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Santa Barbara Medical Spa Event: Fillers 101

Join us at one of our most popular events!  

Interested in the Fastest Way to look 10 Years Younger?

Wednesday, April 26th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

 


Restylane: Before (left) and After (right)


Come learn the basics of fillers and see if they are right for you.

  • Dermal fillers (i.e., Restylane) contain naturally-occurring substances in your body and are used to “fill” wrinkles (or any depression) in the skin.
  • They are also used to enhance other areas of the face (i.e., lips or cheeks).
  • Learn about the amazing Layered Liquid Lift. It is possible to take off 10 years in about 2 hours!
  • Learn about Sculptra, a unique product that stimulates your body to produce more collagen, with results that last two years or more.
  • See Dr. Perkins perform a live filler demonstration (a rare opportunity!)

 

Attendees will receive $100 off the each syringe purchased 
and
the opportunity to enter in a raffle to win a free syringe of Restylane (a $525 value).

 

Event includes refreshments, a raffle, and exclusive specials.

– Seating Limited –
Call Today to RSVP – 805-695-2160

 

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.

Santa Barbara Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk Filler Special

PERLANE IS NOW RESTYLANE LYFT 

Restylane Lyft Santa BarbaraMany of you are familiar with Perlane, which has been our most popular filler for many years. We are pleased to announce that Perlane has received FDA approval for correction of mid-face contour deficiencies.  This is the same area that Voluma is approved to treat.  Perlane is now the only filler approved to treat both the mid-face area and the nasolabial folds (the lines from the corner of the mouth to the nose).

With this approval, Galderma, the maker of Perlane, has changed the name of Perlane to Restylane Lyft.

Due to costs associated with receiving an additional FDA approval, Galderma has instituted a price increase on the new Restylane Lyft. Consequently, Evolutions will also be instituting a modest price increase ($25) as Perlane changes to Lyft. We placed an order just before the price increase, so our new pricing will not go into effect until September 1st. Call us and book before the end of the month to lock in old pricing.

INTRODUCING RESTYLANE SILK

Galderma also recently launched Restylane Silk, a filler designed specifically for the lips and lines around them.

Restylane Silk in Santa BarbaraSince this new filler was designed specifically for the lip area, it contains smoother particles so it can give a more natural-looking result. Restylane Silk is not just for those who want plumper lips. It also works extremely well to restore aging lips (those that have volume and/or shape loss and an increase in vertical lines above the lip). We have been working with Restylane Silk for a couple of months now and our clinical staff loves it. If you want natural-looking, full, soft, luscious lips, book an appointment to try Restylane Silk.

FILLER SPECIAL AT EVOLUTIONS

As part of the launches of Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk, we have received a limited number of discount coupon codes from Galderma for clients who receive multiple syringes of Galderma filler (Restylane, Perlane/Lyft, or Silk).

Clients receiving 2 syringes will receive an instant rebate of $120 off! 

Clients receiving 3 syringes will receive an instant rebate of $180 off!

These rebates are in addition to the normal $200 off on second and third syringes, so it really is an amazing deal.

We only have 20 coupon codes available, so call now (805-695-2189) to take advantage of this amazing deal.

Please note that you must be in the Galderma Aspire program to receive the rebates. It is free and easy to sign up and those in the program will continue to get great rewards on all Galderma products (which also includes Dysport).
Click here to sign up for the Aspire Program

 

Rewards Program for Dysport in Santa Barbara

If you use Dysport (to relax frown lines and wrinkles) or dermal fillers than we recommend that you sign up for the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program today! Similar to Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program, ASPIRE offers consumers exclusive rewards and discounts for Galderma services such as Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, and Sculptra.

santa-barbara-dysport-reward-programGift certificates can be redeemed for future discounts on Galderma treatments or for rewards cards for retailers such as Amazon, Nordstrom, and Target.

Signing up is easy and free and you get an instant $20 treatment certificate that can be used toward your next Dysport or dermal fillers treatment at Evolutions. Click here to join today!

Evolutions Medical & Day Spa Santa Barbara Thanks You!

Evolutions Medical and Day Spa Santa Barbara2013 was an exciting year for us! We had just settled into our new location on Chapala and Gutierrez Streets when we decided to seize the opportunity to add to our medical spa business and open up an adjoining day spa. Evolutions Day Spa in Santa Barbara opened in March 2013 offering the community a new luxurious retreat to indulge in relaxing spa services. It is the perfect complement to our medical spa facility.

