Emerge Tulsa Explains the 5 Best Ways to Prevent Sunburn

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Summer is here! Sun worshippers are heading to the lake, pool, and beach to lay out and soak in the rays. In today’s blog from Emerge Tulsa, we discuss the five best ways to prevent sunburn.

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1. Sunscreen

Water-resistant sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher does the trick when you’re at the beach, swimming, or spending a lot of time outdoors. Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going outdoors, because it takes that long for your skin to absorb it. Apply at least 1 ounce to the exposed parts of your skin, including face, neck, ears, arms, legs, tops of your feet, and back, as much as possible. Reapply sunscreen after two hours for best results. Emerge Tulsa offers some fantastic products with SPF protection.

2. Clothing

Clothing offers a reliable way to keep sunburn away. If possible, wear long sleeves and long pants made of lightweight material in colors like white or beige. Consider clothing with UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) in the fabric. UPF of 50 or higher helps block up to 98% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The staff at Emerge Tulsa can recommend UPF clothing for you.

3. Stay Indoors

Think about staying indoors during the part of the day when the sun’s rays are most intense — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s probably still going to be hot from 4 to 8 p.m., so you have plenty of time to get out and enjoy the warm weather without as much exposure to the sun.

4. Seek Shade

Stay in the shade whenever possible. This is particularly true for kids, who are more vulnerable to the heat. Set up your picnic next to a large tree. Lay out a hammock between two palm trees at your tropical destination. Watch animals at the zoo from the comfort of a covered awning. Take an umbrella with you to the golf course in between shots.

5. Little Things

Don’t forget the little things to protect you from sunburn! Lip balm with sunscreen is crucial to protecting your lips. UVA/UVB sunglasses are a must, but make sure they cover all of your eyes to prevent bright sunlight from reaching your pupils. You can even get sunburn on a cloudy day, so you can also try these tips from Emerge Tulsa when it’s cloudy outside.

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Skin Care at Emerge Tulsa 

Emerge Tulsa helps take care of your skin. It’s important that you keep your skin healthy, and preventing sunburn is one way to do that. Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa or call (918) 392-8606 for more details on our skin treatments!

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Worried About COVID-19 & the Coronavirus? Emerge Tulsa Now Has Antibody Testing

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The COVID-19 pandemic has given everyone a jolt. The staff at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa is taking every precaution to keep you safe during your treatment here. We also offer antibody testing for COVID-19. Today’s blog answers frequently asked questions about this antibody test for the coronavirus.

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What does the COVID-19 antibody test entail?

Our registered nurse draws a small sample of blood during a quick, 15-minute office appointment at Emerge Medical & Well Spa. You may feel slight discomfort from the shot during sample collection. 

What if I’m showing symptoms of the coronavirus?

You should only take this test if you do NOT show symptoms of the coronavirus. We will take your temperature upon arrival, and if it is too high, you will not be allowed into Emerge Medical & Well Spa. You should contact your physician immediately.  

Has the FDA authorized this antibody test?

Our antibody test, also known as a serology test, is done on FDA-authorized Abbott testing equipment. 

How soon will I know the test results?

Results of the test typically take 48 hours to receive. This is not an instant test.

What do test results show?

A positive result for COVID-19 antibody test indicates you MAY have been exposed to the coronavirus at some time in the past. A positive test result also indicates you may have SOME immunity to the coronavirus, but you could still become reinfected with the coronavirus in the future. You should consult with your doctor about the best course of action moving forward.

What does this antibody test NOT do?

The antibody test does NOT diagnose COVID-19. Tests to diagnose the coronavirus should only be done by licensed medical professionals in a clinical treatment setting. Tests to diagnose COVID-19 typically involve a nasal or saliva swab to detect the virus’s antigens. Antigen tests may show results within minutes rather than days. 

What are antibodies?

Antibodies are natural proteins produced by your body’s immune system to fight off infections and clear the virus out of your system. Your body produces antibodies on a regular and consistent basis as part of the normal function of your immune system.  

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Emerge Medical & Well Spa’s COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Make an appointment with Emerge Medical & Well Spa for antibody testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The appointment only takes 15 minutes. We’ll make sure we protect your health and the health of our staff when you’re on the premises. Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa or call (918) 392-8606 for more information.

