Summer is over and, for many of our clients, this means that the kids are back in school. After a busy summer filled with kids activities, vacations, beach and pool days, you deserve to take some time for yourself!
Did your skin get a little over-exposed to the sun this summer? Now is a great time to address skin issues such as sun or “liver” spots, hyperpigmentation or uneven pigmentation. We have a variety of aesthetic medical spa treatments to address skin damage, and many medical-grade skincare products that will complement your procedure or start you on the path to healthier skin.
We encourage all of our clients who use Dysport, Restylane, and/or Sculptra to enroll in the the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards Program. This is a program – independent of Evolutions – that enables you to earn exclusive rewards, bonuses, and discounts simply by getting the treatments that you love or even trying new treatments!
Dysport, similar to Botox, is one of our most popular treatments. It smoothes and reduces the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes for 3 to 4 months.
Restylane and Lyftare fillers that can correct moderate to severe wrinkles, replace lost volume, or enhance your look. Results are instantaneous and typically last 6 to 9 months or more.
Sculptra encourages collagen growth to add fullness and provide a firmer foundation for your skin. Results can last 2+ years.
Now is the perfect time to register! Enroll today (it’s easy and free!) and you will receive:
A $20 treatment certificate towards your next Dysport, Restylane, or Sculptra service.
Access to expert information to help you learn more about your skin from a healthcare professional.
The ability to earn more points by referring friends and family to the ASPIRE program.
Once you join, we can look you up in our ASPIRE database to add points to your account at the time of your service. To redeem your certificate, you will need to be able to login to your account (on your mobile device) at Evolutions. It is recommended to keep your username and password handy (or memorized).
To enroll in the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards Program today, click here.
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.
Gift 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!
Botox use is at the top of the charts, again! The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their stats for cosmetic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures in 2014. Overall aesthetic procedures, such as those offered in our Santa Barbara medical spa, are on the rise. Here are the top 5 minimally-invasive treatments performed in 2014:
There were almost 14,000,000 minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures done in 2014. We believe that these treatments are so popular because they yield great results with little (or no) downtime and are affordable to most.
For those of you who are not as familiar with dermal fillers, Sculptra, and/or the wrinkle-reducers Botox and Dysport, we will happily share with you some information about each of them. Perhaps it will help you to make a decision about getting an injectable treatment or encourage you to add a new treatment to your anti-aging arsenal.
Botox and Dysport Botox and Dysport treatments are one of our most popular services at Evolutions, year round. This is not surprising! In 2012, there were over 6 million Botox or Dysport treatments in the US. Botox and Dysport are forms of botulinum toxin type A. They are both injected under the skin to treat overactive muscles in the forehead area. Botox and Dysport block the signals to the muscle that tell them to contract, resulting in a smooth, frown-less forehead. Botox or Dysport can take from 1 to 7 days to “set in” and start working. Both are FDA approved and are deemed safe and effective in the treatment of facial wrinkles. Dysport is a smaller molecule than Botox, so the units are different (i.e. 20 units of Botox equal 60 units of Dysport). Results are temporary and last about 3 to 4 months.
Restylane and Perlane: Dermal Fillers Restylane and Perlane are in the same family of products. They are both dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid that are formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. These are injected under the skin to fill in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane can also be used to add fullness to the lips. Replacing volume lost in the face can help restore a more youthful appearance. Perlane differs from Restylane in the average size of the particles and the depth of the injection. Your Evolutions clinician will help you determine which product is best for you. Results are instantaneous and can last 6 months or more (in most cases).
Radiesse Dermal Filler Radiesse is also a dermal filler. It differs from Restylane or Perlane in that it is comprised of calcium microspheres in gel. Radiesse is also injected under the skin to provide volume and structure in areas where volume has diminished. The bonus that Radiesse offers is that it works to stimulate your body to produce it’s own natural collagen. As the calcium gel is absorbed, your own natural collagen will remain behind, giving you volume and structure. Results are instantaneous and have been clinically proven to last one year or more.
Sculptra Aesthetic Our newest treatment, Sculptra Aesthetic, is a bit different than hyaluronic dermal fillers or Radiesse. This new facial injectable does not give instantaneous results, instead subtle results are achieved over time. Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for years in dissolvable stitches. Sculptra works deep within the dermis to gradually restore the collagen foundation that is lost as we age. With a more solid foundation, fullness is steadily returned to facial wrinkles. Results can last two years or more. Most clients require a full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, which is an average of three injection sessions over a few months, for the best outcome. Full results are gradually seen over 3 to 6 months.
A Note About Dermal Fillers and Botox/Dysport Treatments If you’ve never had a dermal filler or Dysport/Botox treatment, you will have to come in for a consultation with our Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Practitioner or Dr. Perkins prior to your first treatment. Call us today to book your complimentary consultation (or submit a consultation request online) and/or to make an appointment for Injectable Week (805-687-0212).
Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of Evolutions Day Spa – and our new location!
– Wednesday, March 20th, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm! –
The combined Evolutions Medical and Day Spa has 15 treatment rooms in our new 6,000 square foot facility. The Day Spa will offer a full range of luxurious treatments including massage, waxing, facials, body treatments (wraps and Vichy shower treatments) and more! The Day Spa amenities include locker rooms for men and women (both with a dry sauna) and a relaxing tea lounge.
DISCOUNTS on all Products and Pre-Purchased Services (including packages and medical spa services such as Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, FotoFacials, Dermal Fillers and more)
GIFT with Purchase Offers from Glo Mineral Make-up, Clarisonic, Luzern Organic Skin Care, and Obagi
RAFFLES throughout the afternoon and evening (over $5000 worth of prizes to be raffled!)
Complimentary Mini-Treatments and Chair Massages
Interactive Education on Your Skin
Live Dysport / Botox Demonstrations
The first 50 guests will receive fantastic Gift Bags!
Don’t miss this GRAND event!
Evolutions Medical and Day Spa Santa Barbara is now located at 350 Chapala Street, #103, on the corner of Chapala and Gutierrez Streets. Plenty of parking is available in front of the spa and in the city lot on State Street and Gutierrez Streets.
We’ve got a great special this month that can be coupled with a GiltCity.com offer that is too good to resist. We highlighted both offers in our July newsletter, but would like to give a more thorough explanation of how the two can work together and also share it with those who may have missed our monthly newsletter.
The Evolutions July Special: Fillers & Dysport
Purchase 2 syringes of the dermal filler Restylane or Perlane and receive up to 60 units of Dysport for free! This offer is great for anyone wishing to get “full correction”.
Restylane or Perlane are dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid – a naturally-occurring substance in your skin – that are used to add volume and fullness to the skin that has been lost over time. Dermal fillers can correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). For more complete information on dermal fillers, please read our past blog post on fillers.
Dysport is very similar to Botox and used for temporarily smoothing forehead wrinkles and fine lines in the forehead area and around the eyes (crow’s feet). For more complete information on Dysport, visit our Dysport webpage.
Please note the following details for this offer:
We have extended the time frame of our July special to overlap with the GiltCity.com offer. Our July offer is good from now until August 4, 2012. This means you must purchase both syringes by August 4th.
We will accept GiltCity.com vouchers when you purchase your syringes (see below for more information on the GiltCity.com offer).
If you are too busy to come in, you are welcome to pre-pay over the phone by August 4th. The treatment can be done anytime, there is no expiration date.
GiltCity.com Restylane and Perlane Offer
GiltCity.com is a website that offers “insider prices” (deals) for a limited time on “experiences” such as spa treatments, outings, salon services, and much more. GiltCity.com will soon be offering their members the chance to purchase vouchers, at a discount, that are redeemable towards your purchase of Restylane or Perlane at participating medical spas and doctor’s offices.
For $49, you will get a voucher worth $100 towards 1 ml (1 syringe) of Restylane or Perlane
For $149, you will get a voucher worth $300 towards 2 ml (2 syringes) of Restylane or Perlane
Limit of three vouchers per member, per offer (so you can purchase 3 $100 vouchers and 3 $300 vouchers if you wish).
Please note the following details for this offer:
This offer will be available on GiltCity.com starting July 30th to August 13, 2012.
To purchase, you must be a member of GiltCity.com. Becoming a member is free and you can do this any time – even before July 30th. Go to GiltCity.com to become a member (and choose “Los Angeles” as your city to have access to local deals).
Log on to GiltCity.com starting July 30th to search for the Restylane offer.
Note that the voucher may not be valid until 24 hours after purchase so don’t wait until August 4th to make your purchase!
Combining the July Special Offer and GiltCity.com’s Vouchers
To take advantage of our July Special, Fillers and free Dsyport, we suggest purchasing the vouchers when they first go on sale (July 30th) so you can plan to purchase your syringes at Evolutions by August 4th using the vouchers. The vouchers will be applied towards the purchase price but may not cover the entire price of the syringes.
You will be saving money on the syringes and getting free Dysport (up to 60 units). A fantastic savings all around!
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:
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).
Want to start the New Year with a “new you” looking relaxed and rested? If you do, now is the time to make an appointment to relax your wrinkles with Dysport and/or to replace volume lost in your face with the dermal fillers Perlane or Restylane because all three of these treatments have rebates that are too good to pass up – but are only available through December 31st, 2011!
Receive a $50 rebate for all Dysport treatments of at least 35 units
Receive a $50 rebate for each syringe of Restylane used (minimum 2 syringes)
Receive a $65 rebate for each syringe of Perlane used
Call Evolutions Medical Spa today at 805.687.0212 to make an injectable appointment and invest in yourself this holiday season!