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How to Treat Blackheads

If our faces were a house, blackheads would be cockroaches. They seemingly infest our mug, and once you think you’ve gotten rid of them, one springs up. But fear not! Your friends at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa are here to help with a few tips and treatments.

What are Blackheads?

But to destroy an enemy, you first must know what it is. Blackheads are a mix of oxidized dead skin cells and oils, sitting in pores. It’s the exposure to air, that makes the pores turn black. Though there’s a lot you can do to stay on top of them, there’s a big genetic disposition to blackheads/pore size. One of the best tools in your arsenal against blackheads is salicylic acid. It’s a beta hydroxy acid that works to remove excess oils and help exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of your face. Colair not only sells products from SkinMedica that includes salicylic acid, but a few of our facials use them as well.

Treating Blackheads

Though it might be tempting to pick at those stubborn blackheads, you should leave it to the professionals with a facial. Picking can leave you with an infection and then possibly scarring. Extractions during a facial at Colair make all the difference. We start off by steaming the pores, which opens them up, and after some magical topical solutions, we can manually clean up all of those pores. After a facial with us, one of our highly trained aestheticians can point you in the right direction for product. You’re going to want to keep your skin moisturized, it helps keep the skin balances so you don’t overproduce oil.

Get Rid of Blackheads for Good

So if blackheads are your enemy #1, allow us to help. Our amazing staff and lineup of clinical strength products will do the job nicely. If you’d like to learn more about our facials, products or spa services, please visit Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa or call us at (480) 912-5325.
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Five Reasons to Love the Emage Image Pro 3D 

It feels like Christmas at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa. The most incredible piece of beauty technology has landed at your favorite Gilbert med spa. The Emage Image Pro 3D is going to change the way you approach skincare. Though we could go on and on, here’s five reasons to love this incredible piece of tech.

Emage technology at Colair

1.) Pulls Up the Finest Details

Not unlike some ocean floor scan, the Emage Image Pro 3D can actually show us a 3D scan of your face; pores, depressions and even sun spots. This is the ultimate intel report, showing us the intimate details of your skin.

2.) Identifies Future Problem Areas

Want to know the future of your skin? With this marvelous tool, those scans of your skin can actually tell us what and where your future problem-areas are going to be. This will allow you to make decisions to soften issues, before they’re even issues.

3.) Shows Sun Damage

Sometimes we need a harsh reminder of the sun’s damage to our faces, especially living in Arizona. This skin imaging tool shows us sun spots, telling us if you should receive treatments and where to focus at. Most of all, this is the ultimate sunscreen reminder.

4.) Gives You Insight Into Your Med Spa Treatment

Have you been interested in that amazing med spa treatment, but just can’t picture what the results will look like on you? Sometimes those before and after shots can be a little less than relatable. With the Emage Image Pro 3D, we can show you YOUR face and the projected results of treatments. You will actually be able to see the results on your face, not some strangers. This will inspire confidence in your decision making for treatments.

5.) Shows Results and Treatment Progress

You won’t have to rely on bathroom selfies to see the progress you’ve made after your treatments. Because the Emage Image 3D Pro captures the state of your skin in such an in-depth manor, we will be able to show you the results and progress of your treatments in near microscopic details. Seeing the results of your treatment will provide confidence in your investment in yourself.

If you’d like to learn more about this state-of-the-art skin imaging tool and how it can help you achieve your skincare goals, please visit or call Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa at (480) 912-5325.

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Got Sun Spots? We’ve got Solutions

They’re referred to by a few names— sunspots, liver spots, or age spots— but what is for sure, is that these dark spots on our skin age us drastically. At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa we understand your desire to look and feel your best, so even though some might tell you to overlook a few dark spots on your skin, we’re here to help handle them. Very common in adults over 50, but sun spots also appear in younger people as well, they’re the byproduct of prolonged sun exposure and the melanin becomes gathered in specific areas.  Of course, sun protection is the key to the prevention of sun spots, but even if you do everything correctly, your chances of landing a sunspot are still pretty high. So what can you do to diminish them? Here are a few ideas at your favorite Gilbert med spa.

1.) Chemical Peels

One of the most effective treatments you can use to address age spots is chemical peels. The treatment is a solution that’s applied by one of our amazing aestheticians, which helps remove the outer layer of skin. Kind of like an eraser for your complexion, the chemical peel provides a glow and helps with wrinkles and other blemishes.

