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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Benefits of Using Kybella to Get Rid of Your Double Chin

Woman holding her face and smilingSubmental fullness, or “double chin,” can be the result of genetics, aging, or even weight gain. If you are someone who is bothered by submental fullness and you don’t want to pay for plastic surgery, the Kybella treatment at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa can be right for you! So, what exactly is Kybella? And what are the benefits? Read on to learn more. 

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA approved injection made of a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule found in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When Kybella is injected directly into the unwanted fat under the chin, it destroys those fat cells and reduces fullness for a more youthful appearance. 

This being said, Kybella has a number of added benefits that make it not only a great alternative to surgery but a great stand-alone option for getting rid of unwanted submental fullness! Here are the benefits you can expect from this injection.

No Surgery

One of the more obvious benefits of Kybella is that you do not have to go under the knife or anesthesia like you would with plastic surgery! Kybella involves a series of small injections under the chin with minimal downtime for lasting results. 

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It’s Permanent

Unlike other cosmetic injections, the results of Kybella are meant to be permanent. This injection permanently destroys fat cells, and once they are gone they can no longer store or accumulate fat! 

It’s Fast and Easy

At Emerge Medical & Well Spa, the Kybella injection procedure involves a brief series of injections that last only about 20 minutes. The number of injections you receive depends on the results you desire, there is little to no downtime, and there are typically little to no side effects. 

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Kybella at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you are bothered by your double chin and want an easy and lasting solution without plastic surgery, the highly trained experts at Emerge Medical & Well Spa can help you achieve the results you want. To get started, request an appointment or call us at 918-392-8606 for more information.

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Benefits of Myers’ Cocktail Vitamin Injections

Are you looking for a quick and simple solution to fatigue? Maybe you need a metabolism boost? How about both! IV hydration therapy vitamin injections like the Myers’ Cocktail can give you all that and more — without pills, surgery, or the gym! With a quick, relaxing trip to Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa, you can leave feeling refreshed and healthy. Read on to learn about the Myers’ Cocktail and why even celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen are enjoying the benefits!

What Is a Myers’ Cocktail?

Named after John Myers, the Myers’ Cocktail vitamin injection is made of a combination of B and C Vitamins, electrolytes, magnesium, calcium, and hydration that is infused into the circulatory system through an IV. This cocktail is commonly used to treat various symptoms and help patients enhance their overall wellbeing. 

What Are the Benefits?

While this treatment may not be for everyone, it has a lot of added benefits that can help you get your health back on track. This well-established alternative therapy can help relieve the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Skin conditions
  • Migraines
  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Stress
  • Muscle pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hangovers
  • And more!

Fibromyalgia Treatment

While there is limited research on the subject, many people claim that, as a supplement to other treatments, the Myers’ Cocktail has helped improve symptoms of Fibromyalgia like pain and fatigue. This can be attributed to the B vitamins, which are known to help stabilize nerves, and the magnesium and calcium which may help relax muscles. 

Myers’ Cocktail Vitamin Injections

If you are looking for a more holistic solution to symptoms of migraines, fibromyalgia, or even a hangover — or you just want to boost your overall health with a quick and easy treatment — the Myers’ Cocktail IV Hydration Vitamin Injection at Emerge Medical & Well Spa could be a great option for you! Visit us online to book an appointment or call us at 918-392-8606 to learn more!

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Benefits of Juvederm Dermal Fillers

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Juvederm is a line of dermal fillers created by Allergan, the creators of BOTOX. These popular dermal fillers can be used to achieve fuller and younger looking lips, nasolabial folds, cheeks, cheekbones, chins, and jawlines, all without surgery! Using Juvederm for your dermal filler also comes with a number of added benefits, so read on to learn why Juvederm dermal fillers are the perfect option for you!

Comfortable and Pain-Free

Juvederm facial fillers contain the ingredient lidocaine which offers localized relief and an ultra comfortable experience. So if you’re worried about pain and discomfort during your treatment, put your mind at ease and opt for Juvederm

Natural Ingredients

Unlike other facial fillers, Juvederm products are gel-based and made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found on the skin. This hyaluronic acid will attract water molecules to the treatment area while stimulating collagen production for an anti-aging effect.

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Quick Procedure

This minimally invasive procedure only takes about 15 minutes to complete, so there’s no need to worry about fitting it in your busy schedule! 

Instant Results

Unlike other treatments, which can take days or weeks to show results, you will see the results of Juvederm facial fillers immediately! Depending on the treatment, you will be able to see the effects of Juvederm fillers for six to 18 months. 

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Choose Juvederm at Emerge Medical & Well Spa!

If you’re looking for the perfect filler to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, check out our line of Juvederm dermal fillers at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa! We also offer a variety of different facial fillers to help you get the look you want. Request an appointment or call us at 918-392-8606 now to learn more!

