Laser Treatment

The Science Behind Laser Skin Tightening

Laser procedures have continued to advance over the years in nearly every field of medicine, and dermatology is no exception. In the past ten years, laser skin resurfacing has altered the landscape of skin rejuvenation. 

As people age, so does their skin, leaving it with increased wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and skin weakness. Luckily, a number of effective laser skin treatments exist to combat these unwanted effects and help increase confidence.

Some laser treatment lasers heat the skin, others target water in the dermis. These treatments increase collagen production. In laser skin tightening treatments done at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, this increased collagen production allows collagen to condense, leaving skin appearing tighter, firmer and less wrinkled.

Here, we cover the basics of laser skin tightening treatment, including:

  • The science behind this treatment
  • How to find the best laser for skin tightening based on your concern(s)
  • What to expect
  • How to maintain your results after the procedure

What Is Laser Skin Tightening?

Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical procedure that firms the skin on the body. The procedure works by using a photofacial /IPL laser, infrared laser, fractional laser or 1064 YAG laser to penetrate the skin, heating the collagen below the epidermis, or the top layer of skin, and causing the collagen to become firmer.

Laser skin tightening can be used on many areas of the body but is most frequently used on the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands 
  • Scars
  • Jawline

Clients in Gilbert, AZ commonly come to Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa seeking laser skin tightening treatment to treat loose skin, minimize age-related wrinkles and acquire younger-looking skin. The procedure is popular due to the many benefits it offers, such as:

  • Tighter and firmer skin
  • A reduction in unwanted aging blemishes
  • Increased collagen production
  • Most procedures require minimal to no downtime
  • More even pigment 
  • Improved texture and smaller pores
  • Wrinkle reduction 

The Science Behind This Treatment

As people age, collagen production, which is what keeps our skin looking younger and healthier, naturally decreases over time. The concentrated laser treatments restimulate collagen production underneath the top layer of your skin to grow new, healthy skin cells.

These new skin cells help increase the elasticity of your skin, leaving it firmer and tighter.

There are two basic types of laser treatments for skin rejuvenation.

1. Ablative Laser Treatment

Ablative lasers, like the CO2 laser, work to stimulate collagen growth by removing your outer layer of skin as well as the layer of skin underneath. Once the damaged skin has been treated, new collagen develops, and the skin heals with a new sense of firmness and elasticity, decreasing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation. 

While ablative laser procedures typically take fewer treatments to see results than non-ablative laser treatments, they:

  • Require more time to recover
  • Increase downtime
  • Can lead to long-term skin discoloration
  • Typically require more post-treatment care
  • Increased cost

2. Non-ablative Laser Treatments

Non-ablative lasers, like the ones we use at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, stimulate collagen growth by heating only the skin cells underneath the surface, avoiding damage to your top layer of skin. These treatments can be just as effective as ablative laser treatments and require little to no downtime and minimal recovery. 

Examples of non-ablative lasers include IPL (intense pulsed light) and fractional lasers minimally ablative, both of which we use at Colair. Clients taking the non-ablative laser route see the best results through a regimen of a few treatments spaced around three to six weeks apart – depending on the device used. 

Once you have decided which type of laser treatment is best for your skin concerns, it’s time to look at which device options will provide you with the best results.

Finding the Best Device for Your Condition

The best laser for skin tightening ultimately depends on your: 

  • Concern(s) and/or condition(s)
  • Skin sensitivity level
  • Current medications and supplements
  • Medical history
  • Skin tone

Each client is unique and can achieve different results through different laser skin tightening treatments. For example, people who have darker skin may have a higher risk for cell damage from certain lasers, but effective alternatives do exist. The best way to ensure laser skin tightening treatment is a good fit for your skin tone is to consult with one of our expert laser technicians, who will walk you through your specific treatment plan.

The number one factor to consider when it comes to choosing the appropriate device, however, is the result you are trying to achieve. Colair has a variety of laser devices to choose from based on your current skin concerns. Colair uses state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology. All treatment plans start with a complimentary 4D face scan. The scan shows many important scientific factors about your skin, including your dermal layers, elasticity levels, pore size, hydration levels, age ratings, and other important factors that enable us to give you the most personalized treatment plan! 

Devices We Use

Alma Opus 

This device focuses specifically on treating wrinkles and other age-related concerns through laser skin tightening and resurfacing. A fractional, radio-frequency plasma device can achieve results that are similar to ablative laser procedures without the higher risk of side effects.

This device also delivers quick treatments, with full facial treatments able to be completed in as little as 15 minutes.

Cynosure Icon

This comprehensive IPL laser device is used to treat multiple concerns and includes procedures for:

  • Wrinkles
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Skin texture
  • Broken capillaries 
  • Rosacea 
  • Scars
  • Hair removal

Alma Harmony XL PRO

This non-ablative laser device is approved by the FDA to treat more than 65 conditions. In addition, it:

  • Is highly effective at skin rejuvenation
  • Is completely safe for all skin types
  • Requires little downtime or recovery


ClearLift is an effective 1064 YAG skin rejuvenation laser treatment device that reduces the appearance of damage and takes years off your complexion. It’s popular for its relatively little downtime, which is why it’s often referred to as a “lunchtime” procedure since you can return to work immediately after.

While there are a number of different devices available for laser skin tightening, there is no need to be overwhelmed by the variety of skin rejuvenation options offered. Our certified and experienced laser technician at Colair is happy to sit down with you during a free consultation to help you determine the best method for your specific skin condition and to answer any questions.

Is Laser Skin Tightening Permanent?

While laser skin tightening treatments provide long-lasting results, they are not a permanent solution. Typically, clients will see the best results and benefit most from more than one laser treatment, and you may consider yearly maintenance treatments 

A few factors that may affect the results of your laser skin tightening treatment include:

  • The number of treatments you undergo
  • Your skin’s response to treatment
  • Your aftercare efforts

The more treatments you undergo and the closer you follow your provider’s aftercare instructions, the better your results will be.

What to Expect After Laser Skin Tightening

Following your laser skin tightening procedure, you may begin to see some results immediately. If you and your laser technician here at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa determine that multiple treatments would be most beneficial for your skin concerns, you will continue to see results as you follow your treatment protocol.

