The Importance of Wearing Sunscreen in the Fall and Winter

Your beauty authorities at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa have some news for you. Sunscreen isn’t just for summer. Did you grow up thinking you only slathered on sunblock when you’re in the scorching sun of summer? We’ve learned more about the harmful effects of the sun. With that information, we’ve also learned that it’s not simply the summer sun that’s an issue.

The sun gives up two types of rays, UVA and UVB. When it comes to the damage that they cause, each targets a different issue. The easiest way to remember what each does is by connecting the last letter to a word. Think of UVA, and A for aging. UVB, think of B for burning.

Now, while nobody likes to age prematurely, there’s another reason for avoiding both UVA and UVB rays, and that’s because too much sun exposure without the right protection can lead to skin cancer. It’s easy to think of summer as the time we need sunblock the most, because we’re outside more, maybe in short sleeves, and thinking about the warmth of the sun.

The simple fact is that UVA and UVB rays are present year-round. Just because the temperature is cooler, doesn’t mean the UV rays go away! Protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun is important.

UV rays are still present on cloudy days. They can penetrate your car’s windows. They may not be as strong, but they are still present.

Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa tries and tests a ton of products to bring you the very best options. We’ve landed on iS Clinical for our favorite SPF. It stays on and is unmatched for protection from the sun’s dangerous rays.

By applying a good, quality sunblock, you’re protecting your skin from these harmful rays. And let’s be honest, who wants to age prematurely? The sun damage and wrinkles, along with hyperpigmentation issues can be slowed down by using sunscreen.

Whether you use a regular sunblock or a product that has sunblock in it, be sure to check the SPF which tells you how it’s rated for UVB rays. UVA rays aren’t accounted for in the SPF rating. One of the things people confuse when talking about SPF is what it actually does. This is a measurement based on time. It tells you how long it will take your skin to react or burn vs. without sunscreen. The interesting thing is that an SPF of 30 is the recommended rating (Mayo Clinic). While there are SPFs with higher numbers, the change in how long they last is minimal after a certain point.

Want to learn more about the skincare products we sell or how to protect your skin from the sun? Visit or call Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa at (480) 923-6138.


What is a VI Peel? 

VI chemical peels, or Vitality Institute peels come in multiple varieties. Have you been looking to correct your skin care issues? Wondering what a VI peel is? Founded by Dr. Abdala Khalil, this line of chemical peels was first inspired by his daughter. Because she struggled with acne, he was in search of a way to comfortably and safely help her restore her vibrant, youthful flow, while addressing her skincare concerns. Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is thrilled to carry such an incredible treatment.

So, how can a VI chemical peel help you? What areas of concern do they address? There are multiple versions of the VI Peel, based on your needs.

  • Original
  • Purity
  • Advanced
  • Precision
  • And a combination of Purity and Precision

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Original VI Peel

The Original version of the VI peel is targeted at helping tone and texture and is safe for sensitive skin. This is a bonus for many women, as a lot of chemical peels need to be avoided if you have sensitive skin issues. It’s also good for early signs of aging, which makes it a good all-around peel for those looking to help their texture and tone issues, such as tackling keratosis pilaris issues and fine lines.

This is a great choice for those of all skin types and is considered a medium-depth peel.

Advanced VI Peel

The Advanced version of the VI chemical peel is enhanced with collagen and is perfect for those with more advanced skin changes such as women over forty who are getting more lines and wrinkles. This peel will soften the appearance of wrinkles, while smoothing rough textures, giving you a more youthful glow.

This medium-depth peel uses ingredients that will help address the signs of aging, but with the added collagen will also help with elasticity.

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VI Precision Plus Peel

Using a peel like the VI Precision Plus chemical peel is a way to combat hyperpigmentation issues. Whether it’s sun damage that’s an issue for you or melasma, there’s a version of the VI peel that can help you feel better about your skin. This peel encourages rapid cell turnover, while helping exfoliate your skin with a medium-depth peel that’s safe for all skin types.

The Purity version of the VI peel is a great remedy for treating acne. Let’s face it, acne leaves us feeling less than our best. If you struggle with acne, the Purity VI Peel may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Not only does this peel sooth inflammation, but it targets the P. acne bacteria that causes acne. Get to the root of the problem. This peel is tough on acne, yet gentle on your skin. It’s safe for all skin types, but is great for helping congested, acne-prone skin.

Want to learn more about the VI Precision Plus chemical peel? Please visit or call Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa at (480) 923-6138.


PRP Hair Restoration

Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP hair restoration at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is an option for those with thinning hair who are in search of answers to help them with this frustrating and often embarrassing situation. PRP is a great process that allows you to use your own body’s cells to stimulate follicular development. How does it work?