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Types of PRP Injections and Their Benefits

Emerge Medical & Well Spa PRP Injections

Emerge Medical & Well Spa hopes you and your loved ones are well and healthy in these trying times. PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections are one type of service we provide here at our facility as a way to help your skin heal and look its best. Today’s blog from Emerge Tulsa & Well Spa examines the types of PRP injections available to you, particularly for better-looking skin.

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What types of PRP injections are there?

Different types of PRP injections are designed to heal and repair injuries. Medical studies show these shots work for:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries, including pulled muscles and sprains
  • Wounds
  • Hair loss

Your doctor is the first authority when it comes to healing and treating injuries and wounds. PRP injections may give your body’s natural healing a boost. They also help give you more youthful skin, which is the type of PRP treatment we have here at Emerge Tulsa.

What happens with PRP injections and therapy?

PRP injections work by harvesting platelets from your body. Platelets contain a lot of proteins, and their overall function is to clot your blood, encourage healing, and repair injuries. What we do is take a small amount of your blood and then run it through a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the blood into its component parts, including platelets and plasma.

After we separate the platelets, we inject them into the part of your skin that’s damaged or wrinkled. The injection site undergoes slight swelling, which indicates your body’s natural healing process has started. 

How PRP Injections Help Your Skin

Emerge Medical & Well Spa uses PRP injections to treat several skin maladies. This treatment works to repair wounds and damage on your skin’s surface. Healing acne scars is another way PRP injections can help you look your best. We might also recommend this therapy to decrease wrinkles and brown spots. 

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PRP Injections at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

Have traditional skin treatments yielded less-than-ideal results? Do you want your skin to have improved texture and tone? You could see results in as little at four weeks with PRP injections, with continued improvement over three to six months. Contact Emerge Tulsa or call (918) 392-8606 for more details on our PRP injection therapy.

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Benefits of Our Intramuscular Injections

Emerge Medical & Well Spa Intramuscular Injections

Intramuscular injections from Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa are designed to have sustained, long-term results. Our staff can tailor a series of injections to deliver the results you want to achieve. In today’s blog, we discuss the benefits of our intramuscular injections.

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What are intramuscular injections?

Intramuscular injections deliver beneficial substances deep into the muscles. For example, getting a vaccine uses this technique. A medical professional disinfects the injection site and uses a hypodermic needle to deliver the treatment directly into your bloodstream. 

Why do intramuscular injections work?

Our intramuscular injections work because treatments start to take effect much faster compared to digestible or oral nutrients. Your body starts to utilize vitamins, minerals, and amino acids right away. There’s no wait time for your stomach to process the nutrients. The only faster method to receive nutrients is through an IV bag.

Reasons to Get Intramuscular Injections

The overall goal of intramuscular injections at Emerge Medical & Well Spa is for nutrition, beauty, or boosting mood. We have several types of injections filled with nutrients your body needs. 

Nutrition. Our vitamin D injection may help your body absorb calcium. An injection with B-vitamins helps regulate metabolism, gives you an energy boost during a workout, or helps balance your red blood cells. Vegans need an extra boost from vitamin B-12 because this vitamin primarily comes from animal sources in nature. The body has trouble absorbing B-12, which is why an intramuscular injection can help.

Beauty. Nutrients naturally help your skin, hair, and nails look healthy and radiant. An intramuscular injection of B-vitamins could help your natural beauty shine through. Certain amino acids, along with B-12, could assist your body’s efforts to turn fat layers into energy. Antioxidants come into play here as they help rid your body of heavy metals and free radicals that can build up over time.

Mood. Nutrition affects your mood. Amino acids, minerals, and vitamins can de-stress your body, balance your mood, and make you feel better. Custom intramuscular injections speed nutrients into your bloodstream without having to wait for food or pills to kick in, plus they are concentrated and readily available for your body to use right away.

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Intramuscular Injections at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

The staff at Emerge Medical & Well Spa is here to help! Intramuscular injections are one way to receive vital nutrition, whether you’re heading to the gym or just need a little extra help. A series of injections over several weeks are generally more effective than a single injection. Contact Emerge Tulsa or call (918) 392-8606 for more details on these services.

