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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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Smoking and Straws: Lips Biggest Enemies

Few aesthetic aging signs are as damning as line around the lips or smoker’s lines. But the worst part is, you can develop them even if you’ve never picked up a cig. Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa knows bad lines and wrinkles happen to good people, and we can help.

Not unlike lines around the eyes or forehead, lip lines care caused by muscle movement. Repetitive moment often results in permanent lines, that become deeper with time. Smoker’s lines are caused by puckering of the lips. Though far less worse than smoking, using a straw creates the same muscle movement that causes said lines.

If you’ve managed to avoid smoker’s lines around the mouth, prevention is everything. Make sure to ditch the cigarettes, straws and wear plenty of SPF. Sun exposure is going to expose the skin cells to damage and effect the appearance of fine lines. Keep the skin around the lips well hydrated.

Perhaps you haven’t been able to dodge these pesky lines, but fear not! Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is here to help at whatever stage your fine lines may be at. We’ve got two very success options to treat lip lines. One being Restylane Silk, a injectable that smooths out the lines around your lips. It’s FDA-approved and made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that your body produces naturally.

Another option is our PRP Treatment. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and it’s an incredible treatment for all types of skin concerns, especially lip lines. How does it work? Our registered nurse draws your blood, separates the blood and then performs microneedling on the targeted areas. The PRP is applied to the face and absorbs into the face, increasing collagen production.

So if you’re suffering from smoker’s lines, or maybe just straw lines, Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona can help. Come by for a free consultation with our RN, or give us a call 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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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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Five Reason to Love Dermaplaning

If you ask any serious beauty-buff what the secret to glowing skin is, you’ll more than likely get an earful about dermaplaning. Done by taking a scalpel and scraping the top layers of dead skin off, dermaplaning sounds way more terrifying than it actually is. For the sake of not looking like you got into a fight with a blender, this treatment should only be done by a professional like the ones at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa. We offer this service as an add-on to our facials. Below are some reasons why we’re obsessed with dermaplaning.

1.) It helps reduce signs of aging

Dermaplaning actually helps promote the production of matrix proteins such as collagen and elastin which therefore reduces the signs of aging.

2.) Makes Your Skincare Absorb Better 

With all of that dead skin removed, your products will penetrate your skin so much better. You’ll find that you’re using less cream/serum and it glides on much easier.

3.) Helps Battle Acne 

Not just for giving you a glowing complexion, dermaplaning helps with “hyperkeratosis” which is a buildup of the top layer of skin, that not only dulls your complexion but also contributes to acne.

4.) Removes Peach Fuzz

Who isn’t without those random patches of ‘baby hair’? Since dermaplaning is essentially shaving down your face, you’ll lose the hair and dead skin cells at the same time.

5.) Even Skin Tone

Besides just improving the texture of your skin, it even helps the color of your skin to appear more even— especially great for hyper pigmentation!

For more information about dermaplaning and skincare services at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa, please contact us at (480) 912-5325

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Jane Iredale Cosmetics at Colair

At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa we are dedicated to providing complete beauty and wellness to our clients and makeup is no exception. During our intense editing process in selecting the right cosmetic line to carry, we reviewed over 100 lines until we found the right one, Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics. Jane Iredale has been recommended by dermatologist and plastic surgeons since 1994 for the brand’s ability to soothe, protect and cover– all while leaving the skin feeling beautiful and fresh.