Emerge Medical & Well Spa: What is Microdermabrasion?

Woman getting microdermabrasion treatment

Microdermabrasion Explained by Emerge Medical & Well Spa

We all want perfect skin! However, age, stress, sun exposure, etc. can cause our skin to be dull. Even if you take great care of your skin, sometimes it’s necessary to give it a little extra help.

At Emerge Medical & Well Space, one way we suggest getting back on the path to the flawless complexion you want is to invest in microdermabrasion. This may not be a term that you are familiar with, so we want to clear up any questions there might be about this process that can help clear up your skin and leave it fresh and radiant. At Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we always suggest that before you decide on this kind of skin treatment you make sure to discuss it with your dermatologist.

How it Works

Microdermabrasion is different from regular dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is far rougher on the skin. With dermabrasion, the dermatologist is sanding the top layer of your skin.

With microdermabrasion, tiny crystals are spread on your skin to remove that dull top layer of skin. Unlike dermabrasion, microdermabrasion doesn’t require a lengthy recovery period. However, your skin will be pink and dry so make sure to moisturize after your procedure. Also, it’s best practice to avoid makeup for at least 24 hours to prevent any skin irritation.

History

The act of abrasion as a means of skin beautification dates back all the way to ancient Egypt. Sandpaper was used to take off the upper layer of skin. A variety of other methods developed over the years until in 1985 in Italy the first microdermabrasion machine was invented. This system was far gentler and safer for both doctor and patient.

Today, it is one of the most popular skin care procedures on the market because of how much it helps brighten and renew your skin.

Intended Results

At Emerge Medical & Well Space we offer microdermabrasion because it is a gentler method of treating things like dull skin, light acne scars, or minor skin discoloration. It is not, however, sufficient for removing stretch marks, deep scars, etc. This procedure is meant merely to make skin brighter and softer.

Book Your Microdermabrasion Appointment at Emerge Medical and Well Spa Today

At Emerge Medical & Well Spa we have trained professionals who are prepared to help you get the skin that you want. We offer microdermabrasion as well as other skin treatments that are meant to rejuvenate your complexion and make you feel beautiful. If you have more questions about microdermabrasion or want to book an appointment at Emerge Medical & Well Spa, make sure to contact us, and we’ll get you all set up!

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Between The Sheets

This month it’s all about how you feel between the sheets.

FEEL LIKE YOURSELF AGAIN: It all starts with how you’re feeling on the inside. Loss of libido? Feeling fatigued? Experiencing weight gain? BioTe might be the answer! Learn more.

RESTORE ROMANCE: In a relationship rut? Step outside of your usual dinner and a movie and explore the more intimate side with couples massages.

INTIMATE WELLNESS: Women: As we age, it’s natural that our vaginal wellness takes a backseat to many other aspects of our lives. Discover the benefits of our CO2RE Intima treatments. Don’t be embarrassed! It happens to all of us! Learn more.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Myths Debunked

4 Myths About Hormone​ ​Replacement​ ​Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy acronym in purple, pink, and orange

Have you heard of hormone replacement therapy? Are you experiencing hormonal shifts due to menopause or andropause? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you have probably considered hormone replacement. The discomfort, hot flashes, and fatigue associated with lowering estrogen levels in women and the mood swings, low energy, and low sex drive associated with lowering testosterone in men bring many people to this treatment. But, you may have heard some news out there that discouraged you. How much of it is true? And how much is pure bunk? Emerge Medical & Well Spa gets to the bottom of it in today’s blog.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Is Only for Women

Although most people who opt for hormone replacement therapy are women, men can benefit from the therapy as well. The false narratives surrounding menopause has made it seem as though women change drastically during menopause, and men stay the same. This simply isn’t true. Men even have diurnal rhythms in which testosterone levels cycle in 24 hours. When men age, their testosterone levels drop but at a much slower pace than women, and this is called andropause.

