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Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Perkins – Book a Consultation at Evolutions

 

Terry J. Perkins, M.D.
Terry J. Perkins, M.D.

Dr. Terry Perkins, owner and founder of Evolutions Medical & Day Spa, is an accomplished cosmetic surgeon. He has been serving Santa Barbara and the Tri-Counties for over 30 years. He specializes in facial cosmetic surgery, minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures, and skin rejuvenation. He also finds time to personally and extensively train the clinical staff at Evolutions.

Dr. Perkins is now available for cosmetic surgery consultations at Evolutions as well as at his practice near Cottage Hospital. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call Evolutions (805-695-2160) or call Nancy at the Cosmetic Surgery Center (805-563-0000).

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Featured Day Spa Treatment: Signature Salt Stone Glow

Wanna Get Away (without leaving town)?   

Evolutions Day Spa offers an escape from life’s everyday stress. A 60 or 90 minute massage, facial, body scrub or wrap can be an amazing “mini stay-cation.” Come in with a friend or loved one, relax together, and you both will receive discounts on your treatments (call for more info). You deserve a little break!

Mini Stay-Cation Idea:
SIGNATURE SALT STONE GLOW

Rinse your cares away with Evolutions’ signature body treatment in our brand new Vichy shower room! It starts with a hot stone massage on your back, legs, and feet and continues with a full body exfoliation under the warm, rain-like flow from the Vichy shower (pictured below).

Vichy Shower in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

Call 805-695-2160 to book your day spa treatment today!

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Evolutions Event: Skin Tightening Event

Interested in having Smoother, Tighter, Healthier, & Younger-Looking Skin?

Join us at our August Event
Advanced Skin Tightening

Wednesday, August 28th from 6:30-8:30pm

Special discounts: 20% off Ultherapy and Total Tightening treatments and packages.

Learn about advanced devices that can tighten your skin without surgery! Evolutions offers several technologies to customize the best solution for you. Come to this event to find out more!

Ultherapy

Ultherapy uses the power of ultrasound to non-invasively and effectively lift and tighten skin on the full face, brow, neck, and chest in only 1 visit! The results continue to improve over several months following the treatment as your body produces new collagen in multiple layers of your skin.

Total Tightening

Evolutions is pleased to carry two top non-invasive skin tightening technologies, ReFirme and Titan. Now, with an exclusive protocol developed by Dr. Perkins, you receive the benefits of both procedures in a single treatment!

Skin Tightening in Santa Barbara at Evolutions
ReFirme (Before and after ReFirme photos courtesy of R. Russo, MD)

Or combine all THREE technologies with our Ultherapy PLUS package!

Event includes refreshments, raffles, and exclusive specials just for attendees.

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

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Employee Spotlight: Kelly Ryan

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We now have more than 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team.

Employee Profile – Kelly Ryan

Kelly has been working at Evolutions for a little over a year now.  Prior to working with us, she accumulated over 5 years of experience working as an aesthetician in spas in the Bay Area and Hawaii.  She is also a CIDESCO certified aesthetician. CIDESCO is an internationally-recognized certification program that entails receiving over 1500 hours of advanced training at a CIDESCO accredited institution and successfully passing a rigorous examination.  Her knowledge of the skin is exemplary and we are thrilled to have Kelly as part of the Evolutions team! 

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

Prior to working at Evolutions I worked at a spa on Hawaii island. 🙂

  1. What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I love how Evolutions is like a big family.  Everyone is so kind. I’m so happy to work here!

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

My favorite treatment to perform is the Oxygen Facial with a Flash Peel add-on.  Your skin is “glowy”, hydrated, and looks and feels amazing! 

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

Everything is so amazing, but if I had to choose, I’d say the Warm Oil Massage and the DNA Facial. 

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

DNA Citrus Burst Cleanser.  It’s non-drying, great for all skin types, natural, and has a refreshing smell. 

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

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower.  – William Blake

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

I love singing in the car. 

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

In my free time I like being outdoors, either at the beach or going on hikes.  I also love photography.

Santa Barbara Medical Spa

If you love Kelly 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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Jeuveau #NEWTOX at Evolutions in Santa Barbara

#NEWTOX by Jeuveau (rhymes with “hello”) – a new neuromodulator that is similar to Botox and Dysport – has been in the news as it has recently been FDA-approved for injectable treatment to temporarily improve frown lines in adults. Here is some information about #NEWTOX.