2.) Dermaplaning

Want to see a big difference on your skin quickly? Dermaplaning is a painless treatment that takes a matter of minutes, but with incredible results. Performed by one of our talented aestheticians, dermaplaning is the act of using a scalpel to gently scrape the dead skin from your skin. This provided a more even complexion and permits your skincare products to go deeper in the skin. 

3.) Microneedling

One of the reasons why age spots darken as we age is that there’s a lack of new cells being created, one way to aid this is with a process called microneedling. The treatment starts with a topical numbing agent, then with a pen containing several very tiny needles which then are injected into the skin, creating collagen induction channels. These small ‘injuries’ made to the face causes the body to start a healing process, where collagen is sent and ultimately leads to more youthful-looking skin.   For more information about how Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa can help with your sunspot concerns or any skincare goals, please visit or call us at (480) 912-5325. 
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The Manly Man’s Guide to Med Spas 

Somewhere through the macho pages of history, gents got this notion that they weren’t allowed to have their own time at the spa. Though Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa provides outstanding services for women, we’re equally passionate about men visiting us for med spa treatments as well. You work out, try to look your best and yet you might be thinking med spas aren’t for you? Alas, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Firstly, let’s talk about Brotox, or Botox for Bros. Botox is a injectable used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and our incredible registered nurse can even maintain your ruggedly-handsome looks, giving you a more refreshed, youthful look. 

Maybe you’re finding yourself feeling a little out of it and run down? Try our IV Nutrient Therapies. For the gym rats, or party boys, IV Nutrient Therapy is ideal. Available in both traditional drip and ‘push’ form, IV Nutrient Therapy allows you to receive a plethora of vitamins and good stuff directly into your bloodstream. Not only can it help with issues like fatigue, hypertension and infections, but it can also help alleviate a wild night on the town, making that hangover a little softer. If you’re looking to recovery faster from intense workouts at the gym, IV Nutrient Therapy helps with muscle recovery. 

Maybe you’re going a little thin on top? We can even help with that too. There isn’t a thinning-haired fella around who can’t say he wished there was a solution, and that’s why we have PRP for hair loss. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and it’s important here because the growth factors found in your own plasma act as a kind of messengers, telling skin cells to function and help stimulate activity in the follicles to promote hair growth. The treatment starts with a easy and simple blood draw from our registered nurse, where we draw your blood and separate the plasma from the red blood cells by way of a machine that spins the liquid quickly. From there, the PRP will be injected into the locations on your scalp where you’d like to see hair growth.

So next time you hear your lady-friend mention she’s headed to see us for an appointment, don’t be afraid to come in for your own service. If you’d like to learn more about any of the treatments discussed above, or any of our other men’s med spa services, please visit Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa or call us at (480) 912-5325. 

 

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Four Wellness Treatments to try in your 20s

There’s probably a trillion things you wish you could tell your 20-something self; skip that, do this, the pizza is gonna catch up to you, etc. But what specifically would you tell yourself about skincare and self-care? I think we could all collectively agree that we wish we would have worn more sunscreen, but at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, we’ve got some pointers for 20-somethings. 

Preventive Botox 

Botox before I have deep wrinkles? I know, it seems like a crazy concept. But those cute fine lines on your face today can be tomorrow’s deep forehead canals. Preventive Botox is a wonderful solution to soften the effects of aging before it even begins by freezing those wrinkle-causing facial expressions with Botox. 

Facials 

After we’ve come out of the damning days of having acne, most of us are terrified of hydrating our faces or risking any kind of breakout, but that’s all backwards. Spending time getting facials not only hydrates your skin (which gives our oil glands a timeout), but also can help clear up congestion in your pores, minimizing the chances of future breakouts. 

Product Investment 

Oh the things you blew your money on when you were younger. There’s no better way to spend your money than investing it back into yourself, especially your skin. At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, we’re so happy to offer SkinMedica. Not your drugstore kind of product, SkinMedica is backed by science to give your face the best results, and ultimately fighting aging. 

IV Nutrient Therapy 

Surely, in your 20s you put your body through all types of challenges, including how can one human drink before death and other strenuous activities. Wouldn’t you have loved a treatment that softened the blow of hangovers? Alas, our IV Nutrient Therapy does just that and more. A direct line of vitamins and hydration, IV Nutrient Therapy assists with all types of bodily issues. 

