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Sunscreen: One of the Best Anti-Aging Products

One of the easiest ways to fight the physical signs of aging is simple. Use sunscreen daily.

We are exposed to UV (ultraviolet) rays daily – even when it’s overcast or rainy outside – that cause damage and aging to our skin. Here is a quick overview of how the different UV rays can affect your skin:

  • UVA rays – think of them as “Aging” rays – they cause your skin to wrinkle and sag.
  • UVB rays – “Burning” rays – they cause sun damage (hyperpigmentation / sun spots).
  • UVC rays – “Cancer” causing rays – these are usually absorbed by the ozone layer but a very brief exposure can result in a burn.

We recommend wearing sunscreen year round, even if you are inside most of the day. UV rays penetrate through windows (of a car, house, office) and exposure that happens in little amounts of time, such as walking to and from your car, can cumulatively cause damage.

If your makeup has SPF in it, think of that as a “bonus”. Often the SPF in a foundation is not sufficient to give you the coverage that you should have so use a facial sunscreen under it.

epionce sunscreen santa barbaraAt Evolutions, we have a variety of sunscreen options that are specifically for the face from medical grade skincare lines such as Obagi, PCA Skin, Luzern, Nia24, and TiZO. This year we’ve added a new sunscreen that is well-liked by our staff and clients: Epionce, Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 Sunscreen (pictured).

Epionce protects the skin while providing an elegant finish that evens out skin tone in a very natural-looking way. The tint works well for most skin tones and types. It provides broad-spectrum SFP 50 UV protection and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Call us (805-695-2197) or stop by if you need to replenish your sunscreen supply or are looking to try something new. We are always happy to help!

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APRIL EVENT – FILLERS 101

FILLERS 101

Wednesday, May 1st

6:30 – 8:30pm   

Learn the FASTEST Route to Looking 10 Years Younger!

Santa Barbara Day Spa April Event

Do you want to look 10 years younger? Come see if fillers are right for you!

  • Dermal fillers (i.e., Radiesse) contain naturally occurring substances in your body and are used to “fill wrinkles” (or any depression) in the skin.
  • They are also used to enhance other areas of the face (i.e., lips or cheeks).
  • Learn about the amazing Layered Liquid Lift. It is possible to take off 10 years in about 2 hours!
  • Learn about our new Hand Volumizing Treatments, the easiest way to restore a youthful look to your hands.
  • See Dr. Perkins perform a live filler demonstration – a rare opportunity!

Attendees will receive $100 off a Radiesse Hands package and/or each individual syringe purchased.  You will also be entered into a raffle to win a free syringe of Radiesse (a $675 value). 

Attendees will also be eligible for a great raffle. Refreshments will be provided.

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Don’t Miss This Great Event! 

Call us to RSVP 

Phone: 805-695-2210

Seating is limited

EVENT LOCATION:
350 Chapala Street Suite 103 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Sue Manseau, R.N.P.

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be.  We are starting this feature to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. We’ll be highlighting two employees each month.  This month we are highlighting our Nurse Practitioner, Sue Manseau and our longest tenured Massage Therapist, Gill Lainer.

Sue Manseau Evolutions Medical & Day SpaEmployee Profile – Sue Manseau, R.N.P.
In June of this year Sue will reach her 10 year anniversary of working at Evolutions!  She is a dedicated clinician and is always focused on learning more about medical aesthetics.  Sue has a background in Women’s health and is a calming force on our clinical staff and for all of her clients.  

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

I worked as a lifeguard at a motel one summer when I was a teenager. There was a ping pong table next to the pool and I’d challenge and beat most of the guys who wanted to play. I did also watch the swimmers in the pool!

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

Evolutions is a wonderful place to work. It’s a small, family owned business and we’re all treated like family. We have very high medical standards and pride ourselves in offering excellent customer service. It’s a very beautiful work environment. I really enjoy our clients and have known a lot of them for years. I have the opportunity to get to know them well and that’s very special. The staff is fantastic. We all like each other and work well together.

What is your favorite treatment to perform? Why?

I really like fillers and Dysport. These treatments can create an immediate effect and make a  person look more rested and youthful. Intense Pulse Light is a terrific treatment for the right person and can have an incredible effect on photo damage and make the skin look radiant.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

I enjoy receiving fillers. I also love all the facials and massages provided in the Day Spa.

What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why?

I like the Nia 24 products, particularly the Rapid Exfoliating Serum. My skin improved a lot in a short period of time when I started using the Nia products.

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

I really like the book The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. “Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I was a classical pianist, on a girl’s city basketball league and won a few beauty contests in college. I also won a ping pong trophy on a cruise ship and I still have the trophy.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love the beach, scary movies and trying new restaurants.   

