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What is Preventative Botox?

The fountain of youth may not exist, but science has gotten pretty darn close. There are plenty of products and treatments available that can help reverse or even stop the signs of aging. One of the most popular treatments is Botox.

Botox uses botulinum toxin injected into the skin to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The toxin—that’s not toxic or harmful to the body—paralyzes the muscles, so they are more relaxed, creating less wrinkling and creasing in the skin.

There are two main types of Botox that we can help you with at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ: preventative Botox and corrective Botox. Both do well in an effort to increase anti-aging and both contain their own properties depending on the solution you want.

What Is Preventative Botox?

One of the major preventative Botox benefits is that it prevents wrinkles before they set deep into the skin. The key is to get the treatment early before the face has many visible wrinkles or fine lines.

Preventative Botox uses the botulinum toxin to relax the muscles in the face. These paralyzed muscles prevent the skin from creasing and forming fine lines or wrinkles.

Before having the procedure, you’ll have a consultation with one of our registered nurses at Colair, where you’ll discuss possible side effects and aftercare instructions. During the Botox process, the specialist will identify the facial muscles to apply the Botox. The preventative Botox process takes only ten to thirty minutes.

How often do you need to do it? Preventative Botox isn’t something you do only once. It often takes a few sessions to yield initial results, and you’ll need to maintain the effects after the first visit.

When can you see results? It can take up to two weeks to see any initial changes. On average, it takes ten to twelve weeks for patients to see their desired results. And to maintain the results, you should get treatments about three to four times a year.

How much does it cost? On average, preventative Botox costs between $250 and $500 per session. The price depends on how many areas need to be treated as well as the dose required per injection.

Who Is a Good Candidate for This?

Firstly, the FDA has approved Botox for patients older than eighteen. For those looking to use Botox to prevent aging, many people get their first treatment in their mid-twenties.

Technically, you can receive Botox treatments in your early twenties, but at that time, it’s unlikely that wrinkles have formed or set into the skin. Preventative Botox decreases the chance of having wrinkles in the future.

Who should get preventative botox? Anyone who wants who’s looking to maintain their youth and fight wrinkles before they start.

Why You Should Consider Preventative Botox 

Taking the preventative approach is easy the solution to stop early lines from becoming wrinkles. Starting Botox early, before wrinkles have the chance to set in, reduces the chance of having wrinkles in the future. You’re also less likely to have deep-set wrinkles.

You should consider getting preventative Botox fillers in your twenties because not only can it prevent the development of deep static facial lines, but it may also prevent wrinkles altogether. You also may save on high Botox costs down the line because there won’t be as many wrinkles to fight. 

What Is Corrective Botox?

Corrective Botox has a similar goal as preventative Botox: to fight against the signs of aging, wrinkles, and deep lines. But corrective Botox is used when those signs have aging have already set into the skin.

The main goal of corrective Botox is to soften or make the lines disappear. The procedure makes the skin taut, which helps smooth it out. This is especially helpful when those deeper creases begin to set in.

Botox and fillers can also help with volume loss and thin skin as you age. The older we get, the thinner our skin becomes, not only making wrinkles more prominent but also causing us to lose the youthful plumpness our skin once had. Sagging skin may also become a concern.

Botox and fillers can combat these issues. Botox fights the fine lines and wrinkles, while corrective fillers can help add plumpness back to areas like our cheeks, marionette lines or lips.

The process between both versions of Botox is similar, where you’ll be in a professional medical room while one of our registered nurses injects the treatment. The whole process only takes ten to thirty minutes.

As for maintenance, you should receive a series of treatments about every twelve to sixteen weeks to maintain your results. The cost typically ranges between $250 and $600 at Colair depending on the location you need and the amount of Botox needed to correct the wrinkles.

Who Is a Good Candidate for This?

Those looking for corrective Botox treatments are better for people who already have deep-set wrinkles or fine lines on their skin. Most people begin seeking corrective Botox treatments in their mid to late thirties and is an increasingly popular treatment for those in their forties, fifties, and sixties. While there isn’t an upper age limit, health risks associated with advanced ages may make Botox not the best option.

When Corrective Is a More Appropriate Option

Corrective Botox is the more appropriate option if your skin is already showing signs of aging. Consider this if you have:

  • Fine lines 
  • Wrinkles 
  • Sagging skin
  • Loss of volume on your face and neck

This version can also be more appropriate if you’ve had unhealthy habits surrounding your skin, such as smoking, frequent use of tanning beds, and overexposure to the sun without using protective measures. All of these can lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines that Botox can then treat.

Reverse the Signs of Aging With Botox

Who says growing old gracefully can’t come with a little Botox? If you’re looking to reverse or prevent the signs of aging, you can do that with Botox. Both corrective and preventative Botox are great ways to help your skin look younger.

Pamper yourself and allow your inner beauty to shine through. At Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa, you can reverse and prevent signs of aging through Botox injections customized to your needs. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our med spa in Gilbert to start your beauty journey.