With laser skin tightening, you should experience minimal recovery time. In the days following the procedure, you might notice some slight redness and minor swelling. Following your provider’s aftercare instructions will reduce these side effects.

How to Maintain Your Laser Skin Tightening Results

Maintaining your results from laser skin tightening is easy. Be sure to schedule follow-up visits with your provider and follow their personalized aftercare recommendations to ensure you are getting the most out of your laser skin tightening treatments.

While your provider will give you specific aftercare instructions, a few general ways to maintain your results include:

  • Washing your skin with a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser
  • Keeping treated skin moisturized with a simple moisturizer
  • Wearing a high-quality sunscreen or avoiding sunlight on the treated area

Because laser skin tightening is not a permanent solution, your skin may naturally begin to loosen again in the years following your treatment plan. You can always return to have the treatments repeated if necessary.

Schedule Your Laser Treatment at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa

Laser skin treatments have been used in dermatology for quite some time now and are only continuing to advance. Laser skin tightening procedures can reduce the unwanted effects of aging by tightening and firming your skin, restoring your skin’s youthful nature and increasing your self-confidence.

If you’re ready to find that young, glowing and confident feel again, contact us at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ, to schedule an appointment for your free consultation.

Laser Treatment

Cosmetic Laser Treatments: A Quick Guide

Laser technology has been a part of the beauty industry for more than 100 years. Cosmetic laser treatments were transformed, however, in 2004, when the first fractional laser devices were introduced to resurface skin without the cons that came with earlier devices, such as:

  • Lengthy recovery times
  • Painful procedures
  • Hypopigmentation
  • Required downtime
  • High rates of scarring

Today, there are a multitude of cosmetic laser treatments available to safely treat wrinkles, skin tone, unwanted hair and other concerns that are minimally painful and require little to no downtime. 

Here, we’ll identify the different types of laser treatments and devices, answer some common questions and help you find the best-licensed provider in the Gilbert area.

Types of Cosmetic Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are constantly evolving in relation to their effectiveness and applications. At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, we use a variety of laser types to treat a wide range of skin concerns, ranging from skin texture to aging and even unwanted hair.

Available laser treatment options include the following:

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal uses concentrated pulses of light to destroy hair follicles directly at their roots, which helps lessen their chance of growing back. 

Benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Quick, easy, hair removal with minimal pain 
  • Prevention of ingrown hairs
  • Lack of razor burn
  • No burns from the use of hot wax
  • Minimal to no hair after long-term use on treated areas

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a quick and minimal discomfort skin rejuvenation procedure commonly used to treat the unwanted effects of aging. This laser treatment offers several benefits:

  • Reduces the appearance of scars and wrinkles
  • Smooths skin tone and texture
  • Tightens skin
  • Treats age spots and rough texture
  • Treats acne pitting and pocking
  • Reduces the appearance of surgical scars

Laser Tattoo Removal 

Laser tattoo removal uses a high-intensity light beam to break apart ink particles, which can significantly reduce the appearance of tattoos. Benefits of this laser treatment include:

  • A lack of scarring
  • Effective fading and/or removal of tattoos
  • The ability to clear one tattoo or an entire region of your body

Laser Acne Scarring Treatment

Laser acne scarring treatment helps rid your skin of persistent acne scars by stimulating collagen under the surface of the skin. Laser acne treatment is:

  • Quick and effective
  • Gentler than traditional (ablative) laser methods
  • Safe for all skin types, depending on the laser used
  • Able to remove even deep scars

Laser Scar Treatment

Laser scar treatment reduces the appearance of scarring by breaking apart scar tissue and stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells. 

Like the other laser treatments on this list, laser scar treatment is quick, easy, safe and effective for making scars less noticeable.

Who Can Benefit from Laser Treatments?

One of the main benefits of cosmetic laser dermatology is that it’s safe and effective for most skin types and conditions. 

Despite common misconceptions, having darker skin does not rule you out as a candidate for laser treatments. People with darker skin tones may be more sensitive to certain lasers but can still safely receive treatment, depending on the laser and the technician doing the treatment.

However, it’s important to consult with an extensively trained and experienced, laser technician like the ones at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa to ensure a safe, personalized treatment plan for your skin type.

Commonly Used Laser Devices 

There are a variety of laser devices used in beauty today, each with its own unique set of abilities. Below are some of the devices we use in our treatments.

  • Icon
    Icon is a laser treatment platform from Cynosure that provides a comprehensive set of laser treatments for a variety of concerns, including unwanted hair, pigmentation, vessels, wrinkles, texture, pores and melasma.
  • Opus
    The Opus device offers cutting-edge fractional plasma technology that lessens recovery time and increases safety. This new treatment device addresses skin concerns ranging from superficial to complex and textural issues.
  • Harmony
    This device is FDA-approved to treat nearly 70 conditions and is clinically proven to address common cosmetic concerns with laser skin resurfacing, hair removal and more.
  • Soprano
    The Soprano is an 810 diode laser treats unwanted hair on a variety of skin types.
  • ClearLift
    ClearLift is an effective skin rejuvenation laser treatment device that’s known for being pain free.. It’s commonly referred to as a “lunchtime facial” due to its little downtime which makes it possible to return to work immediately afterwards.

FAQs on Laser Treatments

At Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa, we want to answer all of your questions prior to your procedure so you can feel confident during your treatments. Here are a few frequently asked questions along with our recommendations.

How is laser different from LED treatments?

LED and laser are both light-based treatments. LED treatments output a broader band of wavelengths, while lasers generate the light of a single wavelength to reach deep tissue for better results.

Is it safe to buy at-home laser treatments?

We do not recommend trying at-home laser treatments. Laser treatment should be administered in a clinic with a knowledgeable, licensed provider to ensure your safety and results.

Is laser treatment safe?

When treatment is provided by a credentialed, extensively trained and experienced laser expert, laser treatment is safe for all skin types. If you have any concerns about the safety or efficacy of laser treatment, please schedule a consultation with one of our licensed providers.

Does it hurt?

Some laser treatments are virtually painless, while other laser treatments feel like a rubber band snapping. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity level, some people may experience some slight irritation during the treatment or notice some mild redness and irritation in the hours following the procedure, but it shouldn’t feel painful.

How do you prepare for your procedure?