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The Benefits of Dermal Fillers For Your Lips

Close up of woman's full lips receiving dermal fillers

Many women desire plump, full lips with no wrinkles and smooth lines. When you have naturally thin lips or lips that have thinned out over time, it can be hard to get that look with makeup. That’s why Emerge Medical & Well Spa offers JuvedermⓇ Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC dermal fillers by the makers of BOTOXⓇ to help you achieve the lip look you want! In today’s blog, the aestheticians at Emerge Medical & Well Spa talk about the awesome benefits of using JuvedermⓇ dermal fillers for the best, most natural lip injection experience.

Natural Look and Feel

JuvedermⓇ dermal fillers are made with a hyaluronic acid gel that offers a smooth and natural feel, unlike any other filler. This product is produced naturally by the human body and gives you results that make you look and feel younger, naturally!

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Comfort

JuvedermⓇ XC contains lidocaine for pain relief that gives the added benefit of comfort during and after treatment. This injection is virtually pain-free, gentle, and comfortable. This treatment is especially useful for people born with thin lips because over the course of a few treatments it allows the lips to gradually grow to the desired plumpness.

Lasting Results

This dermal filler lasts up to 12 months! That means you can rock your natural, soft lips for longer than other fillers. Not to mention JuvedermⓇ swells less than other fillers!

No Down Time

Often referred to as a “lunchtime” procedure, this treatment can be done in as little as 15 minutes, and most patients can resume their daily activities right away!  

Few Side Effects

As with any procedure or treatment, there is a possibility of side effects or allergic reactions. But with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, these side effects are extremely rare! If you are considering JuvedermⓇ fillers, make sure you talk to our medical professionals about any allergies or medications in your consultation to make sure you choose the perfect filler for you.

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JuvedermⓇ Dermal Fillers at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you think JuvedermⓇ dermal fillers are the perfect product you need to boost your lip look, Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa can get you started by making an appointment today! We also offer a wide variety of different facial and dermal fillers, along with other great services, from laser treatments to wellness services, from facial peels to massage. Whatever your spa or cosmetic needs are, our medical spa offers a unique blend of treatments to achieve your desired outcome! Find out more about our services online or call our medical spa location at 918-392-8606 to make an appointment today!

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Using Botox to Treat Hyperhidrosis

Woman receiving Botox injection in armpit

If you live with hyperhidrosis, you know that it can be an embarrassing and unwanted disruption to your daily life. Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa is here today to tell you that we have a solution for your hyperhidrosis: BOTOXⓇ! Not only can this treatment help reduce wrinkles, but it has been proven as an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive or uncontrollable sweating on the hands, armpits, feet, or face. Hyperhidrosis may not always be related to heat or exercise, and often results in so much sweat that it soaks through clothes or drips.

BOTOXⓇ

BOTOXⓇ is a safe and effective injection commonly used as a cosmetic treatment to smooth wrinkles on the face. A BOTOXⓇ injection is made of a safe toxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscle at the injection site, and has been known to treat symptoms of hyperhidrosis, overactive bladders, neck spasms, and lazy eyes.

Benefits of Using BOTOXⓇ for Hyperhidrosis

When it comes to hyperhidrosis, BOTOXⓇ offers an extremely safe and effective off-label solution to prescription antiperspirants. If you find that your prescription antiperspirants are failing to work, you may be the perfect candidate for this treatment. Here are some of the benefits:

Improved Quality of Life

With a safe and effective treatment like BOTOXⓇ, you can expect to see results that leave you feeling satisfied and positive about your hyperhidrosis. Patients often see improvement in their ability to perform work activities, a decline in emotional damage due to hyperhidrosis, and significantly fewer limitations in social interactions and situations.

Little Down Time

A great benefit of BOTOXⓇ treatment is that you can resume your normal activities right after treatment with minimal discomfort or soreness!

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Long-Term Effects

While the effects of BOTOXⓇ injections are temporary, results can last for anywhere from three to six months! And BOTOXⓇ treatments are safe enough that you can follow up on your treatment when it wears off.

Extremely Safe

The professional medical spa staff at Emerge Medical & Well Spa are highly trained to use the most effective and advanced treatment methods. And don’t let the word “toxin” scare you, because BOTOXⓇ only uses a small amount that is perfectly safe when used by our trained staff.

As with any injection or drug, BOTOXⓇ comes with some minor risks like headaches and pain at the injection site. But treatment is tolerated well in an extremely high number of patients, and only a small number of patients see these side effects.

