Skin Resurfacing Event at Evolutions in Santa Barbara

Interested in Smoother, Clearer, Younger-Looking Skin in a Week?

Join us at our Skin Resurfacing 101 Event

Wednesday, July 27th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Evolutions Medical & Day Spa Brighten Up Skin Event

At our event, you will learn about: 

Skin Resurfacing treatments
(Fractional CO2, PRP, and Sublative Rejuvenation)
will be discounted 20%!

Attendees will enjoy refreshments, a raffle, and exclusive specials at our event.

– Attendance is Limited – Call Today to RSVP – 805-695-2160 –

Santa Barbara Medical Spa Featured Treatment: Sublative Rejuvenation + DNA Repair

Smooth and youthful-looking skin can be yours with our new and improved medical spa treatment: Sublative Rejuvenation + DNA Repair! Sublative Rejuvenation is one the of the best skin resurfacing procedures available and involves little to no pain and now includes DNA CryoStem Therapy to enhance your results.

Sublative Rejuvenation + DNA Repair is clinically proven for ALL skin types and can effectively treat and improve:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles (mild to moderate)
  • Textural irregularities (such as acne scarring)
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • General tone, texture, and color of skin
  • Skin laxity (face and chest)

How does Sublative Rejuvenation work?
Sublative Skin Resurfacing Santa Barbara Medical SpaSublative Rejuvenation uses Radio Frequency (RF) energy that is applied to the skin to induce a skin “injury” in tiny matrix spots. The skin “injury” is bigger under the surface (like an inverted cone) than on the surface. This helps the skin heal faster. As the skin heals, levels of collagen will be increased and new healthy skin cells are produced.

How does DNA Repair enhance the treatment?
 Adding the DNA serum immediately after the skin resurfacing treatment supercharges the rejuvenation procedure because the CryoStem Therapy serum is packed with collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, DNA, RNA(I), fibroblasts, lipids, antioxidants, vitamins and embryonic bovine stem cells. These building blocks of the skin maximizes skin renewal. The DNA CryoStem Therapy consists of 100% natural, chemical and preservative free formulations.

Is there downtime with this skin resurfacing treatment?
There is no downtime with Sublative Rejuvenation + DNA Repair. Clients may develop tiny scabs (smaller than a pin prick) from the matrix spots that are barely visible and can be covered with makeup. These usually slough off quickly.

Does the treatment hurt?
30 minutes prior to the treatment we apply a physician-strength topical numbing treatment. With the topical numbing, clients report little to no pain.

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How many treatments are recommended and when can I see results?
The total number of treatments depends upon your skin’s condition. Your Evolutions clinician can help determine what is right for you at your complimentary consultation. Typically, clients have 4 treatments, 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Results are noticeable within 1 to 2 weeks after the first treatment and are cumulative, therefore we encourage clients to stay on schedule with their treatments.

How much does Sublative Rejuvenation + DNA Repair cost?
 Price can vary according to the number of total treatments and the areas treated. For the month of January, we are offering an Introductory Special of 25% off Sublative Rejuvenation + DNA Repair Treatment and PackagesThe promotion is good until January 31, 2013 so call today to book your treatment or consultation at Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara – 805-687-0212.

 

Evolutions Event Recap: Tightening and Lightening

On Wednesday evening, Evolutions Medical Spa and Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins hosted an interactive and educational event about Tightening and Lightening the skin. Both tightening and lightening can be done at Evolutions through various services, without invasive surgery, and will yield noticeable results!

Part I: SKIN TIGHTENING – Facial Rejuvenation 

What is skin laxity?

Skin laxity is a result of damage and loss of collagen and elastin – the structural components of the dermis. Collagen provides the rigidity to connective tissues and elastin allows them stretch. As we age collagen loses elasticity and our skin sags. Sun damage also plays a role in aging the skin as well.

How can we treat skin laxity?

There are several options including:

  • Surgical options such as traditional surgery (face lifts) or deep peels (chemabrasion).
  • Non-surgical treatments include light-based (FotoFacial), radiofrequency (Sublative Rejuvenation, ReFirme), and focused ultrasound.

How does treating skin laxity non-surgically work?

It has been found that sustained heating of the dermis works to treat skin laxity. The immediate effect is collagen contraction and long term stimulation of collagen remodeling.

Who is a good candidate for non-surgical skin tightening treatments?

