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Evolutions Santa Barbara Spa Gift Card Promotion

Evolutions Santa Barbara Spa Gift Card Promotion

Evolutions Medical & Day Spa in Santa Barbara is offering a gift card promotion only for the month of December! Purchase a gift card and save, plus an get extra treat from us:

  • Buy a $100 Gift Card for $90
  • Buy a $500 Gift Certificate for $450 plus get a FREE* 60 minute massage (a $120 value to use for yourself of give away to someone else)

Other dollar amounts are available too. *Limit 1 free massage per person.

Gift Cards can be used toward any of our medical spa treatments, day spa services or products. Call us today at (805) 695-2160 to purchase gift cards or come in to see us.

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Santa Barbara Medical Spa on 2014 Stats for Botox, Fillers

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.

We always offer a complimentary consultation if you are interested in any of our Santa Barbara medical spa services. Schedule an appointment by calling 805-695-2189.

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Evolutions Medical Spa Event Recap: “Brighten Up” with FotoFacials, Laser Facials, Peels and More

Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins – and founder of Evolutions Medical Spa – never ceases to amaze us with the knowledge he holds about the skin and skin care. Last night he shared with a captive audience how to get on the path to clear, bright skin. Here is the recap from the “Brighten Up” educational event at Evolutions.

What stands in the way of luminous skin? For many of us, it is an issue of pigmentation. Pigmentation, also referred to as age spots, “liver” spots, freckles, is caused by melanin.  Melanin is produced as a protection to the skin in response to sun exposure (a sun “tan” is actually a skin injury), trauma, or inflammation. Melanin can also be influenced by hormones, birth control pills, and pregnancy. Appearance problems occur when melanocytes are over stimulated such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (from pimples) or melasma, which is a broad patch of pigmentation that can occur in the epidermal or dermal layers of the skin.

How do we get rid of pigmentation? Below are the options that Dr. Perkins outlined for us:

HOME CARE

While Evolutions offers a variety of services that are effective in the treatment of pigmentation problems, Dr. Perkins stressed that it is also important to practice diligent home care to prevent or lighten pigmentation. The #1 recommendation from Dr. Perkins is to wear your sunscreen daily! The fact is that more than half of UV exposure is “incidental” exposure such as sitting near a window, driving in your car, walking outside to chat with your neighbor, you get the picture! UVA actually goes through glass, so you aren’t protected in your car or at your window office.

Evolutions offers a variety of bleaching agents and hydroquinone (which stops the formation of pigment from being formed). Some product recommendations:

  • Obagi Clear and C-Rx Night: a product with hydroquinone as an active ingredient that helps to fade unwanted pigment
  • Revale Illuminating Serum: has the highest potency of antioxidants – good anti-oxidation helps skin repair
  • Nia24: helps skin repair at the DNA level which normalizes pigmentation
  • Retinoids (“Retin A”, “Tretinoin”): help normalize cell differentiation
  • Combination Prescription Products (“Firm and Fade”): offered exclusively at Evolutions that combines Retin-A, hydroquinone, and a low potency steroid (used to calm down inflammation)

In addition to using a brightening/lightening product, you may want to add in a product that encourages cell turnover. Products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids, amino fruit acids, and retinoids are all good choices.

VIBRADERM

Vibraderm is done using abrasive aluminum paddles that provide a gentle abrasion. It is faster than microdermabrasion and does not have a vacuum component (which can cause broken capillaries).  This physical exfoliation is used to treat superficial pigment problems with no downtime. It will improve the penetration of products / peels and is great as a stand alone service or in conjunction with a peel or facial.

LIGHT-BASED TREATMENTS : FOTOFACIAL RF

This “Gold Standard” treatment of pigmentation uses Intense Pulsed Light / Radiofrequency to target pigment and “red” areas. A FotoFacial works deeper than most chemical peels and can significantly improve your skin texture by reducing redness, age spots, sun damage, spider veins, fine lines (although not a treatment for wrinkles) and large pores. We offer the FotoFacial in a series or in combination with other treatments (FotoPeel, FotoPeel Plus, and FotoFacial Genesis Packages), depending on an individual’s needs.

CHEMICAL PEELS

Chemical peels are a “controlled” injury to the skin that causes a deep, even exfoliation. At Evolutions we offer different depths of peels (from light to medium to deep).

  • AFA Peels: the alpha-hydroxy peel is a “light” peel for those who want the benefits of a peels without a large amount of actual peeling. This peel can be done alone or in a series of five (recommended).
  • Alpha Beta Peel: this is the most popular peel at Evolutions. It is a medium-depth physical exfoliation and works well to get rid of superficial sun damage and is a great choice for clients who want to see results in 4-5 days.
  • Obagi Blue Peel: this is the deepest peel offered. It will significantly improve your complexion. You will have firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier skin.