The Therapy Will Give You Cancer

In one study, researchers found that when combined with progestin, estrogen therapy could lead to a slightly increased risk of cancer. The same research also found that the estrogen therapy by itself reduced women’s risk of getting breast cancer by nearly 18%! Of course, people like to dwell on the gloom and doom statistics, but that 18% is a great number in support of hormone replacement therapy.

The Therapy Can Only Help Symptoms as They Arise

If you start regulating your hormones during the perimenopause (before menopause) phase and continue treatment through menopause and the postmenopausal phase, then you will feel reduced symptoms. This therapy’s hormones function exactly like your naturally produced hormones would. This prevents long-term issues from arising throughout the menopausal process.

The Therapy Won’t Help with Weight

Hormone replacement therapy does not advertise itself as a weight loss program or the Atkins diet, but it can potentially help you keep off weight. The hormone imbalances that occur during menopause and andropause often leave you feeling lethargic. Keeping your hormones in balance will not magically burn calories, but it will help you maintain the energy to exercise. The rest is up to you.

Visit Emerge Medical & Well Spa

We take care of you at Emerge Medical & Well Spa. If you believe hormone replacement therapy is right for you, give us a call or come on by. We’d love to talk to you about the benefits of undergoing the therapy. If you’re in the mood for a deep tissue massage or foot reflexology, well, we can help with that, too!

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Why is it important to detox?

Beauty starts from within! Unless you live in a bubble you’re exposed to toxins every day. Whether it’s from environmental pollutants, the food we eat or the products we use these toxins make their way into our systems and can wreak havoc on our bodies & our skin. It’s important to rid ourselves of these harmful toxins to ward off potential disease, including cancer. So if you’ve been feeling sluggish or bloated, it may be time for a cleanse. Detoxing can boost your energy, aid in weight loss and promote healthy skin! 

There are several ways to detox, and the M’lis Total Body Cleanse is one that takes the guesswork out of it for you! Start living a healthier life with this easy to use program! 

Cheers to 2018 & a healthier you!

 

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Let’s Get Busy

Let’s Get Busy

DETOXING: Let’s get busy resetting our systems. Beauty happens from the inside out. Follow us on social media this month as we share tips for detoxing and showcasing products we carry that can help you along the way.

Facebook: @emergemedicalwellspa

Instagram: @emergemedicalwellspa

Twitter: @emergewellspa

GLOWING: Let’s get busy stepping up our skincare & get that glow you’ve been longing for. Are you ready to see some real changes in your skin? No time like the present! Bring in your old/expired/empty products & we’ll give you 10% off your purchase of it’s replacement. Valid at both our locations. Sale ends Jan 31.

RELAXING: Let’s get busy taking time for ourselves for once. Make yourself a priority this year. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” – Elenor Brownn

View our monthly specials here

Let’s make this the best year yet!

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Black Friday Sale

This year is our 2nd Annual Black Friday Online Sale. Don’t miss out on these great deals!

ANYONE WHO PURCHASES ANY SPECIALS ON BLACK FRIDAY
WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO
WIN FREE BOTOX FOR A YEAR!
(MAX 80 UNITS TOTAL)

BOTOX $10/UNIT

BUY 3 AQUAGOLD TREATMENTS FOR $1500
$450 SAVINGS

BUY TWO SYRINGES OF JUVEDERM VOLUMA
RECEIVE 1 SYRINGE OF JUVEDERM ULTRA FREE!
$700 SAVINGS

YOU CHOOSE:
BUY TWO KYBELLA TREATMENTS AND RECEIVE YOUR 3RD TREATMENT FREE
OR 20 UNITS OF BOTOX FREE
SAVE UP TO $1,200

SKIN BRIGHTENING REGIMEN:
LYTERA 2.0, RETINOL COMPLEX, HA5 & RECEIVE A FREE HOLIDAY STARTER KIT*
STARTING AT $394
$110 SAVINGS

SKIN REPAIR REGIMEN:
TNS ESSENTIAL SERUM (1.3 OZ), RETINOL COMPLEX, HA5 & RECEIVE A
FREE HOLIDAY STARTER KIT* + VITALIZE PEEL
STARTING AT $560
$260 SAVINGS

