Age-Defying Oxygen Facial at Evolutions

One of our most popular facial treatments at our Santa Barbara day spa is the Age-Defying Oxygen Facial.

This amazing 90 minute facial is custom blended to breathe new life into your skin. The pure, concentrated oxygen mist combined with ultra-premium organic serums imported from the Swiss Alps instantaneously leaves the skin firm, fresh, and glowing while promoting long term skin health. This facial is recommended for all skin types.

Before or after your treatment, we invite you to relax in our tea lounge or detoxify in our dry sauna (both complimentary with your treatment).

Book an appointment today (805-695-2160) to relax, renew, and refresh your skin. 

Evolutions Day Spa’s Winter Seasonal Scrub

Beat the winter dry skin woes with our Cranberry and Yuzu sugar scrub.

This luxurious blend combines pure cane sugar, cranberry seeds, organic shea butter, sunflower, and coconut oils with an intoxicating citrus fragrance leaving your entire body glowing, healthy, and vibrant. We finish with a delicious French Sugared Vanilla Silk & Honey lotion that absorbs quickly, but continues to keep your skin hydrated for hours.

This amazing scrub lasts for 60 minutes and is $120.

It will be available until January 31st, so book your Winter Seasonal Scrub now to make sure you don’t miss it!

Santa Barbara Day Spa Body Treatment: Rose Dream Scrub

Our Santa Barbara Day Spa‘s featured seasonal scrub is the Rose Dream

Santa Barbara Body Scrub TreatmentA luxurious rose-scented body scrub is applied to remove dead skin cells. Rose Hip and Palmarosa help to balance the skin while bringing the skin to a normal and healthy-looking state. After the scrub, you are rinsed in the Vichy shower – a “rainbar” over the treatment table that adds another level of relaxation.

Your treatment finishes with Rose Hip Fruit and Palmarosa Balancing Moisturizer for soft, supple skin.

Purchase the body lotion on the way out so you can keep your summer skin hydrated and rosy.

The scent-sational Rose Dream Scrub will be available in June and July only!  

Call us today to book your treatment (805) 695-2160.

Broad Spectrum SPF Sunscreens Available at Evolutions

Evolutions Sunscreen Santa BarbaraWe’ve been experiencing Spring-like weather for some time now and our sun exposure is only going to ramp up, most likely until late Fall! At our Santa Barbara Medical & Day Spa, we know that there is no one-size-fits-all sunscreen and that is why we carry a variety of sunscreens. You can feel confident that all of them will give you a high level of protection while you choose the one that best fits your skin’s needs.

Here is more information about our sun protection products:

WEIGHTLESS PROTECTION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 45 by PCA Skin

  • Quick-absorbing with a light finish
  • Lightweight, easily can be worn alone or under makeup
  • Broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection
  • Awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation
  • Self.com says it is a great pick for those with “combination, oily, or break-out prone skin” (December 2015)

SUN SHIELD MINERAL BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 by Obagi

  • INVISIBLE ZINC technology gives you the protection of zinc without the white finish (dries clear)
  • Br0ad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Lightweight and oil free
  • Non-comedogenic and won’t cause irritation
  • Water-resistant up to 40 minutes
  • Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen

SUN SHIELD MATTE BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 by Obagi

  • A lightweight feel that dries in an elegant matte finish
  • Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Use alone or under makeup and other skin care products
  • Non-greasy, PABA-free
  • Fragrance-free

TiZO3 FACIAL MINERAL SUNSCREEN SPF 40 by Fallene Cosmeceuticals

  • Sun protection that goes on silky with a non-greasy matte finish
  • Free of: chemical sunscreens, preservatives, oils, fragrances, or PABA
  • Contains #1 (Zinc Oxide) and #2 (Titanium Dioxide) rated sunscreen filters
  • Broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection
  • Photostable: will not break down in sunlight
  • Water-resistant up to 80 minutes
  • Gentle enough to use after aesthetic skin treatments (lasers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facial cosmetic surgery, etc.,)

SOLAR PROTECTION FORMULA SPF 58 by Fallene Cosmeceuticals 

  • Strong sun protection that is lightly tinted that fades to your natural tone
  • Free of: chemical sunscreens, preservatives, oils, fragrances, or PABA
  • Contains #1 (Zinc Oxide) and #2 (Titanium Dioxide) rated sunscreen filters
  • Broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection
  • Photostable: will not break down in sunlight
  • Water-resistant up to 40 minutes
  • Gentle enough to use after aesthetic skin treatments (lasers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facial cosmetic surgery, etc.,)
  • Excellent product for children

LA DEFENSE BROAD SPECTRUM 30 by Luzern

  • 100% natural, mineral-based pigments
  • Broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection
  • Antioxidants help minimize signs of premature aging and the formation of dark spots
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Hydrates for firm, supple skin
  • Non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic, animal cruelty-free

Sun Protection for Lips, Nose and Ears
LIPTECT SPF 45 by Fallene Cosmeceuticals

  • LipTect is specifically developed for the thinnest layers of skin on the lips, nose, and ears
  • Combines Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide for sun protections; it is free of chemical sunscreens
  • An elegant soothing formula that fades to a natural skin tone

Dr. Perkins hand-selects our skin care products – including sunscreen – based on therapeutic-value, reputation, and high level of client satisfaction so you can rest-assured that these sunscreens will work for you (although don’t forget to reapply after water exposure, excessive sun exposure, or excessive sweating).

