Spray Tan

Get a custom airbrushed tan that perfectly matches your skin tone in just one visit.

About the Procedure

First, you will have a personalized color consultation with Tracy Ward, our in-house esthetician.  Tracy will help determine the best shade for your unique skin tone and the areas to tan to best achieve your desired results.  Once the consultation is complete, our staff uses a high-end handheld spray tan applicator to apply even amounts of Sunless Tanning solution to the desired area(s) of your body. After each spray pass, you will experience warm spa-like blow dry pass. Once the session is complete, you will be completely dry and ready to redress.   The day of your tan, avoid any lotions and make-up that may act as a barrier to prevent even application of your tan. You may apply a powder to your face 2-4 hours after your session but must avoid all liquids/lotions until after you shower.

For your tanning session, you can wear undergarments, a bathing suit, or nothing. Your chosen attire should be whatever you are completely comfortable with. One of the main benefits of tanning with Plastic Surgery One is that we are professionally trained and certified, so you can feel completely comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire process.

NOTE: Use of bathing suit or undergarments during the professional application process may cause permanent staining of the material. If these options are used, we recommend using old, or dark colored materials.

NOTE: Minimal amounts of cosmetic bronzer (which is water soluble) may transfer to your clothes after you redress and should not permanently stain your clothing. We do suggest wearing darker, looser materials the day of your professional custom airbrush session.

Recovery Time

There is no recovery time for a spray tanning session.  We do recommend avoiding showering or any strenuous activities that would make you sweat for 8-10 hours after your session.  We recommend not exfoliating or using any abrasive cleansers in between sessions and up to 5-6 days following the session. A light non-abrasive moisturizing cleanser is suggested for keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized.  After every shower, we recommend using an approved post-sunless moisturizer. Approved daily post-sunless moisturizers contain hints of the active ingredient DHA, which will prolong and protect the life of your sunless tan.


Whether you want a beautiful Sunless glow year-round or need to get perfectly bronzed for a special occasion, our state-of-the-art Sunless tanning will provide you with the flawless glow you are seeking!

Spray Tanning FAQs

How long will my custom airbrush tan last?
You can expect that your sunless airbrush tan will last up to 10 days.  The life of your tan depends on how well the recommended skin care regime is followed; before, during, and after the professional application. Factors may also include each individual’s skin type and skin chemistry. Individual results may vary.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my tan?
Yes!  Exfoliate.  We can’t stress this one enough. Imagine your skin being a canvas for an artist, the more blank the canvas, the better the results! On the night prior to, or the morning of getting your sunless tan, always use a non-oil based exfoliant to properly even the skin’s surface.  Always shave or wax at least 24-48 hours before your session rather than the day of your session. Shaving/Waxing opens up the pores and they need to be closed for the tanning application. Shaving or waxing too close to your session can result in the “spotty” large pore look.
Will my tan look streaky or orange?
NOT AT ALL! Before, most self-tanning and spray tanning applications, and formulations were administered incorrectly. That meant inconsistent coverage. Not enough lotion left streaks, and too much lotion in one place left skin looking orange. Application methods and Formulations have taken a giant leap since then, making the overall experience and results far better. We guarantee our results, so you can feel confident with your color!
“I had Tracy do two tanning sessions before my brother’s wedding and I can’t believe how beautiful my skin looked!  I’m so happy with how my skin seemed to just glow in the wedding pictures.” 

K.F. (age 26)


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