  • Use high-quality sunscreen or stay out of direct sunlight leading up to your treatment.
  • Avoid the use of retinoids or other products that may cause increased skin sensitivity.
  • Keep your skin well hydrated.
  • Avoid smoking.

What aftercare steps should I follow?

It is important that you follow your provider’s aftercare instructions carefully. In general, you should:

  • Clean the treated area as directed by your provider

  • Apply any ointments or lotions as recommended by your provider

  • Use sunscreen while outdoors 

  • Moisturize your skin as it continues to heal

Find a Licensed Provider

It is critical to find a well-credentialed and extensively trained and experienced laser professional. With the right provider, cosmetic laser treatments are safe and effective in treating a wide variety of skin and beauty concerns. Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert offers the latest laser technology and a team of professionals to help you achieve the best possible results.

Schedule a free consultation with a licensed Colair provider in Gilbert, AZ. Book your appointment now.

Laser Treatment

A Guide to Acne Laser Treatment

Acne is pesky enough during a breakout – the last thing you need is to live with scarring after it’s gone.

Acne scarring occurs in 95% of all people with acne, which is one of the most common skin disorders in the U.S. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, acne affects up to 50 million Americans. And although it’s often thought of as a youth and adolescent problem, the incidence of acne in adults is increasing. 

While many acne scars can fade within six months to a year, some acne scars can last a lifetime, impacting self-esteem, confidence and emotional well-being. Luckily, laser treatment for acne scars like that offered by Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa is an effective way to rid your skin of unwanted scarring and texture issues such as pitting and pocking.

Pros and Cons of Laser Treatment for Acne Scars

Laser acne treatment uses a fractional 1540 laser to promote collagen production underneath the skin’s surface. 

Colair’s laser treatments for acne scars are considered safe for all skin types and offer a wide range of benefits with minimal downsides.

Pros of Laser Acne Treatment

  • Decreases purple and red scars
  • The treatment requires very little recovery time, if any.
  • The procedure improves your skin’s texture and pigmentation.
  • Stimulates collagen

Cons of Laser Acne Treatment

  • More than one treatment is typically needed to achieve the best results.
  • It is currently not covered by insurance.
  • You may experience mild redness after your treatment, but that should fade within a few hours.

While laser treatment for acne scars is effective,, the level of effectiveness will depend on factors like:

  • The number of times you receive the treatment
  • The frequency of your appointments
  • The characteristics of your scars, including location and size
  • Whether you have active acne

What to Expect

At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, we use devices like the award-winning ClearLift treatment by Alma, which is a 1064 YAG device. This technology works through the following steps.

  1. It delivers intense nanosecond light pulses to targeted areas of your skin.
  2. The light pulses heat the deeper layers of your skin – without damaging the top layer – to stimulate collagen and break apart unwanted pigmentation.
  3. The growth of new collagen is stimulated, which helps you grow new, stronger skin cells to replace scarred tissue
  4. As a result pores, color, wrinkles, fine lines, and collagen are all improved.

The actual device and type of laser used will vary based on your skin type and the area you’re having treated. 

This skin resurfacing technique is multifunctional and can also be used to treat concerns like:

  • Wrinkles
  • Pore size
  • Fine lines
  • Redness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Acne pitting and pocking
  • Age spots
  • Surgical Scars

Because everyone’s skin is different and dependent on the laser used, the treatments can be minimal to no pain, or may feel like a rubber band snapping.

When to Expect Results

Laser acne treatments are quick, but it can take a few weeks before you’ll begin to see results as your skin heals naturally. You can expect to see positive changes after about four weeks of treatments.

Your laser specialist at Colair will likely recommend follow-up visits to evaluate your progress and ensure you achieve the best results.

Side Effects Clients May Notice

As with most skin treatments, the potential side effects of laser treatment for acne scars will depend on each individual receiving the treatment and their skin’s sensitivity level. Please do not wear any lotions or makeup for the first 48 hours after your procedure. 

Side effects are typically mild and fade within one day. You may notice:

  • Redness near the treatment area
  • A slight stinging or zapping sensation from the laser during the procedure
  • Swelling around the treatment area for several days
  • Slight pain at the treatment site
  • Skin may feel like sand paper for a few weeks

It’s important to make sure your treatment is being performed by a highly trained professional who has the proper credentials to safely conduct laser skin treatments. Your provider should have a medical background and should ask questions about the following prior to scheduling your treatment:

  • Your medical history
  • Current health conditions
  • Any medications or supplements you are taking

Certain medications and health conditions can interfere with laser skin treatment, so having a medical expert’s review prior to your procedure will ensure a safe and smooth experience.

Colair May Recommend Supplemental Skincare

Following your laser treatment at Colair, our laser professional may recommend additional skincare products to use while your skin recovers. These aftercare recommendations are based on each individual’s concerns, treatment site and desired results.

Regardless of your personalized treatment plan, you should maintain a daily or nightly cleansing routine to keep your skin clean after your procedure. We recommend using moisturizer and sunscreen during the day to help protect your skin for proper healing.

Best Ways to Prepare for Your Laser Treatment

The purpose of laser treatments is to achieve the best results possible for clearer, smoother skin. With this in mind, here are a few things you can do prior to your treatment to help make it as effective as possible:

  • No sun exposure, self tanner, or spray tans on the areas being treated.
  • No smoking
  • Don’t plan another facial skin treatment that could interfere with the laser treatment process

Your provider will give you any pertinent advice prior to your visit based on your unique circumstances, which could include guidance on medications. Additionally, our certified laser technician will sit with you during your free consultation to make sure that this will be the best treatment for you.

Treat Yourself to Laser Acne Treatment at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa

Laser treatments are a safe and effective nonsurgical treatment option to get the smooth skin of your dreams. When it comes to high-quality skin resurfacing, Colair offers a variety of laser treatments in Gilbert to help you achieve your skincare goals.

Find out if laser acne treatment is right for you and get your questions answered. Book your free consultation now.

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6 Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

If you’re tired of fine lines and wrinkles and are hoping for tighter skin, you’re not alone. Studies show that on average, there are over 943 thousand searches for age-related skin concerns every month in the U.S. 