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What Is MiraDry and How Does It Work?

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MiraDry is a world-renowned, FDA-cleared treatment that dramatically reduces underarm sweat in as little as one appointment. More than 150,000 treatments have been performed worldwide! In today’s blog from Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we explain what MiraDry is and how it works. 

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What is MiraDry?

MiraDry is designed to reduce or eliminate sweat from your underarms. This is particularly handy for people who have hyperhidrosis, or abnormally high amounts of sweat. The FDA cleared MiraDry as a treatment in 2015.  

Is MiraDry risky?

MiraDry is completely safe. Your body has anywhere from 2 to 4 million sweat glands, yet only 2 percent of them are in your underarms. Getting rid of the sweat glands in your underarms doesn’t affect your body’s natural cooling mechanism on hot days or during strenuous exercise.

How does MiraDry work?

A technician marks your underarm with temporary tattoos to prepare for your treatment. We also numb the area for comfort. Then, we use a handheld device that delivers precise amounts of microwaves to the underarm area. The intense heat created by the microwaves destroys sweat glands permanently. The entire procedure takes about an hour in a single appointment. It’s completely safe, and you can return to normal daily activities immediately.

What are the side effects of MiraDry?

Patients who undergo MiraDry typically have soreness or minor swelling in the treated area, which can last a few days. You may also experience numbness or tingling in the upper arm or underarm for up to four or five weeks. Try not to schedule your treatment close to a time when you have an important meeting or going on a trip because the discomfort could be distracting. We recommend you take it easy for a few days after your MiraDry treatment.

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MiraDry at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

MiraDry is one of the many FDA-cleared laser treatments we perform here at Emerge Medical & Well Spa. Our clients and customers swear by this procedure! If you’re tired of sweating from your armpits, a MiraDry treatment might be for you. Contact Emerge Tulsa or call (918) 392-8606 for more details on our services.

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Prenatal Massage Techniques

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Prenatal massage is a wonderful way to help get you through your pregnancy. Mothers-to-be report lower stress and pain levels, improved sleep, better relaxation, and pain relief when receiving a massage while pregnant. In today’s blog from Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we look into a few prenatal massage techniques that can help you feel your best.

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Positioning

Prenatal massage can be performed with a woman lying on her back or side. She may even feel most comfortable sitting up. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable, the staff at Emerge Medical & Well Spa can adapt. Positioning often depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy, your comfort level, and what part of your body you want to be massaged.

Types of Massage

There are more than 80 types of massage, but not all of them are appropriate for a prenatal massage. Our massage therapists could recommend a deep tissue massage that presses into your muscles to alleviate your aching back or shoulders. Swedish massage, with its long strokes, helps with joint flexibility. Shiatsu uses pressure and tapping to stimulate your body’s natural relaxation response.

About the Legs

Our massage therapists take the utmost care of you and your baby during a prenatal massage. Pregnant women have a risk for blood clots in the legs during the third trimester. We typically avoid deep massage and strong pressure on the legs. Even if you feel pain and bloating in your legs and feet, we’ll try to alleviate your discomfort as much as possible with a light prenatal massage in those areas.

Consult With Your Doctor

We always want you to be in the best possible health before, during, and after you see us. Please consult with your doctor before getting a prenatal massage. Your doctor can advise you on what can and cannot be done based on your specific situation. Rest assured, our staff will follow your doctor’s guidelines.

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Prenatal Massage at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa wants you to be happy and healthy during all stages of your pregnancy. Talk to us about a prenatal massage today for stress relief and relaxation before you become a new mom. Contact Emerge Tulsa or call (918) 392-8606 for more information.

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Spa Facials: How Does DiamondGlow Work?

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Our clients continue to ask us about Diamond Glow, the revolutionary skin treatment and spa facial. Is it a dermal infusion? Do patients undergo an injection? Today’s blog from Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa explains how DiamondGlow spa facial treatments work.

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Who benefits from DiamondGlow?