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If you love Sue as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Rhonda Bernstein, R.N.

Meet Rhonda Bernstein, R.N.

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees. We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. We’ll be highlighting two employees each month. 

Rhonda was the first employee hired when the Perkins family decided to start Evolutions Medical Spa over 13 years ago! She also works at Cottage Hospital (in the Oncology Unit), so she typically only works at Evolutions one half day per week, but she is a great aesthetic nurse and has an extremely loyal following.

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

Flight Attendant…definitely provided interesting life experiences.

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

My patients!  After 13 years of working here, I now have hundreds of people I consider friends.

What is your favorite treatment to perform?  Why?

Neuromodulators (Dysport and Botox) for the (relatively) immediate results and the impact it has on my clients’ appearance and confidence.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Ultherapy – the results can be dramatic for the appropriate client.

What is your #1 home care product that is sold at Evolutions?  Why?

Luzern Force De Vie Creme Intensive. What they don’t list in the ingredient deck is the “magic” it contains. I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT!

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

No matter what is going on in my life, I often hear my grandmother’s voice saying, “Lila, it could always be worse…”

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m a fanatic University of Michigan football follower! GO BLUE!!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I volunteer a ridiculous number of hours at my daughter’s school — but the days are long and the years are short. I also love watching her perform (sing/dance)

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If you love Rhonda as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Mimi Jarchow, Lead Aesthetician

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees. We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions team.

Meet Mimi Jarchow, Lead Aesthetician

Mimi Jarchow Evolutions Spa Santa BarbaraMimi was a popular aesthetician at Avia Spa for years. Once Evolutions took over the space and created Evolutions Day Spa, she became a key member of our aesthetician team (and eventually became our Lead Aesthetician). She is a talented and dedicated aesthetician and has a loyal client following.

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

I worked at two health food stores in Santa Barbara for almost a decade. It was fascinating learning about vitamins, herbs, and all different types of therapies. That’s where I became an ingredient girl. It’s so important to know what you put into your body and on your skin

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

There is no place like Evolutions in Santa Barbara. From the treatments we offer to the beautiful facility and the team I work with. Everyone is so professional.

What is your favorite treatment to perform?  Why?

I like to perform the Deluxe Oxygen Facial. It is a very luxurious facial with immediate results. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated, plump, and toned.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

I love the Signature Salt Stone Glow – 90 minutes of SHEER BLISS!

What is your #1 home care product that is sold at Evolutions?  Why?

I don’t have just one. First, the Luzern Force De Vie Luxe moisturizer is incredibly hydrating. It leaves your skin looking radiant and dewy. Second, the Revale Eye Serum – great for under eye circles & eye puffiness.

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

There are no problems, only solutions!

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I have curly hair. LOL!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love spending time with my husband and two sons. We love being outdoors – hiking, camping, and biking.

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If you love Mimi as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Barbara Echols, Assistant Spa Director

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees. We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions team.

Meet Barbara Echols, Assistant Spa Director

Barbara Echols Evolutions Spa Santa BarbaraBarbara has been our Assistant Spa Director for 6 years now.  Among other duties, she is in charge of our membership program and performs daily financial audits.  She tries to “scatter joy” every day and wherever she goes (which includes cooking breakfast for the entire staff for our monthly staff meetings!).

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

While living in Michigan in the late 70s, I had a brief job working at a nursery getting plants ready for the spring. It was the hardest, coldest (and shortest) job I EVER had!

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

The way the company is run by the owners.  They genuinely care about their employees and clients. I am proud to tell people that I work here.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Filler – the subtle techniques to make you look more rested, and not overdone, is what I like about how they do the treatment.   

What is your #1 home care product that is sold at Evolutions?  Why?

Even though it’s not one product, I love the IntraCeuticals 3-Step Layering Set. The hyaluronic acid-based products keep my skin feeling dewy all day, and it is a very straightforward evening routine. For the results you get, it just doesn’t get any easier than 1 – 2 – 3.

What is your favorite quote?

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I graduated from high school and beauty college, and was working at a salon, before I turned 18.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Cooking, crossword puzzles and spending time with my husband, John, and our dog, Bella Joy.   

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If you love Barbara as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Injectable Week 2018

Don’t miss Evolutions Medical Spa’s most popular week of the year!
November 26th – December 1st

Look great for the holidays (and beyond) with “Once a Year” specials on all of our injectables:

Dysport
Botox
Restylane
Radiesse
Lyft
Silk
Sculptra
Juvederm
Voluma

Plus Daily Raffles All Week for Great Prizes!

We will be raffling off more than $2500 worth of prizes!

Evolutions Medical Spa Injectable Areas

Discounts:

$100 off any filler
$1 off per unit of Dysport (minimum 60 units)
$2.50 off per unit of Botox (minimum 20 units)

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We are already filling up fast, so call to book your appointment today!

