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6 Skin Care Tips for Spring You’re Going to Love

Spring isn’t just a fresh start to a new season. It’s an opportunity to change your old routines and develop better ones. This can include your skincare regimen. In today’s blog, Emerge Tulsa offers six skin care tips for spring that will leave you feeling great and looking even better.   

1) Exfoliate

Chances are good that your skin has taken a beating this winter. Between cold temperatures, wind, chemicals from road treatments, and dry indoor air, your skin will benefit from healthy exfoliation. 

Exfoliation is a great way to rid the skin of contaminants and dead skin cells. It also acts as a natural brightener. We recommend using a strong yet gentle exfoliator on the entire body, paying close attention to rough patches like elbows, knees and knuckles. For the face, we recommend using Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant

2) Hydrate

Our skin is the largest organ on our body. It needs to remain hydrated at all times to keep us moving. For external hydration, we recommend Eminence Rosehip and Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator. We also recommend giving yourself a little misting with our POMMIST Hydration Spray. This product not only introduces moisture onto the skin, but it’s also a refreshing way to wake up the skin and body. 

To keep our skin hydrated internally, we suggest drinking eight or more glasses of water a day and eating a diet with lots of fruits and veggies. These naturally hydrate the skin, creating a glow that can only be derived from nature. 

3) Sunscreen

The sun’s rays can be damaging to our skin – even on a cloudy day. The best way to protect our skin is using sunscreen and cover. Many of our products carry SPF protection, assuring you that what you put on your face isn’t just making you look and feel better, but offering defense against damage as well. 

For broader coverage across the body, we recommend using a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. This will keep U-V rays from penetrating the deeper layers of the skin and causing permanent damage. 

When possible, always wear a hat with a wide brim and cover exposed skin. 

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4) Moisturize

Moisturizers are different from hydrators. Hydrators add water and even trap water in the skin. Dry skin lacks oil and needs to be moisturized. The needs are different, so the products are different. We carry Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer. This is an all-in-one lightweight daily moisturizer formulated with cocoa seed extract, satsuma mandarin peel, and SPF 40 all-mineral protection to improve the appearance of skin exposed to blue light, stress, and pollution. 

5) Clean or Replace Brushes

Older makeup brushes might look clean, but they may have collected grime and bacteria that you keep applying to your face. When you spring clean your house, spring clean your makeup brushes! 

This can be done by mixing gentle liquid soap into warm water and swirling brushes in the water, gently massaging the soap into the bristles. Rinse thoroughly and let dry. Brush cleansers are also available at many retailers. If you feel your brushes have seen better days, consider getting new ones!

6) Antioxidants

Nutrients called antioxidants have been called ‘the fountain of youth’ by some skincare experts. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals, the culprits behind skin looking aged and wrinkled. Antioxidants are found in many of the foods we enjoy every day, like blueberries, papaya, broccoli, spinach, and avocados. These foods are also great when it comes to offering natural hydration. We like to think of it as a Buy 1, Get 1 Free offer for natural skincare. 

Schedule a Treatment

If these steps aren’t enough for you, call us today to consult with one of our skincare experts. We offer services like Botox and Juvederm dermal fillers and a full suite of facials for all skin types at any age. 

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Spring Skin at Emerge Medical & Well Spa 

Emerge Medical & Well Spa loves spring and your skin. If you would like to take advantage of our skincare services to get your skin in tip-top shape for the season, contact us today. We have three locations to serve you. Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa or call (918) 392-8606 for more details on our services.

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Love Yourself for Valentine’s Day and in February at Emerge Tulsa

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Valentine’s Day and the month of February represent the perfect times to love yourself as the cold winter starts to turn to spring. Whether you prefer a massage, facial, salon services, or wellness treatments, we have a wide range of services for you to enjoy. Today’s blog talks about the best ways to love yourself at Emerge Tulsa.

Manicure

It may not take much to give you a new look. Go for some flashy nails with a manicure from Emerge Tulsa. We can do it all. French tips, long nails, and any color in the rainbow. 

New Hair Style

Tired of looking at the same hair in the mirror? Our salon services include haircuts, highlights, color, and more. We’ll give you a whole new style or change a few strands to add a splash of color. How much you want is totally up to you!

Massage

We have many types of body treatments here at Emerge Tulsa. What better way to take stress away than a massage? Deep tissue, warm stone, cupping, and couples massages offer fantastic stress relief while alleviating muscle tension and aches.

Spa Facials

Spa facials can remove toxins from your skin while rejuvenating with nutrients your skin needs to thrive and glow. Our spa facials cleanse, calm, clear, or firm your skin, depending on what you want. No matter what you choose, your face will thank you for it! Especially after a winter with lots of cold temperatures, a spa facial from Emerge Tulsa can turn your frown upside-down.

Valentine’s Day at Emerge Medical & Well Spa 

Valentine’s Day is all about love. So don’t forget to love yourself this year with some serious pampering at Emerge Medical & Well Spa. We have three locations to serve you. Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa or call (918) 392-8606 for more details on our services.

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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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