Santa Barbara Botox Users: Prevent Wrinkles Before They Start

Botox Santa Barbara Evolutions Medical SpaSanta Barbara cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Terry Perkins, and founder of Evolutions Medical & Day Spa, has been an advocate of the use of Botox before many of us even knew about it. In fact, Dr. Perkins was one of 16 doctors selected by the FDA to conduct a study in 1999 of Botox which led to FDA approval of Botox for cosmetic use. Since then Botox has become a very popular treatment for those who want to “erase” their frown and wrinkle lines from their foreheads. However, the latest exciting news is that Botox may also be beneficial in keeping wrinkles at bay. Repeated weakening of the muscles over time can help prevent the wrinkle(s) from forming or from becoming too deep.

To further support this, a study was done on identical twin sisters to evaluate the long term effects of Botox use. One twin received Botox approximately two to three times per year in the forehead and glabellar region (frown lines between the eyebrows) for 13 years. The other twin received Botox only twice over the 13 year study (at years 3 and 7). The results showed that imprinted forehead and glabellar lines were not evident in the twin that was regularly treated with Botox but were evident in the twin that was only treated twice. It was also noted that untreated facial areas (the nasolabial folds – the line that forms from the nose to the corner of the mouth) showed comparable aging in both twins.

Recently an article that was published on “Today Health” cited the twin’s study and also referred to an article by JAMA Dermatology which stated that it is “rarely too early” to start the “conservative and thoughtful use of neuromodulators [i.e., Botox], fillers and noninvasive energy-based treatments.” The article goes on to say that it is not endorsing the use of Botox in children or teens, nor are we, and even the 20s may be too early as well. Signs of aging varies by individual and often will depend on many factors, including a person’s skin type, their genes, and any environmental damage (sun and UV exposure), but normally begins in the 30s for most people.

The best time to start Botox as a preventative treatment to help inhibit the progression of deeper wrinkles would be at the onset of wrinkles (even if they are very mild). At Evolutions Medical & Day Spa, we always offer a complimentary consultation to help our clients individually decide what may be best for them.

Many of our clients feel very fortunate that Botox and Dysport treatments became available to help transform their “look”, literally turning their frown upside down. The next generation of Botox users are even luckier to have the option to prevent wrinkles before they start!

Clarisonic Products in Santa Barbara Give Glowing Skin

The Clarisonic skin cleansing brush is Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins #1 recommendation for your home care regimen.

Why use the Clarisonic skin cleansing brush? This is the one product that is beneficial for every skin type and skin condition. Although there are many electronic rotating brush products on the market, none of them beat the Clarisonic brush’s patented sonic frequency which consists of 300 movements per second to gently, and thoroughly, cleanse your skin. The inside bristles gently oscillate ten degrees in either direction to move with your skin’s elasticity. Other electronic brushes use a rotary movement that tugs at the skin and cause damage.

Due to the popularity of the Clarisonic product, they have recently made additions to their product line to accommodate different lifestyles and budgets. We carry the following Clarisonic skin products at Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara:

Clarisonic Pro

Clarisonic Pro

CLARISONIC PRO FOR FACE & BODY: this is for those who can’t get enough of the Clarisonic! It features 3-speeds to customize cleansing for different parts of the body and comes with 2 brushes: a sensitive brush (for the face) and a body brush. It includes an extension handle to help you comfortably cleanse your back, legs, knees, and feet. A universal charging cradle is included. $225

CLARISONIC ARIA: this is also a 3-speed brush that comes in a sleek high gloss finish (available in white or black) and comes with 2 brushes: a sensitive brush and a deep pore cleansing brush plus a drying stand (which is not a charger). A universal charger is also included. $199

Clarisonic Mia

Clarisonic Mia

CLARISONIC MIA: for those who are on-the-go, this brush is perfect! The Mia is a single speed brush that is great for travel and comes in a variety of fun colors (so you can easily find it in your gym bag or luggage!). $119

CLARISONIC OPAL SONIC INFUSION SYSTEM: introducing the newest product from Clarisonic that is designed to apply anti-aging serum better than manual application. The proven technology builds skin’s resilience to prevent future damage around the eyes, lip, brow, and forehead area along with providing instant hydration for smooth and brighter skin. $185

For those who have a Clarisonic, we also have:

Clarisonic Replacement Brush Heads: replacing your brush heads every 3 months is recommended  to maintain the highest level of cleansing. There are a variety of brush heads to accommodate a range of skin types and some Evolutions clients find that they may use a different brush head depending on how their skin is behaving during a specific time of year. $25 each

Clarisonic Body Extension Handle: use this handle to extend your Clarisonic cleansing to the rest of your body. Compatible with the Clarisonic PLUS and PRO brushes only. $25

Keep your family member or friend’s holiday glow alive throughout the year by giving them the gift of a Clarisonic Cleansing System!

Call Evolutions or stop by to peruse all Clarisonic products available. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any product questions.

Don’t forget that Evolutions Medical Spa is at a new location:

350 Chapala Street, Suite 103, on the corner of Chapala and Gutierrez Streets. Parking is easily available around the building.

Contact us at 805-687-0212.




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!