Platelet-rich plasma works by drawing blood from your arm by one of our registered nurses, just as if you were to go to a doctor’s office and have blood work done. It’s simple, safe, and easy. Once blood is removed, the tube of plasma goes into a special machine that separates the different layers and types of cells.

The part of the plasma that is platelet-rich is then used to help with hair growth. This is done by injecting the PRP into the scalp. Pretty neat, right? What’s even better is that this super rich plasma has properties that target and rejuvenate your stagnant follicles.

One of the important aspects of choosing PRP hair restoration is by starting it as soon as possible. The sooner you start, the better your results. That means that if you notice excessive shedding of hair, whether you notice it when showering, styling your hair, or maybe on your pillow, it’s the ideal time to set up an appointment to discuss PRP hair restoration.

When you’re shedding hair and it seems to be thinning, a lot of times what’s happening is there’s a lack of circulation in the area. By injecting a new supply of platelet-rich plasma to the area, you’re helping bring increased circulation to it with the right cells. You’re nurturing your hair follicles with the cells they need. This rejuvenates the area and helps stimulate new growth.

PRP treatments aren’t new. This isn’t fly-by-night science. PRP cells are used in medical settings for things like healing injured tissue, tendons, muscle and ligaments. Sometimes, when you hear about a new treatment, you start to question if it will really work. It’s understandable, but in this instance, if you look up PRP, you’ll see that it’s been around since the 1980’s, which means 40 years of medicinal use.

When it comes to using PRP for hair restoration, it’s not a one-time treatment. You’ll need to repeat the treatment a couple times for the best results, and then there are maintenance treatments about every 6 months. Yes, there’s a bit of time involved, but to rid yourself of the anxiety and embarrassment of hair thinning, especially as a woman, you’ll be so grateful you invested the time.

People are used to seeing men lose hair over time, and while it’s a touchy subject for some men, for women it can be heartbreaking. Whether you’re losing hair in patches or thinning all over, take heart—there is help. We understand what a difficult experience this is, and how it impacts a woman in a completely different way than a man. As a society in general, we anticipate men may lose hair, but we never think about it as women. Thankfully, there’s help. Look into PRP hair restoration and know there are answers that may help you.

Want to learn more about PRP for hair loss at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa? Please visit us or call for an absolutely free consultation. (480) 923-6138


How to Prevent Breakouts Caused by Masks

One of the oddities that’s come out of the pandemic is the continual need to wear a mask when going out. It’s an adjustment that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, and yet, it’s giving people an issue that they might not have dealt with in a while. New acne breakouts aren’t exactly a major issue for most folks once they pass a certain age, but with masks, that’s becoming a new norm. It’s like being a teenager again. Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is here to help.

First, it’s important to understand how the mask is trapping dirt beneath it, and then to understand why exfoliating the area is so important.

One of the ways that we get acne has to do with our skin cells blocking pores. When your dead skin cells slough off and you exfoliate, you remove them from your face. In the case of wearing a mask, any skin cells that slough off during the day, rather than being able to fall away, they stay in place due to the mask. They stick to the surface of your skin like glue, which in turn blocks your pores.

When your pores are covered, bacteria, dirt, and grime can be trapped beneath the cells that aren’t removed. These closed, blocked pores are a ripe ground for bacteria to then thrive and develop into acne.

After you get home, be sure to cleanse your face immediately and exfoliate the areas that the mask covered. This helps remove those surface layers of dead skin cells and allows your pores to breathe freely without this sticky surface covering. We can assist you in finding the perfect cleanser and toner at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa.

Now, the layers are so fine at times that you may not see it with the naked eye, so it may not seem important since it isn’t obvious. Just because you can’t visibly see the process happening, doesn’t mean you’re clean and clear. Our skin sheds cells all day long, and they are microscopic, so they may not be noticeable to you.

Want to take things a step further? Consider our DiamondGlow Treatment. Formally known as Dermalinfusion, DiamondGlow Treatment is a pore cleaning miracle facial treatment. It literally vacuums your pores while delivering a deeply hydrating serum.

So, remember, when you’re wearing a mask, those itty-bitty skin cells are sticking in place, clogging up your pores, and trapping in bacteria. A good cleanser and exfoliation can help you clean your face and rid your skin of the excess debris and cells that are stuck like glue to your pores. It’s a simple fix for a frustrating problem.

Want to learn more about keeping your pores clear? Visit Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa and allow us to answer all of your questions about DiamondGlow Treatment and the incredible skincare products we sell. (480) 923-6138