On our medical spa side we offer medical and aesthetic treatments that address skin concerns such as wrinkle reduction (Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers), chemical peels, laser services (laser hair removal, tattoo removal, nail fungus treatment), acne care, skin tightening and more. Our day spa services focus primarily on taking away everyday stressors through massage, facials, and body treatments (wraps and scrubs with the Vichy Shower). Many of our clients have told us how pleased they are that they are able to fulfill all their spa needs under one roof.

As we close out 2013, we want to take a moment to say “Thank You” to all of our clients and friends. We are grateful for your support and loyalty.  We look forward to continuing to provide you with top notch medical and spa services in 2014!

 

RADIESSE Dermal Filler at Santa Barbara Medical Spa’s “Injectable Week”

Evolutions Medical Spa‘s most popular event of the year is just around the corner! Injectable Week features “once a year” specials on all our injectables including Botox, Dysport, Perlane, Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse. Botox and Dysport relax muscles in the forehead region to smooth wrinkles while dermal fillers “fill” crevices, wrinkles, fine lines, and folds.  A common place to use a filler is in the nasolabial lines that are present from the nose to the corners of the mouth (see the before and after picture below) however fillers can be used anywhere that your face is lacking volume.

RADIESSE Before-and-After

RADIESSE used to fill the nasolabial lines.

There are dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid molecules that attract water to the area filled which results in a restoration of facial volume. These fillers are Perlane, Restylane, and Juvederm and they commonly last six months or more (depending on the person). Our clients who have used these fillers before have been very satisfied with their results.  There is another filler, RADIESSE, that we wanted to highlight because it has an added benefit that hyaluronic acid fillers do not have – Radiesse can stimulate the production of your own collagen (and has been clinically proven to do so)!

RADIESSE is an FDA-approved injectable filler that is composed of calcium-based microspheres. It acts as a scaffolding under the skin to provide instantaneous lift and fullness while stimulating your body’s own collagen production so that your skin looks better over time. In addition to the collagen production, Radiesse has been clinically proven to last a year or more in clients. Radiesse can be a very affordable wrinkle correction option because the time between touch-ups is longer and you may need less product on subsequent treatments. For instance, if you need 2 syringes of Radiesse at the initial treatment for full correction, you may need only 1 syringe on a follow-up treatment, which could take place one or one and half years later.

A Radiesse treatment is relatively short and comfortable. Radiesse is FDA approved to be mixed with an anesthetic (lidocaine) to significantly improve your comfort level during the procedure. There is no downtime after a Radiesse treatment although exercising after the treatment is not recommended (normal exercise can be resumed the next day). Swelling or bruising may occur and can be treated with an ice pack. Some people do not experience any swelling or bruising.

Popular treatment areas are shown below but Radiesse can be used in many other places, as determined by you and your clinician:

A great time to try Radiesse is during our Injectable Week where there will be savings and chances to win great raffle prizes during the entire week.

Injectable Week starts on Monday, November 26th and ends on Saturday, December 1st. Appointments book fast during this popular week so call today to get a spot – 805-687-0212!

 

Evolutions Event Recap: Dermal Fillers in Santa Barbara

Yesterday’s event at Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara was a treat for everyone. Our rep from Medicis (the company who makes Restylane, Perlane, and Dysport) delivered a thorough overview on dermal fillers and answered many questions from the audience.  After the presentation, guests were invited to watch Dr. Perkins perform a dermal filler treatment so that they could witness the immediate effects that fillers have!

Here is a recap of the evening’s presentation:

What is Restylane?
Restylane is a dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in your skin that provides fullness and elasticity.  As we age, hyaluronic acid diminishes and the skin loses volume.  Hyaluronic acid recruits water to the skin to encourage fullness. Restylane, and Perlane (another dermal filler), are made from cross-linked hyaluronic acid so that it is not metabolized as fast as the hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in the body and this gives clients a result that can last six months or more.

What can dermal fillers – Restylane and Perlane – do for me?
Restylane and Perlane can be used to to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.  Restylane can also be used for lip enhancement (for patients 21+ years). Restylane is a thinner product that is typically used for wrinkles, fine lines, and delicate areas. Perlane provides more structure and lift.  It is possible to use both products together. Which product you use is best determined by your clinician.  

