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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Mimi Jarchow, Lead Aesthetician

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.

Meet Mimi Jarchow, Lead Aesthetician

Mimi Jarchow Evolutions Spa Santa BarbaraMimi was a popular aesthetician at Avia Spa for years. Once Evolutions took over the space and created Evolutions Day Spa, she became a key member of our aesthetician team (and eventually became our Lead Aesthetician). She is a talented and dedicated aesthetician and has a loyal client following.

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

I worked at two health food stores in Santa Barbara for almost a decade. It was fascinating learning about vitamins, herbs, and all different types of therapies. That’s where I became an ingredient girl. It’s so important to know what you put into your body and on your skin

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

There is no place like Evolutions in Santa Barbara. From the treatments we offer to the beautiful facility and the team I work with. Everyone is so professional.

What is your favorite treatment to perform?  Why?

I like to perform the Deluxe Oxygen Facial. It is a very luxurious facial with immediate results. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated, plump, and toned.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

I love the Signature Salt Stone Glow – 90 minutes of SHEER BLISS!

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

I don’t have just one. First, the Luzern Force De Vie Luxe moisturizer is incredibly hydrating. It leaves your skin looking radiant and dewy. Second, the Revale Eye Serum – great for under eye circles & eye puffiness.

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

There are no problems, only solutions!

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

I have curly hair. LOL!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love spending time with my husband and two sons. We love being outdoors – hiking, camping, and biking.

Santa Barbara Medical Spa

If you love Mimi 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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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Barbara Echols, Assistant Spa Director

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.

Meet Barbara Echols, Assistant Spa Director

Barbara Echols Evolutions Spa Santa BarbaraBarbara has been our Assistant Spa Director for 6 years now.  Among other duties, she is in charge of our membership program and performs daily financial audits.  She tries to “scatter joy” every day and wherever she goes (which includes cooking breakfast for the entire staff for our monthly staff meetings!).

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

While living in Michigan in the late 70s, I had a brief job working at a nursery getting plants ready for the spring. It was the hardest, coldest (and shortest) job I EVER had!

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

The way the company is run by the owners.  They genuinely care about their employees and clients. I am proud to tell people that I work here.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Filler – the subtle techniques to make you look more rested, and not overdone, is what I like about how they do the treatment.   

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

Even though it’s not one product, I love the IntraCeuticals 3-Step Layering Set. The hyaluronic acid-based products keep my skin feeling dewy all day, and it is a very straightforward evening routine. For the results you get, it just doesn’t get any easier than 1 – 2 – 3.

What is your favorite quote?

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I graduated from high school and beauty college, and was working at a salon, before I turned 18.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Cooking, crossword puzzles and spending time with my husband, John, and our dog, Bella Joy.   

Santa Barbara Medical Spa

If you love Barbara 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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Injectable Week 2018

Don’t miss Evolutions Medical Spa’s most popular week of the year!
November 26th – December 1st

Look great for the holidays (and beyond) with “Once a Year” specials on all of our injectables:

Dysport
Botox
Restylane
Radiesse
Lyft
Silk
Sculptra
Juvederm
Voluma

Plus Daily Raffles All Week for Great Prizes!

We will be raffling off more than $2500 worth of prizes!

Evolutions Medical Spa Injectable Areas

Discounts:

$100 off any filler
$1 off per unit of Dysport (minimum 60 units)
$2.50 off per unit of Botox (minimum 20 units)

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We are already filling up fast, so call to book your appointment today!

(805) 695-2160

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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. 

Santa Barbara Day Spa Seasonal Body Scrub

The Orange Vanilla Body Scrub is our featured springtime seasonal scrub. It will revitalize and soften your skin while providing a relaxing getaway from daily stress.

Your blissful experience begins with an organic brown sugar and orange vanilla body scrub to exfoliate and smooth away dryness.  A sweet orange essential oil is incorporated to make this scrub extra invigorating.