  • Age is not a barrier – clients can be anywhere from 30 to 80+ years old
  • Clients who have a minimum amount of excess fat in the area of concern and those with skin that is neither very thin or very thick
  • Clients who have realistic expectations – the non-surgical procedures can turn back the clock a few years, not decades
  • A great candidate is someone who is not ready for surgery but still wants to tighten the skin

Skin tightening options available at Evolutions:

  • Titan: the Titan is a safe infrared light that heats the dermis as well as the skin’s surface. The heating contracts the collagen and stimulates new collagen to be produced.
  • ReFirme: ReFirme is an FDA cleared non-invasive skin tightening procedure that features elōs technology – a combination of bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and optical energy.
  • Total Tightening: Dr. Perkins has developed an exclusive protocol combining the technologies or ReFirme and Titan into one treatment called Total Tightening. This treatment synergistically works to heat the entire upper half of the dermis. It is exclusive to Evolutions Medical Spa. A series of 4 treatments is recommended for best results.

Why do you recommend skin tightening treatments in a series?

Laser and light-based treatments are generally done in a series because the energy necessary to cause dramatic change in the skin (which cause injury and then recovery, which is what grows new skin) cannot be accomplished in a single treatment, instead it is the cumulative effects of multiple treatments that yield the best results. If, after a few treatments, a client sees the results they are looking for, they can save the remaining treatments to be used as “maintenance” at a later date.

Part II: SKIN LIGHTENING – Improve Excess Pigmentation

What is pigmentation?

Pigmentation is created by melanin in the skin. Melanin is produced by melanocytes. Different skin types have different levels of melanocyte activity – therefore different skin colors occur within people.

Why does the body produce melanin?

Normal production of melanin is based on skin type. Melanin levels rise in response to sun exposure (such as a sun tan which is equal to a skin injury), trauma, and inflammation. Extra melanin can also be produced due to hormones, birth control pills, and pregnancy.

When do pigmentation problems occur?

If melanocytes are over-stimulate, appearance problems can occur such as:

  • Sun damage also referred to as age spots, “liver” spots, freckles
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can occur with pimples
  • Melasma – a broad patch of pigmentation – can occur in the dermal or epidermal layers of the skin

Treatment for pigmentation problems
The following highlights products and services that are available at Evolutions to treat a number of pigmentation problems.

  •  Sunscreen: your best defense against pigmentation is to prevent it! Year round, daily use of sunscreen is always recommended!
  • Home Care: there are two categories of home care products that can help lighten and brighten the skin – bleaching agents and exfoliating agents.
  • Home care bleaching agents: Obagi Clear, C-Rx Night (with hydroquinone), the newest, fastest lightening agent Elure (read more about Elure in a recent blog post), Revale Illumenesse Brightening Complex, Nia24 products, and retinoids (“Retin-A”). At Evolutions we compound our Tretinoin to reduce the price for clients.
  • Exfoliating agents assist in increasing cell turnover: products with alpha-hydroxy acids, amino fruit acids and retinoids all help to expedite cell turnover (which slows as we age).
  • Chemical Peels: the fastest way to exfoliate and increase cell turnover is through a chemical peel. Available in multiple strengths, from light to deep, chemical peels can make a dramatic difference in the skin in a matter of days (somewhere between 5 to 10 days, with the skin continuing to improve thereafter). The peels available at Evolutions are:
  1. Phase Five Peel / Clay Mask Peel
  2. Alpha Beta Peel
  3. Comfort Peels (Light, Medium, Deep)
  4. Obagi Blue Peel

Read all about the various chemical peels, how they feel, and how effective they can be, in a various blog post.

  • Vibradermabrasion: this service provides a physical exfoliation that can treat superficial pigment problems (with no downtime). It also is a great add-on service to facials and as a preparation for peels as it will improve the penetration of product or the peel. Vibraderm is superior to the popular microdermabrasion treatment because there is no suction component to it (which can cause broken capillaries).
  • Light-Based Treatments: these treatments are safe and non-invasive, using intense pulsed light (IPL) and radio frequency technology to diminish imperfections in the skin such as excess pigment as well as “red” areas. The FotoFacial RF is the “gold standard” for treatment of pigmentation and it works deeper than most chemical peels. The FotoFacial is available in a series or in combination with other treatments (FotoPeel, FotoPeel Plus, and FotoFaical Genesis Package).
  • *NEW* Light-Based Treatment: Evolutions just acquired the brand new Q-Plus C (Q-switched laser) light-based treatment that is able to treat tattoos of all colors and a variety of pigmentation issues.
  • Sublative Rejuvenation: this fractional surfacing device uses radio frequency energy, instead of light, to treat wrinkles, pigment, acne scarring, skin laxity, tone and texture. There is less downtime and less discomfort that older fractional laser devices (such as the Fraxel) and customizable treatment options are available. Sublative Rejuvenation can be combined with other light-based treatments such as the FotoFacial RF or Total Tightening.
  • Chemabrasion: this is a surgical procedure that combines a deep peel with dermabrasion. Chemabrasion is a more aggressive option to treat acne scarring and deep wrinkles. The change can be very dramatic. Down time is approximately one week.