Where can dermal fillers be used?
The areas treated by Restylane or Perlane are:

  • laugh lines
  • marionette lines
  • lipstick lines
  • corners of mouth
  • lips (Restylane only)
Restylane Filler Santa Barbara

 

How long do dermal fillers last for?
When you get a filler treatment, there is little to no downtime, and you will see results immediately.  Effects of the filler will last at least  six months. In a clinical study, 95% of patients who returned for a second treatment 4.5 to 9 months after initial treatment continued to see results for up to 18 months. For some patients, receiving a second treatment before the first treatment completely wears off is a better value because they may achieve the same results with less product. For instance, a patient who had 2 syringes done in the first treatment, may only need 1 syringe in the follow up. Of course this may vary by individual.

How safe are dermal fillers?
Restylane was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2005. It is composed of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid which means there is limited risk of animal-based disease transmission or development of allergic reactions to the proteins.  No allergy testing is required before use.  It is fully biocompatible.  Restylane is used in over 70 countries worldwide.

Are there side effects to Restylane or Perlane?
Some people may experience swelling at the injection site, redness, pain, tenderness or bruising up to about seven days after treatment.  Side effects vary depending on the individual. Some people will have no side effects. Any bruising is usually easily able to be covered by make-up.

How do I prepare for my filler treatment?
It is suggested that you stop the following medications and supplements one week prior to treatment: St. John’s Wart, high doses of Vitamin E, aspirin, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (ibuprofen) as these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site.

Are there people that should not have a dermal filler treatment?
Treatment is not recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age, or have a bleeding disorder. If you suffer from cold sores, discuss this with the clinician before treatment.

I’d like to discuss this further before scheduling a treatment …
At Evolutions we always offer a complimentary consultation so that you may have your questions answered and feel confident in your decision.  Schedule a consultation by calling 805.687.0212 or completing our online consultation form.

Dermal Fillers Provide Facial Volume and Facial Volume Matters!

Perlane Before and AfterWe often get asked what the difference is between “fillers” and Botox. Botox is a purified protein that is used to treat overactive muscles, temporarily relaxing them to smooth out the wrinkles. Botox is used in the upper face to most commonly treat (in order) the frown lines, crow’s feet, and the forehead. It can be used  in other areas of the face and in the neck, as well. Botox also effectively treats hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating – in the hands, feet, and armpits.

Dermal fillers are used to restore volume that is lost in the face as the aging process occurs. Dermal fillers are more commonly used in the lower face – in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, the nose, lips, pre and post-jowl, and the corners of the mouth. Fillers are also used in the brows, temporal and central forehead as well as around the eyes. Dermal fillers are temporary and last between six and twelve (or more) months depending on the brand of filler used. Prevelle Silk lasts the shortest amount of time and Radiesse generally lasts the longest.

Recently we ran across an article in NewBeauty.com that speaks about why facial volume matters and what can be done to restore fullness, either temporarily or permanently, to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin. The article states that we begin to lose facial fat “as early as our 20s, and it’s a downhill slide” from there. It goes on to say that “facial fat deteriorates with age, but weight loss and hormonal changes can speed up the process” as well. When this happens, we are left with sunken cheeks, a down-turned mouth, hallow eyes and a soft jaw. Dermal fillers, such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane, or Prevelle Silk can help “fix” these problem areas by plumping the skin, creating more firmness and definition in the face.

Now is the time to try dermal fillers and see how they can change your look! Perlane and Restylane are both offering rebates on dermal filler treatments from now until March 31, 2012.

Rebate Offer: Save $40 per syringe of Restylane (2 syringe minimum) or $50 per syringe of Perlane. 

Schedule a complimentary consultation online or call Evolutions at 805.687.0212 to discuss which dermal filler would be best for your needs. Read the entire NewBeauty.com article here

 

Evolutions Medical Spa’s 6th Anniversary Event Recap

Thank you to all who attended our event last week to help us celebrate our 6th anniversary! The party was scheduled to begin at 4PM but we had guests lining up well before that so they could be one of the first 50 people to receive a gift bag which was filled with goodies from Revitalash and NuCelle skin care products in addition to loads of product samples from our preferred skin care companies!

Dr. Perkins and the staff at Evolutions mingled with guests throughout the evening and were delighted to watch guests win prizes on the prize wheel, receive complimentary mini-facial treatments and complimentary Colorescience make-up applications, and enjoy appetizers, cupcakes, and drinks. Many representatives from skin care lines were on-hand for interactive skin care education and took pleasure in seeing how their products or treatments have beautified our clientele!

