Wrinkle Treatments in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

Wrinkles are a reality for everyone. They develop earlier for some people or later depending on a combination of genetics, environmental factors and skin care. Wrinkles form because our skin’s ability to maintain moisture and elasticity decreases, which causes sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce – or sometimes eliminate – the appearance of wrinkles. Below is a brief description of wrinkle treatments options at our Santa Barbara Medical Spa. (Click on the treatment name to read more on our website.)

Botox / Dysport: Excellent for smoothing frown lines between brows, reducing forehead wrinkles and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet). Typically lasts 3-4 months.

Dermal Fillers: Replace the natural volume of your skin to diminish wrinkles and folds. Fillers can also be used for facial contouring and enhancement of lips. Certain skin imperfections, like acne scars, can also be “filled” in. Results are instantaneous. Results last from 6 months to 18+ months, depending on the product used.

Skin Tightening: Non-invasive skin tightening (no surgery involved) helps to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new collagen production. Results are a firmer, “fresher” look. One procedure can make a difference, but results are optimal from a series of treatments.

Sculptra: A facial injectable filler that helps to replace lost collagen to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles. Results are seen gradually over 3 – 6 months and typically last over 2 years. Most people require 3 sessions of Sculptra.

Layered Liquid Lift: A unique protocol developed by Dr. Perkins layers a variety of injectable dermal fillers to fill wrinkles, restore fullness, and enhance facial contours. Treatment takes about 90 minutes, and the results are immediate and long lasting (usually 12 – 18 months).

Sublative Rejuvenation + DNA Repair: A resurfacing procedure to improve the appearance of acne scars, textural irregularities, and tighten skin. The treatment has little to no downtime. The typical treatment plan is 4 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart but can differ depending on your skin’s condition.

Laser Genesis: Laser therapy treats conditions typically associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage – such as large pores, diffuse redness, uneven texture, and fine-line wrinkles. The treatment will also produce new collagen. On average, 4-6 treatments achieve optimal results.

Schedule a complimentary consultation today (805-695-2160) to discuss which wrinkle treatment is right for you. 

Receive a Rebate on Santa Barbara Dysport Treatment for Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Dysport is the first, real alternative to Botox Cosmetic and is now available at Evolutions Medical Spa! Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins, who is also the founding medical director of Evolutions, recently released an article reviewing Dysport versus Botox. Read Dr. Perkins’ press release on his Cosmetic Surgery Center blog!

Clients who have tried Dysport are pleased. And nothing is more pleasing than receiving money back for using a product that yields results! When you come in for your Dysport treatment, ask about the rebate because through October 31st, 2009, clients receive a $75 rebate on a Dysport treatment!

And there is more for Evolutions’ Wrinkle Free Club Members! Wrinkle Free Club members will also receive $1 in product credit for every 2 units of Dysport purchased.

To set up a Dysport consultation, call Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara at 805.687.0212 and ask about the Wrinkle Free Club too!

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!