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Sunscreen: One of the Best Anti-Aging Products

One of the easiest ways to fight the physical signs of aging is simple. Use sunscreen daily.

We are exposed to UV (ultraviolet) rays daily – even when it’s overcast or rainy outside – that cause damage and aging to our skin. Here is a quick overview of how the different UV rays can affect your skin:

  • UVA rays – think of them as “Aging” rays – they cause your skin to wrinkle and sag.
  • UVB rays – “Burning” rays – they cause sun damage (hyperpigmentation / sun spots).
  • UVC rays – “Cancer” causing rays – these are usually absorbed by the ozone layer but a very brief exposure can result in a burn.

We recommend wearing sunscreen year round, even if you are inside most of the day. UV rays penetrate through windows (of a car, house, office) and exposure that happens in little amounts of time, such as walking to and from your car, can cumulatively cause damage.

If your makeup has SPF in it, think of that as a “bonus”. Often the SPF in a foundation is not sufficient to give you the coverage that you should have so use a facial sunscreen under it.

epionce sunscreen santa barbaraAt Evolutions, we have a variety of sunscreen options that are specifically for the face from medical grade skincare lines such as Obagi, PCA Skin, Luzern, Nia24, and TiZO. This year we’ve added a new sunscreen that is well-liked by our staff and clients: Epionce, Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 Sunscreen (pictured).

Epionce protects the skin while providing an elegant finish that evens out skin tone in a very natural-looking way. The tint works well for most skin tones and types. It provides broad-spectrum SFP 50 UV protection and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Call us (805-695-2197) or stop by if you need to replenish your sunscreen supply or are looking to try something new. We are always happy to help!

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Botox, Dysport, Xeomin: Top Cosmetic Treatments in the US

Last year there were over 7.4 million Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin treatments in the US. 

According to the 2018 National Plastic Surgery Statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Botox, Dsyport, and Xeomin are up 845% from a mere 786,911 treatments in 2000.

Why is Botox so popular? At our Santa Barbara medical spa, our clients tell us they love Botox/Dysport because:

  • It’s a quick treatment with no downtime
  • Botox / Dysport is affordable (in comparison with a plastic surgery procedure)
  • Great results!

Botox and Dysport are primarily used to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet (around the eyes). It may be used in other areas of the face (only recommended if your nurse is trained and experienced). Injected Botox blocks the signal from the nerves to the muscles which prevents them from contracting. The result is a softening and relaxing of wrinkles in the injected area. A Botox/Dysport treatment takes about 30 minutes and there is very little discomfort. Most people see full results one to two weeks after the appointment. Results last 3 to 4+ months.

If you are considering Botox/Dsyport, call us to today (805-695-2197) to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.

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APRIL EVENT – FILLERS 101

FILLERS 101

Wednesday, May 1st

6:30 – 8:30pm   

Learn the FASTEST Route to Looking 10 Years Younger!

Santa Barbara Day Spa April Event

Do you want to look 10 years younger? Come see if fillers are right for you!

  • Dermal fillers (i.e., Radiesse) 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 our new Hand Volumizing Treatments, the easiest way to restore a youthful look to your hands.
  • See Dr. Perkins perform a live filler demonstration – a rare opportunity!

Attendees will receive $100 off a Radiesse Hands package and/or each individual syringe purchased.  You will also be entered into a raffle to win a free syringe of Radiesse (a $675 value). 

Attendees will also be eligible for a great raffle. Refreshments will be provided.

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Don’t Miss This Great Event! 

Call us to RSVP 

Phone: 805-695-2210

Seating is limited

EVENT LOCATION:
350 Chapala Street Suite 103 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

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Employee Spotlight: Areli Pineda

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be.  We are starting this feature to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. This month we are highlighting our lead housekeeper, Areli Pineda, along with one of our Physician Assistants, Kara Georgiadis, PA-C

Employee Profile – Areli Pineda Lead Housekeeper

Santa Barbara Day Spa Housekeeper Areli Areli was the lead housekeeper for many years at Avia Day Spa and came aboard with Evolutions back in 2013 when we took over the old Avia space and launched Evolutions Day Spa.  We are lucky to have her! She leads our crew of three housekeepers and ensures that the facility is spotless and we have clean towels, sheets, and robes ready at all times for our day spa clients.  We frequently hear that people are impressed with how clean the spa is, which is a direct testament to our hardworking housekeeping team.

  1.    What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

An ununsual job I’ve had was working as a painter (for about two weeks!)  

  1.    What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I like the relaxing and calm atmosphere.  The owners and my co-workers are all nice and kind people.  

  1.    What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

I like all the treatments, but my favorite is the Vichy shower.  

  1.    What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why?

All of the products here are very good.  

  1.    What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength – Philippians 4:13 So in everything, treat others as you want them to treat you. – Matthew 7:12

  1.    What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

That I am a grandma!