The party continued the rest of the week as the Evolutions’ staff pulled names of winners for the many different gift baskets and called guests to notify them of their winnings on Friday and Saturday.

This year we had over $6,400 worth of items donated from our representatives, from gift sets to syringes of dermal fillers. We’d like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the following companies for their support of the event and the support they give us all year long:

  • AFA Amino Acid Skin Care: comprehensive rejuvenation through powerful exfoliation and moisture retention.
  • Allergan: the maker of BOTOX Cosmetic, the wrinkle-relaxer that  makes a noticeable difference.
  • Clarisonic: Dr. Perkins #1 recommendation for your at-home skin care routine – the Clarisonic Facial Brush.
  • Colorescience: high performance mineral makeup that camouflages skin concerns and protects skin from sun and environmental damage.
  • DNA Health Institute: skin care products that are rich in plant nutrients, essential oils and are environmentally friendly.
  • elure: advanced lightening technology that reduces dark-colored pigment in just 28 days (for most people).
  • Medicis: the company that brings us the dermal fillers – Restylane and Perlane – and Dysport – the anti-wrinkle treatment.
  • Nectifirm: scientifically advanced technology to firm and tighten the neck along with reducing the appearance of fatty tissue and lessening fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Neova: breakthrough skin care that targets photodamaged skin to visibly repair it.
  • Nia24: Niacin-powered skin care therapy to reverse signs of sun damage, improve texture, tone and resilience against future damage.
  • NuCelle: almond-based Mandelic Acid skin care line gently peels away the effects of weather, time and the environment to reveal smooth, clean, radiant skin.
  • Obagi: medical-grade skin care products for all ages and every type of skin.
  • Radiesse: volumizing wrinkle filler that replenishes lost volume and stimulates your own collagen to grow.
  • Revale: skin care products made from CoffeeBerry extract – one of nature’s most potent antioxidants – to protect and nourish as well as restore and revitalize the skin.
  • Revitalash: revolutionary products utilizing the power of peptides and botanicals to help grow eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • VitaMedica: physician formulated nutraceuticals (vitamins and supplements) to support recovery and wellness.
  • White Science: the leading manufacturer of teeth whitening products and patented whitening delivery systems in the U.S.
We’d also like to extend a super, heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our clients and friends that have supported us over the years! We look forward to continuing our relationship with you in our new and bigger location (hope to move in late Spring 2012). 

Check out our event pictures on Facebook and while you are there, “Like” us to stay up to the minute on treatment specials, educational events, skin care tips and more! Connect with us on Twitter too!

 

Evolutions Medical Spa Celebrates Six Years on January 25, 2012

It’s our birthday and we want to celebrate six successful years with you!  This is our way of saying THANK YOU for your continual support and loyalty which has helped us become the largest medical spa in Santa Barbara! In fact, we have outgrown our current facility and will be moving in the Spring to a bigger and better location (more info to come!).

Our Anniversary Event will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and we invite the community to celebrate with us. Here is a “sneak peek” at what you can expect:

  • The early birds get the . . .  gift bags! Full of irresistible goodies and only 50 are available!
  • Game on! Games and raffles with over $5000 worth of prizes. You could win one of the following: Revitalash basket ($570 value), Neova Skin Care basket ($320 value), AFA Amino Acid Skin Care basket ($175 value), Radiesse syringe, elure products and much more!
  • Bliss out with complimentary Mini-Treatments
  • Get (more) beautiful with free professional Colorescience Mineral Make-up Application
  • See a Live Demo of Dysport/Botox injections by Dr. Perkins
  • Interactive skin care education
  • Treat yourself! Great discounts on Services* and Products available exclusively at the event such as 20% off the Clarisonic Pro facial brush with FREE brush head. The Clarisonic Pro can only be sold through a medical office and comes with a 3-year warranty instead of the standard 2-year warranty when bought from a retail store.

* If you are interested in purchasing one of our services that is customizable, such as Laser Hair Removal or Botox or dermal filler treatments, we encourage you to schedule a consultation (always free!) before the event so you will know exactly what to purchase at the event. Call 805.687.0212 or fill out this online form to schedule a complimentary consultation today!

Evolutions Medical Spa is located at 1309 State Street on the same block as the historic Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara.

We look forward to celebrating with you!