Finishing this luxurious treatment is a rich and creamy lotion using real honey, pure silk, exotic butters, and a select blend of fruit extracts to give you an amazing softness that will lasts for hours.

The Orange Vanilla Body Scrub will only be available for a limited time.
Call today (805-695-2160) to book your appointment!

Dermal Fillers Event at Our Santa Barbara Medical Spa

Learn the FASTEST route to looking 10 years younger at our April event!

FILLERS 101

Wednesday, April 25th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us at our event to learn about fillers and see if they are right for you!

  • Dermal fillers (i.e., Restylane and Juvederm) 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 2 years or more.

  • See Dr. Perkins perform a live filler demonstration – a rare opportunity!

Restylane Filler in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

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

Seating is limited – call today (805-695-2160) to reserve your spot today. 

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Top Minimally-Invasive Procedures of 2017

In 2017 there were 15.7 million minimally-invasive procedures, according to a recent report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Here are the top 10:

At our Santa Barbara medical spa, we offer new and innovative treatments to cover all skin types and a wide variety of problems. We know that clients go to a medical spa to see results! Dr. Perkins is constantly researching and evaluating the best and latest technology so that you can receive treatments that make a positive difference.

If you have skin concerns – including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, aging skin, acne, or something else – we will work with you to find the solution that best meets your needs. (We also have wonderful day spa services – massagefacialsbody treatments – to help you unwind and relax.)

Call us today (805-695-2160) to book a complimentary consultation or an appointment. 

Brighten Up at Our Santa Barbara Medical Spa Event

Join Us at Our March Event

Brighten Up
Spring is Here!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Are you concerned with sun damage, age spots, or any type of 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!

Services/Series/Packages Discounted 20% include:

  • FotoFacial Series
  • FotoPeel Series
  • FotoFacial Genesis Package
  • Chemical Peels (individual or series)

Products Discounted 20% include:

  • Obagi
  • Other Skin Lightening Products

Event includes refreshments, a raffle, and exclusive specials.
Seating Limited – Call Today to RSVP – 805-695-2160

Medical Spa Event: Laser Hair Removal and Tattoo Removal

Join Us at Our February Event

Laser Hair Removal Basics and Tattoo Removal 101

Wednesday, February 28th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

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Laser Hair Removal Basics

  • How does laser hair removal work?
  • What types of lasers and light-based machines are used for hair removal?
  • Why the technology used greatly affects results
  • How do my skin color and hair type affect my treatment?
  • How long do treatments take? Do they hurt?

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Tattoo Removal 101

  • Rethinking the ink? State-of-the-art technology can remove tattoos of almost any color. Find out how!

Laser Hair Removal in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

Laser Hair Removal Series and Tattoo Removal Series will be 20% off.

Event includes refreshments, raffles, and exclusive specials.

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

Valentine’s Day Spa Special in Santa Barbara

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a Spa Day (and great offers) for you and/or your Valentine!

Glow from Head-to-Toe Valentine’s “Treat”ment

This combo treatment starts with a 60 minute body scrub in our Vichy shower room. You will receive a Passion Fruit & Lavender Body exfoliation to heal, soothe, and moisturize the skin. We then apply the French Sugared Vanilla Silk & Honey Lotion which is full of skin-loving indulgences that absorb quickly, yet the softness lasts for hours.

You will then transition to a 60 minute Organic Facial featuring DNA Skin products and an amazing aromatic Floral Bliss Mist. The essential oils of Neroli and Rose help to stabilize the pH of the skin, aid in moisture retention, and support healthy cell growth. ($45 off*)

Choose either of the above services alone. ($20 off*)

Additionally, all female day spa clients having treatments February 12th – 17th will receive a long stem rose and chocolate treat!

Can’t make it during Valentine’s Week? 
Gift cards available for the above offers and must be purchased by 2/17/18.

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

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

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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Carrie Vuich, Spa Director

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.

Meet Carrie Vuich, Spa Director!