If you have questions or would like to purchase any of these sun protection products, stop by today.

DermaSweep in Santa Barbara

Our Santa Barbara Day Spa offers an escape from life’s everyday stress. A 60 or 90 minute day spa service (such as a massage, facial, body scrub or wrap) can be an amazing “mini stay-cation.”

This month, our featured Mini Stay-Cation idea is a DermaSweep exfoliating treatment.

DermaSweep Santa Barbara

As our skin ages, the natural exfoliation process slows down. Exfoliating treatments at Evolutions work to speed up the natural cell turnover and help you to achieve and maintain clear, healthy, youthful-looking skin.

DermaSweep MD, our most advance exfoliation treatment, uses a variable-level vacuum system to gently lift the skin as the device “sweeps away” the dead layer quickly and painlessly. Increased blood flow in the treated area encourages collagen formation, toning, and firming of the skin

Finally, Epi-Fusion delivers skin specific topical solutions deep into the skin to treat common concerns such as acne, dry skin, and hyperpigmentation.

View all of our Santa Barbara Day Spa Services here.
Contact us at (805) 695-2160 to schedule your Mini Stay-Cation day spa service today! 

Get a Santa Barbara Massage for a Mental Health Boost

santa barbara massage evolutions

Feeling tired or feeling blue? We invite you to come in to Evolutions and have a massage in Santa Barbara for a mental health boost. While it is well known that massage can help many physical ailments (such as reducing pain and stiffness, relaxing muscles, and relieving headaches), it is less widely reported about how massage can benefit a person’s mental health.

The American Massage Therapy Association has published studies about the benefits of using massage to treat mental health problems in different situations. Here are the findings:

  • The use of back massage while receiving chemotherapy was shown to significantly reduce anxiety and acute fatigue.
  • An 8-week study of HIV patients who were mentally stable but diagnosed with major depressive disorder showed that the severity of depression was significantly reduced at week 4 and continued to be less at weeks 6 and 8.
  • Military veterans returning from Afghanistan or Iraq who incorporated massage therapy as part of their reintegration found that worry, anxiety, and depression (along with physical pain) was significantly reduced.
  • Nurses who received massage during work hours immediately felt relief from stress, headaches, insomnia, and other pain.

Why is massage so beneficial for a mental health boost? It is known that Swedish massage causes the body to release oxytocin. This hormone plays a role in many positive emotional aspects such as maternal instincts, love and bonding, friendship development, reduction of anxiety, and more. The mood-elevating serotonin is also released during massage.

Many consider massage a “luxury” treatment but research is revealing that it is a valuable tool for healing both the body and mind. If you’re looking to boost your mental state, boost your wellness, boost you health, and feel good – book a massage in Santa Barbara today. Contact Evolutions Medical & Day Spa at 805-695-2189 to make an appointment.

Santa Barbara Massage at Evolutions Helps Circulation

massage in santa barbara at evolutions day spaNow that we are offering massages in Santa Barbara at our Day Spa we love sharing the benefits of this service. Most everyone will agree that a massage has immediate benefits such as instant relaxation and lowering of stress levels – at least while one is receiving the treatment. Massage also works at a deeper level, helping to ward off (or shorten the duration of ) colds and the flu (read more about that in our recent blog post).

Our newest revelation about a massage therapy session is that it improves overall blood flow and circulation in people who have recently exercised and even those that haven’t. The increased circulation from the massage led to a quicker recovery time and less muscle soreness the next day. For more details, read the Huffington Post article, It’s True: Massages Really Are Good For You.

Whether you need to recover from a 5K race or just need some downtime, call us (805-695-2189) to book a massage at Evolutions. Chose from Swedish, Sports, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and much more. View our complete Santa Barbara Massage menu on our Day Spa website.

Exclusive Santa Barbara Day Spa Vichy Shower Treatment at Evolutions

Vichy Shower Treatment at Evolutions Day Spa Santa Barbara

Vichy Shower Treatment Room at Evolutions Day Spa

The Vichy shower treatment is only available in Santa Barbara at Evolutions Day Spa. This day spa treatment is designed to allow our guests to relax after a body treatment such as a body scrub or body wrap. Instead of having to get up and shower off the salt or mud, you can relax further while seven shower heads located above the treatment bed cascade warm, soothing water over you. Bliss!

During the month of June, we are offering 20% off all Vichy Treatments!