One of the most effective ways to rejuvenate your skin is the safe, quick and easy procedure of laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing is a skin renewal procedure that uses a laser to improve the skin’s appearance or treat minor skin imperfections.

Laser skin resurfacing is a popular choice among those who are looking to reverse the unwanted effects of aging. The procedure can be used to treat:

  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Age spots
  • Uneven coloring
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Acne
  • Acne scars, pitting and pocking
  • Blemishes

Before we dive into all of the benefits of laser skin resurfacing, let’s look at how the treatment works and how Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ can provide some solutions.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

There are three main types of lasers used for laser skin resurfacing treatment:

1. Ablative laser

Ablative lasers remove the outermost layer of skin and heat the underlying skin in order to stimulate collagen growth and your skin’s natural renewal process. Collagen is the protein in skin that promotes firmness and even texture. 

Types of ablative therapy include:

  • A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, which uses pulsed or continuous light beams to precisely remove skin with little damage to surrounding tissue
  • An erbium laser, which causes fewer side effects than CO2 lasers and offers a shorter recovery time

2. Non-ablative laser or light source

The non-ablative laser or light source method also stimulates collagen growth but provides a less aggressive approach than an ablative laser. Additionally, non-ablative laser therapy requires a shorter recovery time. 

Types of non-ablative laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Pulsed-dye laser
  • Erbium
  • Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL)

3. Fractional laser

Fractional lasers are what we use here at Colair. These lasers break up laser light beams into fractions, which allows for more precise targeting of the skin areas that need to be treated. 

Because this laser is less intense, it: 

  • Results in minimal pain
  • Is safe for all skin types
  • Is less likely to cause any side effects
  • Has a shorter recovery period than other laser types such as CO2, with certain devices Colair uses providing zero down time

Not sure if laser skin resurfacing is right for you? See our recommendations on what to consider before making your laser skin resurfacing appointment. We also offer free consultations with one of our registered nurses for any services you are considering. 

Top Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Once you have had your consultation and scheduled your initial procedure, it’s time to get excited about your results.

From smoother skin and improved complexion to reduced pores, the benefits of laser skin resurfacing are endless. Here are some of the top reasons you should consider laser skin treatment.

1. Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

The emergence of fine lines and wrinkles is a natural part of the aging process. One of the most popular benefits of laser skin resurfacing is that it tightens skin to significantly reduce common facial lines and wrinkles, including:

  • Crow’s feet, which are those lines we see form at the corners of the eyes
  • Bunny lines, which are lines that form across and on the sides of the bridge of the nose
  • Cobblestone chin, where you may see small dimples on the chin
  • Parenthesis (also called nasolabial folds), which you may hear more commonly referred to as “smile lines”
  • 11s, or frown lines between the eyebrows

These lines and wrinkles may be the result of lifestyle factors such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Smoking
  • Poor diet
  • Repetitive facial muscle movement
  • Or simply a life well lived

Laser skin resurfacing such as Fractional Laser and Colair’s Clearlift laser restores collagen and lifts areas of the skin that have lost their elasticity. If you are ready to reduce these signs of aging and even slow the process of wrinkle formation, laser skin resurfacing may be the right approach for you. 

2. Treats Discoloration and Pigmentation

While reducing fine lines and wrinkles may be the reason you’re seeking treatment, it’s just one of the many benefits of laser skin resurfacing. Another benefit is that it treats uneven skin tones, including hyperpigmentation.

We all love spending time in the sun, and we can even benefit from a certain amount of sun exposure by getting our daily dose of vitamin D. However, spending too much time in the sun may result in sun damage, leading to pesky discoloration or pigmentation. 

Laser skin resurfacing has the potential to reverse sun spots and discoloration created by UV rays. The treatment corrects the pigmentation in your skin and resurfaces it with your skin’s natural color.

3. Tightens and Firms Skin Tone and Texture

Laser skin resurfacing also has the potential to tighten and firm skin tone and texture to improve your complexion. It does this by encouraging the production of new collagen in the affected area, leaving your skin firmer and smoother.

4. Reduces Pore Size

As we age, our pores tend to enlarge due to lower collagen production and the loss of skin elasticity. This can cause your skin to sag, giving off the appearance of larger pores. 

Aside from affecting your complexion, enlarged pores can: 

  • Absorb more oil, which can lead to blockages
  • Negatively impact the texture of your skin
  • Lead to severe acne 
  • Make your skin appear dull and unhealthy
  • Cause you to look older than you are

Our laser skin resurfacing procedure treats large pores by increasing collagen production and maintaining your skin’s elasticity, ultimately helping reduce the size of pores and the amount of oil produced.

5. Quick and Easy Procedure

When done by the right professional team, laser skin resurfacing is a quick and painless process. It’s important to choose a highly trained professional to ensure a safe and effective procedure. 

At Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, our team consists of medically licensed and experienced professionals with years of experience and extensive and ongoing advanced training who will ensure your comfort throughout your procedure. 

While the experience of laser skin resurfacing treatment varies from person to person, there are a few things you can expect from our service:

  • Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure
  • Treatments may last anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes
  • Minimal (or nonexistent) side effects and recovery time
  • The procedure is safe and effective for reversing the effects of aging

6. Permanent Results

Although it is a quick and easy procedure, laser skin resurfacing offers you results that you can expect to enjoy for years to come.

You should begin to see a difference after your first treatment. However, to achieve the best long-term results, we recommend that you schedule 2-4 treatments over a span of 2-3 weeks, depending on the type of laser used, and time of year treatment is received.

Remember that laser skin resurfacing essentially revitalizes your skin. In time, you may see an onset of new fine lines and wrinkles as you continue to age. If this is the case, you may wish to have the procedure again.

Treat Yourself to Laser Skin Resurfacing at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa

Laser skin resurfacing offers many benefits by treating skin discoloration, tightening your skin and reducing the size of your pores. If you are looking for a quick, easy and safe way to reduce unwanted signs of aging, schedule an appointment with our laser skin resurfacing experts at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ.

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6 Things to Consider Before Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Appointment

It’s no secret that aging comes with a lot of unwanted effects on our skin. But while it’s impossible to escape the effects of time, there are treatments available that can help reverse the unwanted impacts of aging so you can enjoy smoother, tighter skin for longer.

