Vaginal Rejuvenation

Written By: Belinda Stewart

Let’s talk about VAG, BABY.  As Salt-N-Pepa used to say, “Yo, I don’t think we should talk about this.  People might misunderstand what we trying to say ya’know.  NO, but is a part of life”.  Yes, unfortunately it is a part of life.  As we age, our bodies go through a transformation. For many women, the aging process and childbirth take a toll on the vagina, which stretches and loses muscle tone over time. Lack of hormones or medical treatments for cancer can add to the lack of moisture leading to painful sex.  This natural occurrence can lead to reduced sexual satisfaction (for both partners), embarrassment and a loss of self-esteem that can blindside even the most confident of women.

Laser vaginal rejuvenation repairs the muscles and tissues in the vagina.

CO2RE Intima is a new, in office, non-surgical laser treatment to relieve the vaginal symptoms women may be experiencing related to childbirth and aging. CO2RE Intima is a medical laser that delivers controlled CO2 energy to the vaginal or vulva tissue – so cells make more collagen – improving skin tone, texture and appearance.  You can consult with any of our Registered Nurses to see if this treatment is for you.  Don’t be embarrassed anymore.  We have you covered.

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Myths About Laser Treatments

Common Myths About Laser Treatments

Laser treatments and myths

At Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we’re dedicated to making sure that each and every one of our clients is not just comfortable and taken care of but confident, too. Whether you’re coming to us for laser treatments, BOTOX®, hormone replacement therapy, a deep tissue massage or one of the many other services that we can provide, we want you to be relaxed.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths out there about some of the therapies we offer. Some people might be understandably nervous or hesitant about getting certain things done. With the experience we have in helping people feel at home in their own bodies, we can give you the truth behind the myths, so you know you don’t need to worry.

In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the common myths about some of the laser treatments we offer at our spa in Tulsa.

There’s Only One Type

Most people outside of the cosmetic industry tend to assume that there’s only one type of laser treatment, typically associating it with laser hair removal. This is the first myth. There are actually a number of different laser treatments available, and all of them will apply different kinds of lasers, for different lengths of time and with different intensities. The type of laser will depend on what it’s being used for, and who the expert using it on your skin is.

Laser Hair Removal Is Painful

It’s easy to assume that having hair burnt away will hurt, but just how painful this type of hair removal is often overstated. In reality, there’s less pain, although no one can promise it will be pain-free. It’s usually felt as a pinprick or heat sensation, but it depends on the type of skin you have, and where the laser is being applied.

Lasers Damage and Thin Your Skin

This myth is definitely understandable since it would be safe to assume exposing your skin to a focused laser would do some damage. What this comes down to, however, is that your laser treatment is being carried out by a professional, who knows where, how, and for how long to apply a laser to a certain area.

A similar myth to this one is that laser exposure causes your skin to become thinner, but laser treatments are often used to plump the skin. Controlled heating in specific areas encourages the production of collagen and elastin, which your body uses to replace older tissue.

Laser Tattoo Removal Leaves Ugly Scars

Actually, the risk of scarring from laser tattoo removal is minimal. With proper application done over the right period of time, a professional using lasers to remove a tattoo will leave very little to absolutely no scarring. They can also give you advice on how to take care of the area you’re having the tattoo removed from, to help reduce the risk of scarring even further.

Laser Exposure Can Cause Cancer

Without getting too much into the physics side of things, lasers don’t actually operate at a wavelength that triggers cancerous growth. In fact, lasers are used to eliminate growths on the skin that can or have become cancerous.

Contact Us About Laser Treatments

These are just a few examples of laser treatments we offer, and some of the myths associated with them. There are too many out there for just one blog entry, but our experienced and friendly staff are more than happy to answer your questions and concerns when you contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa. Find out what else we can do for you at our medical spa, and check back in on our blog for more information entries coming soon!

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The latest in tattoo removal technology, the Picoway

Written by: Belinda Stewart

Let’s now dive into another Laser treatment that has half the amount of treatments with less damage to surrounding tissue compared to its predecessors. Let’s talk PICOWAY. Over the years, we have had the fortunate experience to rent Tattoo Removal Laser treatment devices. Although all had successful results, the removal process could take up to 10 treatments, sometimes more, to minimize the appearance of the Tattoo. Providing this service 1-2 times per month sometimes did not lend itself to the needs of our clients. Create new technology with quicker results and more convenience to our clients, Boom, we now own the Picoway and provide treatments five days a week.

In short, Picoway is quicker and more likely to achieve complete resolution of tattoos over traditional tattoo lasers. The Picoway, (TA-DA!) is a picosecond pulse duration versus a nanosecond pulse duration laser. The faster pulse duration breaks up the ink into smaller molecules. Therefore, it has the ability to absorb the ink better to be excreted out of the body. Having used the traditional tattoo laser for years, without a doubt we now have much more success resolving tattoos quicker with virtually no shadow or residual pigmentation. Our experience is that it takes ½ the treatments which means ½ the time to resolution. A true gold standard in Tattoo Removal.

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The latest in laser technology is here!

Written By: Belinda Stewart

In this ever growing market to age gracefully and regain that youthful glow and look, technology has also grown and made this more possible than ever.  That is why we are excited to offer the top of the line, gold standard, of lasers available on the market today.  My personal favorite is the GentleMax Pro.  This incredible laser offers the best in class laser hair removal for all skin types!  Uneven skin tones no more!  Included in treatments for this amazing laser is ridding those reds (Rosacea), tormenting those browns (age spots, melasma, sundamage), and lets not forget tightening (goodbye saggy necks).  Wait, we are not done.   How about those unsightly veins?  Included treatments target those pesky veins around the nose, on the check, and down our legs. For many years we have not been able to treat as safely Type IV –VI skin types.  With the GentleMax Pro, we can treat ALL skin types.  Can I get a Whoop Whoop?