DiamondGlow is a spa facial treatment using advanced technology to deliver nutrients to stressed skin. Candidates for this treatment include people with:

  • Mild wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dark spots
  • Sun damage
  • Dry or dehydrated skin
  • Oily prone skin
  • Congestion
  • Rough skin texture
  • Acne
  • Large pores

How is DiamondGlow different from other spa facial treatments?

DiamondGlow does several things that many spa facials treatments simply can’t do. The system combines non-invasive exfoliation with products that deliver nutrients directly to the skin. It works without crystals or chemical exfoliants. Even better, DiamondGlow has specific treatments that provide the right products.

What happens during a DiamondGlow procedure?

Our team begins by selecting the serum infusion levels based on your skin type and serum chosen.  We guide the suction wand across your face using a horizontal or vertical motion, which can create a slight sensation of sanding across your face. It feels almost like a cat licking your face! The treatment is complete after two passes.

Three things happen at once. First, the exfoliant helps remove dry and damaged skin. Then a cleanser deep-cleans the skin’s surface and pores. Third, serums deliver professional-grade nutrients to the skin because it has a high receptivity level. DiamondGlow spa facials create plumpness, volume, hydration, tone, and texture all at once.

How long does a DiamondGlow session last?

DiamondGlow lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour per session. Our on-staff medical professionals oversee each procedure. For this reason, you cannot book DiamondGlow through our website.

How long before I see results from this spa facial?

Immediately after treatment, patients often report that skin appears smoother, plumper, and more hydrated. Long-term results may happen within a few weeks. Entire courses of treatment with DiamondGlow spa facials could run a few months. Each session lasts no more than an hour, and you can resume normal activities right after leaving our office.

Will I feel any pain?

You should experience little to no pain with a DiamondGlow spa facial. Your face may appear red or flushed after your treatment session. This is normal. The redness should go away quickly.

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DiamondGlow Spa Facial at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

Stop by Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa to discover DiamondGlow and our other spa facial treatments. We have licensed, trained staff on-site to help you achieve the look you want! Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa or call (918) 392-8606 for more information.

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Spa Facials: Cold Weather Skin Care Tips

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Spa facials help rejuvenate your skin and achieve a natural glow at any time of year. Keeping your skin looking great during the winter can be a challenge, even with a facial to bring back your skin’s health. Today’s blog from Emerge Medical & Well Spa, where we do many types of spa facials, discusses some cold weather skincare tips to keep you looking and feeling your best.

Moisturize

The air is dryer during winter months. You probably also take hot baths and showers because the air feels cooler, even if you turn the heat up in your home. Higher-temperature water dries out your skin more than cool water. When you combine hot showers with more handwashing to avoid spreading germs, you get the perfect recipe for dry skin. Take advantage of your favorite moisturizer to keep your skin soft and supple during the winter. The spa facial experts at Emerge Tulsa can recommend products for you. 

Rely on Gentle Cleansers

Use gentle cleansers on your skin. Harsh products may strip moisture from your skin rather than preserve it. Cold weather means your skin needs all the help it can get! Do yourself a favor and use gentle products with natural ingredients or ones without fragrances. Spa facials can use gentle products on your skin to preserve its natural glow. 

Lower Your Air and Water Temperature

Hot temperatures for your indoor air and shower water dry out your skin more compared to cooler temperatures. Keep your air temperature lower and bundle up with a sweatshirt or sweater. Take warm showers rather than hot showers. Some of our spa facial regimens can help your skin recover from dryness, although we recommend less exfoliating during cold weather.

Use a Humidifier 

A humidifier can help your skin stay pliable in your home, whether you use a small model for a single room or invest in a whole-house humidifier. Humid air in the winter can also alleviate allergies or colds, in addition to being healthier for your skin! See how our spa facials can help relieve symptoms associated with dry air.

Eat Healthy

Much of your winter skincare routine comes from the outside, such as spa facials and gentle moisturizers. However, your skin’s health also comes from beneath the surface. Eat healthy foods that support your skin’s health, such as lean meats, nuts, and fish. Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables also help keep your skin feeling great, including cranberries, blueberries, pumpkin, pomegranate, and squash. 

Spa Facials & Emerge Tulsa

Talk to Emerge Tulsa about our spa facials. Our staff can help achieve several processes for your skin, whether you need exfoliating, cleansing, firming, or calming treatments. Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa or call (918) 392-8606 for more information.