  8.  What do like to do in your free time?

I like to play piano.    

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If you love Areli as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Employee Spotlight: Kara Georgiadis

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be.  We are starting this feature to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. This month we are highlighting one of our Physician Assistants, Kara Georgiadis, PA-C, and our lead housekeeper, Areli Pineda.

Employee Profile – Kara Georgiadis, PA-C

Kara is originally from Florida but moved out to California a few years ago.  We are glad she did! She is a PA and comes from an Orthopaedics background, where her clinical and surgical experience in that field gave her a great knowledge base to start into aesthetics.  Though she is our newest medical clinician, she has quickly developed a loyal following with her sweet personality, her medical acumen, and her natural technical skills as an aesthetic clinician.  

  1. What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

I worked as a fitness consultant for Florida State University while I pursued my B.S. degree. Health and fitness will always be a passion of mine.

  1. What do you like about working at Evolutions?  

I love my coworkers and my patients. Aesthetics is a very unique area of medicine. We are able to establish great relationships with our patients and they actually want to come in for their treatments!    

  1. What is your favorite treatment to perform? Why?

I really enjoy all the treatments we offer, but my favorite is the FotoFacial. Patients that struggle with hyperpigmentation and diffuse redness really benefit from the FotoFacial procedure. I love seeing the overall improvement after my patients complete a FotoFacial series.  

  1. What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Laser hair removal. Why spend time shaving unnecessary hair?

  1. What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why?

The one product that every patient can benefit from is a retinol or Retin-A (prescription strength). This medication is beneficial for rhytids (wrinkles), pigmentation, acne, and overall improvement of skin texture. Retin-A has been extensively studied and is the first line therapy for patients who desire treatment for photoaging. I love this product!

  1. What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

Life is made of half illusion, forty percent confusion whatever’s left I’m using to keep myself from losing.

  1. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I recently went skydiving! The interesting thing is that I am afraid of heights, but I like activities that take me outside of my comfort zone. Doing activities like skydiving helps me overcome my fears and allows me to appreciate the power of my thoughts. I thought I would hate skydiving, but I actually really enjoyed it.

  1. What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy all outdoor activities with family and friends. My favorite sports are volleyball and snowboarding. It is wonderful that I can do both here in California!  I was an assistant coach for a high school basketball team.

Santa Barbara Medical Spa

If you love Kara as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Santa Barbara Day Spa Skin Brightening and FotoFacial Event

Brighten Up – Spring Is Here!

Join us at this month’s event

Wednesday, March 27th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Are you concerned about sun damage, age spots or skin pigmentation?  Start on the path to clear, bright skin by learning about:

  • Innovative medical treatments and packages to reduce unwanted pigmentation
  • Therapeutic home care that can brighten your skin little by little every day!

In addition to the great information shared at this event, we will be offering attendees a 20% discount on the following products and services:

  • FotoFacial Series
  • FotoPeel Series
  • FotoFacial Genesis Package
  • Chemical Peels (individual or series)
  • OBAGI skin care products
  • Other skin lightening products

Attendees will also be eligible for a great raffle. Refreshments will be provided.

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Don’t Miss This Great Event! 

Seating is limited – Call us at (805) 687-0212 to RSVP

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Santa Barbara Day Spa Upgrades and Remodel Discount

Day Spa Upgrades and Remodel Discount

Vichy Shower at Evolutions Spa Santa Barbara
Vichy Shower Room at Evolutions

We will be giving our beloved Vichy Shower room a facelift this month.  The remodel/refresh will take a week, from Monday, March 25th until Monday, April 1st.  Due to the demolition noise, we will be closing the Day Spa from Monday through Wednesday.  The setting of the tile will not be as loud of a process, so we are going to partially open the Day Spa between Thursday, March 28th through Saturday, March 30th.  During those three days, we will be offering all Day Spa clients a 30% off “remodel discount”  

Operations on the medical spa side will not be affected during this process.

Call today (805) 695-2160 – appointment times are limited!

* All of the above offers cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

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Employee Spotlight: Nancy Moharram

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be.  We are starting this feature to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. This month we are highlighting one of our Physician Assistants, Nancy Moharram, and one of our Aestheticians, Liz Groom.

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Employee Profile – Nancy Moharram PA-C

Nancy has been working with Evolutions for almost 3 years now.  She comes from a Dermatology background and has a high level of expertise on the skin and skin issues (everything from acne to skin cancer).  This knowledge helps her to be an amazing aesthetic clinician and is appreciated not only by her clients, but also everyone at Evolutions. Nancy also has a great sense of humor and keeps all of us laughing every day she is here.

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

I was an assistant coach for a high school basketball team.

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I like my co-workers, they are all friendly and easy to work with. It’s also nice to work in a calming spa setting.