  • It is produced with a high-tech new manufacturing process (hence the name #NEWTOX).
  • #NEWTOX has undergone several years of study, including five clinical trials with 2,100 patients.
  • Clinical trials show that it actually performed slightly better than Botox.
  • It is the same molecule size as Botox and is sold in similar units to Botox.
  • Fun Fact: Evolus, the company that makes Jeuveau #NEWTOX was founded in Santa Barbara and still has an office on Garden Street.

At Evolutions in Santa Barbara, we have done internal trials over the past 6 weeks and so far have found that:

  • #NEWTOX tends to take effect faster than Botox, and
  • A #NEWTOX treatment stings less than a Botox treatment

Given these results, along with #NEWTOX’s strong clinical data, we are impressed so far!

Do You Want to Try #NEWTOX?

We are continuing internal trials of #NEWTOX this month and would like to invite clients who have previously used Botox to try #NEWTOX. The trial price will be $9.25 per unit (minimum of 20 units and no other discounts applicable). To be eligible, clients must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have had Botox at Evolutions within the last 5 years.
  • Must be willing to participate in a short (5 minute) survey about their experience with #NEWTOX.

Call us at 805-695-2160 to set up an appointment.

Trial treatments are limited and will be given on a first come-first served basis. 

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Evolutions Event: Skin Resurfacing 101

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

Join us at our next event!

Skin Resurfacing 101
Wednesday, July 31st
6:30 – 8:30 pm

  • Fractional CO2 Resurfacing: A wonderful treatment that can give you great results with a single treatment! This resurfacing treatment can greatly improve conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and textural irregularities. Our clients have seen significant improvement in skin tone, texture, and color (in just one treatment).
  • Sublative Resurfacing: Fractional resurfacing with little to no pain that is clinically proven for ALL skin types. Improve the appearance of acne scars, textural irregularities, pigmentation and tighten skin – all in one sitting.

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

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Event includes refreshments, a raffle, and exclusive specials.

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

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Employee Spotlight: Kaelani Acosta

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.

Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team.

kaelani spa coordinator at evolutions santa barbara

Employee Profile – Kaelani Acosta

Kaelani has been at Evolutions for just over 2 years now.  Prior to working with us, she accumulated a variety of work experience including sales at a cosmetics company and being an administrative assistant for a high-end construction company.  She is also a licensed aesthetician so she is very knowledgeable about both skin care and make-up. (Next time you see her be sure to ask about your home care regimen!) We are happy to have Kaelani with us!

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

One of my most memorable jobs was working at LUSH Cosmetics. It was a lot of fun being interactive and hands on with customers. It was a great place to work at because it taught me a lot about ingredients and the importance of using high-quality ingredients in skincare products. Not to mention having a surplus of bath bombs was always a nice perk! 

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I love working at Evolutions because of the relationships I have with patients, clients, and my co-workers. Everyone that works here genuinely likes one another which creates a harmonious work environment.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

I actually have three favorite treatments! You can never go wrong with the Revitalizing Oxygen Facial, I mean who doesn’t want a facial that leaves you instantly glowing, more sculpted looking, and hydrated! Laser Hair Removal has also been a big game changer for me since it makes showering a breeze and allows me to not have to think twice about putting on a tank-top. Lastly, I credit the Alpha-Beta Peel for helping reverse all the sun damage I got at the beach when I was a kid.  

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

My go-to skincare product is the Nia24 Rapid Exfoliating Serum. Hands down it’s the best product we carry in my opinion; especially if you’re trying to combat minor blemishes, shrink your pore size, reduce hyperpigmentation, and make your skin feel baby soft all while keeping your skin feeling hydrated.  It contains Nia24’s patented Pro-Niacin molecule that helps strengthens and nourish the skin’s barrier and has been clinically proven to visibly improve skin tone, texture, dark spots, sun spots, and discoloration. It also contains willow bark, rose bud, and prickly pear. This whole skincare line is perfect for anyone that lives in Southern California and enjoys the sun. 