SKINMEDICA BOOT CAMP:
TNS ESSENTIAL SERUM (1.3 OZ), RETINOL COMPLEX, LYTERA 2.0, HA5
RECEIVE A FREE HOLIDAY STARTER KIT* + 20 UNITS OF BOTOX
STARTING AT $714
$340 SAVINGS

EMINENCE ORGANICS:
BUY ANY MASQUE, MOISTURIZER & CLEANSER
RECEIVE A FREE RED CARPET READY KIT*
$83 SAVINGS

40% OFF ALL FACIAL LASERS
SAVE UP TO $600

PURCHASE ANY 3 BODY TREATMENTS, RECEIVE 15% OFF + BABYFOOT FREE! SAVE UP TO $92

BUY 3 BABYFOOT, GET ONE FREE. SAVE $25
BUY 3 MICROPEELS FOR $215. SAVE $40
BUY 3 ESSENTIAL CLEANSING FACIALS FOR $215. SAVE $40
BUY 3 60 MIN ESSENTIAL MASSAGES FOR $185. SAVE $40
BUY 3 60 MIN DEEP TISSUE MASSAGES FOR $230. SAVE $40

Sale starts November 23 at 9pm

www.emergemedicaldayspa.com/shop

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Up next…laser season

Get out the tissues… summer is coming to an end yet again, but now is really when the fun starts with your skin! It’s what we, in the biz, call party time. (Have you ever seen the movie The Break-Up? lol)

But now is the time to repair all the damage caused by months spent kissed by the sun.

It’s the time to get rid of unwanted hair and tattoos.

It’s the time for chemical peels and allowing your skin to rest in the shade and rejuvenate.

It’s the time to make a stand with you skin and show it who’s boss! (ok, not really, it just seemed like that’s where this was headed)

The fall and winter months are the perfect time to transform your skin. Let’s make some changes together! Give us a call for a free consultation. 918.392.8606 and follow us each week for more information about treatments that are best for you!

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It’s my birthday!

Written By: Ric Harrison

Emerge Medical & Well Spa

Help me CELEBRATE!

It’s my birthday month! I’ll be 54 tomorrow, April 7th.  Holy sh*t, where did the time go? You know what I mean? It seems like it was just yesterday I was at the high school football game. Where has the time gone? I just get tired sometimes of doing all this adult stuff, like paying the bills, going to work, getting the car fixed, making dinner, yada, yada, yada. But then I remember there are benefits to this adult stuff, I can stay out as late as I want, I can spend my money where I want, I can vote and most importantly, I can spoil my 3 precious grandsons and then send them home to their parents!

I love the saying, “do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many”.  There was a time I didn’t think I would make it this far but I did and on most days, I’m grateful for that! I also realize that just because I am getting older doesn’t mean I should have to look my age.

 I decided that when I turned 50 I would get this tired, battered old body and face into shape!  😂

Really, it wasn’t that bad. Sure, I’d been in the sun too much, put on a few extra pounds and didn’t pay as much attention to my face regime as I should have, but I knew I could look better. I joined the gym, watched what I ate and started looking for some enhancements for my face, neck & body. If you’ve been following our blog you know what some of those enhancements were, the good and the not so good. And if you haven’t been following our blog, then shame on you!  (feel free to catch up, we just started the blog in March).

There are so many affordable treatments that we can do to enhance our beauty. The gym, good skin care products, sunscreen (always), facials & peels, and maybe a little Botox, Kybella & Juvederm are just a few. These have all been things that have been helpful for me to look better, younger and feeling good about myself and my appearance.

For more information about the treatments and skincare I use, please contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa at 918.392.8606. If you mention me or this blog you will get a small gift for my birthday*The month of April 2017 only*

I celebrate each of you!

Be Well & Be Beautiful

ric@richarrison.com

www.emergemedicaldayspa.com

 

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