Regardless if you’re a 20-something or further down the road of life, it’s not too late to incorporate any of the above treatments into your life. Feeling and looking good doesn’t take a backseat at any point in your life. For more info about any of these services, or how we can help you feel and look your best, please visit or call Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa at (480) 912-5325. 

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Do you need Botox? Four Signs You Do

These days it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t dipped their toe in the BOTOX pool. That neighbor who looks suddenly ‘refreshed’, the guy at work who took years off his face in a few days and that one cousin who seems to be tricking time with each family gathering. They’ve probably have gotten the memo and saw someone for BOTOX. So, is it time for you to come to Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa  to do the same? We’ve got four signs that’ll help you decide. 

1. Forehead Lines

Have you noticed your forehead is looking way too much like a treasure map? Lines and X’s, but no treasure. Forehead furrows or frown lines are one of the first places we start to visibly age on our face. 

2. Smile Lines

Crow’s feet, those pesky lines that form around our mouths. Crow’s feet become most intense when we work the muscles around your eyes. BOTOX blocks this by relaxing the muscles that cause crow feet to appear. 

3. Got TMJ?

TMJ or Temporomadibular when the temporomandibular joint is where the skull and jaw bone connect, acting as kind of hinge for your mouth, are out of alignment. TMJ can cause earaches, pain when you chew and even a change in how your teeth fit together. Our and highly-trained registered nurse injects BOTOX into masseter muscle, allowing the muscle to relax and help with pain caused by persistent grinding and clenching. 

4. You Don’t Have Wrinkles

So, you’re a fresh 20-something who feels like you’re light years away from needing BOTOX? WRONG. Preventive BOTOX is a thing and it works. Within one study, contributors stated that it’s “rarely too early”. In the study on BOTOX, it shows that frown lines, forehead furrows and crows’ feet are caused by repetitive folding of the skin from normal expressions and if you slow down the use of those muscles in your early adult life, the lines never develop.

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Chlorine’s Combat on Good Hair

Living in Arizona, we literally construct our schedules around when we’re going to be in the pool. If you’re not already swimming, you’re thinking about the next time you can jump in and cool off, but did you know that pool-time can actually cause havoc on your hair? Chlorine not only dulls your hair but also has a damaging effect, and especially to color-treated hair. Blondes beware; chlorine can have an especially damming effect on your hair and even give it a green tinge. If you can’t get your head above water this summer, try a swim cap or just rinse your with filtered water prior to jumping in. One trick we’ve learned to love, is taking our Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask, a magical mixture of tea complex that penetrates the hair follicle, and lathering some on before we have our pool day, so it can soak in deeply and reverse damaged hair. The trick really boils down to saturating the hair with something, so very little chlorine will be able to enter the shaft, as our hair is sponge-like and will soak up anything. 

If you’ve read this tip a little too late, and are noticing your hair is on the crispy side from all of the swimming you’ve done, we can still help. Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa has multiple options to get your thirsty hair back into shape. Our Brazilian Blowout Split End Repair Treatment is made just for said issue, as it seals and nourishes split ends, and gives your hair a sleek and healthy look. Also, have you might have heard of the benefits of collagen for your face, but for your hair? Yes, our Demi- Permanent Conditioner is a collagen-based product that deeply conditions and replenishes dry and damaged hair. So, go ahead and take a dip, we’ve got all of your hair-rehab treatments taken care of at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa. For more information on how we can help with all of your haircare concerns and other salon services, please visit or call us at (480) 912-5325. 

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Med Spa Miracles: Five Ways to Maintain a Youthful Appearance

There are so many things we do in our day-to-day to keep ourselves vibrant; eat well, work out and wear sunscreen, but when it comes to maintaining a youthful appearance on our face, there are some things that are out of our hands. Regardless of how many healthy habits you’ve taken up, there’s only so much we can do, especially for our face. If you’re looking to maintain a youthful appearance, look no further than Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ. Our team of highly skilled professionals wants to work with you on your skincare goals and below you’ll find a few of suggested tips to looking as young as you feel…

1.) BOTOX

One of the fastest ways to take years off than with a quick injection of Botox. Both highly effective and safe, Botox is great ease into the sometimes overwhelming world of anti-aging treatments. With few restrictions and little to no downtime after your treatment, Botox is a total breeze.

2.) Voluma

As we age, our cheeks go flat and it’s a huge concern for lots of folks trying to refresh their look. The no scalpel-required treatment, Voluma, actually does wonders by lifting and contouring your cheek area— giving you a fuller and youthful appearance. The best part? This treatment can last up to two years, the only filler to do so.

