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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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Healthy Skin Care Habits for the New Year

For most of our Santa Barbara medical and day spa clients, skin care is an on-going “work in progress”. In essence, many people don’t wake up day after day with healthy-looking skin from doing nothing. Instead they “work” for it with regularly scheduled day and medical spa treatments and maintain their results by following a recommended skin care regimen at home. Not surprisingly, there is more to achieving healthy skin than facials and medical-grade products. Developing some of these healthy skin care “habits” will also help boost your glow!

Hands Off
Hands and nails can contaminate your skin. Commit to touching your face as seldom as possible throughout the day.

Eat from the Earth
Colorful vegetables and fruits are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that can repair, enhance, and nourish your skin from the inside out. Greasy or fatty foods tend to upset the natural balance of your body and can cause your skin – and overall health – to deteriorate.

Get Your Rest
“Beauty sleep” is a pretty accurate phrase. While you sleep, your metabolic rate lowers so you are not producing as many skin damaging free radicals. Your skin also focuses on repair (instead of protection as it does during the day) when you are asleep.

Exfoliate
Aim to exfoliate your skin 2 to 3 times per week. This will encourage cell turnover (which decreases every day that we get older!) and will automatically brighten your complexion.

Use Sun Protection Year Round
Whether rain, clouds, or sunshine is in the forecast, get in the habit of applying (and re-applying after prolonged sun exposure, excess perspiration, or exercising) sun screen to your face, neck, chest, and hands.

Invest in Your Skin Care Routine
If there is one skin cleansing tool to invest in, it is the Clarisonic facial cleansing brush. The Clarisonic is Dr. Perkins’ #1 recommendation for your home care regimen and one of the best ways to maintain or achieve healthy skin. We carry the Clarisonic SMART Profile and the Clarisonic Mia 2.

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At Evolutions we are here to help you with your skin issues and achieve the results you desire. Call us (805-695-2160) to get on the path to healthier skin today! 

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Broad Spectrum SPF Sunscreens Available at Evolutions

Evolutions Sunscreen Santa BarbaraWe’ve been experiencing Spring-like weather for some time now and our sun exposure is only going to ramp up, most likely until late Fall! At our Santa Barbara Medical & Day Spa, we know that there is no one-size-fits-all sunscreen and that is why we carry a variety of sunscreens. You can feel confident that all of them will give you a high level of protection while you choose the one that best fits your skin’s needs.

Here is more information about our sun protection products:

WEIGHTLESS PROTECTION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 45 by PCA Skin

  • Quick-absorbing with a light finish
  • Lightweight, easily can be worn alone or under makeup
  • Broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection
  • Awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation
  • Self.com says it is a great pick for those with “combination, oily, or break-out prone skin” (December 2015)

SUN SHIELD MINERAL BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 by Obagi

  • INVISIBLE ZINC technology gives you the protection of zinc without the white finish (dries clear)
  • Br0ad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Lightweight and oil free
  • Non-comedogenic and won’t cause irritation
  • Water-resistant up to 40 minutes
  • Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen

SUN SHIELD MATTE BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 by Obagi

  • A lightweight feel that dries in an elegant matte finish
  • Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Use alone or under makeup and other skin care products
  • Non-greasy, PABA-free
  • Fragrance-free

TiZO3 FACIAL MINERAL SUNSCREEN SPF 40 by Fallene Cosmeceuticals

  • Sun protection that goes on silky with a non-greasy matte finish
  • Free of: chemical sunscreens, preservatives, oils, fragrances, or PABA
  • Contains #1 (Zinc Oxide) and #2 (Titanium Dioxide) rated sunscreen filters
  • Broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection
  • Photostable: will not break down in sunlight
  • Water-resistant up to 80 minutes
  • Gentle enough to use after aesthetic skin treatments (lasers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facial cosmetic surgery, etc.,)

