Everything you wanted to know about Botox

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Botox is probably one of the biggest products in the medspa industry. Botox though, is just a brand name for neuromodulators (like Xeomin, another product we use) but it’s the most well known one so that’s why this article is all about Botox.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator that is mainly used to reduce lines on the face. This product also has many other clinical uses which we’ll discuss below.

Botox’s medical name is Botulinum toxin (although that doesn’t sound too fun, does it?). It’s an organism produce from a bacterium. It then goes through a purification process and can then be used in your treatments.

What are the uses?

The most widely known use of Botox is for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. But Botox has also been found to help with clinical issues as well.

These medical uses include:

  • Hyperhydrosis (Excessive sweating)
  • Eye twitching
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chronic migraines
  • Overactive bladder

How does it work?

The product works by gradually relaxing the muscles to allow lines and wrinkles to appear smooth. A professional will administer injections to specific problem areas. There’s no need for anesthesia for this procedure and you can start seeing results within 3-7 days.

As a neuromodulator, Botox blocks neurotransmitters. By blocking those that go to your muscle receptors telling them to contract, Botox can now temporarily paralyze this contracting process.

How often do I need Botox?

Botox can often last for up to 3-4 months depending on the dosage and injections received. If you’re looking to have results last this long, make sure to let your provider know.

If you’re looking to have a long term Botox use, consult with your provider to find out a schedule that works for you in order for you to see the results you want.

How The Laser Lounge Spa does Botox

We take our Botox seriously here at The Laser Lounge Spa. When your appointment is nearing, we won’t order your batch of Botox until the night before. We have it overnighted so it’s as fresh as possible for your appointment. We don’t keep back stock of Botox….ever!

We’ve done Botox for hundreds of clients and know the problem areas and just where to do injections. If you’re interested in setting up an appointment give us a call at 239-728-1234

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Why We Use SkinCeuticals

Here at The Laser Lounge Spa, we use only the best equipment when we do our treatments. From Sclerotherapy to SculpSure, we know that the best tech gets the best results. And the same goes for the products we use and recommend. When it comes to skincare, there’s no better company than SkinCeuticals.

Why does SkinCeuticals work?

It’s backed by science, plain and simple. This is a skincare company that uses research and testing to find out what works and what doesn’t. Skinceuticals gel peel.jpg

All of their products are made in the USA and are used by professionals like plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and med spas like ours.

Their products are referred to as cosmeceuticals because they’re a cross between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

It all started with the company’s founding scientist and chief medical advisor, Dr. Sheldon Pinnell. He helped launch the Duke University Antioxidant patent which is licensed exclusively to SkinCeuticals. Along with other leading scientists, the company has set the bar for skincare.

The antioxidant formulation that SkinCeuticals uses has 10 patents and over 200 studies published in medical journals. There aren’t many other skincare companies that can claim something like this.

How The Laser Lounge Spa Uses SkinCeuticals

We not only recommend SkinCeuticals to our clients, but we use the products in our treatments.

In our Advanced Corrective Peel, we use the SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel product to perform the treatment. This chemical peel can only be used by an authorized SkinCeuticals skincare professional, which we have.

Our store offers many SkinCeuticals products such as Anti-Wrinkle Polish and Plump, Clarifying Clay Mask, and more.

If you’re interested in learning more about SkinCeuticals or getting a recommendation from one of our staff, come visit one our office locations or call us at 239-728-1234.



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Naples location to open soon

We’re proud to announce that our Naples location is coming soon! That means we’ll be able to serve all our guests and anyone interested in anti-aging and skincare in the Naples area.

This office has been long in the making. We’ve been hard at work hiring, building out the space, and making sure everything is perfect for our first day of appointments.

Speaking of appointments, we will initially be offering services like:

  • Injectables
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Photorejuvenation
  • SculpSure
  • Electrolysis
  • Facials
  • Micropen
  • Peels
  • And more

New Naples Location
5100 North Tamiami Trail Suite 104
Naples, FL 34103

We will update this post with more information as soon as we receive it!