Laser skin resurfacing uses laser technology to stimulate collagen production, which is your body’s natural way of renewing skin cells. The results showcase improved skin tone, texture and complexion, and the effects of the treatment can last for years.

Laser skin resurfacing is commonly used to address aging-related concerns, such as:

  • Acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Blemishes
  • Scars

If you’re experiencing any of the above effects, laser skin resurfacing may be a good treatment option for you. Here are a few things to consider before booking your fractional laser skin resurfacing appointment with Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa.

Top Things to Consider Before Getting Laser Skin Resurfacing

When done by an experienced professional in Gilbert, AZ, laser skin resurfacing is considered safe for nearly all skin types. While the results of this treatment are consistently effective, experiences can vary based on factors like: 

  • Your unique skin type
  • Your specific aging concerns 
  • The size and location of the area being treated
  • Your skin’s sensitivity level

Consider the following factors before making your first appointment at Colair.

You May or May Not Feel the Treatment

Everyone’s skin is different, which means not everyone will have the same experience with laser skin resurfacing. The treatment is typically painless, but depending on your sensitivity level, you may or may not feel the laser against your skin.

Worst case scenario, you may experience a slight discomfort, especially if you have never had a laser treatment before. There may be some degree of tenderness depending on where you decide to receive the treatment.

At Colair, we use devices like the award-winning ClearLift treatment by Alma, which offers a highly effective and virtually painless skin rejuvenation procedure to help ensure a comfortable and positive experience.

Darker Skin Won’t Rule You Out as a Candidate

There is a common misconception that laser therapy is only suited for lighter-skinned individuals, which is simply not true. However, your skin tone can impact the type of laser that’s used during your treatment.

Certain lasers can pose a higher risk for cell damage in people who have darker skin, but effective alternatives do exist. The best way to ensure laser skin resurfacing is a good fit for your skin tone is to consult with one of our registered nurses, who will walk you through your specific treatment plan.

A Highly Trained Professional Matters

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for”? That concept certainly applies to laser skin resurfacing treatment. Make sure you’re hiring a highly trained professional with the proper licensure to perform laser treatments to ensure a safe and smooth experience.

For example, at Colair, our team is made up of: 

  • Medical advisors
  • Aesthetic nurse specialists 
  • Medical aestheticians 
  • Trained laser technicians

These individuals have the proper training and credentials to safely conduct laser skin resurfacing. When it comes to using tools such as lasers that penetrate skin, a medical background is a must.

Disclose Any Medications You Are Taking

Some medications may interfere with your laser skin resurfacing treatment and cause unwanted side effects that can hinder your procedure or the results. Make sure you are upfront about any medications you are taking so we can ensure the procedure is a good fit for you.

When you come in for your first appointment, you’ll be asked to fill out a detailed form that allows you to list any medications or supplements you’re taking. We’ll also remind you of any products to avoid prior to your procedure, including: 

  • Aspirin
  • Products that increase the risk of bleeding
  • Some acne medications
  • Strong chemical and facial peels
  • Cigarettes

We’ll also ask about your medical history during your initial consultation, as certain health conditions may impact the results you can achieve.

Different Lasers Are Made for Different Treatments

Just like there is no single skin type, there is no one type of laser device that can treat all concerns. But that’s one thing that makes treatment so special!

The device used for your treatment will depend on factors like your skin tone and texture, the areas you want treated and your skin’s sensitivity level. 

Colair uses fractional lasers, which break up the energy of a single laser to help target specific skin spots. These lasers help reduce the risk of any side effects and lessen your time to heal. 

The fractional laser devices we use include the following.

Cynosure Icon

  • A comprehensive device used to treat multiple concerns
  • Includes procedures for the following:
    • Laser skin resurfacing
    • Pigmentation
    • Vessels
    • Wrinkles
    • Scars
    • Skin texture

Alma Harmony XL PRO

  • Approved by the FDA to treat more than 65 conditions
  • Highly effective at skin rejuvenation
  • Completely safe for all skin types
  • Requires little downtime or recovery

Alma Opus 

  • Focuses specifically on treating wrinkles and other age-related concerns
  • Uses fractional laser technology to achieve results that are similar to ablative laser procedures without the higher risk of side effects
  • Quick, with full facial treatments able to be completed in as little as 15 minutes

Multiple Treatments Make the Biggest Difference

While you may begin to see a difference after your first laser skin resurfacing procedure, real results will likely take time and multiple treatment visits. Depending on the device used, you can expect to see the biggest improvements after 2-4 treatments.

It’s important to remember that your skin will continue to age, so aging-related concerns like wrinkles and fine lines may reappear in the years after your treatment. You may choose to get laser skin resurfacing treatment again as needed.

Pamper Yourself with Laser Skin Resurfacing at Colair

Laser skin resurfacing offers a lot of benefits that can keep your skin looking smoother for years to come. Colair uses fractional lasers to provide the best laser skin resurfacing treatment results with the quickest recovery times. 

Treat yourself and your skin to a rejuvenating laser skin resurfacing treatment today. Schedule an appointment at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ!

Hair Restoration

Hair Restoration Treatment 101

You’re not alone if you’re suffering from hair loss. Around 50% of women and 80% of men deal with some type of hair loss during their lives. There can be a lot of reasons for losing your hair, from genetics to chronic illnesses to nutritional deficiencies.

Thankfully, there are countless non-invasive procedures you can explore at Colair Beauty Lounge and Medspa 

if you’re experiencing hair loss. A hair restoration treatment is great for helping your hair grow healthy again. Boost your self-confidence by restoring your beautiful locks of hair.

This guide will discuss everything you need to know about non-surgical hair restoration. Make an appointment at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ, to learn more about the different types of hair restoration treatments.

What Does Hair Loss Look Like?

Hair loss can affect just the hair on your head or your entire body. It can either be permanent or temporary. In addition to being caused by one of the things we mentioned earlier, hair loss can also be a result of hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies, and poor scalp health.