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BOTOXⓇ, Fillers & Injectables at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you’re looking for a BOTOXⓇ treatment for your hyperhidrosis or smooth your wrinkles, Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa offers a comfortable and relaxing environment with professionally trained staff to guide you through. Check out our endless list of treatments that offer a refreshing blend of medical and spa techniques here, or call our medical spa location at 918-392-8606 for more information or to make an appointment today!

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Beauty Benefits of BOTOX®

Learn More About the Beauty Benefits of BOTOX®

Many people have heard of Botox, and most people know that it is injected to improve natural beauty, but many people don’t know the details about the beauty benefits that Botox offers. In today’s blog from the beauty experts at Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we’ll discuss the many different beauty benefits of Botox. Read on to learn more!

Give Your Lips a Lift

Many people love the look of full, luscious lips, yet most don’t realize that Botox is a wonderful way to accomplish this look. Very small injections of Botox along the upper lip create a lifting and filling effect, bringing the lip up and out, for a simply perfect voluminous result.

This technique is more subtle than most options, and it’s a very simple process that is quick and long-lasting. If you want to discover how luscious your lips can be, consider the Botox Treatment from Emerge Medical & Well Spa.

Alleviate Annoying Acne

Did you know that Botox treatments can reduce the oil production that causes acne to develop on the face? It’s true! Even small doses of Botox can help to reduce the appearance of acne and the oily skin that causes acne in the first place. If you have tried other acne solutions and they simply haven’t worked for you, Botox treatment at Emerge Medical & Well Spa may be the solution you’re looking for.

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Manage Migraine Pain

Migraines are painful and debilitating headaches that are often difficult to treat effectively. There are many triggers that can cause a migraine, from stress to muscle tension to bright lights. You may have tried other approaches to dealing with migraines, but you may not have known that Botox treatment can help!

The team at Emerge Medical & Well Spa will be happy to assess your migraines and recommend many treatments that can make a difference for you, and Botox is a great option!

Relax Wrinkles

This is perhaps the most commonly understood benefit of Botox, and for good reason! Botox has a remarkable effect on wrinkles, helping you to achieve smoother, fuller, firmer-looking skin. If you want to improve the beauty of your skin and look decades younger overnight, Botox Treatment at Emerge Medical & Well Spa is a perfect choice!

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Discover Optimal Beauty with Emerge Medical & Well Spa

Botox Treatment at Emerge Medical & Well Spa offers endless beauty benefits for our patients. We are proud to help each of our patients achieve optimal wellness and beauty. If you would like to learn more about Botox Treatments, contact our trusted team of experts today!

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Learn All About the Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling procedure on woman’s face

The Benefits of Microneedling for Beautiful Skin

Microneedling is an advanced treatment that offers remarkable improvement for wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. If you have tried other creams and treatments but you are still struggling with your skin, microneedling may be the answer you are looking for. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this procedure uses tiny needles to prick the skin and generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer skin. Though it may sound painful, it is a minimally invasive procedure. Today, Emerge Medical & Well Spa will explain all about microneedling to help you decide if this procedure is right for you.

How Does Microneedling Work?

The idea behind the procedure is to stimulate your skin with tiny, controlled pinpricks. This process causes your skin to respond by producing new collagen-rich tissue. The new tissue develops more evenly in tone and texture, resulting in firm, beautiful skin.

Does Microneedling Hurt?

Describing the procedure as painless would be an overstatement, but it certainly isn’t painful either. The sensation is similar to moving sandpaper across your skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip makes the treatment quite tolerable. For facial microneedling, the procedure lasts for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Which Areas are Treated with Microneedling?

Patients with facial concerns such as acne scars, fine lines, large pores, reduced skin elasticity, or uneven skin tone often seek microneedling treatment.

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What to Expect After the Procedure?

As microneedling isn’t an invasive procedure, recovery time is minimal. Most people will simply notice slight skin irritation and redness for the first couple of days after treatment. You will need to apply sunscreen to your skin, as it will be more sensitive to the sun. You should see results from the treatment after several days. To maintain beautiful results, follow the instructions provided by the professionals at Emerge Medical & Well Spa.

How to Prepare for the Procedure?

Talk with your doctor before seeking microneedling treatment. You may need to stop taking certain medications in advance of the procedure. For instance, you may need to discontinue certain acne medications before your visit.

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Visit Emerge Medical & Well Spa Today

If you are interested in microneedling treatment or any other skincare treatment, give us a call today at 918-392-8606 and request an appointment online!

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Common Myths About BOTOX®

A Few Common Myths About BOTOX® Treatment

Common BOTOX® myths.

At Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we provide a wide array of different skincare, anti-aging and relaxation services to clients all over Tulsa and beyond. As one of the premier providers of up-to-date and innovative skincare solutions, we also understand that people often have misconceptions about certain treatments. BOTOX® is probably one of the most commonly maligned treatments available.