SOLAR PROTECTION FORMULA SPF 58 by Fallene Cosmeceuticals 

  • Strong sun protection that is lightly tinted that fades to your natural tone
  • Free of: chemical sunscreens, preservatives, oils, fragrances, or PABA
  • Contains #1 (Zinc Oxide) and #2 (Titanium Dioxide) rated sunscreen filters
  • Broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection
  • Photostable: will not break down in sunlight
  • Water-resistant up to 40 minutes
  • Gentle enough to use after aesthetic skin treatments (lasers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facial cosmetic surgery, etc.,)
  • Excellent product for children

LA DEFENSE BROAD SPECTRUM 30 by Luzern

  • 100% natural, mineral-based pigments
  • Broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection
  • Antioxidants help minimize signs of premature aging and the formation of dark spots
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Hydrates for firm, supple skin
  • Non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic, animal cruelty-free

Sun Protection for Lips, Nose and Ears
LIPTECT SPF 45 by Fallene Cosmeceuticals

  • LipTect is specifically developed for the thinnest layers of skin on the lips, nose, and ears
  • Combines Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide for sun protections; it is free of chemical sunscreens
  • An elegant soothing formula that fades to a natural skin tone

Dr. Perkins hand-selects our skin care products – including sunscreen – based on therapeutic-value, reputation, and high level of client satisfaction so you can rest-assured that these sunscreens will work for you (although don’t forget to reapply after water exposure, excessive sun exposure, or excessive sweating).

If you have questions or would like to purchase any of these sun protection products, stop by today.

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DermaSweep in Santa Barbara

Our Santa Barbara Day Spa offers an escape from life’s everyday stress. A 60 or 90 minute day spa service (such as a massage, facial, body scrub or wrap) can be an amazing “mini stay-cation.”

This month, our featured Mini Stay-Cation idea is a DermaSweep exfoliating treatment.

DermaSweep Santa Barbara

As our skin ages, the natural exfoliation process slows down. Exfoliating treatments at Evolutions work to speed up the natural cell turnover and help you to achieve and maintain clear, healthy, youthful-looking skin.

DermaSweep MD, our most advance exfoliation treatment, uses a variable-level vacuum system to gently lift the skin as the device “sweeps away” the dead layer quickly and painlessly. Increased blood flow in the treated area encourages collagen formation, toning, and firming of the skin

Finally, Epi-Fusion delivers skin specific topical solutions deep into the skin to treat common concerns such as acne, dry skin, and hyperpigmentation.

View all of our Santa Barbara Day Spa Services here.
Contact us at (805) 695-2160 to schedule your Mini Stay-Cation day spa service today! 

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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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Clarisonic Products in Santa Barbara Give Glowing Skin

The Clarisonic skin cleansing brush is Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins #1 recommendation for your home care regimen.

Why use the Clarisonic skin cleansing brush? This is the one product that is beneficial for every skin type and skin condition. Although there are many electronic rotating brush products on the market, none of them beat the Clarisonic brush’s patented sonic frequency which consists of 300 movements per second to gently, and thoroughly, cleanse your skin. The inside bristles gently oscillate ten degrees in either direction to move with your skin’s elasticity. Other electronic brushes use a rotary movement that tugs at the skin and cause damage.

Due to the popularity of the Clarisonic product, they have recently made additions to their product line to accommodate different lifestyles and budgets. We carry the following Clarisonic skin products at Evolutions Medical Spa in Santa Barbara:

Clarisonic Pro
Clarisonic Pro

CLARISONIC PRO FOR FACE & BODY: this is for those who can’t get enough of the Clarisonic! It features 3-speeds to customize cleansing for different parts of the body and comes with 2 brushes: a sensitive brush (for the face) and a body brush. It includes an extension handle to help you comfortably cleanse your back, legs, knees, and feet. A universal charging cradle is included. $225

CLARISONIC ARIA: this is also a 3-speed brush that comes in a sleek high gloss finish (available in white or black) and comes with 2 brushes: a sensitive brush and a deep pore cleansing brush plus a drying stand (which is not a charger). A universal charger is also included. $199

Clarisonic Mia
Clarisonic Mia

CLARISONIC MIA: for those who are on-the-go, this brush is perfect! The Mia is a single speed brush that is great for travel and comes in a variety of fun colors (so you can easily find it in your gym bag or luggage!). $119

