Cause Serious Brow Envy With Lamination

Let’s face it, we’re living in the golden age of brows. Ever since Instagram baddies came around, we’ve been absolutely obsessed over how to get our brows big, bold, and beautiful.

And if you’re looking for the latest trend in drool-worthy eyebrows, it’s here at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa: brow lamination. It’s the easiest way to get the fashionable feathery brows of your dreams.

Brow Lamination Shapes Up Unruly Eyebrow Hair

Brow lamination treatment at Colair

Brow Lamination got its start in Russia, but British models brought it to the mainstream. Basically, brow lamination is like a perm for your eyebrows. A chemical solution is applied to your brows that help to restructure your brow hairs for a more attractive, feathery look.

If you’ve got brow hairs that can get a bit unruly, this is the treatment for you. It’s also perfect for those with unwanted light patches or gaps in their brows. And if you simply want to wake up with Vogue-worthy brows every day without touching a spool, then it’s definitely what you want.

Unlike microblading or eyebrow extensions, lamination works with your existing eyebrow hair. It’s non-invasive and the results can last up to 8 weeks. And sure, it works best on those who already have a decent amount of brow hair to work with, but it’s also great for giving a fuller look to those with fine brow hairs.

What to Expect from Your First Brow Lamination Appointment

When you first get to Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa,  you should have an initial consultation with your brow artist. They should explain the treatment and the process and make sure to answer any of your questions. Once you’re prepped and ready to go, your brow artist will brush through your brow hairs and apply a gentle chemical product that makes the hairs softer and easy to shape. This should stay in your brows for about 20 minutes.

After that, your artist will shape your brows and set them in place with a second solution. This is a keratin oil treatment that makes your existing hairs big and fluffy while stimulating more hair growth to keep them that way. Altogether, the whole process should take less than an hour.

There’s not much you have to do to prep for your brow lamination. Avoid using harsh skincare products like retinol and acne treatments for at least 48 hours before your appointment. These can make your skin more sensitive and irritable to the lamination solution. And to make things simpler at the spa, go to your appointment with a bare face and clean skin.

Your results should last about 8 weeks, but only if you take care of your brows and maintain them. After getting your brows laminated, make sure to:

  • Keep the affected area dry for 24 hours. Don’t apply creams, oils, or eye makeup.
  • Don’t rub your eyes for 24 hours
  • Skip the gym until tomorrow and avoid a super-hot shower.
  • Oil your brows nightly after the first night
  • Don’t use retinol or an exfoliator for 72 hours.

And just like that, you’ve got Cara Delevingne-level brows! If you’re looking to seriously improve your brow-game, visit or call Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona at (480) 923-6138.


Have Melasma? Try a PRP Facial

After the dog days of summer are over and your sun-kissed glow sadly fades away, do you ever have patches of tan that never quite leave? Well, these brownish-gray blotches have a name— Melasma. Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is here to help.

Colair client receiving PRP facial treatment

They can show up on your forehead, chin, cheeks, lips, and nose. And they might be around for the long-haul. According to Harvard Medical’s Dr. Barbara Gilchrest, “Women who develop melasma in their teens or 20s or 30s may see it stay around for decades.”

If you’re like us, you’ve taken time in quarantine to bring your skincare game to the next level. If you’re still seeing skin discoloration and dark patches on your face after all your face masks and serums, read on to learn about Melasma and how you can treat it.

What is Melasma?

When pigment cells in your skin start overproducing, it can cause dark spots that are larger than freckles or age spots. This is Melasma, sometimes referred to as “the mask of pregnancy” because it often (although not always) occurs in pregnant women. It’s a painless condition that doesn’t present any health risks which more likely to get Melasma if you’re a woman or have darker skin.

If you’ve noticed darker splotches on your face, you’re not alone–nearly 6 million American women are in the same boat.


What Causes Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that causes the appearance of spots and patches that are darker than your natural skin tone. These usually appear on the face as tan, brown, gray-brown, or blue-gray patches or freckles. 

The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, contains cells called melanocytes that produce and store pigment known as melanin. The melanocytes produce more melanin when exposed to heat, light, ultraviolet radiation, or certain elevated hormone levels.

Here are other factors that can cause or aggravate melasma:

  • Birth control pills
  • Pregnancy
  • Synthetic estrogen
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Genetics
  • LED lights
  • Phototoxic drugs (that make you sensitive to sunlight such as diuretics, antibiotics, or NSAIDS)
  • Certain soaps or skin care products
  • Tanning beds

Women with medium to dark skin tones are more likely to develop melasma symptoms than fair-skinned women. Melasma is a disorder that is most commonly developed in women, who develop 90% of the cases. 

There are lots of things that can cause Melasma, but the two most common triggers are:

  • Hormones: Hormone fluctuations, like those during pregnancy or when starting new birth control, can cause Melasma.
  • Sun Exposure: We all know the sun is the enemy of youthful skin, and here’s just one more reason to use SPF. The sun can cause Melasma or worsen existing cases.