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What’s an Epiwave Facial?

If you’re been to The Laser Lounge Spa or seen our website, you’ve probably come across a treatment called “Epiwave Ultrasonic Facial”. Sounds pretty fancy, right? Let’s break down the term so you understand exactly what it means.

This is the name of the company that produces the device we use in this procedure.

This refers to the ultrasonic vibration that the device uses to clear your skin.

Each of our three types of Epiwave ultrasonic facials is used on the face.

What’s the benefit of this facial?

This type of facial is best for those with skin problems or acne, as well as those seeking the benefits of an anti-aging treatment. epiwave-ultrasonic_facial

The use of the Ultrasonic vibration is to allow for deeper cleaning of the skin. The soundwaves are also great to clean sensitive skin.

What are the types of Ultrasonic Facials?

At The Laser Lounge Spa, we offer three types of this facial:

  • Ultrasonic Peel
  • Collagen Booster Treatment
  • Stem Cell Treatment

The Ultrasonic Peel works by targeting impurities and removing dead skin cells. This leaves the skin clean and exfoliated.

Our Collagen Booster Treatment involves getting topical collagen and antioxidant products deeper into the skin, rather than just on the surface. A boost of collagen can give your skin a more youthful appearance.

The Stem Cell Treatment uses a low-level current to reach and restore injured cells. This is a great anti-aging procedure that is also pain free!

Our awesome Sarasota location made a video about the Epiwave Ultrasonic Facial treatment, so you can see just what you can expect.

What’s the Difference Between Ultrasonic Facial and Dermafile?

Dermafile is another facial treatment we offer here at The Laser Lounge Spa. Rather than using an ultrasonic device to target and remove dead skin cells, Dermafile uses patented skin polishing and resurfacing tool made of stainless steel and finely crushed diamonds.


In the treatment, this tool is used to lightly polish the skin and remove the top layer of dead skin cells.

Dermafile targets the top layer of skin, while our Epiwave Ultrasonic Facial treatments can go deeper.

Interested in finding out more? Call The Laser Lounge Spa at 239-728-1234 or visit our website at thelaserloungespa.com.

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How to remove varicose veins

Varicose veins, are gnarled, enlarged veins that appear in the legs and feet, although any vein can become varicose. Although we may use varicose and spider veins interchangeably but spider veins are actually a milder form of varicose veins.



Most of us know varicose veins by sight: dark blue or purple in color with a bulging, twisting appearance. Apart from the unsightly look, varicose veins can cause painful problems like achy legs, throbbing, pain after standing or sitting for too long.

What are the causes?

There are quite a few factors that can cause varicose veins:

  • Age
    As you age, your veins will become weak and can get enlarged. The blue appearance is because the vein is carrying deoxygenated blood.
  • Pregnancy
    Pregnant women can form varicose veins especially in their legs and pelvic area due to a decreased flow of blood.
  • Sex
    Women are generally more likely to form these types of veins especially due to fluctuations in hormones.
  • Obesity
  • Family history
  • Sitting or Standing for long periods
    Working in a job that doesn’t allow you to change positions for long stretches of time can cause blood to flow improperly, forming varicose veins.

Why remove them?

Apart from the cosmetic reasons, varicose veins can cause a few rare complications.

  • Blood Clots
    If a vein deep within the leg becomes enlarged, it can swell too much and can indicate a blood clot.
  • Bleeding
    If veins are close to the surface, they can burst. It’s important that if this happens, you know that there is a high risk that it could happen again.
  • Ulcers
    Ulcers form due to fluid buildup caused by the increased pressure of blood within the varicose vein.


How to remove them

Luckily, the medical field has developed multiple ways for varicose vein removal. Many of these procedures and treatments do not even require a long stay in a hospital.