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

“The rule of thumb is you never take action when there is negative emotion within you because it will always be counterproductive. Always talk to yourself until you feel better and then follow the inspired action that comes from that open valve.”- Abraham Hicks 

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

Although my name is Hawaiian, I am not! Feel free to ask why I was named Kaelani and what it means.   

Santa Barbara Medical Spa

If you love Kaelani 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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Skincare Product Spotlight: Nia24

Nia24 skincare in santa barbaraOne of the best ways to fight aging is the daily use of sunscreen. (We recently blogged about how important sunscreen is, read it here.) While using sunscreen helps prevent sun damage, it does not address past sun and environmental damage that may be making your skin look older. If you are looking for an at home skincare product to combat sun damage, we recommend Nia24 – our skincare product spotlight in this post.

Sun Damage Happens on the Cellular Level

Exposing your skin to UV rays can cause your cells to enter into a photo-excited state which leads to the formation of free radicals, oxidation, and cellular damage. The UV rays can also cause changes or mutations in the DNA within cells, causing the cells to function differently than normal cells. Over time, the cells struggle with self-repair and signs of sun damage start to emerge in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (“sun” or “liver” spots), and possibly precancerous lesions.

How does Nia24 address sun damage?

Nia24 goes to the DNA level to repair sun damage. NAD (the active form of Niacin) is one of the components that the body uses to repair damaged DNA. Nia24 products contain Pro-Niacin, a patented molecule of Niacin/Vitamin B3,  that penetrates the skin barrier to help cells self-repair. Healthier skin cells are generated within the epidermis and the result is a reduction in the visible signs of sun damage.

Pro-Niacin has been clinically tested and proven to work within the skin barrier. Some of the benefits include:

  • Renewed skin texture
  • Improved firmness
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction in the appearance of dark spots / discoloration
  • Increased cell turnover / renewal

Nia24 products can be used by any skin type. These are the best-selling Nia products at our Santa Barbara medical and day spa:

  • Skin Strengthening Complex: An anti-oxidant rich moisturizer with 5% Pro-Niacin. It is nourishing, without being greasy, and will fortify your skin, improve elasticity, and visibly reduce discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  • Intensive Recovery Complex: This is a richer cream that locks in moisture so the skin looks fuller and firmer. It also brightens to restore radiance and reduce the appearance of discolorations.
  • Intensive Retinol Repair: This retinol will increase cell turnover for stronger skin and visibly improve skin tone, texture, and discoloration. It is moisturizing so your skin should not show signs of irritation or drying out.
  • Rapid Exfoliating Serum: A gentle, leave-on re-surfacing treatment that exfoliates dull skin for improved tone and texture.

Incorporating Nia24 into your skincare routine is easy. Replace your current moisturizer with the Skin Strengthening Complex or the Intensive Recovery Complex. To increase cellular turnover, add Intensive Retinol Repair before the moisturizer (after cleansing). The Rapid Exfoliating Serum is gentle enough to use daily or on an as-needed basis.

If you have questions or are interested in purchasing Nia24 skincare, call or stop by.

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Update on our Santa Barbara Day Spa Upgrade

Our Vichy shower is one of the most popular treatments because it is extremely relaxing. It is a “rain bar” that is located above the treatment table that washes your body with soothing, warm water. The Vichy shower is a wonderful complement to our body wraps and scrubs and is also available as an add-on to any hour long treatment.

Recently we gave our Vichy shower room a complete upgrade. The new Vichy shower has eight separate water spouts (the old one had seven) and is amazing!

Here is a snapshot of the room that we wanted to share so you can get a feeling for how it looks. (We will update our website with professional photos soon!)

vichy shower at evolutions santa barbara

 

Call us (805-695-2160) to schedule your body treatment or body scrub today.

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Hand Rejuvenation Treatment in Santa Barbara

As we age, the natural fat that gives the back of our hands a youthful look begins to diminish, skin becomes looser, and blood vessels become more noticeable. These are telltale signs of aging. Now you can restore the youthful look of your hands with one of our Hand Volumizing Treatments, which we are excited to officially launch this month.  

Our “standard” and “plus” treatments are a quick (less than an hour) and easy way to fix this aging concern shared by millions of Americans. Results are instantaneous and last for a year or more.

hand rejuvenation with radiesse in santa barbara

Call us today (805) 695-2160 to book your Hand Volumizing Treatment. 

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