Carrie Vuich, Evolutions Medical and Day Spa Carrie has worked at Evolutions for 11 and a half years! She started as a Spa Coordinator and steadily worked her way all the way up to the Spa Director position. Carrie oversees all of the day to day operations the spa.  

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

My most interesting job prior to Evolutions was being a public school teacher in Hawaii. I will forever be passionate about supporting our public school systems!

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I love that my job is very diverse. I support our clients with home care and service(s) education. As well as, I work with all of our product/service representatives within the industry, so I am constantly learning! I do the ordering and inventory control… the list goes on. But, mostly, I love working with our amazing staff!!

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

My preferred treatment is the ‘Sublative RF’ series, which can address multiple concerns: hyper-pigmentation, skin texture and fine lines.

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

My #1 home care product is the Clarisonic. It is THE facial brush in the industry. It’s a patented device that provides optimal cleansing, and now, includes a ‘firming massage head’ to visibly reduce the signs of aging.

What is your favorite quote?

“Live simply so that others may simply live.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

I surfed for years, but, after moving to California, I wimped out. Too cold for me!

What do you like to do in your free time?

Beach walks.

Santa Barbara Medical Spa

If you love Carrie 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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How Injectables Can Work Together to Combat Aging (Event)

Join us at our next event!

The Anatomy of Aging & How Injectables Can Work Together to Combat it!

Wednesday, November 7th 6:30 pm – 8:30pm

Learn about how and why the facial aging process happens and how advanced techniques using three types of injectables (Dysport, Restylane/Lyft, and Sculptra) can work together to take years off with no downtime.

  • See the “instant gratification” of dermal fillers with a live demonstration of a Lyft injection (A rare opportunity!)
  • Pre-purchase syringes and Dysport units at a great price!  (May be used anytime)
  • All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a FREE syringe of Restylane (a $525 value!) 

Pre-purchase Specials: $100 off the regular price of filler syringes and/or $1 off each unit of Dysport.

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

* Attendance is Limited – Please Call Today to RSVP – 805-695-2160 *
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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Polly Dursum, R.N.

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.

Meet Polly Dursum, R.N., our lead clinician!

Polly Dursum, Evolutions Medical and Day SpaPolly has worked at Evolutions for almost four years and has been the lead for the last two. She does an amazing job with treatments, training, and other administrative tasks.  She’s also studying to become a Nurse Practitioner.

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

I traveled for two years around South East Asia and worked as an English teacher and piano teacher during my travels. 

What do you like about working at Evolutions? 

Evolutions is a family-owned business and that is one of the unique and best aspects of working here. Dr. Perkins is one of the kindest and most hardworking doctors I have ever worked with. His unwavering compassion and dedication to his patients sets the standard of patient care and our culture of care at Evolutions. I’ve always candidly joked that Dr. Perkins is Mr. Rogers meets Santa Claus! I’ve never worked in a place before that I truly enjoy and love working with everyone – both staff and my patients. The Perkins makes Evolutions an extension of their family and, as their staff, we make our patients and clients an extension of our Evolutions family. 

What is your favorite aesthetic treatment to perform? Why?

Dermal Fillers! Even though I am an RN, I majored in music and piano performance in college and I am a classically trained pianist. I love the fine arts and any form of artistic expression. Dermal filler is the fusion of art and science and what makes aesthetic medicine truly an art. I like to compare dermal fillers to sculpting and painting. Every face has its intrinsic beauty and balance that requires respect. My job as an aesthetic nurse is to restore and bring that unique aspect to light. My patients often see me get excited when I do their dermal filler treatment! 

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Getting pampered in the day spa side. I’ve often called the Day Spa and the Medical Spa the “Ying and Yang” of Evolutions, respectively. My favorite treatment is the Deluxe Oxygen Facial and I recommend it often to my patients as a day spa treatment. It’s my “red carpet ready” facial and leaves your skin glowing, plump (even your lips!), and smooth for days. 