What is your favorite treatment to perform?  Why?

Fotofacial because it is very challenging to determine the best treatment setting for each client. The results are amazing when the settings are just right.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done? 

Dysport because it turns my frown upside down.

What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why? 

Obagi C – clarifying serum. It effectively lightens brown sun spots and it also has an antioxidant that brightens the skin.

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom? 

Life is made of half illusion, forty percent confusion whatever’s left I’m using to keep myself from losing.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? 

I was born in Newfoundland, Canada.

What do you like to do in your free time? 

I like to exercise, watch sports, cook and read.

Santa Barbara Medical Spa

If you love Nancy as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Employee Spotlight: Liz Groom L.E.

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be.  We are starting this feature to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. We’ll be highlighting two employees each month.  This month we are highlighting one of our Physician Assistants, Nancy Moharram, and one of our Aestheticians, Liz Groom.

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Employee Profile – Liz Groom, L.E.

Liz has been working with Evolutions for almost 4 years and has built a strong following of clients due to her skills as an aesthetician and sweet, genuine personality.  Last year she and her husband David spent 5 months going on a nationwide trip in their RV. Luckily they decided to come back to Santa Barbara in December and are now planning to stay for the foreseeable future.  We (and all of her clients who love her) are glad to have Liz back!

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

For most of my working like I was a personal trainer for 25 years but I think the most unusual and fun job was being a lifeguard at a waterslide park in the summer of 1995 in Chico, CA.

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

We are one big family. Working with people I care about and for people who care about me makes me always want to give 110% every day to Evolutions.

What is your favorite treatment to perform?  Why?

I really enjoy performing our Intraceuticals Oxygen facials. I love how relaxing and instant the results are. Clients feel revived and ready to present their best self to whatever they have planned that day.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Laser hair removal. Just makes for more time in the day for life’s adventures!

What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why?

Sunscreen. All kind and brands. Depending on the needs of my clients and friends. I can just see how the sun’s damaging effects can age skin and I want to help slow that process but still support and outdoor lifestyle.

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

“Life is not a dress rehearsal” Life is precious and unpredictable. Live it to the fullest everyday and don’t ever forget to tell the people you love and care about that you love them, because you never know when you won’t get that chance again.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I became an Ironman in 2003 at Canada Ironman. I have been to Burning Man 4 times and my daughter Emily is graduating from UCSB this year.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love running and biking, both on the road and on the trails. I also really enjoy swimming, cooking, entertaining, and spending time with my husband David, my daughter, and my friends.

Santa Barbara Medical Spa

If you love Liz as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Santa Barbara Medical and Day Spa Celebrates 13 Year Anniversary

Evolutions Medical Spa Celebrates 13 Years In Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, CA FEBRUARY 20th, 2019

Evolutions Medical & Day Spa  Anniversary Open House will be held this year on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evolutions is the recipient of the “Best Medical Spa” award from the Independent and/or the Santa Barbara News Press every year since 2007.  The Santa Barbara day spa holds monthly events covering a wide range of skin care topics.

The annual open house celebration is the spa’s biggest event of the year.

Attendees are given discounts on spa services & products (up to 20% off select series/treatments, 15% off all products), free mineral make-up applications, complimentary mini-treatments and mini-massages, and interactive education on topics related to skin care.

Over $10,000 worth of prizes will be raffled plus thousands more in spa services will be won on a prize wheel.

Evolutions offers clients access to a luxury day spa for Santa Barbara’s best massages, facials, and body treatments, but it is recognized as a top-notch, cutting-edge medical spa as well. Founder and Medical Director Dr. Terry Perkins has staffed the spa with experienced and highly trained skincare professionals armed with the knowledge that each person’s skin is unique.  Each client is provided with a personalized skincare solution, utilizing the latest technology to achieve the best results.

“Thank you for your support over the last 13 years and for helping us become the largest medical & day spa in Santa Barbara. We are truly grateful to the community for their ongoing support,” says Brian Perkins, Managing Partner of Evolutions Medical & Day Spa.

Evolutions Medical & Day Spa is Santa Barbara’s largest medical and day spa and offers solutions for many skin concerns including wrinkles, acne, tattoo removal, hyperpigmentation and more.

About Evolutions Medical & Day Spa:  Evolutions Medical & Day Spa is focused on results, rejuvenation and relaxation. The spa offers the very best technology and innovative treatments for all skin types and a wide variety of concerns, including acne, wrinkles, sun damage, tattoo removal, and hair removal. Their full service day spa offers luxurious massagesfacials and body treatments. The staff is overseen and trained by owner and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry J. Perkins. Evolutions Medical and Day Spa serves Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Ynez.  350 Chapala Street Suite 103 Santa Barbara, CA 93101   Phone: 805-695-2210  Website: https://EvolutionsMedicalSpa.com

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