CLARISONIC OPAL SONIC INFUSION SYSTEM: introducing the newest product from Clarisonic that is designed to apply anti-aging serum better than manual application. The proven technology builds skin’s resilience to prevent future damage around the eyes, lip, brow, and forehead area along with providing instant hydration for smooth and brighter skin. $185

For those who have a Clarisonic, we also have:

Clarisonic Replacement Brush Heads: replacing your brush heads every 3 months is recommended  to maintain the highest level of cleansing. There are a variety of brush heads to accommodate a range of skin types and some Evolutions clients find that they may use a different brush head depending on how their skin is behaving during a specific time of year. $25 each

Clarisonic Body Extension Handle: use this handle to extend your Clarisonic cleansing to the rest of your body. Compatible with the Clarisonic PLUS and PRO brushes only. $25

Clarisonic-giftKeep your family member or friend’s holiday glow alive throughout the year by giving them the gift of a Clarisonic Cleansing System!

Call Evolutions or stop by to peruse all Clarisonic products available. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any product questions.

Don’t forget that Evolutions Medical Spa is at a new location:

350 Chapala Street, Suite 103, on the corner of Chapala and Gutierrez Streets. Parking is easily available around the building.

Contact us at 805-687-0212.

 

 

 

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Clarisonic Skincare: Santa Barbara Medical Spa Event Recap

Our “Summer Skincare” event provided us with so much information that we have decided to split the recap into three posts – each dedicated to the three topics of the evening – all of which are equally important.  The first topic is about the Clarisonic Skin Care System.

What is the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System?

clarisonicThe Clarisonic skin cleansing system, or popularly known as the “Clarisonic brush”, uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, and thoroughly, cleanse your skin.  It removes six times more makeup and two times more dirt than cleansing with your hands alone.  The inside area of the brush oscillates ten degrees in either direction, moving with the skin’s elasticity, while the outer ring of bristles stay stationary and act as a splash guard.  The movement of the bristles makes this brush unique to all the other electronic skin brushes on the market, which use a rotary movement that tugs at the skin and can cause damage. Use the Clarisonic with any cleanser of your choice as long as it is non-abrasive.

What are the benefits of cleansing with the Clarisonic?

If you use the Clarisonic on a regular basis, once in the morning and once in the evening, you will see many benefits, including:

  • Clearer, smoother skin
  • More product absorption – your cleaner skin will absorb moisturizers, and other facial products, more thoroughly and evenly
  • Less blackheads because it removes dirt and sebum (oil)
  • Minimized appearance of pores

Clarisonic Brush Heads: Which is right for you?

There are five types of brush heads available for the face, and one for the body. The facial brush heads target different skin types:

  • Normal: perfect for normal skin, shaving prep and use on the neck and chest (this is the brush head on the grey plastic base)
  • Sensitive: for sensitive to normal skin types (this is the brush that comes with all Clarisonic units)
  • Delicate: for delicate or extra-sensitive skin (this brush has a light blue plastic base)
  • Deep Pore: use for cleansing on oily skin, large pores, and is gentle enough for daily use
  • Acne: extra-plush with bristle gradation to provide gentle cleansing for sensitive and acne prone skin

Clarisonic Settings for Optimal Cleansing

Depending on the model you buy, the Clarisonic has different speeds, or settings, ranging from a sensitive cleanse to a deeper cleanse.  The Clarisonic Mia (a popular unit for travel that comes with an international charger) has one speed, while the Mia 2 has two speeds.  The Clarisonic PRO has four speeds to meet all skin cleansing needs.

Tips for the Clarisonic

  • We learned last night from the Clarisonic rep a secret that has to be shared! Your brush can do double duty for spot treatment. Pop out the center of the brush, snap it on the Clarisonic and use this smaller brush head for the area between the nose and the cheeks and the nose itself.
  • Clean your brush head with antibacterial soap at least once per week
  • Use a permanent marker to write the date on the back of the brush head and remember to replace the brush every three months
  • For those of you who like to use the Clarisonic on your back, there is a back handle now available that attaches to the Clarisonic Pro

At Evolutions Medical Spa we use the Clarisonic brush as part of our facial services. Dr. Perkins and our staff highly recommend incorporating the Clarisonic cleansing system into you skincare routine to maintain beautiful skin in between facial services.  The Clarisonic system and brush head replacements are available for purchase at Evolutions. 