3.) Microblading

One of the worst parts about getting older is the loss of eyebrows and the toll it takes on the general look of our face. Those once bushy and full brows take a turn for thinness as the years go by. Alas, now with Microblading, you can throw away your brow pencils with this semi-permanent treatment. One of our extremely trained technicians tattoos individual eyebrows hairs onto your face, providing a natural fuller-looking brow.

4.) Kybella

There are few things as bothersome as a turkey neck. That deposit of fat that sits under the chin and regardless of how many salads you eat, just will not go away and even gets worse with every passing birthday. With one of the most discussed treatments, Kybella, you can actually destroy those fat cells forever. Rid yourself of the wobble in just two treatments and zero touch-ups.

5.) PRP Facial

The PRP Facial starts with our very talented registered nurse drawing some of your blood with the smallest of pokes and then separates the blood into platelet-rich plasma that will be applied to your face. You’ll then receive micro needling— a method that not only allows the PRP to be better absorbed but also stimulates collagen production. The results are unlike any other facial you’ll ever receive— the ultimate in anti-aging treatments.

For more information or to find out how we can help you achieve your anti-aging goals in Gilbert, Arizona please visit or call us at (480) 912- 5325

 
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Voluma: The Longest Lasting Filler

There’s no denying the aging effects of wrinkles and lines, but for those seeking a more youthful disposition, it’s all about cheeks. Over time, the cheeks flatten and the skin begins to sag. Caused by a natural loss of volume, cheeks can make one appear much more mature than preferred.

Flat cheeks have a new enemy with with Juvéderm Voluma at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa! Created to add volume in your mid-face, beneath the skin’s surface, Voluma actually lifts and contours the cheek area. In addition to giving you a more refreshed and youthful glow, Voluma is thee only filler proven to last two years. Can you imagine? Two years of no touch-up appointments or worries.

No doubt you’ve got some questions. Does it hurt? No more than a pinch, and that’s thanks to the product having pain-reducing lidocaine. You’ll also be given a topical numbing cream on arrival to even ease the pinch more so. When will I see the results? No waiting around for this one, you’ll see a difference immediately.

At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, it’s more than just the incredible product we carry like Juvéderm Voluma, it’s about providing an outstanding experience starting with our highly-experienced staff (which you can read more about here)  that you can trust to handle your procedure with absolute care and knowledge. For a free consultation to discuss how Juvéderm Voluma can assist you in your skincare goals, please visit or call us at (480) 912-5325

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What is Dysport? Compare to Botox

Have you ever thought about getting cosmetic injections to treat your wrinkles and fine lines? With over 3 million botulinum toxin injections occurring every year, wrinkle erasing injections are a popular, safe, and effective method to treat signs of aging on the face.

These injections are most commonly referred to as “botox”. However, Botox is only one brand of botulinum toxin injection that can be used. Dysport is another brand of botulinum toxin that is also used to treat the appearance of wrinkles.

At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, Dysport and Botox are some of the many different cosmetic injections we offer. Dysport injections will smooth out the signs of aging in your skin, resulting in a younger appearance in just a few days.

But what is Dysport, and how long does Dysport take to work? What are the differences between Dysport vs. Botox? Keep reading to find out all there is to know about Dysport. 

What Is Dysport? 

Dysport is a formulation and brand of botulinum toxin Type A, or more specifically of abobotulinumtoxinA. Dysport is injected into the skin and can be used for both medical and cosmetic purposes. 

At Colair Beauty Loung & Med Spa, we use Dysport for cosmetic purposes only. This injection is used to treat the wrinkles that occur between your eyebrows, commonly referred to as “11 lines” or “frown lines”, forehead lines and “crows feet” or “smile lines” near the eyes. 

The appearance of frown lines can become quite pronounced as you age, and these lines will typically grow deeper with time. Dysport can help erase the appearance of these stubborn wrinkles, and leave you with more youthful-looking skin. 

How Does Dysport Treat Wrinkles?

Wrinkles form as a result of repetitive muscle movement in specific parts of the face. For example, raising and furrowing your eyebrows repeatedly over the course of many years can lead to forehead wrinkles and frown lines. 

Dysport wrinkle injections target and reduce the muscle contractions that lead to fine lines and wrinkles between your eyebrows. 