How hair loss affects your body depends on what’s causing it. Some signs of hair loss include:

  • Patchy or circular bald spots
  • Full body hair loss
  • Thinning on your head
  • Sudden hair loss
  • Scaly patches all over your scalp
  • Inflammation on your scalp

Identifying Hair Loss with the GroTrack system

GroTrack is a state-of-the-art system that uses Artificial Intelligence to give us scientific evidence of your scalp, hair and follicle health, and any hair loss issues you might be experiencing. Our team in Gilbert can use this tool to do the following:

  • Analyze scalp, follicle and hair health
  • Identify any hair loss issues
  • Analyze how thick your hair is
  • Measure how your hair density and thickness is improving
  • Demonstrate how effective your hair loss treatment is

GroTrack is a great tool for analyzing your scalp, follicle and overall hair health.. in addition, it helps to establish a baseline at the start of treatment and helps us during the treatment process to see the condition of your scalp, current hair density, and if your hair loss restoration treatment is working. It gives you and your provider the information you need to feel confident about your treatment plan. It’s an essential tool early in your program since you can’t typically visibly see if your hair is starting to grow back yet.

Some of the things you’ll find in your GroTrack report include:

  • Personalized scalp, and hair health analysis data
  • Before and after images
  • Graphs and charts showing your hair growth and scalp health
  • Progress review
  • Further treatment recommendations

It’s important to speak with one of our Hair Loss Specialists at Colair if you want to look into a hair loss or scalp health treatment. They’ll identify the cause of your hair loss and let you know if a non-surgical hair restoration treatment option will work for you.

What Are the Treatments for Hair Restoration?

Our various hair restoration treatments use different modalities, supplements and topical products to regrow hair naturally and without surgery. In addition to helping you regrow your hair, these treatments also promote a healthy scalp and hair.

Alma TED

Alma TED is a FDA-approved, ultrasound based device that is also needle-free and entirely painless hair growth treatment that we offer at Colair. The treatment will leave you with stronger and thicker hair. Some of the benefits you’ll experience with this hair loss treatment include:

  • Strengthening your hair follicles
  • No scalp trauma
  • Pain free: no need for a topical anesthetic. Patients report that the TED treatment feels like a warm scalp massage! 
  • No shedding
  • Improved scalp health
  • Thicker, healthier hair
  • More hair density
  • Less bald patches

Alma TED uses acoustic air pressure and sound waves to reverse hair loss and strengthen hair follicles. With TED, its proprietary hair growth formula can more easily penetrate the hair follicles underneath your scalp, increasing the benefits of the treatment. The treatment is even more effective when paired with Nutrafol, the number one dermatologist recommended hair growth formula, and a topical hair growth and scalp health treatment HairPhix, which are both offered at Colair and included with a TED Treatment Package. 

Each Alma TED appointment lasts around 45 to 45 minutes. We recommend scheduling at least two additional treatments, for a minimum of 3 treatments total, so you can achieve your desired results. You should expect to see visible improvements after three months.

PRP Hair Restoration

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration is another wonderful option for restoring your hair by using the plasma from your own body. This procedure can help with the following:

  • Rejuvenating hair follicles and scalp
  • Reducing balding and hair thinning
  • Early intervention achieves optimal results

One of our nurses will draw blood from one of the veins in your arm. The blood gets placed in a device called a centrifuge. It spins, separating the platelet rich plasma.

We’ll then apply a numbing cream to the targeted area. The PRP gets injected into your hairline and scalp.

You won’t experience any side effects with PRP hair restoration. That’s because we’re using our body’s resources.

Some people start to notice improvements a few weeks after their first treatment. The biggest results are seen a couple of months later.

Damaged Hair Services 

Our salon also offers hair services that can replenish your hair while fixing years of damage. They’re great options for boosting your hair growth while restoring brittle hair.

Two hair supplements that Colair offers for healthy hair growth and scalp health are Hair pHix and Nutrafol. Hair pHix promotes a healthy scalp and balanced pH levels, meaning healthy hair from the start! Hair pHix is infused with cystine and natural keratin amino acids to penetrate deep into the cortex of your hair and repair chemical damage from the inside out. This results in stronger, softer, healthy hair and scalp, repairing and protecting your hair from split ends.

Nutrafol is the number one dermatologist recommended hair growth formula. It is built on a science-backed approach to whole-body wellness and hair health. Colair provides these clinically-tested and physician-formulated products to our hair clients with the goal of helping them achieve healthy and amazing hair. 

Vitamin Therapy for Hair Health

IV therapy is another effective way to promote healthy hair. There are a few vitamins that are great for preventing hair loss. They include:

  • Iron
  • Biotin
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Glutathione
  • Zinc

At Colair, we offer multiple types of IV therapy that can give your hair a boost. Our Beauty Glow IV treatment can enhance the growth of your hair while giving you an immunity boost at the same time. We also offer Vitamin C infusions.

Find Which Hair Restoration Treatment Is Right for You

You don’t have to go through life living with hair loss. If you are one of the more than 80 Million people suffering from hair loss, there are many non-invasive hair restoration treatments you can explore that will rejuvenate your hair. Feel better about yourself while achieving healthy and full locks.

The team at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa are here to help you achieve your hair restoration goals. Get in touch with us to schedule a consultation at our office in Gilbert, AZ. We offer free consultations where you can learn more about our services.

Med Spa Stretch Marks

Effective Treatments for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are a part of life. Approximately 75% of study participants reported stretch marks after pregnancy. A third of these women experienced feelings of shame and self-consciousness about their stretch marks.

Furthermore, some OBGYNs believe that worrying about stretch marks could contribute to anxiety during and after pregnancy.

If you’d like to know how to remove stretch marks, keep reading. We’ll share the causes of stretch marks and some exciting ways Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa can help.

What Causes Stretch Marks?

Despite the mental and physical damage they cause, stretch marks are a simple concept. When your skin stretches, small tears in the skin’s fibers occur. These tears don’t heal in the same way that cuts or scrapes do.

Instead, the healing process leaves wide, discolored skin striations behind.

Most people associate stretch marks with pregnancy. Still, they occur in a variety of situations.

  • Rapid growth during adolescence
  • A sudden increase in body weight
  • Having breast or butt enhancement surgery
  • Rapid muscle gain
  • Disorders such as Cushing’s disease and Marfan syndrome
  • A family history of stretch marks
  • High cortisol levels

Many people don’t realize they’re prone to stretch marks until after they happen. Consulting the professionals at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa helps you learn more about the best treatment for stretch marks.

Can You Prevent Stretch Marks?