So if you’re a 20-something and thinking that Botox isn’t something you need to consider for decades, think again. It’s basic beauty-instincts to follow certain anti-aging and preventive measures like wearing sunscreen, applying night cream and drinking water, but imagine altogether halting the development of wrinkles before they even start?

So, what is Botox? Contrary to what many believe—Botox isn’t shipped from heaven— rather, it is Botulinum toxin type A, a wonder drug made to smooth out lines by preventing muscles from contracting. Believe it or not Botox has been around for 100 years. Initially approved for treating eyelid spasms, Botox then went on to be used for bladder spasms and excessive sweating, then in 2002, it was approved by the FDA for treatment of wrinkles on the upper face. Located in Agritopia, Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is your one-stop skincare destination and our experts are ready to answer your questions about Botox and other med spa services.  If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of Botox or have questions, please do not hesitate to visit or call us at (480) 912-5325.

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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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What is a Brazilian Blowout? 

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cave for the last few years, you’ve undoubtedly have overheard some rave-review about a  Brazilian blowout. It’s not some kind of cocktail or south american steakhouse, but actually a life-changing hair treatment for those suffering from frizzy locks. The incredible results make it a must at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, but we want to give you a little more information. 

Frizz and unmanageable hair doesn’t discriminate, happening to the best of us, and even those who are religious conditioners and product obsessed. Brazilian Blowouts eliminates frizz and promotes intense shine by way of liquid keratin. The treatment bonds to your hair to create a intense layer around each strand, sealing the cuticle and soothes frizz. After you’ve gotten the Brazilian blowout, your hair will essentially have it’s own armor, making it more resilient to heat styling. The process to apply the Brazilian blowout takes about an hour to an hour and a half, but think of the time you’ll save by not having to fight frizz in the mornings. Given that you keep up your Brazilian blowout with the appropriate products (we can help!), your treatment should last up to four months, or possibly longer. 

Imagine, finally having a long-lasting solution to frizzy hair and all of the energy you’ll save by not having to wake up half and hour earlier to straighten your hair. For more information about Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa’s Brazilian Blowouts or other salon services, please visit or call us at (480) 912-5325. 

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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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Botox Specials in Gilbert

Are you looking for Botox specials in Gilbert? At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona, we’re always coming up with specials and botox discounts to offer to our customers. If you’re looking for the best med spa in gilbert and the best Botox specials in Gilbert, we’re not only a fabulous provider of med spa services, but our location is a chic, highly-rated spot in the east valley. Our trained staff in our med spa, can not only educate you about Botox, but also recommend the proper amounts as well. Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is a top-rated med spa and hair salon in the east valley, offering Botox specials in Gilbert, AZ. 

Though you might be looking for the best botox specials in gilbert, it’s important to remember that cost isn’t everything, and injections done by the wrong people can have serious effects on your health. At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, not only do we have the best botox specials in gilbert, we also have a team highly-trained employees, including an registered nurse who also works in the NICU department of a hospital. If you’re looking for specials and discounts on Botox, check in with us, as we are constantly running specials for both our med spa and salon. It’s important to not only get a good deal on Botox from a top rated med spa like Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, but also consider your safety and peace of mind. If you’d like to learn more about our specials on Botox or other med spa discounts, please visit or call us at (480) 912-5325. 

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The Benefits of B Vitamin Shots

You undoubtedly have had at least one friend rave about Vitamin B12 Shots and how much better they feel since taking them, but what exactly are they? Well first of all, Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that our bodies use to keep healthy never cells and produce red blood cells, DNA and B12 even helps produce an amino acid that helps control your mood.

There’s so many benefits to getting a B12 Injection at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, but one of the biggest reasons is time. No need to carry around a bottle of vitamins, injecting B12 is not only fast, but it’s also better absorbed in the body. Injections go directly into the blood stream and bypass our absorption barriers. If you’ve recovering from a cold or flu, or even just a wild girl’s night out, B12 shots can quickly help you get over fatigue

Now that you know a little more about all the benefits of B12 Injections, what’s stopping you? Our highly-trained staff of professionals at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona can get you in and out and feeling better in a matter of minutes. For more information on our B12 and other IV Nutrient Therapy, please visit or calls us at (480) 912-5325.

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A Firefighter’s Testament on IV Nutrient Therapy

There’s no denying the massive benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy for the average person, but what happens when the treatment is put to the ultimate test? Trent McMinn, a local firefighter recruit, recently discovered IV Nutrient Therapy at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa and learned first hand the value of this treatment while training at the fire academy. As you can imagine, the training to become a firefighter is no small task— constant physical demand, grueling climate conditions and lots of heavy gear. We caught up with Mr. McMinn to discuss how IV Nutrient Therapy helped him in his challenging training to become a firefighter.

How long have you been doing IV Nutrient Therapy and when did you first see the results?

I have been doing the IV Nutrient Therapy for the past two months, and I honestly felt the results right away, I noticed I was sleeping a lot better and deeper, and when I’d wake up in the morning it wasn’t the normal drag out of bed, I felt great.

What do you do for and how does this treatment benefit you on the job?