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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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Skin Care for Women in Their 30s from a Santa Barbara Medical Spa Skin Expert

A message from Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins:

In between treatments at Evolutions Medical Spa, we stress the importance of skin care and developing an at-home skin care routine to maintain your skin. By doing this, your medical spa procedures are more effective and your overall skin health is boosted.

Our guest author, a Santa Barbara skin care expert, will be addressing skin care for women in their 30s in the article below. This is when many of our clients really begin to “take notice” of their skin, the products they are (and aren’t!) using and start to focus on how to keep their skin beautiful for the rest of their adult lives.

– Skin Care Tips for Women in their 30s –

 

As women enter their 30s, they begin to be more conscientious of their skin care routine, perhaps because this is when sun damage, skin laxity and environmental damage to the the skin begins to show. For most women in their 20s, the skin cell turnover is still rapid (every28 days) which means their skin is constantly replenishing and repairing and the result is healthy, volume-filled, glowing skin. As women transition into their 30s, some begin to see their skin quality diminish as skin cell turnover slows (to as much as every 40 days!).
The good news is that we can keep the skin young and address environmental damage by developing a skin care routine that is appropriate for a women in her 30s. These skin care tips will keep your skin in your 20s while you move into your 30s.
  • Are you washing your face or are you cleansing? Many people speed through the cleansing routine but do not realize that this step sets the foundation for your skin. If you want products (make up, moisturizer, sunscreen, retinoid cream) to penetrate evenly and effectively, then you may want to take a closer look at your morning and night time face washing routine. One of the products that I highly recommend to invest in (also the #1 recommendation of Evolutions Medical Spa and Dr. Perkins) is the Clarisonic face brush. In a short period of time, this facial brush removes six times more make up and two times more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone. In addition to that, the sonic frequency stimulates the skin, encouraging collagen production (another plus for more mature skin). The Clarisonic can be used with any cleanser: if you have oily or combo skin, use a gel or foaming cleanser and if you have normal or dry skin, use a mild cream cleanser.
  • Make an effort to prevent further sun damage. Use a daily broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or more. Even better, use a sunBLOCK that physically blocks the rays such as titanium dioxide, micronized zinc oxide or iron oxide. These reflect the UV radiation instead of chemical sunscreens that absorb UV. Sunscreen is not for just after your shower and under your make up! If you are going outdoors for a run in the morning or evening, dropping your kids at school or heading to the gym, put sunscreen on first thing in the morning after your facial cleansing – and reapply after a shower, a sweaty workout, swimming, etc., The skin on the face is delicate and needs to be protected at all times! Sun damage leads to hyperpigmentation (think “liver spots”) and wrinkles – essentially it “ages” the skin, and that can happen rapidly.
  • Treat your skin inside and out – Antioxidize! Kudos to you if you are eating your fill of antioxidants such as berries and other foods, and even better if you use a moisturizer packed with antioxidants. This way you are treating the skin from the inside and the outside! There are some amazing skin care products that are a long way from our Grandmother’s “Ponds” cream. A few favorites are: Revaleskin which features CoffeeBerry extract – a super antioxidant, the Obagi-C RX System, with 10% L-ascorbic acid, also known as Vitamin C, whose effectiveness against wrinkles and fine lines is backed by a fair amount of scientific evidence, and AFA skin care products that utilize a technology based on the acidification of amino acids that make up the skin’s natural moisture system and results in effective rejuvenation.
  • Retin A (Tretinoin) is not just for acne. Consider using a tretinoin cream two to three times per week. Derived from Vitamin A, it penetrates the skin and helps to repair sun damage as well as effectively easing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing skin cell turnover rate and boosting the synthesis of collagen. Tretinoin is available by prescription from a physician.

image01Often times a reputable medical spa can customize a skin care program that encompasses some, or all, of the above products that are suitable for your skin type. There are also medically non-invasive procedures that you can do from time to time at a medical spa, or with a cosmetic surgeon, to boost your at-home skin care. Some examples follow:

  • Go ahead! Treat yourself to a rejuvenating facial. Facials are good for you. They relax your mind and body and, most importantly, provide a thorough cleansing and exfoliation for your skin. With freshly exfoliated (and sometimes, extracted) skin, your at-home skin products will sink in more, working effectively and evenly.
  • Go deeper! Explore peels and/or FotoFacials. Chemical peels come in different varieties (light, medium, or deep) to address different skin issues such as hyperpigmentation and sun damage. Peels offer great results with a minimal amount of down time. A medical spa under the supervision of a physician, will offer medical-grade peels (stronger) than a peel available at a “day spa”. Chemical peels deeply exfoliate and stimulate collagen and elastin production improving your complexion and leaving you with firmer, younger skin. FotoFacials significantly improve texture and appearance by reducing sun damage, redness, fine lines and large pores.
  • Get exfoliated! By a professional. Exfoliating face wash works to a certain degree, but not as significantly as a professional exfoliation. Microdermabrasion, once a very popular exfoliating treatment, is now being replaced by a superior exfoliating method called Vibradermabrasion. The suction in microdermabrasion can result in broken capillaries, whereas Vibraderm has no suction, is pleasant and fast. Abrasive paddles vibrate at a rapid rate to exfoliate your skin and stimulate collagen production.
  • Iron out your wrinkles! Consider anti-wrinkle treatments of Botox or Dysport to relax facial wrinkles. The development of frown lines between the eyebrows or wrinkles on the forehead can rapidly age a person. Botox and Dysport temporarily relax the muscles that contract, stopping the wrinkle and leaving you with a smooth, wrinkle-free forehead. If administered properly by a highly-trained clinician, you will look natural, relaxed, just as you did in your 20s!

Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara can assist you in looking your best! Skin care consultations available, as well as rejuvenating facials, chemical peels, FotoFacials, Vibraderm treatments, Botox, Dysport, medical-grade skin care products and more! For questions, or a complimentary consultation, call 805.687.0212.

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Santa Barbara Day Spa Facials Available at Evolutions Medical Spa

Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara – awarded Best Medical Spa repeatedly in the Santa Barbara Independent and Santa Barbara NewsPress papers – and known for medical treatments such as Botox, Dysport and laser hair removal also offers classic day spa facials combined with the medical care you would receive from a physician’s office.

 

facialThe beauty of a facial is that it has many benefits. A facial is not just a pampering luxury. It rejuvenates the skin, cleans your pores, and helps generate cell turnover for clearer, softer skin. Facials can be done on a monthly basis, and are recommended before treatments such as FotoFacials, chemical peels or laser facials to prepare the skin for optimum results (and often in between a series of treatments, but ask your aesthetician beforehand).

 

Evolutions offers a variety of facials, customized for your special needs, using the most advanced products and protocols available. A glimpse at some of our most requested facials:
    • Evolutions Signature Facial is an ideal blend of medical technology and deep relaxation. It includes ultrasonic cleansing, light exfoliation, and extractions plus a blissful paraffin treatment, a Mini Vibraderm, and a high-tech Multiwave LED session for added relaxation and improved results. A relaxing face, neck, and shoulder massage and a nourishing mask provide a perfect finishing touch.

 

    • The Pumpkin Antioxidant Facial is a highly therapeutic facial that will indulge your senses with the perfect balance of relaxation and effective exfoliation. The treatment exfoliates and draws impurities out of the skin while introducing vitamins, enzymes, and nutrients into the skin. It also smells great! Recommended for fine lines, loss of elasticity, and congested pores. Your skin will “glow” after this treatment!

 

  • The Frozen In Time DNA Facial introduces genetically flawless live stem cells that influenced the skin’s older cells to replicate healthier, stronger, more youthful-looking skin cells. This clinically-proven, FDA-approved treatment renews skin that has been compromised by environmental factors such as sun damage, pollution and stress. It is also an excellent way to enhance the effects of laser treatments and chemical peels.

Facials at Evolutions Medical Spa can be purchased in a series to maintain a regular treatment schedule. Call Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara at 805.687.0212 to schedule a facial today!

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