Dermal Fillers in Santa Barbara

As we age, the natural volume and fullness in our face diminishes. While we can exercise to help maintain our body’s physique, there is not an at-home (or at-the-gym) remedy for facial aging. Over-the-counter creams and serums may give a “temporary” lift but they cannot provide the structure that is needed for longer-lasting results.

Fortunately, dermal fillers can replace the volume and fullness that has been lost. In addition to volume replacement, fillers can be used to correct skin imperfections like wrinkles, acne scars, fine lines, and can also be used to enhance the fullness of the lips. Many of the fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA) that is a naturally-occurring substance found in the skin. HA helps deliver nutrients, retain moisture and softness, and adds volume to the skin. Dermal filler results are instantaneous and can last 6 months to a year or more!

Here is information about some of our more popular dermal fillers at Evolutions:

Restylane and Restylane LyftThese FDA-approved fillers can be used for correction of mid-face contour deficiencies and for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles. They are comprised mostly of hyaluronic acid. They can last from 6 months to a year or more. In a clinical trial, patient satisfaction rate was 95.2% two months post treatment and 73% 12 months post treatment.

Juvederm
This HA filler is also FDA-approved and used to treat deficiencies in the cheeks in addition to lines and wrinkles. With optimal treatment, Juvederm has been proven to last one year in wrinkles and folds. When treated again after 1 year, patients needed less product to achieve their results.

Radiesse
This filler differs from Juvederm and Perlane because it is primarily comprised of Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. When injected, Radiesse provides immediate volume and correction. It continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, as the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA, your own natural collagen will be left behind. Radiesse is also FDA-approved.

Scultpra
If you are looking to replace lost collagen, Scupltra is a great option. The main ingredient of Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades. Unlike Radiesse, Perlane, and Juvederm, results are not instantaneous. You will see results gradually over 3 to 6 months and they typically last 2 years. An excellent option for those that don’t need immediate correction and are looking for longer lasting results.

Interested in Dermal Fillers and Want to Learn More?
Join us on Wednesday, June 8th, at 6:30 pm for our Fillers 101 event to learn the basics of fillers and see if they are right for you. Dr. Perkins will be doing a live filler demonstration! There will be a raffle, refreshments, and exclusive specials for attendees. Fillers 101 is one of our most popular events of the year! Call us today to reserve your spot: (805) 695-2160.

Injectable Week at Evolutions Santa Barbara Includes Dermal Fillers, Botox and Dysport

As most of our loyal clients know, Evolutions Medical & Day Spa in Santa Barbara has the Biggest Week of the Year right around the corner! Injectable Week happens once a year with big savings on your favorite dermal filler or wrinkle-reducer (Botox or Dysport). This year it begins on Monday, December 2nd, and lasts until Saturday, December 7th, 2013. We are booking appointments now for Injectable Week!

For those of you who are not as familiar with dermal fillers, Sculptra, and/or the wrinkle-reducers Botox and Dysport, we will happily share with you some information about each of them. Perhaps it will help you to make a decision about getting an injectable treatment or encourage you to add a new treatment to your anti-aging arsenal.

Botox and Dysport
Botox and Dysport treatments are one of our most popular services at Evolutions, year round. This is not surprising! In 2012, there were over 6 million Botox or Dysport treatments in the US. Botox and Dysport are forms of botulinum toxin type A. They are both injected under the skin to treat overactive muscles in the forehead area. Botox and Dysport block the signals to the muscle that tell them to contract, resulting in a smooth, frown-less forehead. Botox or Dysport can take from 1 to 7 days to “set in” and start working. Both are FDA approved and are deemed safe and effective in the treatment of facial wrinkles. Dysport is a smaller molecule than Botox, so the units are different (i.e. 20 units of Botox equal 60 units of Dysport). Results are temporary and last about 3 to 4 months.

Evolutions Santa Barbara Dermal Fillers Treatment Areas

Possible Treatment Areas for Dermal Fillers

Restylane and Perlane: Dermal Fillers
Restylane and Perlane are in the same family of products. They are both dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid that are formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. These are injected under the skin to fill in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane can also be used to add fullness to the lips. Replacing volume lost in the face can help restore a more youthful appearance. Perlane differs from Restylane in the average size of the particles and the depth of the injection. Your Evolutions clinician will help you determine which product is best for you. Results are instantaneous and can last 6 months or more (in most cases).

Radiesse Dermal Filler
Radiesse is also a dermal filler. It differs from Restylane or Perlane in that it is comprised of calcium microspheres in gel. Radiesse is also injected under the skin to provide volume and structure in areas where volume has diminished. The bonus that Radiesse offers is that it works to stimulate your body to produce it’s own natural collagen. As the calcium gel is absorbed, your own natural collagen will remain behind, giving you volume and structure. Results are instantaneous and have been clinically proven to last one year or more.

Sculptra Aesthetic
Our newest treatment, Sculptra Aesthetic, is a bit different than hyaluronic dermal fillers or Radiesse. This new facial injectable does not give instantaneous results, instead subtle results are achieved over time. Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for years in dissolvable stitches. Sculptra works deep within the dermis to gradually restore the collagen foundation that is lost as we age. With a more solid foundation, fullness is steadily returned to facial wrinkles. Results can last two years or more. Most clients require a full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, which is an average of three injection sessions over a few months, for the best outcome. Full results are gradually seen over 3 to 6 months.

