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Santa Barbara Medical Spa Gift Certificates Keep Giving!

Wondering what to get your friends, family (or yourself) this Holiday Season? Evolutions Medical Spa is offering a special promotion on our gift certificates, redeemable for our spa services.

Purchase a $100 gift certificate for $90. Purchase $500 worth of gift certificates (for $450) and receive a free Evolutions Signature Facial ($145 value) – a 70 minute treatment that is an ideal blend of medical technology and deep relaxation. It includes an ultrasonic cleansing, light exfoliation, and extractions along with a relaxing face, neck, and shoulder massage and a nourishing mask plus a blissful paraffin treatment, a Mini Vibraderm, and a high-tech Multiwave LED session for added relaxation and improved results.

Offer expires December 31, 2010. Call us or come in to take advantage of this soon!

Evolutions Medical Spa is located at 1309 State Street, Santa Barbara. 805.687.0212.

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***
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! 🙂
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.

Obagi Medical Products in the News!

Skinnovations, our Education at Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara Event, is rapidly approaching (this Wednesday, February 24th, more details here) featuring Obagi Medical Products -the #1 physician-dispensed skin care in the country.


Obagi, available at Evolutions, is one of the hand-selected skin care lines that Evolutions founder and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins has chosen to carry because the products are clinically-proven skin care systems that prevent and improve skin disorders in adult skin.
At Evolutions we highly recommend Obagi products to our clients and the feedback we hear is that they love the results that Obagi products yield. Our clients are not alone! Over the next few days, we will be featuring Obagi Medical Products that have been making news! Read on for the buzz on Obagi’s Nu-Derm System!

Obagi’s Nu-Derm System transforms skin from the cellular level resulting in healthier and younger skin. Recently the Nu-Derm System made big news as it was given to every audience member on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
The Nu-Derm Foaming Gel was featured in the December/January issue of LA Confidential. It is featured in the “Can’t Live Without” section, where Chef Thomas Keller talks about his favorite things. When asked what products can be found on his bathroom shelf, he said that he uses the Obagi Medical Product Nu-Derm Foaming Gel.
The Nu-Derm Blender was featured in the Winter/Spring issue of NewBeauty. It is featured in a story titled, “How to Stop the Spots.” The story also features an Obagi Medical Product Nu-Derm patient before and after image.

Visit Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara for more information about Obagi Medical Products and RSVP for the Skinnovations Event, featuring Obagi Medical Products, today – 805.687.0212.

Evolutions Medical Spa’s February Special: Triple Treat!

At Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara, February is the time to treat yourself to the Triple Treat package!

Good in February only, purchase a Triple Treat package for only $250 (a $370 value!!)! The package includes:

Evolutions Medical Spa’s Signature Facial: one of our most popular treatments, is an ideal blend of medical technology and deep relaxation. It includes all the elements of the Rejuvenating Facial plus a blissful paraffin treatment, a Mini Vibraderm, and a high-tech Multiwave LED session for added relaxation and improved results.

SpaWhite Express Teeth Whitening: SpaWhite is the newest, safest, and most effective teeth whitening system available outside of a dental office. You can now have a whiter smile in only 15 minutes with little to no sensitivity!

NuCelle Cleanser: A gentle wash to help combat surface bacteria and irritations without drying or irritating the skin. Works immediately to dissolve makeup and surface pollution. Formulated free of oils and soaps. Good for all skin types.

Visit Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara to purchase your Triple Treat Package today! Offer expires February, 28, 2010.


Finding a Great Medical Spa in Santa Barbara and Beyond

Chances are you may have stumbled across this blog because you are either searching for a medical spa in Santa Barbara or looking for information on a medical spa in your own area. At Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara we believe that putting an effort into finding a great, reputable spa is extremely important. Most of the services offered by medical spas – such as medical grade chemical peels, Botox and Dysport wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers, laser hair removal and more – should be done by a medical aesthetician, nurse or doctor.

Dr. Terry Perkins is the Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon who owns and oversees Evolutions Medical Spa. He offers advice and tips on how to find a great medical spa – whether it be in Santa Barbara or your hometown – on this informational Squidoo page.

Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgeon Offers Clients an Exciting Alternative to the Doctor’s Office

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins, founder and medical director of Santa Barbara’s Evolutions Medical Spa, has partnered with one of the top spas in North America to offer clients cosmetic procedures in a luxurious spa resort setting.

Not surprisingly, most people don’t consider a trip to the doctor’s office as exciting as a trip to a AAA Five Diamond Resort Spa! Dr. Terry Perkins, a Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon and skin rejuvenation specialist for over 30 years, understands this fact. Dr. Perkins has partnered with the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, one of the top resorts in North America, to give his current and future clients a great new option as to where they would like to receive their medical cosmetic treatments.

Many people equate going to the doctor’s office with an illness. Dr. Perkins comments, “The procedures I do are elective and my clients are healthy. Consequently, many of them would love to combine their treatment with a rejuvenating day at a top-rated U.S. spa”. At the Ojai Valley Inn’s Spa, Dr. Perkins and his talented nurses will be offering injectables such as Dysport, Botox, Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse. Dysport and Botox Cosmetic help reduce frown lines and other wrinkles while Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse are dermal fillers that are used to enhance many facial features. All are considered non-invasive treatments.

