All About Chemical Peels for Beautiful Skin by a Santa Barbara Medical Spa

Let it Peel

Here at Santa Barbara’s Evolutions Medical Spa we LOVE chemical peels! We like to call them the “Best bang for your buck”. We get very excited when a client or staff member does a peel. It’s kind of an instant transformation and there is something really rewarding about seeing all that damaged skin come off before your eyes and then seeing the fresh, new skin appear, in a short amount of time.

Chemical Peels have been around a long time! Since the days of ancient Egypt, people have been using chemoexfoliation methods, also known as chemical peeling, to rejuvenate skin. The original chemoexfoliant was lactic acid, an active ingredient of sour milk and old wine with tartaric acid as its active ingredient was also used. Today, these historical chemoexfoliants are known to contain alpha hydroxy acids, which are the active ingredients responsible for the skin exfoliation.

Why get a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peeling is used to improve the skin’s appearance by applying a chemical solution to the skin, causing the top damaged layers of skin to separate and peel off. The new skin is smoother, less wrinkled, and may be more even in color. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles, mild scarring (like acne scars) and uneven skin pigmentation (blotchiness, sun spots, age spots or freckles). Also, by removing the outer layers of dead skin cells, peels help enhance penetration (and therefore effectiveness) of moisturizers and treatment products (getting more value from your home skin care!).

Evolutions September Event is about Chemical Peels

Every month we have an educational events at Evolutions – our September Event is Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, and the theme is ‘Chemical Peels’. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins, owner of Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara and the Cosmetic Surgery Center Santa Barbara, will be doing a presentation on Chemical Peels. Additionally, there will be exclusive discounts just for attendees. Wine and refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle too!

Please call Evolutions Medical Spa at 805.687.0212 to RSVP.

At our monthly educational events you get tons of information in an informal setting and Dr. Perkins and Evolutions staff will be available for Q & A. If you are not able to join us, stay tuned for the next post regarding how chemical peels work, what chemical peels we offer and what sort of results you can expect.

This is a great time of year to get a chemical peel at Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara!

And for our September 2009 promotion we are giving our clients 25% off Obagi products when you purchase a peel. This promotion expires September 30, 2009.
So, all the more reason to come see us today!

Evolutions Spa Voted Best Medical Spa by Santa Barbara Residents

Evolutions Medical Spa has been voted Best Medical Spa by Santa Barbara readers of the weekly Independent paper and the Santa Barbara News-Press. This is the third year in a row that Evolutions has been honored by Santa Barbara residents!

Evolutions was founded in 2005 by Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Terry Perkins, who also has a practice in town, Cosmetic Surgery Center Medical Group. The idea behind Evolutions was to create a luxurious environment where clients can receive medically supervised non-invasive treatments that are safely administered. Using the latest innovative technology allows Evolutions to treat patients of all skin types and concerns including wrinkles, acne, sun damage, cellulite, stretch marks and hair removal. Here is a look at some of the things we do at Evolutions:

Available treatments range from non-invasive and minimally invasive medical procedures (performed by aesthetic nurse specialists or Dr. Perkins) such as Botox/Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Laser Vein Removal, Fotofacials, Isolaz Deep Pore Therapy, Stretch Mark Reduction and more. Aesthetic treatments are performed by a medical aesthetician and include Facials, Chemical Peels, Vibradermabrasion, VelaShape, Teeth Whitening and more. See a complete list of services available here.

Evolutions also carries top skin care products that are hand picked by Dr. Perkins. Medical grade home care is an important part of achieving and maintaining great skin! Stop by Evolutions to speak to one of our highly-trained staff members and create a customized home care plan to help address your skin-related concerns. Many of the products are also available at Evolutions’ eStore.

The team at Evolutions welcomes each and every client personally and insures that the person has a pleasant experience with measurable results. Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us. Winning Best Medical Spa for several years helps to reinforce that our clients love the care and results they receive at Evolutions. Thank you!