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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.


Nia 24: Splurge-Worthy Skin Care

Nia 24 Skin Strengthening Complex was recently featured as one of 26 products in Buzzfeed’s article, “Splurge-Worthy Skin Care Products You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner”, and touted as the product to “get visibly firmer and more even skin tone and texture”. We couldn’t agree more!

The Skin Strengthening Complex improves the skin barrier function which helps to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, accelerate repair and deliver optimal moisturization.

Key Ingredients include:

  • Pro-Niacin to strengthen the skin barrier, improve tone, texture and hyperpigmentation.
  • Vitamin A to improve elasticity and skin texture.
  • Green Tea and Rosemary Antioxidants restore and protect skin from free radical attack.
  • Peptide Complex to diminish deep set wrinkles and expression lines.
  • Wheat Germ and Evening Primrose oils for moisture.
  • Ceramides reinforce the skin barrier to maximize the moisture-holding capacity.

This is a light weight moisturizer that works on all skin types. Apply a small amount twice daily after cleansing on face and neck.

Get your Nia 24 skin care products at Evolutions in Santa Barbara! 


Evolutions Medical Spa’s 5th Anniversary Event is a Success!

Evolutions Medical Spa, Santa Barbara’s largest medical spa, happily celebrated five years in Santa Barbara on Wednesday with image150 clients and friends! Owner and Medical Director, Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins, and the staff of Evolutions welcomed guests at 4:00pm and were surprised to find a line down the street of people waiting before that! The first 50 guests received gift bags full of medical grade skin care products carried at the spa.


Guests enthusiastically participated in complimentary mini-treatments such as a Clarisonic Skin Care Treatment (Dr. Perkins IMG_0074#1 recommendation to boost your skin care routine at home), Vibraderm Exfoliation (a superior exfoliation system to microdermabrasion that leaves skin glowing), and mineral make up applications by Colorescience Pro

(high performance mineral make up that protects the skin from the sun and creates a flawless face). Refreshments, wine and beer were enjoyed while guests mingled with representatives from companies such as Obagi Medical Products, AFA and Neova skin care lines and VitaMedica nutraceuticals (products from these companies are all available at Evolutions). Representatives from Medicis, Cutera/Syneron, Radiesse and our newest service, hair restoration, were on hand to discuss the benefits of laser treatments, dermal filler injectables and hair re-growth.

Many people purchased medical spa services and skin care products at promotional prices, exclusive to this event only, and image-00were given chances to spin a Prize Wheel. Prizes included a laser facial, teeth whitening treatment, $100 in product credit and more! Over $5000 in raffle prizes were given away too! Lucky winners walked away with dermal filler treatments (Radiesse, Perlane, Juvederm), gift packages from skin care lines DNA, Revale, AFA, Obagi, Nia, Clarisonic and gift sets from Revitalash, Latisse and VitaMedica.
For those who were curious about Botox / Dysport, the most popular Santa Barbara anti-wrinkle treatments, Dr. Perkins did two live demonstrations of Dysport injections. He also mingled with guests, offering information and answering (many!) questions about services and products.


Dr. Perkins and the staff of Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara wish to extend a Thank You to all of our clients and friends who have supported Evolutions throughout the years! We hope that you enjoyed celebrating our Anniversary Event as much as we did!

THIS WEDNESDAY: “Crazy Gorgeous Skin” Event at Evolutions Medical Spa

Reminder from Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbarathis Wednesday, June 17th – is our “Crazy Gorgeous Skin” Event!

Please join Dr. Perkins and representatives from top skin care lines such as Clarisonic, Revaleskin, Colorescience and Nia24, for an open house event, to learn the importance of a comprehensive home care regimen.

Mini treatments & make-up application available complimentary. Raffles and Exclusive gorgeous skindiscounts just for attendees.

Evolutions Medical Spa. 1309 State Street, Santa Barbara.
Wednesday, June 17th, from 6:30 – 8:30
This is a free event. Refreshments will be served. Please call to RSVP 687.0212.

Santa Barbara Evolutions Medical Spa “Crazy Gorgeous Skin” Event: Featured Product Nia24

On Wednesday, June 17th, Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara is hosting a “Crazy Gorgeous Skin” event. Representatives from top skin care lines will be on hand to discuss a comprehensive home care regimen. Over the next few days, the Evolutions blog will be highlighting products that can become part of your home care skin regimen.


NIA24 Skin Therapy


Nia24 – Niacin-powered skin therapy – is based on 25+ years of biomedical research. A patented Niacin molecule is the main ingredient in Nia24 where it helps to stimulate DNA repair and build the skin barrier from the inside out. Nia24 is popular among celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, Renee Zellweger, Debra Messing and Marcia Cross – all known for their gorgeous, flawless skin.


Come to Evolutions Crazy Gorgeous Skin event for a chance to win a gift basket from Nia24! Nia24 skin therapy also available at Evolutions and on our eStore.


>> Read more about the Crazy Gorgeous Skin Care event here <<
Don’t forget to RSVP to Evolutions Medical Spa at 687.0212!

“Crazy Gorgeous Skin” Event at Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara

In just one week, Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara will be hosting an event that is not to be missed! Our event is dedicated to skin – and we invite all skin types – to come find out how to have Crazy Gorgeous Skin!

“Crazy Gorgeous Skin” Event at Evolutions Medical Spa
Wednesday, June 17th, from 6:30 – 8:30
gorgeous+skinPlease join Dr. Perkins and representatives from top skin care lines* for an open house event, to learn the importance of a comprehensive home care regimen.

Mini treatments & make-up application available complimentary.

Raffles and Exclusive discounts just for attendees.

This is a free event. Refreshments will be served.
* Stay tuned to the Evolutions blog over the next week! In honor of this event we will be posting information each day about the top skin care lines that will be featured at the event. Read up, become informed, and bring all your questions for the skin care representatives.