Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair

Emerge Medical Day Spa will offer a free informational class on laser hair removal on Thursday, May 23.

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2013

Taryn Schell performs a laser hair removal treatment on Kelley Tompkins, using the Candela GentleLASE laser.

Taryn Schell performs a laser hair removal treatment on Kelley Tompkins, using the Candela GentleLASE laser.

Most people will agree – shaving or waxing unwanted body hair is frustrating, time-consuming, and a big hassle. And no one wants razor burn or stubble! For those who are considering trying ­something different to deal with this hairy issue, Emerge Medical Day Spa will host a free informational class on laser hair removal procedures on Thursday, May 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The class will cover everything you need to know about laser hair removal, including the risks and benefits, Emerge’s competitive pricing and package deals, eligible skin types and more. The class will be led by Kelley Tompkins, Taryn Schell and Belinda Stewart and will ­feature demonstrations, before and after photos, a question and answer session, and treatment giveaways and discounts. Refreshments will be served. Register for your spot online at or call (918) 392-8606.

    Emerge Medical Day Spa has spent months rebuilding and redesigning their extensive laser hair removal department. They use one laser for hair removal, and one laser only – the Candela GentleLASE. Taryn Schell has been performing laser hair removal procedures for the past 11 years. “There is no better laser for hair removal on the market,” she explains. “So many other lasers simply don’t work. With this machine, you do not need several ­treatments before you see results. Candela’s alexandrite long pulse technology produces unbelievable results.”

    According to Kelley Tompkins, director of Emerge Medical Day Spa, the two biggest fears people have about laser hair removal are 1) pain and 2) cost. She explains, however, that these worries are unnecessary – it is not a painful procedure, and it is much more affordable than many people realize, particularly if they purchase package deals. “Candela’s cooling device shoots a cold mist onto the skin before the laser, assuring no messy gels,” says Kelley. “And our prices are very competitive.”

    The Candela GentleLASE treats pigmented hair on all areas of the body, and may be used on most skin types. “The Candela GentleLASE really targets dark stubble. The three spot sizes allow me to remove hair in ­delicate areas without damaging the skin, such as for a true Brazilian,” says Taryn. “In addition to permanent hair removal, the Candela laser boosts collagen and smoothes skin.”

    Permanent laser hair removal generally requires five to ten treatments total. For facial hair, treatments are performed every four to six weeks. Underarm and bikini area ­treatment cycles are about six weeks apart. For backs, legs and shoulders, treatments are ­performed every eight weeks. It is important to stay out of the sun and tanning beds two to three weeks before and after treatments.

    Each treatment lasts from about 15 minutes (such as for lip and chin areas) to about an hour (for larger areas such as the ­bikini area). “We take the time to pamper our clients, and our services are very personalized. Because our clients return for several treatments, we are able to establish close relationships with them,” says Kelley.

    One of Emerge’s newest perks is that clients may schedule appointments and make ­payments online. “Your online account will show all the procedures you have had done, how much you’ve paid and owe, and it’s very easy to schedule your next appointment with the click of a button,” says Kelley.     

    Emerge Medical Day Spa, located at 91st and Sheridan in Tulsa, offers all the amenities you expect from a world-class spa in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. One of their primary goals is to offer timely appointments, assuring that you won’t have to wait long, if at all, when you show up for your appointment. There are no contracts, and payment plans are available.

    Call (918) 392-8606 or go to to schedule your appointment. Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Emerge will soon be adding membership options, and look out for the launch of their brand-new website in the near future.

For more information, contact

Emerge Medical Day Spa

9124 S. Sheridan Rd.Tulsa, OK 74133(918)

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About Author Sheryl Sowell

Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.

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