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

I am going to pick two. I never travel without my Luzern Serum Absolut V15 (antioxidant Vit C serum complex) for morning application and NIA 24 Intensive Retinol Repair for evening application. I tell my patients Vitamin C serums “lightens, tightens, and brightens” and it’s my skin’s OJ in the morning. Retinols are great for your skin because they unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth skin. I particularly like the NIA retinol because it’s less irritating on my skin and not overly drying. 

What is your favorite quote?

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” – Rumi 

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

I’ve won a foosball championship. I’m awful at sports but for some reason undefeated in foosball (well, so far!).

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to read, do yoga, listen to and play music, and hike. 

Santa Barbara Medical Spa

If you love Polly 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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Clarisonic Mia Smart 3-in-1 Facial Cleansing Brush

Take control of the future of your skin with one device that does it all!

Clarisonic has just released their smartest skin solution ever – the new MIA SMART – that gives you multiple benefits with just one device! It has the widest functionality range from cleansing, firming, makeup application, and NEW eye massage. Here is a preview of what the device offers.

  • CONNECT through the new Clarisonic mobile app to sync with the brush via Bluetooth for a personalized experience.
  • SMART MODE features customizable cleansing, firming and eye massage, plus makeup application protocols.
  • SOFT START allows for easy acclimation to cleansing routines. Start any cleansing mode at 80% power on the first use and gradually climb up to full power after two weeks.
  • New DAILY RADIANCE and SENSITIVE BRUSH HEADS feature a brush indicator to notify you when it is time to replace.
  • LED lights indicated which mode is active. Blue is Smart Mode, white is cleaning, and purple is anti-aging.
  • A compact charger allows for up to 100 minutes of use per charge.
  • Compatible with all existing cleansing brush heads and applicators.

The Clarisonic is Dr. Perkins’ #1 recommendation for your home care regimen!

Get your new Clarisonic MIA SMART at Evolutions today!  

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Pumpkin Facial or Body Treatment at our Santa Barbara Day Spa

We are bringing back two of our most popular seasonal treatments this Fall, the Pumpkin Facial and the Pumpkin Body Glow.

Pumpkin is a wonderful treat for the skin. It helps increase cell turnover, brighten, soothe, and smooth the skin because it is rich in vitamins A and C along with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).

Enjoy one or both of these treatments this Fall as they will only be at our Santa Barbara Day Spa for a limited time, so don’t miss out on these wonderful treats!

Pumpkin Facial

Similar to a Rejuvenating Facial, but utilizes the therapeutic Pumpkin Mask, which uses the power of pumpkin, antioxidants, and salicylic acid to smooth rough skin, reduce breakouts, and promote an even skin tone. The Pumpkin Facial also includes a pumpkin based toner filled with amino acids and enzymes that leaves the skin healthy and glowing.

Pumpkin Body Glow

The Pumpkin Body Glow treatment starts with a pumpkin scrub – naturally rich in

Vichy Shower at Evolutions Spa Santa Barbara
Vichy Shower at Evolutions

beta carotene and active enzymes – to renew tired skin while gently drawing out impurities and toxins. After your therapist applies this amazing body scrub and washes it off with the seven jets of the relaxing Vichy Shower (pictured), you will receive a French Sugared Vanilla Silk and Honey body hydration.

These handmade premium natural ingredients are reminiscent of warm pumpkin pie with freshly whipped cream. Yum!

Both the facial and body treatments are 60 minute services, normally priced at $120 each.

For the month of September, each service will be $15 off!

OR

Enjoy both treatments – the Pumpkin Facial and Body Glow – for $200!
(a $40 savings)

Call us to book your treatment – 805-695-2160. 

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Skin Tightening Event at Evolutions

Join us at our September event!

Advanced Skin Tightening

Wednesday, September 26th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Ultherapy

 

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! Or combine all THREE technologies with our Ultherapy PLUS package!  

Total Tightening
ReFirme (Before and after ReFirme photos courtesy of R. Russo, MD)

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

20% off Ultherapy and Total Tightening treatments and packages.   

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

 

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