If you surf the web frequently enough, you’ll find many products and tips that promise to reduce or prevent stretch marks. While some of these methods may help in small ways, most don’t work as advertised.

Creams and lotions are common “cures” for stretch marks. The American Academy of Dermatologists suggests that you don’t accept these claims as fact. Instead, follow these tips.

  • If you’re pregnant, use lotions and creams every day.
  • If you notice stretch marks, use the products only on the affected areas.
  • Always stay hydrated.

Common home remedies like coconut oil, olive oil, and vitamin E oil have few or no effects on stretch marks. Keeping your skin moisturized is always a good idea. Still, don’t count on that to prevent stretch marks.

How to Remove Stretch Marks

Working with the professionals at Colair may be the answer to getting rid of stretch marks. By working with our team, you can find out which treatment can help smooth out stretch marks.

When you meet with the team at Colair for the first time, we’ll discuss your medical history. We’ll also determine how and when your stretch marks occurred.

Being honest about your expectations is also important. Understanding your desires helps our team create the best treatment plan for you.

SRF Scarlet

The SRF Scarlet treatment uses microneedles to deliver radio frequencies into your skin. This type of treatment is a popular anti-aging therapy. It’s also a favorite of dermatologists and aestheticians.

The radio frequencies boost your skin’s collagen production. More collagen means tighter, firmer skin. The procedure also heats the surface of your skin for a brief period.

SRF is also one of the most preferred treatments for stretch marks. Often, positive results appear after a single treatment.

After your SRF treatment, your provider will supply aftercare instructions. These include our recommended topical serums, staying out of the pool, and limiting physical activity for 24 hours.


Microneedling is like our SRF Scarlet treatment, but it’s less invasive. Microneedling is a great option for those with lighter stretch marks. It’s also excellent for those who prefer to start with a more moderate treatment.

Colair Med Spa uses state-of-the-art SkinPen treatment technology. SkinPen produces impressive results on scars and stretch marks.

Your nurse will begin by numbing your skin. Then the SkinPen creates tiny holes in your skin. The procedure triggers heightened collagen production.

The results are firmer skin, lighter scars, and reduced stretch marks.

Aftercare for microneedling is minimal. You may also see your results lasting for six months or longer.

Chemical Peels

Most people think of chemical peels only in regard to facial skin care. We’re pleased to share that chemical peels show exceptional results on stretch marks.

A chemical peel causes the outer layers of your skin to slough away. This treatment is fantastic for scarring and stretch marks, as you tend to see results right away.

A chemical peel treatment also includes an exfoliation session, moisturizing treatment, and an enzyme mask to further pamper your skin.

Our nurses will assess your skin’s needs and choose the chemical peel that’s right for you.


Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa is thrilled to offer Lamprobe technology to our clients. This service is not yet available everywhere, so we invite you to learn more about how it can assist with stretch mark removal.

A Lamprobe treatment works by using radio frequencies to change skin irregularities. In the case of stretch marks, it targets the discoloration that’s so common with this condition.

The outer layers of your skin dry during the Lamprobe session. The target area heals, revealing fresh skin. The deep red and purple colors of stretch marks can fade with this treatment.

We love Lamprobe because it’s quick, almost painless, and produces incredible results.

Plasma Pen

Tightening the skin does wonders for stretch marks. This is what we can do with a plasma pen treatment.

A plasma pen treatment helps your skin cells reconnect. The result is tighter, smoother skin and a reduction in the appearance of scars.

The plasma pen uses a heated, gas-like substance that works in the deeper layers of your skin. As these layers heal, you’ll see rejuvenated skin at the surface. Your skin’s appearance will continue to improve during the days and weeks after your treatment.

After your plasma pen treatment, you’ll notice little or no bleeding or scarring. You will see an improvement in the look and feel of your stretch marks. Also, you won’t need a recovery period.

Coming Soon: Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are one of the most effective ways of treating stretch marks. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be offering this exclusive service to our clients in the coming months.

Laser treatments work by using concentrated beams of light and resurfacing your skin. After the healing period, you’ll see smoother, clearer skin underneath.

The FDA approves this treatment as the most effective method of stretch mark removal. We’re excited to share it with our clients.

Say Goodbye to Stretch Marks and Hello to Colair

If you’ve struggled with your skin and wondered how to remove stretch marks, your search is over. Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa and our talented team of nurses and professionals in Gilbert, AZ are committed to helping you feel better in your skin.

Contact us today for a consultation.

Botox Med Spa

Where Can Botox be Injected?

Over 7.4 million people have gotten Botox in 2022 and it has easily become the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the US. These days, many patients are using Botox to both reverse signs of aging and prevent signs of aging from setting in.

For many patients, that is the extent of their knowledge about Botox as a cosmetic treatment. They know that it can reduce signs of aging for a period of time, but they may not where to get Botox.

Today, we’re going to tell you more about the ways that Botox can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the symptoms of certain disorders.

Learn where and how Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa can use Botox at your next appointment and schedule a consultation with one of our registered nurses to get a more detailed individual plan.

Where to Get Botox

If you’re wondering if Botox is the right choice for you, it’s helpful to understand the common ways that Botox is utilized. Injecting Botox, when done at a location like Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, is a safe way to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and more. Let’s take a look at where to inject Botox and the results it can produce.

Around the Eyes

Many people opt to get Botox around the eyes, where the skin is quite thin and prone to developing fine lines, particularly on the outer edge and below the lower lid. Botox is injected to the side of the eye to treat crow’s feet. It may also be used below the eye to treat under-eye wrinkles.

Around the Eyebrows and/or Forehead

You can also choose to get Botox in certain areas of the forehead and around the eyebrows. Botox is used in the forehead to treat creases and between the eyebrows to treat frown lines, also known as number 11 lines. You may also use Botox to strengthen and lift eyebrows that droop and cause the appearance of puffiness in the upper eyelid.

Botox and TMJ

TMJ disorders caused by an inflamed joint between the jawbone and cheekbone can leave patients with excruciating pain, trouble eating, and more. Some patients discover that common interventions, such as mouthguards, do not eliminate the pain. Believe it or not, injecting Botox near this inflamed joint may provide the relief you’re looking for– and a pleasant side effect is that treating this area can result in facial slimming as well! 