Our luxurious Body Scrubs include a Vichy shower treatment:

  • Chocolate Dream Body Scrub is for those who want to go on a chocolate splurge without the guilt. Relax with a Swedish massage followed by a sugar scrub and end with a Vichy shower. (75 minutes)
  • Signature Salt Stone Glow is Evolutions’ signature body treatment! This treatment will refresh your skin and melt away tension with an exfoliating scrub followed by a hot stone massage under a warm, rain-like flow from the Vichy shower. (90 minutes)
  • Abyhanga Dosha is a body-nourishing treatment that promotes well-being and overall health. This treatment lures you into a relaxing state with an Ayurvedic warm oil massage and body scrub utilizing gentle pressure and long wave-like strokes. A Vichy shower gently washes away the oil. (75 minutes)

Add a Vichy shower to our Body Wraps:

  • Our Aloe Coconut Wrap takes you on a tropical vacation to encourage rejuvenation! Relax during your full body exfoliation followed by a Swedish massage. Next, your body will be wrapped with warm aloe vera and coconut oil while you enjoy a scalp and foot massage. (75 minutes) Add on a Vichy shower to wrap up this refreshing experience. (90 minutes total)
  • Our Naturally Nourishing Wrap is designed to enhance skin tone for those who have dry or damaged skin. It starts with a dry exfoliation to prep the body for a full body massage using cocoa butter, avocado and grape seed oil. Your skin will be replenished with the blissful body wrap while you receive a scalp and foot massage. (75 minutes) Add on a Vichy shower to extend this wonderful treatment. (90 minutes total)

Call us today to schedule a Vichy shower treatment – 805-687-0212.
Visit our website for pricing.

Take advantage of the 20% off until June 30, 2013!

Introducing Evolutions Day Spa Santa Barbara

Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of Evolutions Day Spa – and our new location!

– Wednesday, March 20th, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm! –

evolutions day spa santa barbaraThe combined Evolutions Medical and Day Spa has 15 treatment rooms in our new 6,000 square foot facility. The Day Spa will offer a full range of luxurious treatments including massage, waxing, facials, body treatments (wraps and Vichy shower treatments) and more! The Day Spa amenities include locker rooms for men and women (both with a dry sauna) and a relaxing tea lounge.

Along with previewing the new Day Spa at our Grand Opening event, guests will enjoy:

  • DISCOUNTS on all Products and Pre-Purchased Services (including packages and medical spa services such as Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, FotoFacials, Dermal Fillers and more)
  • GIFT with Purchase Offers from Glo Mineral Make-up, Clarisonic, Luzern Organic Skin Care, and Obagi
  • RAFFLES throughout the afternoon and evening (over $5000 worth of prizes to be raffled!)
  • Complimentary Mini-Treatments and Chair Massages
  • Interactive Education on Your Skin
  • Live Dysport / Botox Demonstrations

The first 50 guests will receive fantastic Gift Bags!

Don’t miss this GRAND event! 

Evolutions Medical and Day Spa Santa Barbara is now located at 350 Chapala Street, #103, on the corner of Chapala and Gutierrez Streets. Plenty of parking is available in front of the spa and in the city lot on State Street and Gutierrez Streets.

Santa Barbara Day Spa Facials Available at Evolutions Medical Spa

Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara – awarded Best Medical Spa repeatedly in the Santa Barbara Independent and Santa Barbara NewsPress papers – and known for medical treatments such as Botox, Dysport and laser hair removal also offers classic day spa facials combined with the medical care you would receive from a physician’s office.

The beauty of a facial is that it has many benefits. A facial is not just a pampering luxury. It rejuvenates the skin, cleans your pores, and helps generate cell turnover for clearer, softer skin. Facials can be done on a monthly basis, and are recommended before treatments such as FotoFacials, chemical peels or laser facials to prepare the skin for optimum results (and often in between a series of treatments, but ask your aesthetician beforehand).

Evolutions offers a variety of facials, customized for your special needs, using the most advanced products and protocols available. A glimpse at some of our most requested facials:
  • Evolutions Signature Facial is an ideal blend of medical technology and deep relaxation. It includes ultrasonic cleansing, light exfoliation, and extractions plus a blissful paraffin treatment, a Mini Vibraderm, and a high-tech Multiwave LED session for added relaxation and improved results. A relaxing face, neck, and shoulder massage and a nourishing mask provide a perfect finishing touch.
  • The Pumpkin Antioxidant Facial is a highly therapeutic facial that will indulge your senses with the perfect balance of relaxation and effective exfoliation. The treatment exfoliates and draws impurities out of the skin while introducing vitamins, enzymes, and nutrients into the skin. It also smells great! Recommended for fine lines, loss of elasticity, and congested pores. Your skin will “glow” after this treatment!
  • The Frozen In Time DNA Facial introduces genetically flawless live stem cells that influenced the skin’s older cells to replicate healthier, stronger, more youthful-looking skin cells. This clinically-proven, FDA-approved treatment renews skin that has been compromised by environmental factors such as sun damage, pollution and stress. It is also an excellent way to enhance the effects of laser treatments and chemical peels.

Facials at Evolutions Medical Spa can be purchased in a series to maintain a regular treatment schedule. Call Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara at 805.687.0212 to schedule a facial today!