(805) 695-2160

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Wrinkle Treatments in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

Wrinkles are a reality for everyone. They develop earlier for some people or later depending on a combination of genetics, environmental factors and skin care. Wrinkles form because our skin’s ability to maintain moisture and elasticity decreases, which causes sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce – or sometimes eliminate – the appearance of wrinkles. Below is a brief description of wrinkle treatments options at our Santa Barbara Medical Spa. (Click on the treatment name to read more on our website.)

Botox / Dysport: Excellent for smoothing frown lines between brows, reducing forehead wrinkles and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet). Typically lasts 3-4 months.

Dermal Fillers: Replace the natural volume of your skin to diminish wrinkles and folds. Fillers can also be used for facial contouring and enhancement of lips. Certain skin imperfections, like acne scars, can also be “filled” in. Results are instantaneous. Results last from 6 months to 18+ months, depending on the product used.

Skin Tightening: Non-invasive skin tightening (no surgery involved) helps to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new collagen production. Results are a firmer, “fresher” look. One procedure can make a difference, but results are optimal from a series of treatments.

Sculptra: A facial injectable filler that helps to replace lost collagen to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles. Results are seen gradually over 3 – 6 months and typically last over 2 years. Most people require 3 sessions of Sculptra.

Layered Liquid Lift: A unique protocol developed by Dr. Perkins layers a variety of injectable dermal fillers to fill wrinkles, restore fullness, and enhance facial contours. Treatment takes about 90 minutes, and the results are immediate and long lasting (usually 12 – 18 months).

Sublative Rejuvenation + DNA Repair: A resurfacing procedure to improve the appearance of acne scars, textural irregularities, and tighten skin. The treatment has little to no downtime. The typical treatment plan is 4 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart but can differ depending on your skin’s condition.

Laser Genesis: Laser therapy treats conditions typically associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage – such as large pores, diffuse redness, uneven texture, and fine-line wrinkles. The treatment will also produce new collagen. On average, 4-6 treatments achieve optimal results.

Schedule a complimentary consultation today (805-695-2160) to discuss which wrinkle treatment is right for you. 

Santa Barbara Day Spa Seasonal Body Scrub

The Orange Vanilla Body Scrub is our featured springtime seasonal scrub. It will revitalize and soften your skin while providing a relaxing getaway from daily stress.

Your blissful experience begins with an organic brown sugar and orange vanilla body scrub to exfoliate and smooth away dryness.  A sweet orange essential oil is incorporated to make this scrub extra invigorating.

Finishing this luxurious treatment is a rich and creamy lotion using real honey, pure silk, exotic butters, and a select blend of fruit extracts to give you an amazing softness that will lasts for hours.

The Orange Vanilla Body Scrub will only be available for a limited time.
Call today (805-695-2160) to book your appointment!

Dermal Fillers Event at Our Santa Barbara Medical Spa

Learn the FASTEST route to looking 10 years younger at our April event!

FILLERS 101

Wednesday, April 25th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us at our event to learn about fillers and see if they are right for you!

  • Dermal fillers (i.e., Restylane and Juvederm) contain naturally occurring substances in your body and are used to “fill wrinkles” (or any depression) in the skin.

  • They are also used to enhance other areas of the face (i.e., lips or cheeks).

  • Learn about the amazing Layered Liquid Lift. It is possible to take off 10 years in about 2 hours!

  • Learn about Sculptra, a unique product that stimulates your body to produce more collagen, with results that last 2 years or more.

  • See Dr. Perkins perform a live filler demonstration – a rare opportunity!

Restylane Filler in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

Attendees will receive $100 off each syringe purchased and the opportunity to enter in a raffle to win a free syringe of Restylane (a $525 value).

Seating is limited – call today (805-695-2160) to reserve your spot today. 

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Top Minimally-Invasive Procedures of 2017

In 2017 there were 15.7 million minimally-invasive procedures, according to a recent report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Here are the top 10:

At our Santa Barbara medical spa, we offer new and innovative treatments to cover all skin types and a wide variety of problems. We know that clients go to a medical spa to see results! Dr. Perkins is constantly researching and evaluating the best and latest technology so that you can receive treatments that make a positive difference.

If you have skin concerns – including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, aging skin, acne, or something else – we will work with you to find the solution that best meets your needs. (We also have wonderful day spa services – massagefacialsbody treatments – to help you unwind and relax.)

Call us today (805-695-2160) to book a complimentary consultation or an appointment. 