Botox and Gummy Smiles

A smile is “gummy” when an open-mouthed smile reveals a very visible gumline. More often than not, a gummy smile is considered a cosmetic issue, rather than a medical issue, and you may find that the dental procedures that can address large gums aren’t covered by insurance. The good news is that you can inject Botox between the nose and upper lip to reduce the gumminess of your smile for up to three months.

Botox and Hyperhidrosis

If you find that no amount of antiperspirant keeps you from sweating, you may have hyperhidrosis, a disorder marked by profuse sweating of the underarms, feet, and hands regardless of physical activity or external temperature. Botox in the underarms has been shown to reduce sweating by a significant amount. This is also a viable option for anyone who is sensitive to products like antiperspirants and wants an alternative way to keep sweat at bay.

Where Not to Inject Botox

How do we know where to inject Botox? Thanks to regulations and oversight, the Botox injections you receive at a salon like Colair have been tested for effectiveness and safety. This means that we also know where not to inject Botox.

Please keep in mind that injecting Botox in the wrong places or using Botox in unapproved ways can result in serious side effects. This is why you should always go to highly trained registered nurses like the ones at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa who place a high importance on efficacy and safety. Now, let’s take a quick look at some of the places to avoid when injecting Botox.

The Frontalis Muscles

The Frontalis muscles are located on the front of your skull. These muscles help you to raise and lower your eyebrows, but they can also develop wrinkles over time. When addressing forehead wrinkles, you should always avoid injecting the Frontalis muscles directly, as doing so can cause your eyebrows to develop a strange upturn.

Too Close to the Orbital Bone

You may receive Botox injections in the Orbicularis muscle, located in the eyelids. However, injecting too close to the orbital bone is not ideal. Doing so can weaken the muscle, causing your eyelids to droop.

The Dermis

Botox injections are designed to target and relax muscles. That means that the needle must penetrate the dermis but reach the muscle, itself. If the injection goes into the dermis, rather than the muscle below, it will do little more than cause bruising.

Come to the Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa for Botox Services

Now that you know more about where to get Botox, you can make an informed decision about any procedures you may want to receive. The Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa can provide Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections.

Ready to make your next appointment? Take a look at our pricing and give us a call to schedule your free consultation.

Dermal Fillers Med Spa

Guide to Injectables without Looking Overdone 

Did you know that dermal fillers can add volume to skin that is sagging, improve the symmetry of your facial features, and smooth out wrinkles and creases?

It can be a great idea to use fillers to improve your facial symmetry and to highlight your best features. But many people choose not to use them because they worry about the risks of overdone fillers.

Contrary to what you might believe, there are several simple things you can do to avoid this, the first being scheduling a consultation with Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa. By speaking to one of our registered nurses, you’ll know right away that you’re in good hands. 

Start Small

When getting fillers, it’s important to start small. This will ensure a natural-looking result.

Starting with a small amount of filler will also allow you to see how your body reacts to the treatment. It will then be easy for you to make any necessary adjustments before moving forward with a larger amount.

This also helps to avoid over-treatment, which can lead to an unnatural or overdone appearance.

In order to start small, it’s best to schedule a consultation with a qualified and experienced injector such as Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa.

We can help you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns. We can also recommend the best types of fillers for your needs and goals.

Don’t Just Go to Any Provider

Make sure to choose a qualified and experienced provider for dermal fillers. This is because there is a potential for complications if a provider does not correctly do the procedure.

One way to find a reputable provider is to ask for recommendations from friends or family. You can also check online reviews.

And make sure to check the provider’s credentials. This includes whether they are licensed medical professionals and if they have extensive experience and training in administering dermal fillers.

It is also important to ask about the type of filler they plan to use, the number of treatments they recommend, and how long dermal fillers last.

You could even ask to see before-and-after photos of the provider’s patients to get an idea of their level of skill.

Avoid Too-Good-To-Be-True Pricing

Pricing that is too good to be true for fillers might indicate that the provider is using substandard products.

Additionally, a low price may indicate that the provider is not properly trained or experienced in administering the treatment.

Remember that self-care and skin care are important. This is why you should not compromise the quality of the treatment to save some money.

A good provider such as Colair will use high-quality products, have a good reputation and have a good track record of satisfied clients. Remember that the cheapest price is not always the best option.

Speak Up During and Before Your Treatment

Make sure to speak up before, during, and after your treatment. By doing this, you will ensure that your registered nurses are addressing all of your needs and concerns.

Some of the types of concerns you might consider raising are your goals and concerns. You might also want to make sure that your registered nurse is aware of your underlying medical issues.

If this is your first time getting fillers, there is nothing wrong with letting your registered nurse know that you are a bit nervous. We’ll take care of you and make you feel comfortable with your treatment.

Choose the Right Procedure

When getting dermal fillers, it’s important to choose the right procedure for your individual needs and goals. There are different types of fillers available, each with its own unique properties and uses.

It’s always important to do your research, ask questions, and listen to your intuition when choosing the right procedure for you. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the right procedure.

Types of Filler

Different types of fillers are made from different substances and have different properties.

Some popular types of fillers include hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxyapatite. We only use natural products that are safe for your skin. Our high-quality treatment plan will guide you through how we’ll inject products so that you are fully aware of everything going on.

Your Goals and Concerns

Before getting fillers, try to get a clear idea of what you hope to achieve with the treatment, and what areas of your face you would like to address. This will help you and your provider choose the right procedure and type of filler.

Quality of Filler

Make sure to choose quality fillers that are provided by a reputable and experienced provider. Avoid providers that use low-products.

Consult With Your Registered Nurse

Speak with your registered nurse who is trained and experienced in administering dermal fillers. They will be able to assess your facial features, skin type, and medical history and recommend the best treatment for you.

Be Realistic About the Results

Understand that dermal fillers are not a permanent solution and you will need to repeat the treatment over time to maintain the results. Be realistic about the results you can expect from the treatment and don’t expect miracles.

Avoid Overdone Fillers

Contrary to what you might think, it is easy to avoid overdone fillers. Remember to start small, choose the right provider, and ask important questions before and during your treatment.

Are you interested in learning more about the dermal failures available at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa? If so, don’t hesitate to visit our Med Spa Services page to find out more!

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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) 923-6138.