But, is there really a reason to avoid getting BOTOX® treatment? Is BOTOX® really dangerous? What are the real side effects? In previous blogs, we’ve looked at myths about laser treatments and tattoo removal. In this entry, we’re going to bust a few myths about BOTOX®.

It Freezes Your Face

The biggest BOTOX® myth to get out of the way is that it fixes your face in a permanent, emotionless expression. If you’ve told people you’re considering this treatment, you’ve probably had at least a couple of responses relating to a particular celebrity having a “frozen face” from it, and how you should avoid it.

Like many other cosmetic treatments, this myth came from a handful of famous cases of celebrities overdoing it, and is far from reality. In truth, the results of the injections only last 3-6 months. The “frozen” look that people talk about it also a result of overdosing on it. While it does reduce muscle movement, it doesn’t eliminate or fundamentally change it.

Professional treatment will reduce wrinkles and blemishes, but still leave you with regular muscle movement.

It’s Toxic

Another common myth about BOTOX® is that it’s toxic. Unlike the first example, this one is a little less cut-and-dry. While the substance is technically a neurotoxin, it isn’t one that is dangerously toxic in the quantities used during cosmetic treatments. This neurotoxin – called clostridium botulinum – is found in our natural environment, and is inactive in everyday quantities.

Treatment Is Painful

This myth has more to do with your own tolerance for needles more than the treatment itself. The reason that this treatment is so popular is the speed and general painlessness of it. Many people who have had this treatment think of it as something that can be done on a regular lunch break.

This is because needles used in this procedure are extremely fine and small, and cause far less pain and discomfort than a typical shot. Combined with numbing creams, this is why the treatment is often characterized by those who have had it as a quick, in-and-out procedure.

People Who Get Treated Are Vain

This one’s a little harder to tackle since it’s a little more personal. Sadly, many cosmetic procedures are still characterized as an exercise in vanity by those who get them. Again, this is a misconception.

While this treatment can certainly be done for purely cosmetic reasons, it’s also been applied to medical issues such as excessive sweating, chronic migraines, eyelid muscle spasms and much more. Not only that, but minor cosmetic adjustments are not entirely driven by vanity, and looking to improve or retain a youthful look is not something you should feel you have to hide.

BOTOX® Treatments at Emerge Medical Spa

If you’re looking for an effective dermal filler treatment in Tulsa, look no further than Emerge Medical & Well Spa. We’ve been serving clients in Tulsa for over ten years, and have dedicated ourselves to not only providing the best in modern skin care, but also crafting a relaxing spa experience that you’ll never forget. We also offer reflexology sessions, deep tissue massage, hormone replacement therapy, prenatal massage and more. Get in touch with our medical spa today.

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Dermal Fillers. Are They Dangerous?

Are Dermal​ ​Fillers​ Safe?

Brunette woman receiving dermal fillers

Who doesn’t want smoother, more beautiful skin? We all want to look and feel younger. You can recapture the feeling of a more youthful self with hormone replacement therapy, and you can look the way you feel with dermal fillers. Some people might try to tell you, however, that dermal fillers are not safe. They may list some issues they have with the procedure. They may call it unhealthy. Is there any truth to this? Is this procedure safe? Today, the team at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, takes a look at how safe dermal fillers really are.

FDA Approved to Help Your Skin Look Younger

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration gives the procedure their stamp of approval. The administration even goes so far to say that dermal fillers can correct “moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds, such as nasolabial folds, which are the  wrinkles on the sides of your mouth that extend towards the nose.”

No Common Major Side Effects

Like most medical procedures, dermal fillers do have a few minor side effects. You would have to search far and wide not to find even an over-the-counter aspirin that didn’t have side effects, and this procedure is no different. Fillers can cause bruising, redness, swelling, tenderness, itchiness, and slight pain in the area of the injection. You are no more likely to get cancer from dermal fillers than you are from simply existing in the world. The benefits of the procedure are great, too.

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What Can Dermal Fillers Do for Me?

Looking your best and feeling your best often go hand in hand. This procedure allows you to do just that. It takes a simple injection of soft tissue to trouble areas. Your wrinkles will smooth over in no time, and you will look and feel like your younger self again.

Some of our clients here at Emerge Medical & Well Spa choose this procedure over Botox. The procedure can be more pricey, but the results last longer than most Botox injections. However, often Botox works best for certain areas and fillers for others. You should consult our highly trained staff. We can work together to find the solution that fits you the best.

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Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa

Get back to a natural, vigorous, and youthful you. With the help of the experienced and caring staff at Emerge Medical & Well Spa, you can find your best years ahead of you. Come on by for a feel-good moment. We do so much more than just fillers and Botox. You can stop in for a deep tissue massage and much more at our spa in Tulsa, or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

 

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