Clients who see Dr. Perkins at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa will have complimentary access to their state-of-the-art spa center on the day of their appointment. Spa Ojai boasts two pools, mind/body classes, plush locker rooms and extraordinary spa services from massages to body treatments, facials and more. Dr. Perkins, who is also the founder of a Santa Barbara medical spa called Evolutions, will offer services at Spa Ojai three to four times per month in addition to services at Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara.

The pairing of Dr. Perkins, who was voted “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by Santa Barbara residents in the 2009 Santa Barbara NewsPress Readers Choice Awards, with a world-renowned spa that was hailed as one of the “Top 10 Best Spas” in USA Today, makes perfect sense. As the exclusive provider of medical aesthetic procedures for Spa Ojai, Dr. Perkins brings his cosmetic expertise to a truly luxurious environment, giving his clients the best of both worlds.


How to Find an Excellent Medical Spa – Questions to Ask and Tips from Evolutions Medical Spa

At Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara we strongly encourage potential clients to ask questions and become informed before committing to a medical spa. In fact, many people are not familiar with the difference between a “medical” spa and a “day” spa – even less familiar with how to discern an okay medical spa from an excellent one. Read on for a bit of background and a few tips on how to find an excellent, trustworthy medical spa (like Evolutions!).

Medical spas, also known as medspas and medi-spas, have a “medical” focus as opposed to relaxation/pampering found at “day spas”. Medical spas offer non-invasive or minimally invasive medical aesthetic services for people who are looking to improve themselves without surgery or extended downtime. Many medical spas offer treatments such as medical grade chemical peels, injections of Botox or Dysport, injections of dermal fillers, laser hair removal and much more in an atmosphere that is more luxurious than a plastic or cosmetic surgeon’s office.

Important questions to ask when researching a medical spa:

  • Who is the medical director? Medical spas should be overseen by an appropriately qualified physician meaning those who specialize in aesthetic or skin-related fields such as a cosmetic or plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.

Evolutions Medical Spa is overseen by Dr. Terry J. Perkins, a double board certified cosmetic surgeon, who specializes in aesthetic facial surgery and liposuction and has been practicing for more than 30 years.

  • Where is the doctor’s main office? It is ideal for the doctor to be close by so that he is accessible for any patient’s needs.

Dr. Perkins is based in Santa Barbara, he practices cosmetic surgery at his Cosmetic Surgery Center Medical Group office that is just minutes from Evolutions.

  • Is the doctor available to see me at the spa to answer questions or available to examine me if there is a complication? It is important to note that procedures such as injections (of Botox, dermal fillers and the like), laser hair removal, FotoFacials, certain chemical peels, etc., are medical procedures that should be done by a trained medical professional with the same care and diligence that you would find in a doctor or surgeon’s office.

Dr. Perkins is always available for a consultation if there is a question or concern, scheduled through Evolutions.

  • If there is a complication, the doctor should be available to evaluate the situation. Does the doctor have normal hours at the spa? Knowing that the doctor is available certain days of the week at the medical spa for consultations and evaluations is tremendously important. This insures the doctor is playing an active role in the medical spa and that s/he would be available to see you upon request.

Dr. Perkins holds regular hours at Evolutions, seeing patients at the spa two days per week by appointment.

  • Did the medical director personally train the clinicians working at the spa? Training a clinician personally by the medical director indicates that s/he promotes uniformity in the treatment of patients to insure the best results. It also allows the medical director to evaluate the clinician and to provide further training, if necessary, to bring the clinician up to medical-grade standards.

Dr. Perkins personally trains the Evolutions’ nurses and clinicians. He meets with the Evolutions’ staff on a regular basis to insure everyone is kept up-to-date on what is going on at the medical spa.


We hope that you seek answers to these questions when looking for a great medical spa in your town. If you are in the Santa Barbara area and have always wanted to see what Evolutions Medical Spa is about, we hope that our answers to these questions have provided you with insight into our spa and we encourage you to come in and see us! In addition, Evolutions offers a complimentary consultation – fill out our form online – or call us at 805.687.0212 today!


Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara Can Stop Excessive Sweating in Underarms, Hands, Feet with Botox

Summer is here in Santa Barbara and, yes!, there is a way to stop the embarrassing sweaty underarms or sweaty palms so you that you may enjoy the season in confidence!

Some of you may be familiar with the term hyperhidrosis – a clinical term for a condition where a person produces an abnormal increase in perspiration to regulate the body. Many of us suffer from hyperhidrosis – not only in day-to-day activities, but in events in our lives that will live forever in our memories – weddings, big work presentations, reunions – not knowing that there is a solution out there that is much better than grocery store deodorant.

At Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara we are here to help! We can cut your sweating up to 90% for six to eight months using an FDA-approved treatment of BOTOX injections. Botox blocks the signals sent to the treated sweat glands telling them to sweat. Enjoy your summer with dry, odorless underarms (or palms or feet)!

If you’d like to know more, contact Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara via our online complimentary consultation form or call us for an appointment at 805-687-0212. We also use Botox for smoothing lines and reducing wrinkles!


For more information on hyperhidrosis, visit the International Hyperhidrosis Society.

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