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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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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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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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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

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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