Part III: CONCLUSION

The best way to treat sun damage is to prevent it by daily use of sunscreen. When pigment issues arise, there are a number of treatment options available, both at Evolutions and at home. All areas of the body can be treated for pigmentation problems.

Evolutions Medical Spa offers a complimentary consultation by filling out our online form or calling 805.687.0212.

Santa Barbara Sublative Rejuvenation Combo Packages from Evolutions Medical Spa

At Evolutions Medical Spa, we continue to receive excellent feedback from our clients on our newest procedure, Sublative Rejuvenation. There is little to no pain associated with the treatment and it can be used to effectively treat and improve:

  • Skin irregularities (i.e., acne scarring)
  • General tone, texture, and color of skin
  • Skin laxity (including the face and chest!)
  • Mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Sun damage, age spots, and other unwanted pigmentation

Though it’s a great treatment by itself, Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Perkins has recently finished protocols for combination treatments with Sublative/Total Tightening (for the best non-invasive tightening procedure available anywhere) and Sublative/FotoFacial (for a “supercharged” skin rejuvenation series). Most of these combo treatments include product credit so you can combine the in office treatments with medical grade home care for maximum benefit!

Finally, there are new “small area” treatment tips available at a reduced price. These are perfect for around the eyes and mouth or for concentrated problem areas (such as acne scarring on the cheeks).

Call Evolutions at 805-687-0212 for more information or to book a complimentary consultation.

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Evolutions Medical Spa’s October Event: Tightening and Lightening (and Sublative Skin Rejuvenation!)

Special Evolutions Spa Event Tonight!
Santa Barbara’s Evolutions Medical Spa October Event is one of the most popular so RSVP as soon as possible to Evolutions at 805.687.0212.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
1309 State Street, Santa Barbara

Learn how you can tighten your skin without surgery! Evolutions Medical Spa and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins use advance technology to offer innovative skin solutions including a unique protocol developed by Dr. Perkins combining two top non-invasive skin tightening technologies, ReFirme and Titan, to create Total Tightening (available exclusively at Evolutions).

Evolutions also has the newest fractional skin resurfacing treatment – Sublative Rejuvenation – that offers results with little to no pain. We will also discuss a number of options to lighten excess pigmentation or effectively control excess pigmentation with a variety of products and professional treatments.

Enjoy refreshments, enter in a raffle and take part in exclusive specials for attendees only.

Santa Barbara Sublative Rejuvenation – Skin Resurfacing – September Special

Evolutions Medical Spa and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins are pleased to introduce Sublative Rejuvenation to the Tri-Counties. Sublative Rejuvenation is the newest fractional resurfacing technology on the market and is available exclusively at Evolutions. Fractional resurfacing can be used to effectively treat and improve:

  • Skin irregularities (i.e., acne scarring)
  • General tone, texture, and color of skin
  • Skin laxity (including the face and chest!)
  • Mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Sun damage, age spots, and other unwanted pigmentation

Sublative Rejvenation is safe to use on all skin types. Even better, it involves little to no pain! During our trial investigations, with the application of medical topical numbing cream 30 minutes prior to the procedure, most clients rated the discomfort level at a “2” or less on a scale of 1 to 10.

Sublative Rejuvenation Introductory Specials

Now through September 30th, 2010! Purchase a single Sublative Rejuvenation treatment before the end of the month for 50% off!

The first 5 approved clients who allow us to use their before and after pictures for marketing purposes will receive the rest of the full series (4 treatments in all) for 50% off. Everyone else will receive 25% off the price of the series.

Call Evolutions at 805.687.0212 to book your appointment or complimentary consultation to learn more about Sublative Rejuvenation.