Self Care
This includes exercising, losing eight, and avoiding sitting or standing for too long. This will help ease the pain of the veins and prevent them from worsening. This treatment will not remove the varicose vein.

Sclerotherapy is offered here at The Laser Lounge Spa. We inject the vein with a chemical solution which causes it to eventually close off and disappear. This procedure is useful for both surface and deeper veins. In as little as 1-2 treatments nearly 80% of the spider veins can be gone.

Compression Stockings
These stockings are for sale at most pharmacies. They help squeeze your legs to allow blood to move more efficiently.

Laser Surgeries
A new technology sends bursts of light onto the vein to help them disappear.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Tiny skin punctures help remove small varicose veins.

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Become a “The Laser Lounge Spa” Franchisee!

We did it! Finally, we are opening up The Laser Lounge Spa to franchisees across the country. Anti-aging day spas are a booming business right now, and you can get in on the action by starting up your own business with a proven leader.

You can launch or expand your practice with everything from popular skin rejuvenation treatments such as Botox and Xeomin to award winning facials, medical grade skin care products, body contouring, all of the latest cutting edge aesthetic lasers and more.


What The Laser Lounge Spa Offers

We provide everything one needs to get up and running:

  • Mobile laser rentals
  • Established brand and reputation
  • Marketing material and support from our agency partner MARKIT Group
  • Training & Support from our staff, product representatives, treatment specialists, & company training events
  • Discounts on product & equipment
  • Spa design and layout services
  • 100% medical compliance in all 50 states
  • Continued client and staff support
  • Comprehensive, multi-phase certified training program
  • Superior vendor contracts and warranties

All you need to provide to start up are:

  • A retail location
  • Initial franchise fee

The Opportunity

The opportunities in this market are huge! The global wellness industry is already a $3.4 trillion market and will only continue to grow. The global spa industry was at $94 billion in 2013 with annual 7.7% growth, with beauty and anti-aging being a huge piece of those pies.

Who We’re Looking For

We want to bring in only the best partners to become a part of The Laser Lounge Spa family.

  • Medical background
  • Interested in playing a role in the company aside from just investment
  • At least one individual that can manage the business
  • Someone that is or could become a facial injector
  • A passionate esthetician

We’re excited to finally be opening up this opportunity to the public after many years of planning. We welcome you to give us a call or fill out the form on our site to get more information. There’s no pressuring salesperson, just a friendly voice to answer your questions.

Call us for a complimentary, no obligation consultation at 1-239-728-1234. Visit us at Medspa-Franchise.com.

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Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Halloween is almost upon us. It’s your chance to try out new makeup and get creative with the application. Will you go for the witch look, zombie, vampire? Or maybe you’ll create your own look this year.

Whatever you plan to be, don’t settle on it just yet until you check out these amazing Halloween makeup tutorials. You may end up changing your mind!

Modern Vampire

Want to go for a subtle costume this year? This modern vampire look is perfectly understated.



Half Skull

This awesome half-skull look will prove to all your friends that you’re the true makeup expert.


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Wound Makeup

Go all out with your makeup kit and try making this realistic-looking wound. When else, other than Halloween, can you go around sporting this?


Red Lips

These red lips are perfect for that vampire costume.


Harley Quinn

Are you a comic book fan? Or did you just really enjoy Suicide Squad? If you have blonde hair, you can easily pull of this Harley Quinn look.


Masquerade Mask

It looks real, doesn’t it? Don’t settle for a boring-old mask, use your makeup skills to create one.


How to remove Halloween makeup

Now, it’s one thing to put on the makeup, it’s another to get it all off at the end of the night (you can’t sleep in it!). Here’s an article with a few quick tips on how to remove that stubborn Halloween makeup so you can get to sleep!

Use items like:

  • Vaseline
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby oil
  • Baby lotion
  • Makeup remover

Make sure you have them on hand before you go out on Halloween. The last thing you need is to run to the store, all dressed up and tired, trying to by baby oil.

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