LIGHT-BASED TREATMENTS: Q-SWITCHED LASER

This newest laser is used for our newest service – tattoo removal. It delivers laser energy so rapidly that it breaks up pigment without excessive heating of the surrounding tissue.  Currently we are testing how effectively it can treat stubborn brown pigmentation. Stay tuned at a later date for more information on the Q-Switched Laser!

SUBLATIVE REJUVENATION

This unique fractional resurfacing device uses radiofrequency energy instead of light to safely treat all skin types. Sublative Rejuvenation is used to treat wrinkles, pigment, acne scarring, skin laxity, tone and texture. There is less downtime and discomfort than older fractional laser devises (i.e. the Fraxel) and it can be combined with other light-based treatments (such as the FotoFacial RF or Total Tightening) for customizable treatment options.

CHEMABRASION

This surgical procedure done by Dr. Perkins at Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara (near Cottage Hospital) combines a deep peel with dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion). It treats wrinkles, sun damage, and pigment. You will be very impressed with the results. For more information, contact Cosmetic Surgery Center at 805.563.0000.

CONCLUSION

The best way to treat sun damage is to prevent it by using your sunscreen daily (on your face, neck, and decolletage). When pigment issues arise, there are a number of treatment options available at Evolutions and “at home”. Pigmentation can be treated on all areas of the body.

At Evolutions we always offer a complimentary consultation. If you are interested in one of our medical spa services, or simply looking for a new home care routine, call us at 805.687.0212 to make an appointment (or book online).

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Evolutions Voted Best Medical Spa from Independent Poll

BEAUTY-IMAGEEvolutions Medical Spa won “Best Medical Spa” in the Independent’s Readers Poll awards published last week! This is our third consecutive win in this category. We are grateful to our clients and the Santa Barbara community for voting for us. Thank you!

When Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins began thinking of the concept of a medical spa, he envisioned providing non-invasive or minimally invasive medical aesthetic services using the most innovative and up-to-date technology in a luxurious spa environment. Almost six years later, Evolutions is the largest medical spa in the Santa Barbara area, with a highly-trained staff of aesthetic nurses and medical aestheticians, all personally trained by Dr. Perkins.

What differentiates a medical spa from a day spa is that the services are “medical” and aimed at improving something on the client whereas a day spa focuses on relaxation and pampering. What differentiates Evolutions from most other medical spas is that Dr. Perkins, the spa’s Medical Director, plays an active role in the spa, seeing and treating clients at Evolutions several days each week. All medical spas are backed by a physician, but many do not actively participate in the medspa’s day to day activities. Dr. Perkins supervision keeps the quality of services rendered consistent and above standard.

Some of the most popular services offered at Evolutions are injectable anti-wrinkle treatments of Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers (i.e. Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane). FotoFacials and Laser Facials are also widely sought after skin treatments that improve uneven pigmentation (from sun damage, age spots, etc.,), tighten pores, and address fine lines and wrinkles. Laser Hair Removal is another favorite service because we have multiple hair removal technologies to best serve the individual needs of every hair color and skin type. Medical grade chemical peels offer extraordinary exfoliation for a dramatic result in a short amount of time. Other spa services address a wide variety of skin types and concerns including acne, sun damage, stretch marks, and hair restoration.

Evolutions always offers complimentary consultations and monthly educational events. Keep up with us on Facebook (and be privy to special offers, great giveaways, skin care tips, and event information), Twitter, or sign up for our newsletter. Contact us at 805.687.0212.

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Happy Santa Barbara Medi Spa Customer Testimonial

At Evolutions Medical Spa, we love sharing our success stories. It is our job to help people look and feel their best, the connections we make through our Santa Barbara Medi Spa is the icing on the cake! When happy clients take the time to write it, it speaks volumes!

***Testimonial from an Evolutions Medical Spa Client***
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Brian,
I really enjoyed my experience with your company. I own a Corporate Promotions Company in Santa Barbara and attract clients like Oprah, The White House, Paramount, ABC, NBC, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Four Seasons Hotels just to make a few. We give legendary service to our clients and that is why we remain so popular and slammed busy.
My expectations were very high when I use any new service due to my background and what we do for our clients…
I really was happy + satisfied with your services – it was a great experience.
Thank you! 🙂
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Thank you Santa Barbara medical spa clients for voting Evolutions Medical Spa the #1 Medical Spa years in a row! We love feedback and hope to hear from you.
Feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation. We offer a suite of services including Botox, Dysport, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels and more – all in Santa Barbara, Ca.
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