is part of a responsible lifestyle that recognizes both the inherent benefits and the manageable risks associated with ultraviolet light exposure.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11125092.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Integrative Change, a Miami Based Business Network Dedicated to Integrating and Education Health Professionals, Celebrates Its 3rd Anniversary
2. American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools ® Designation
3. Heather Lockwood Joins myCNAjobs' Recruitment Squad to Grow Professional Caregiver Job Marketplace
4. New Survey from National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Offers a Roadmap to Protect Growing Number of Seniors in Assisted Living Facilities
5. The Professionals’ Gym of the Future Is Now Open to All Athletes in Atlanta
6. XL Protection Now Offering Professional Bedford Texas Security Camera Installation
7. Continuing Education and Certificate of Advanced Achievement in Kinesiology for Health, Fitness and Wellness Professionals Now Available from Wexford University Online
8. Nutrition Science for Fitness and Wellness Professionals Certificate of Advanced Achievement Now Available from Wexford University
9. Lucid Dreaming Tips
10. How “Lucid Dreaming Made Easy” Helps People Become Professional Golfers – Vinamy
11. Weird Fat Loss Program Developed by Professional Athletes Now Available for Online Download
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite ... program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the United States, ... In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the ... have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Cal Dining at the University of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in ... the buying power of institutions to change the way animals are raised for ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... manufacturer, has expanded its executive staff with the addition of industry sales leader, ... role, Slott will develop the national distribution and sales network, direct the efforts ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central ... and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today ... included the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters ... as at a few other company-owned facilities across the ... patients, some of whom will begin to see the ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions announces ... the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and listed ... national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that end, ... honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in Health ... his award in October, Bardisa said of the three achievements, ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: