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Relax and Rejuvenate in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

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!

Indulge in one of our day spa treatments, such as a massage, a facial, an exfoliation treatment, or a super-relaxing body scrub or wrap. Relax in our dry sauna or peaceful tea lounge before or after you treatment.

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.

Perhaps it’s time to address wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging? We offer options such as Botox, Dysport, Skin Tightening treatments, Dermal Fillers (Restylane, Lyft, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Voluma),and Foto Facials. We also offer treatments for acne, hair removal, tattoo removal, vein removal, skin rejuvenation, and much more.

Request a complimentary consultation online or call us at (805) 695-2160 to schedule an appointment. We looking forward to working with you to achieve the results you desire!

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Skin Resurfacing Event in Santa Barbara

If you are interested in smoother, clearer, younger-looking skin in a week, join us at our June Event! 

Skin Resurfacing 101

Wednesday, June 28th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

At our event, you will learn about:

  • Fractional CO2 Resurfacing: A wonderful treatment that can give you great skin rejuvenation with a single treatment!
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: PRP uses your body’s own healing process to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
  • Sublative Resurfacing plus DNA Repair: Fractional resurfacing with little to no pain.

Skin Resurfacing treatments (Fractional CO2, PRP, and Sublative Rejuvenation) will be discounted 20%!

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Event includes refreshments, a raffle, and exclusive specials.

– Attendance is Limited –
Call Today to RSVP – 805-687-0212

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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 22, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Laser Hair Removal Basics
(Learn everything you need to know!)

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 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 

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Skin Resurfacing Event at Evolutions in Santa Barbara

Interested in Smoother, Clearer, Younger-Looking Skin in a Week?

Join us at our Skin Resurfacing 101 Event

Wednesday, July 27th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Evolutions Medical & Day Spa Brighten Up Skin Event

At our event, you will learn about: 

Skin Resurfacing treatments
(Fractional CO2, PRP, and Sublative Rejuvenation)
will be discounted 20%!

Attendees will enjoy refreshments, a raffle, and exclusive specials at our event.

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

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Tattoo Removal in Santa Barbara for Job Seekers

Tattoo Removal Santa Barbara at EvolutionsGetting a tattoo at the age of 18 is like a rite of passage into adulthood for many young adults. However, as most of us know, sometimes the decisions we make in our youth are impulsive and short-sighted and lack consideration for how it can impact the future. So while the tattoo of a pot leaf on a wrist or a butterfly on the neck can feel very liberating at 18, it can be very restraining in older adult years, especially for those who are in the job market or are looking to advance in their current career.

Tattoos are more popular now than ever. A quarter of men and women ages 30 to 39 have at least one tattoo while a third of adults ages 25 to 29 are also tattooed. Seeing a tattoo nowadays on someone is usually not shocking but employers are not as likely to turn a blind eye. A recent article on GoSanAngelo.com highlighted a tattoo removal clinic in San Pablo, California, that was part of the city’s economic development program to help people become ready to enter the job market (other parts of the program included honing job skills and fiscal responsibility). The reality of it is that a tattoo can be a barrier to employment, career experts say. Others who are employed may be asked to cover up the ink while on the clock. This is one of the reasons why people are seeking tattoo removal. Other reasons include wanting to get rid of an ex’s name or simply feeling like they’ve outgrown their tattoo. It is estimated that 50% of people who have gotten tattoos eventually regret them.

The good news is that nowadays it is possible to have your tattoo cleared (complete clearance is dependent upon a number of factors) and at Evolutions we have the best tattoo removal technology available. The Q-switched laser system is state of the art and includes three true lasers (most systems only have 2 lasers) that can safely and effectively remove tattoos of almost any color. This non-invasive procedure uses very rapid burst of laser energy to break down the tattoo ink and allow the normal healing process of the body to remove unwanted ink. There is some discomfort in the process but most clients say it is much more comfortable than getting a tattoo. Although the tattoo removal can be a long process, somewhere between 4 to 15 sessions for complete clearance, people find that it definitely pays off, especially for those who are entering the job market or climbing a career ladder.

If you are interested in laser tattoo removal in Santa Barbara, call Evolutions Medical & Day Spa at 805-687-0212 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Introducing Evolutions Day Spa Santa Barbara

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! –

evolutions day spa santa barbaraThe 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.

Along with previewing the new Day Spa at our Grand Opening event, guests will enjoy:

  • 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.

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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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Santa Barbara Medical Spa Product Focus: Revale Skin Care

Antioxidant-rich foods, such as colorful fruits and veggies, are considered super-food because they help strengthen the immune system, staving off a cold, the flu or infections, and some people even believe they play a big part in warding off chronic diseases (such as cancer, arthritis and more) because they contain high sources of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that protect and repair cells from free radical damage. These foods can really make a big impact inside your body.

 

What about fighting free radical damage on the outside of your body? Free radical damage shows up on our skin as sun damage (hyperpigmentation), fine lines and wrinkles and skin cancer. Are you thinking that if only there was a way to apply antioxidants to the skin to lessen and/or prevent free radical damage . . . Well, there is a way to do that! Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon, and founder of Evolutions, Dr. Terry Perkins, recommends Revale skin care products as the “top of the line” antioxidants-for-your-skin products on the market today.
Revale products are formulated with CoffeeBerry® extract derived from the coffee plant (Coffea arabica) and has one of the highest antioxidant scores ever recorded. Topical application of this “active” antioxidant will help repair prior environmental damage as well as decrease future damage.
An easy 3-step system that is gentle and suitable for all skin types (and won’t clog pores) is available at Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara:
  • RevaleSkin Facial Cleanser: Purifies and clarifies.
  • RevaleSkin Day Cream with SPF 15: Smooths and softens.
  • RevaleSkin Night Cream: Revitalizes.
We can all benefit from a good dose of antioxidants daily on the inside and the outside!
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Happy Birthday to Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara!

It’s that time of year again! Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara is celebrating our birthday and this year we are turning five!

 

To thank you for the years of support and for helping us become the largest Santa Barbara medical spa we invite you to help us celebrate this occasion at our Open House on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. No RSVP needed!

 

Receive more Open House details leading up to the event by ‘Liking’ us on Facebook or following us on Twitter!
By the way, did you know that we advertise “Last Minute Cancellation Specials” on Facebook and Twitter – where you can receive up to 40% off select services!

 

 

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