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Lip Injections: Frequently Asked Questions

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Lip injections may sound like a complicated cosmetic procedure. Rest assured, getting a lip injection is entirely safe and the results are outstanding! Read Emerge Tulsa’s FAQs about this service to find out more.

Are lip injections safe?

Yes, lip injections are completely safe. The FDA has approved more than 30 types of dermal fillers (the substances injected into your lips) considered safe for this type of enhancement.

Is there any pain associated with lip injections?

Yes, there is pain associated with lip injections, but it’s usually minor. Our staff numbs the area first, either with a topical anesthetic or a dental nerve block like novocaine.

After we inject the filler, you may feel a dull throbbing. We may ice down your lips for a few minutes to reduce any swelling at the injection site. Pain should stay minor and manageable with over-the-counter painkillers or antihistamines after the procedure is complete.

What’s in those syringes?

The main ingredient of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. It helps increase volume while improving the shape and structure of your lips. We also use collagen injections, but hyaluronic acid achieves better results.

Are there side effects to lip injections?

Yes, there are side effects to this procedure. The main side effect of lip injections is beautiful lips! 

Minor side effects include:

  • Pain and swelling, which usually lasts for 24 hours 
  • Redness 
  • Bruising 
  • Bleeding from the lip injection sites 

These minor side effects normally go away after a few days.

More serious side effects of lip injections may include:

  • Severe bruising that lasts up to 10 days
  • Infection
  • Scarring or stiffening of the lips
  • Allergic reaction
  • Lip asymmetry
  • Lumps and irregularities on the lips

Please note that these serious side effects are rare compared to the minor ones. 

How many lip injections will I need?

The number of lip injections you need depends on the effects you’re trying to achieve. The results you see from a single injection are instantaneous, but we don’t want to overwhelm your lips by trying to achieve the full effects in one session. We may need a few weeks of lip injections to achieve your desired results.

What kinds of lip injections do you do at Emerge Medical & Well Spa?

We utilize a dozen different types of lip injections at Emerge Tulsa. Choose from Botox, Juvederm, Kybella, ArqueDerma, and more. Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa or call (918) 392-8606 for more details.

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Massages and Your New Year’s Resolutions

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You’ve heard the phrase, New Year, New You. Most of the time, we can identify the “what” in our New Year’s Resolutions, but the “how” is less clear. Whether it’s losing weight or promoting self-care, Emerge Medical & Well Spa is here for you. Today’s blog explains how our massages can help you reach your goals in 2020. 

Massages Can Ease Your Stress

We all want less tension in our lives to start a new year. But having a busy schedule can create stress, and we need to find a healthy outlet. Getting a massage from Emerge Tulsa is a great way to relax, unwind, and energize your body. Give yourself a break from running errands and doing household chores. You’ve earned it.

Massages Can Support Your Weight Loss

Losing weight can be hard work, but Emerge offers many ways to make the process easier and more enjoyable. Massages support weight loss because they boost your metabolism, improve your blood circulation, and keep your digestive system healthy. Consider a massage after an intense workout. It can supplement exercise by lowering muscle tension, decreasing stiffness, and increasing your range of motion, so you’ll be ready for the next workout session.    

 

When you start to see results, you deserve a reward. Contact Emerge to schedule your massage or one of our other body treatments. 

 

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Massage & Body Treatments at Emerge Tulsa

Emerge offers a plethora of massage and body treatments at our spa in Tulsa, including:

 

  • Couples massage
  • Warm stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Himalayan salt stone massage 
  • Migraine massage treatment
  • Sinus/Allergy massage treatment 
  • Prenatal massage, and more!

 

At Emerge, we focus on providing comfort while also improving your health. Our licensed massage therapists will communicate with you to make sure you’re comfortable during your treatment. You can read more about each treatment option on our website or call (918) 392-8606.

 

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Book Your Massage Now

Self-care and losing weight are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Take better care of yourself this year with a massage from Emerge. Or, treat yourself to our affordable spa facials. We make it easy for you to book your appointment. If you have questions or would like more information, contact our friendly staff today!

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