 

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POOF! There goes aging!

Written by: Belinda Stewart

As we age, our skin does not heal quickly from the overpowering sun with use of topical skin treatments.  They often lose their power in healing imperfections.  Skin care is vital in maintaining the health of your skin over time, but these products along with anti-aging serums and scar removal products seem to make less of an impact on a day to day basis.

For more dramatic results in treating fine lines and wrinkles and restoring an even skin tone (those ugly browns), we have many laser treatments that can offer complete rejuvenation and help you shed years off the look of your skin! No matter the condition of your skin, using lasers to restore collagen production will allow your skin to return to it’s health with the use of laser treatments that require no downtime.  These lasers will pull the damage from layers of the skin that we do not see, bring them to the surface where they will then flake off.  Amazing!!!  Thus revealing even skin toned healthy skin.  Ask one our nurses which laser treatment is perfect for you. 

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Now is the time

Written By: Belinda Stewart

Time to clear those summer time browns.  Lets face it, we have loved the summer as the sun has kissed our faces, hid the imperfections of those thunder thighs, and allowed us to show off our shoulders in those amazing sundresses. 

Although we love the way we look, it really takes a toll and damages our forever skin in so many ways.   I like to encourage our clients or anyone who will listen to really look into spray tans with the use of amazing sunscreens now offered on the market. 

For those of you that say no, not me.  It is now time to repair and rid the damage we have acquired throughout the summer and possibly the last 10-20 years of abuse. 

What better way than with a Fotofacial, MicroLaser Peel, or even the amazing CO2.  Each of these laser treatments are amazing at unduing, repairing, and none the less anti-aging.  Who doesn’t want that?

All our laser treatments are HALF OFF for the next 2 days only. Shop Now.

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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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Know your ABC’s

As we near the end of summer, be mindful of the damage the sun may have done to your skin. Do you know your ABC’s? (See chart below)

Here are some tips for detecting skin cancer.

When in doubt, check it out! Always be on the look out for anything on your skin that may be cause for concern and if you notice anything abnormal or if you’re not sure, it’s always a good idea to be on the safe side and call you dermatologist! 

Buddy up! Make a pact with a close friend or your spouse or whoever you’re comfortable with and check each other out! After all, you can’t see your own back. 

Speak up! If you see an abnormality on a friend, say something! You could SAVE their life! 

Be safe, stay protected with your favorite SPF and as always, stay pale followers.

 

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Our Top 5 Favorite SPF Products

  1. Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen SPF 30
  • Water resistant
  • It comes with its own handy applicator
  • You can easily apply it on top of your makeup for continued sun protection

 

  1. Skin Medica Total Defense + Repair SPF 34 / 50+
  • Protects against infrared rays
  • Comes in tinted
  • Absorbs nicely without leaving residue
  • Keeps your wrinkles at bay

 

 

  1. Jane Iredale Lip Drink Lip Balm SPF 15
  • Delivers continued moisture to your lips
  • It’s rich in antioxidants providing a protective shield

 

  1. Eminence Organics Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30
  • Lightens & brightens hyperpigmentation while protecting against future damage
  • Evens out your complexion leaving your skin glowing
  • Contains a Natural Hydroquinone Alternative

 

 

 

  1. Eminence Organic Sun Defense Mineral SPF 30
  • Easy to use applicator & super handy. Throw it in your purse or beach bag
  • Comes in a variety of shades
  • Water resistant. Great for swimming or working out

 

 

 

Shop these products in our online store. SHOP NOW. 

Stay pale, followers.

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Tips for staying young

Written By: Ric Harrison

The sun is responsible for the majority of visible aging but there are other factors as well.

Smoking damages skin and cause wrinkles as well as excessive drinking. These are all things that we have control over so here a few things we can do to keep our skin beautiful;

· End the sunbathing, any suntan means skin damage.

· Always wear sunscreen. Choose a product with SPF 15 or greater. Don’t forget your hands, they are as frequently exposed as your face (if not more).

· Try to always wear a hat that shades your face.

· Stop smoking (yes you can, I know you can because I did)!

· Stop excessive drinking. Excessive drinking is more than one drink a day for women, two for men (not my opinion, a fact).

· Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. That is when the sun’s rays are the strongest.

Ultraviolet rays from the sun penetrate into our skin, causing damage. The rays damage the elastic fibers that keep our skin firm, allowing wrinkles to develop. The sun is also responsible for age spots or “liver spots” on the hands, face, and other sun-exposed areas.

A number of wrinkles that develop, and how prominent they are, are largely dependent on a person’s lifetime sun exposure. While we can’t go back and put sunscreen on our carefree 10-year-old selves, we can stop the damage that’s happening now.

Even with perfect sunscreen use wrinkles can’t be prevented completely. Some wrinkling is hereditary, and a certain amount of wrinkles are natural to aging. (Remember at Emerge Medical and Well Spa we have many options for getting rid of some of those wrinkles and looking younger.)

Effective use of sunscreens will not only limit skin aging but will also reduce skin cancer risk! Slow the aging process by eliminating these skin wrinkles!

Be Well & Be Beautiful

ric@richarrison.com

www.emergemedicaldayspa.com

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