Vampire facial at Colair

Treatments for Melasma

There are ways to reduce and even eliminate Melasma. Do you remember that slightly terrifying insta of Kim K getting her “vampire blood” facial? Well, that was a form of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Recent studies have found that PRP is actually a very effective treatment for Melasma.

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma is basically a superfood for your skin cells. When injected into the skin’s membrane, it adds a boost of collagen and stimulates new blood vessels and cell growth. You’ll see results are just 2-3 injections.
  • Microneedling is another minimally invasive solution for melasma. PRP and Microneedling are like Batman and Robin–they work better together.

Using the Vampire Facial to Treat Melasma

Vampire facials use the body’s own platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, to create an environment that stimulates healing. The growth and healing factors in the PRP injections are one of the strongest growth factors in the body, which help heal the skin. The use of platelet-rich plasma is a proven therapy for melasma treatment and led to the development of the vampire facial.

What Is the Vampire Facial?

A vampire facial is a cosmetic procedure that uses the platelets of your own blood to treat melasma and other skin imperfections. The injections of the blood into the face stimulate collagen regrowth.

Here are the steps involved in a vampire facial:

1.   Skin professional preps skin

2.   Blood is drawn from your arm

3.   Blood is centrifuged to separate platelets

4.   Your platelet-rich plasma is injected, with a tiny needle, into areas of your skin that need treatment

How Does It Work?

Once the plasma is injected into your face with a PRP facial, it triggers your body’s natural response to restore the skin.

The growth factors in the plasma help speed the healing process. 

Why It’s Worth Trying

The results are clear—vampire facials are effective in treating melasma. They offer a myriad of other reasons to try it. 

Microneedling for Melasma

Microneedling makes tiny wounds in the skin that stimulate collagen production.

This does two things: it allows topical treatments to penetrate deeper and work better, and it stimulates the production of collagen. So you can get rid of Melasma and reduce your wrinkles in one fell swoop.

It can help treat melasma, but when you combine microneedling with injections of platelet-rich plasma, the results are impressive. 

When you add PRP on top of microneedling, you’ll get a dynamic duo that will wow you with the results. One last word of warning before you make your appointment–Melasma is known to come back, every now and then. If you don’t want to do this whole process twice, don’t forget the golden rule of skincare: SPF, SPF, SPF!

Want to learn more about addressing your melasma? Visit or call Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona at (480) 923-6138.


Understanding Vitamin Therapy

Our bodies regularly get vitamins through nutrition and supplements, but what happens when you need a boost because your immune system or metabolism is sluggish? There are multiple ways to increase your dosage of certain vitamins, but there’s a catch. Even though you’re putting vitamins into your body via eating healthy, there’s a limit to how much your body can absorb at one given time.

Did you know that the way that food breaks down, you’re only absorbing about 50 percent of those vitamins that you ingested? There’s a better way that allows your body to absorb more of what you need—in fact, it offers a 90 percent absorption rate.

Vitamin Therapy at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is an option that puts you in the driver’s seat. With this method of vitamin delivery, you can invest in your body by getting more of what you intended.

Not only do you get higher absorption, but it works faster, so you’ll enjoy the benefits quicker and more efficiently.

Have you heard of Lipotropic injections? These are injections that introduce a highly specialized dose of ingredients to help target cholesterol issues, fat issues, along with helping to detox the body. They do this, all while helping boost your metabolism.

They start with a base of B12, which we all know is great for your body, but are you familiar with other B vitamins, or only the “popular ones” that get spoken about. Have you heard of Inositol? This is also known as B8, though it doesn’t get the same exposure that B12 or B6 does, you’ll want to know about the benefits this B vitamin can do for your body. Here’s a neat tip, it’s actually a sugar! But, this sugar does great things like helping your cell membranes, helps metabolize fat, and aids in nerve synapses. It also helps with serotonin levels and interacts with insulin. In fact, Healthline states that… “research suggests that additional inositol in the form of supplements may have numerous health benefits.”

What other ingredients will you find in B12-MIC IV ?

The C in MIC is Choline. According to Medical News Today, Choline supports DNA synthesis, helps metabolize fat, and helps with cell maintenance.

The M stands for Methionine. This is an essential amino acid you find in things like meat and dairy. This important nutrient acts as an antioxidant to help detoxify your body. According to the National Library of Medicine, this powerhouse also is… “required for growth and tissue repair…and is involved in many detoxifying processes…protects cells from pollutants, slows cell aging…”

Because it’s an injected source of vitamins, there are a few important things to know before getting started. First, always work with a practitioner that is both well-qualified and that you trust. Also, with it being an injection, it’s always smart to consult with your doctor to make sure you don’t have any contraindications such as kidney disease because people with kidney disease lack the proper filtration that your body needs to process excess minerals. It’s always important to know what your body is deficient in. Know what you’re lacking, so you can seek out sources that will help you. Take your health back into your hands and find solutions that are effective and can help you feel better.

Vitamin Therapy has been around for over 50 years. The more we learn about potent combinations, the more we’re able to create specialized mixtures that enhance and help our bodies.

If you’d like to know more about Nutrient and Vitamin Therapy and how it can help you, please visit or call Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa (480) 923-6138.