Sunless tanning can refer to anything that does not involve the use of the sun to induce a tan. Items usually included in sunless tanning products are lotions, sprays, creams and even sometimes gels or pills. Even though in the long run, tanning beds can cause premature aging and skin cancer, they are still considered a sunless tanning procedure.
Cost and Financing
Depending on which method you choose, prices for treatments range anywhere from just a few dollars to over $100. Because the most expensive methods will only reach up to a few hundred dollars, there aren't a whole lot of financing options available. Many places offer monthly payments and rebates to help you manage your budget.
Because purchasing your own tanning bed is a little more expensive, usually costing between $1,000 and $10,000, there are more financing options for those wishing to purchase one for their home. Some places may even let you rent a tanning bed. You may even be able to find spray tanning booths as well that will have special financing options.
This procedure is usually not covered by insurance because it is a cosmetic procedure that in most cases is not required to cure any pressing medical condition. You may want to check with your provider to see if there are specialized insurance plans for your situation or if your provider is willing to cover part of the cost.