I am currently a Firefighter recruit going through the fire academy and will be on the fire truck starting in January after the academy ends. So far the benefits have been amazing due to the physical and mental stress that comes with being in the fire academy. I have noticed my body being able to recover faster and I feel more alert and have a better sense of well being.

What made you want to start IV Nutrient Therapy?

Once I got my job offer for the fire department and was about to start the academy I knew I was going to have to be able to perform at very high levels for the next 15 weeks and wanted to give my body the boost it would need to stay healthy, I started looking around at maybe a vitamin B shot, but then found the IV Nutrient Therapy offered at Colair and decided to give it a shot.

Are you planning on sticking with these treatments? 

I am planning on sticking with it because of the daily stresses that come with the role of being a firefighter even after my academy is over. I want to stay healthy and be able to provide the service the community deserves.

So there you have it. If IV Nutrient Therapy can help a gentleman survive the demands of fireman training, imagine the benefits for yourself? Not just for fatigue, this treatment is also aides with hypertension, infections and among many others, depression. Flying commercial or stuck in a tight public space? This treatment helps boost ones immune system so you’re less likely to catch that cold that’s been going around. Not unlike the Myer’s Cocktail, IV Nutrient Therapy at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is a vitamin-mix ‘push’ treatment that takes around five minutes and is administered by our on-site Registered Nurse.

For more information on IV Nutrient Therapy, please visit us or call at (480) 912-5325

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Ways to Extend the Life of Your Color

After finding the perfect stylist and agonizing over which shade, you’ve made the leap into an exciting new hair color— now to maximize the life of your color. What could be more frustrating than achieving your ultimate hair goals, only to see the color fade? With the help of Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa’s expert stylist and amazing products, you’ll be well on your way to long lasting hair color, but here’s a few more tips.

Wash Wisely: Choosing product is just as important as deciding on which salon to visit for your service. Sulfates and sodium chloride strip the hair of color. We suggest Pai-Shau’s Replenishing Hair Cleanser.

Keep it Cool: When rinsing your color treated-hair, you’ll want to avoid hot water because it may allow pigment to escape more freely. Fight the urge to turn up the heat and keep it cool so you don’t see color spinning down the drain.

Avoid the Sun: Not only are the sun’s harmful UV rays damaging to your skin, but also your hair and hair color. Too much sunshine can fade hair and cause hair dehydration. Protect and maximize your treatment with stylizing products that have specific UV absorbers (Pai-Shau offers great items). But if all else fails, just put on a hat.

Moisturize Often: Though it might sound like a simple tip, we can not stress the importance of moisturizing often to extend the life of your hair color. Few products work as well as the Supreme Revitalizing Mask from Pai-Shau, a fan-favorite at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, this magical infusion of polymers not only give your hair the moisture needed, it also has an anti-static barrier.

 For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (480) 912-5325
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Our Creative Director’s Six Must-Have Products

There’s a seemingly never-ending around of advice on which beauty products to buy. If you’re looking for the opinion of a true-pro, and one with 20+ years of experience, let us introduce you to our creative director, Gretchen Weidman. She’s here to dish about her six must-have products, that you can pick up today from Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa.

Gretchen Weidman, Creative Director of Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa

1.) I literally can not say enough good things about Pai-Shau, therefore, I must start this list with the incomparable Biphasic Infusion. Perhaps the crown jewel of the brand, the infusion is loaded with tea and all their antioxidants— it not only gives the hair amazing shine but protects from heat damage. Also, because the infusion isn’t an oil, you can totally indulge without the fear of having a soggy-looking scalp.

2.) There’s really nothing like the Cleanse Shampoo from Nuema. Because of the peppermint essential oil that’s packed into the shampoo, it’s the most refreshing thing that will ever happen to your scalp. I’m also in love with the fact that this product is without sulfates and completely organic. This is a great product for everyone in the family.

3.) For dry summer ravaged-hair, the mask from Pai-Shau is a miracle in a jar. After you’ve let the mask sit five to seven minutes, rinse it off in the shower and you’re ready to go. The products from Pai-Shau, are busting with oat and rice protein— that means you’re safe to use this on the daily, including the shampoo!

4.) If you’re looking for thee perfect styling product, look no further than the Clay Pomade from Nuema. It doesn’t create a film on the hair, has a light scent and leaves the hair flexible— allowing you to change up your look freely.

5.) I’m a sucker for lux products, so I must mention the Opulent Volume Shampoo from Pai-Shau. This liquid gold doesn’t leave your hair feeling like Velcro as most other shampoos do, rather you’re going to find yourself with smooth locks. In addition to the shampoo, the conditioner softens the cuticle and leaves your hair light as a feather— no heavy hair here.

6.) I can not do this list without mentioning my favorite hairspray, the Sublime Flexible from Pai-Shau. If you need control but movement, this product is the ticket. Strong enough to hold curls and fly-aways, yet soft enough to run your fingers through— without ever flaking on you mid-day.

For more information about the products listed above or to schedule an appointment with our creative director, give us a call at (480) 912-5325