A Note About Dermal Fillers and Botox/Dysport Treatments
If you’ve never had a dermal filler or Dysport/Botox treatment, you will have to come in for a consultation with our Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Practitioner or Dr. Perkins prior to your first treatment. Call us today to book your complimentary consultation (or submit a consultation request online) and/or to make an appointment for Injectable Week (805-687-0212).

Santa Barbara Medical Spa Event Featuring Dermal Fillers

Are you interested in looking years younger without cosmetic surgery? Then mark your calendars for our Dermal Fillers 101 event on Wednesday, April 27th! Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins and Evolutions Medical Spa are hosting one of their most popular educational events of the year – don’t miss out!

Dermal fillers (including Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Prevelle Silk), which contain naturally-occurring substances found in your body, are used to fill wrinkles, and any other depression, in your skin. They add natural volume and lift that many of us lose over time. Results are instantaneous and can last from six months to one year or more!

Learn about the Layered Liquid Lift, a non-surgical face lift, developed by Dr. Perkins that can turn back the clock by 10 years for you! Watch a video of Dr. Perkins performing a Layered Liquid Lift on a patient, see the difference from before to after!

Dr. Perkins will perform a live filler demonstration! Raffle, refreshments and exclusive specials for attendees! Please RSVP to Evolutions at 805-687-0212 – seats are limited!

The Dermal Fillers event will be held at Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara, located at 1309 State Street on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Don’t Miss Out! Evolutions Medical Spa’s Injectable Week Nov. 29th – Dec. 4th

Evolutions Medical Spa’s most popular week of the year, Injectable Week, starts tomorrow, Monday, November 29th and runs through Saturday, December 4th, 2010.

Look your best for the holidays and beyond! Once a Year specials on anti-wrinkle treatments of Botox and Dysport, and dermal fillers Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Perlane.

Call Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara at 805.687.0212 to book an appointment!

Education at Evolutions Medical Spa: Dermal Fillers 101

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, April 21st, Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara will be featuring Dermal Fillers 101 – one of Evolutions Medical Spa’s most popular events of the year!

  • Why? This event features dermal fillers – such as Restylane, Radiesse, Perlane, Juvedermwhich help to increase volume (plump up) and fill in wrinkles (plump out) in the face.
  • What can dermal fillers do for me? Dermal fillers are the fastest way to look more youthful. As we age, the creases and wrinkles in our face deepen and often we lose volume. Dermal fillers can add volume to those places and enhance the volume in other areas such as the lips and cheeks.
  • How? Dermal fillers contain naturally-occurring substances in your body and are injected under the skin.

Come learn more about dermal fillers in Santa Barbara by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins. Bonus! Dr. Perkins will also share how you can look 10 years younger in just two hours, without plastic surgery – from his newest procedure – The Layered Liquid Lift.

Education at Evolutions Medical Spa: Fillers 101
1309 State Street, Santa Barbara
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Refreshments, raffles, prizes and exclusive specials for attendees.
Seating is limited – please RSVP to Evolutions at 805.687.0212.

Evolutions Medical Spa Gift Certificates Available for the Holidays

Give the gift of beautiful skin this holiday season! Santa Barbara’s Evolutions Medical Spa is offering special discounts on gift certificates until December 31st, 2009.

A gift certificate to Evolutions is a great way to introduce a friend or family member to Evolutions many medical or aesthetic treatments. Gift certificates can be applied toward luxurious facials, dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse, Botox or Dysport treatments, laser facials, FotoFacials, Evolutions signature Total Tightening treatment, chemical peels, VelaShape body contouring, laser hair removal, all of our medical grade home care products and more! Complete list of services available on our website.
Visit Evolutions Medical Spa in dowtown Santa Barbara to purchase your gift certificate.

Injectable Week at Santa Barbara’s Evolutions Medical Spa

The holidays are already upon us! And Evolutions wants you to help you look and feel relaxed and happy when you visit with dear friends and family.

Next week is Evolutions Medical Spa’s Most Popular Week of the Year!
Join us for Injectable Week!
Monday, November 30th through Saturday, December 5th at Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara.

This is the week where we focus on dermal fillers and wrinkle-reducers! Evolutions will be offering “Once a Year” specials on:

  • Botox and Dysport: both are excellent for smoothing frown lines, reducing wrinkles in your forehead, and around the eyes. Botox and Dysport typically last 3 to 4 months.
  • Restylane: restore volume to correct wrinkles and moderate to severe folds in your face.
  • Perlane: also restores volume to correct facial wrinkles and folds like Restylane, only it is a larger gel particle and intended to be injected deeper within the skin.
  • Radiesse: a wrinkle-filler that corrects wrinkles and stimulates the production of your own collagen resulting in increased volume and results that may last 12 to 18 months.
  • Juvederm: an injectable gel that adds volume and hydration to your face to create smooth, youthful skin that lasts up to one year.

Call today to make your appointment for Injectable Week! 805.687.0212.