It is only approved to treat frown lines. However, if you are concerned about the signs of aging on other parts of your face or body, there’s no need to worry! 

At Colair, we offer a wide variety of anti-aging beauty solutions. From other anti-aging injectables to thorough facials and miraculous chemical peels, our team can help you decide which options work best for you and your skin!

The Results: How Long Does Dysport Take To Work? 

One of the many benefits of Dysport is that it is fast-acting, with most people starting to see results within 2-3 days! The full and final results should only take a 7-14 days to appear, making Dysport one of the fastest wrinkle treatments.

As with all other anti-aging injectables, the results of Dysport are not permanent. Most people need Dysport touch-ups every 3-4 months, which provides an added benefit for first-time users that want to try wrinkle injections without a lengthier time commitment. 

Dysport vs. Botox

Dysport and Botox are both anti-aging injectables that we proudly offer at Colair. These injections are both formulations and brands of botulinum toxin Type A. Though Dysport and Botox have similar qualities, there are also important differences between these two cosmetic injections. 

The differences between Dysport and Botox come from the different proteins involved. As mentioned previously, Dysport is formulated with abobotulinumtoxinA. Botox, however, uses a slightly different botulinum toxin called onabotulinumtoxinA. 

The different formulations of Botox and Dysport account for key differences between both treatments including:

  • Treatment areas
  • The time it takes for results
  • How long do results last
  • Cost of treatment

Treatment Areas: Botox vs. Dysport 

Botox and Dysport are both used to treat wrinkles in the upper half of the face. 

Dysport is approved to treat wrinkles between the eyebrows. These wrinkles, commonly called “frown lines”, can be effectively lessened with Dysport injections. 

Botox can also treat wrinkles between the eyebrows. However, Botox can treat areas other than frown lines, including the crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes) and forehead wrinkles. 

Time It Takes For Results 

One will start to see the results of Dysport after only 2-3 days, with final results appearing after one week. 

Botox results may not appear until one week after injection, with results taking as long as one month to appear on the face.

How Long Do Results Last?

Dysport and Botox wrinkle injections can last anywhere from 3-4 months, with some people seeing results for even longer.  

Cost of Treatment

Between Dysport and Botox, Dysport is the most cost-effective option. 

At Colair, one unit of Botox costs $10.50, whereas Dysport costs $4.50 per unit. However, with Dysport you need double the Botox units. In the end you may save a little with Dysport. This may be something to consider when deciding on which wrinkle injection suits you best, however both options will be thoroughly discussed with Colair’s Registered Nurse prior to treatment. 

Benefits of Dysport

Dysport is a great and effective option for treating stubborn frown line wrinkles. The benefits of botox are numerous, and include: 

  • Fast results (2-3 days)
  • No downtime
  • Lasts 3-4 months
  • Very effective at targeting frown line wrinkles
  • Can be tailored to your specific cosmetic needs

If you’re wondering how to reduce wrinkles, Dysport is a great and safe option available through our skilled injectors at Colair! 

Other Cosmetic Injections

If you have concerns about other signs of aging on other parts of your face that neither Dysport nor Botox don’t cover, don’t worry! Our services at Colair provide a number of other anti-aging treatments. 

If you are concerned about fine lines around your mouth, or if you’re worried about a loss of volume in your face due to aging, then fillers are another great option for you. 

These cosmetic injections will increase volume in the skin, and fill in deep-set lines on other parts of your face. Many people opt to get both Botox/Dysport and filler to maximize anti-aging results!

Say Goodbye to Fine Lines and Wrinkles

What is Dysport, how long does it take to work, and what are the differences between Dysport vs. Botox? Now that you have the answers to these questions, and even more information regarding Dysport wrinkle injections, the next step is booking your treatment!

At Colair, our team of medical experts will assess your wrinkles and determine the dosing and injection sites that work best for you. Are you ready to look younger? Contact us today to find out more!

Image via Dysport / Galderma Laboratories.

So who is Dysport right for? Anyone who wants to treat fine lines, wrinkles and especially if you want to take a preventative measures altogether. The treatment takes 10-to 20-minutes and there’s very minimals downtime, meaning you can get back to schedule quickly. If you’re interested in learning more about Dysport or Botox, please visit us at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona.

Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is currently running a promotion on Dysport and Botox.

 

(480) 912-5325 1440 S Higley Rd Suite 108, Gilbert, AZ 85296