Brighten Up at Our Santa Barbara Medical Spa Event

Join Us at Our March Event

Brighten Up
Spring is Here!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Are you concerned with sun damage, age spots, or any type of pigmentation?
Start on the path to clear, bright skin by learning about:

  • Innovative medical treatments and packages to reduce unwanted pigmentation
  • Therapeutic home care that can brighten your skin little by little every day!

Services/Series/Packages Discounted 20% include:

  • FotoFacial Series
  • FotoPeel Series
  • FotoFacial Genesis Package
  • Chemical Peels (individual or series)

Products Discounted 20% include:

  • Obagi
  • Other Skin Lightening Products

Event includes refreshments, a raffle, and exclusive specials.
Seating Limited – Call Today to RSVP – 805-695-2160

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 28th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

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Laser Hair Removal Basics

  • 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 in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

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

Valentine’s Day Spa Special in Santa Barbara

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a Spa Day (and great offers) for you and/or your Valentine!

Glow from Head-to-Toe Valentine’s “Treat”ment

This combo treatment starts with a 60 minute body scrub in our Vichy shower room. You will receive a Passion Fruit & Lavender Body exfoliation to heal, soothe, and moisturize the skin. We then apply the French Sugared Vanilla Silk & Honey Lotion which is full of skin-loving indulgences that absorb quickly, yet the softness lasts for hours.

You will then transition to a 60 minute Organic Facial featuring DNA Skin products and an amazing aromatic Floral Bliss Mist. The essential oils of Neroli and Rose help to stabilize the pH of the skin, aid in moisture retention, and support healthy cell growth. ($45 off*)

Choose either of the above services alone. ($20 off*)

Additionally, all female day spa clients having treatments February 12th – 17th will receive a long stem rose and chocolate treat!

Can’t make it during Valentine’s Week? 
Gift cards available for the above offers and must be purchased by 2/17/18.

* All of the above offers cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

Call today (805-695-2160) – Appointment times are limited!    

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Best of Santa Barbara Readers’ Poll 2018

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Thank you for your nomination!

We made the ballot on the Santa Barbara Independent’s annual “Best Of …” Readers’ Poll.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider voting for Evolutions for:

Best Medical Spa 

and

Best Day Spa

Please Note:

  • We are also nominated for Best Place to Get a Facial, but you may only vote for a business in two categories.
  • You must vote in 20 categories (minimum) to have your ballot count.
  • The ballot records your votes as you go (you don’t need to hit “Submit” anywhere).

Voting ends on Wednesday, August 29, 11:59pm

Click here to vote today! 

Thank you for your support!

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Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

We are excited to officially launch our brand NEW set of premium Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials at Evolutions!

Intraceuticals Oxygen FacialsAn Oxygen Facial is a gentle, relaxing, and soothing treatment that is suitable for any skin type. The benefits of oxygen under pressure promotes delivery of customized serums into the skin, which immediately plumps and hydrates the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This treatment is used by many Hollywood celebrities, hear what they have to say about Intraceuticals:

  • “Thank you Intraceuticals. When constantly travelling I get dehydrated and Intraceuticals is an absolute necessity to replenish my skin”. – Naomi Campbell (Supermodel)
  • “Intraceuticals has transformed my skin. Thank you! xoxo” – Jessica Biel (Actress)
  • “I use Intraceuticals oxygen skin treatment to hydrate my skin and give me that fresh, well slept glowing look before any performance or appearance”. – Katy Perry (Music Artist) 
  • “I travel a lot and put a lot of stress on my skin as an actress, Intraceuticals treatment is a life saver. My skin literally glows from it! Thank you.” – Jenna Dewan Tatum (Actress)

Intraceuticals at Evolutions Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Skin Care Products 

Continue your glow at home with Intraceutical’s line of Rejuvenate products, now available at Evolutions. These products are designed to maximize skin hydration and volume to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. All skin types can use this, even those with sensitive skin. You will experience a dramatic improvement that you can see and feel.

Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials are available in a relaxing 30, 60, or 90 minute treatment. Call us today (805-695-2160) to book an appointment. 

Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials Event at Evolutions

Join us for our May event – O2 and You!
Give your skin a breath of fresh air with oxygen.

Wednesday, May 23rd – 6:30 – 8:30pm

Come to this event to SEE and FEEL the power of oxygen on your skin. You will learn all about our newest set of treatments – Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials – and how they can make immediate and visible changes to your skin in a relaxing 30, 60, or 90 minute treatment.

You will also have a chance to feel oxygen infusion on your skin with a 15 minute “mini treatment” and experience the instant results for yourself! (Mini-treatments limited to the first 18 attendees.)

Individual treatments and series will be 20% off and there will be great gift-with-purchase prizes available. 

We will also be raffling off a complimentary 60 minute Revitalizing Oxygen Facial (a $165 value). 

Seating is limited, call today (805-695-2160) to RSVP. 

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