Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style and without guilt with one of these great “wine and chocolate” offers from Evolutions!
Combine a 60 minute Rejuvenating Facial with Wine and Honey Masque* and a 60 minute body scrub using a Chianti and Grape Seed Crush**. ($45 off)
* Experience the Mediterranean Wine and Honey Masque during your Rejuvenating Facial and receive a powerful combination of anti-aging ingredients. Polyphenols, resveratrol, and natural vitamins encourage faster cell renewal for a more radiant, youthful complexion. You will have a rosy glow from head to toe.
Or should we say “Rosé”?
**Enjoy a complete body exfoliation using a Chianti and Grape Seed Crush. Mediterranean olive oil, crushed grape seeds, blackberry fibers, and luscious red wine combine to gently polish, freshen, and nourish tired skin.
Choose either of the above services alone for $20 off.
This decadent dream includes a Swedish massage, sugar scrub, and a blissful Vichy shower. ($20 off)
Additionally, all female day spa clients having treatments February 10th – 14th will receive a long stem rose and chocolate treat!
Call today (805-695-2160) – appointment times are limited!
Can’t make it during Valentine’s Week?
Gift cards available for the above offers and must be purchased by 2/14/17.
*** All of the above offers cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. ***
Underarm sweat and odor can be embarrassing and a nuisance. If you’re tired of embarrassing sweaty patches or yellow stains on the underarm of your shirts, there is a solution – miraDry.
miraDry is an FDA-cleared, clinically proven solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat and odor. A miraDry treatment typically takes 1 to 1.5 hours and most clients see a significant reduction (70%+) after one treatment. A second treatment will yield even greater results (80% – 90% reduction).
View a short and informative video on why someone would chose miraDry and how the treatment works:
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared skin tightening procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck, and under-chin areas and, more recently, has been FDA-cleared to improve décolletage lines and wrinkles.
After extensive evaluation, Dr. Perkins (who received an Ultherapy treatment himself!) added Ultherapy and Ultherapy PLUS* to our Santa Barbara Medical Spa’s treatment menu last fall. Clients have been thrilled with the results!
Our clients aren’t the only ones who are happy with Ultherapy. Last month, NewBeauty announced winners of their Beauty Choice Awards and Ultherapy was named “The Best Non-Surgical Skin Tightener” in the “Look Younger Now” category. This is what NewBeauty had to say about Ultherapy:
“If loose skin is a problem and you need a solution, but surgery isn’t an option, this skin-lifting treatment is the way to go.”
If you are interested in Ultherapy skin tightening, call us (805-695-2160) to book a complimentary consultation!
* Our Ultherapy PLUS package combines an Ultherapy treatment with two Total Tightening treatments.
Getting 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.
Purchase a 90 minute massage or 80 minute facial for the price of a 60 minute massage or facial
Purchase one Day Spa treatment and receive a second one of equal or lesser value for 50% off (both services must be used on same day)
Give Mom a full Spa Day with a massage and facial OR join her, have one of the treatments for yourself, and spend a relaxing day together.
Our new Santa Barbara Day Spa provides a serene environment where clients can enjoy our tea lounge, a eucalyptus dry sauna, and full shower and locker facilities.
Gift cards are available for the above offers today through Saturday, May 11th.
MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR GREAT SKIN
If you prefer to treat your Mom to a gift that gives her 6 times better cleansing, minimizes the appearance of her pores, reduces oily areas, and leaves her skin feeling and looking smoother, then give her the gift of the Clarisonic Aria Skin Cleansing System(winner of the Allure Best of Beauty Award 2012). The Aria cleansing brush has 3 speeds, and adjustable timer for 1 or 2 minute cleansing time, comes with a sensitive brush head, USB-enabled charger and wall adapter.
Or give Mom the Clarisonic Opal Infuserto gently, yet effectively, infuse the outer layers of the epidermis with anti-aging serum. Mom’s skin will be hydrated, less puffy, and noticeably firmer with improved skin texture. Clinical studies have shown that daily use of the Opal Infuser can result in reduced appearance and depth of fine lines and wrinkles after 4 weeks, younger-looking and healthier-looking eye area after 8 weeks, and improved firmness and tightness immediately after use.
Evolutions will help you give Mom the gift of great skincare with the following promotions:
Purchase the Clarisonic Aria for 20% off
Purchase the Clarisonic Opal Infuser for 20% off and receive a Gift with Purchase – a Lavendar Silk Eye Pillow (while supplies last)
Purchase any Clarisonic cleansing brush system and receive a Gift with Purchase – a travel tote for your Clarisonic and a replacement Brush Head (while supplies last)
We look forward to taking care of those who take care of so many others!
Happy Mother’s Day!
“Tightening and Lightening” Plus Sublative Rejuvenation
PART 1: TIGHTENING YOUR SKIN
What is skin laxity and how can we treat it?
The skin becomes lax, and has more of a “hanging” appearance, due to damage to and loss of collagen and elastin. Skin laxity can be attributed to the natural part of aging but it is also relate to sun damage.
How can we treat skin laxity? There are surgical options such as traditional surgery (facelift) and deep peels that help restore collagen and tighten the appearance of the skin. There are different ways to treat skin laxity non-surgically and that includes light based, radio frequency, and focused ultrasound treatments.
Treating skin laxity non-surgically involves sustained heating of the dermis. The immediate effect is collagen contraction and the long term effect results in the stimulation of new collagen to be produced. When we heat the dermis in these tightening treatments, the epidermis (outermost layers of the skin) are protected.
Who are the best clients for a skin tightening treatment at Evolutions? Age is not a barrier. Clients can range in age from 30 to 80+ years. Best results are usually seen with clients that have a minimum amount of excess fat in the area of concern and when their skin is neither very thin or very thick. Non-surgical tightening is great for someone who wants to address their skin laxity but is not ready for surgery. It is important to have realistic expectations. Skin tightening treatments at Evolutions can turn back the clock a few years, but not decades.
Titan Skin Tightening Treatment
Titan uses an infrared light to heat the dermis, well beneath the surface of the skin. The heating contracts existing collagen and stimulates new collagen to be produced.
On the right is a before and after photo (courtesy of John Hunts, M.D.) of a Titan treatment on the eyelids. The “after” photo was taken two weeks after the 5th treatment.
Titan treatments can be done on many areas of the body including the jawline, under the chin, and the abdomen to tighten the skin and reverse the signs of aging. Results are cumulative and most clients have two to four treatments over a few months although a single treatment may produce good results for some.
ReFirme™ Skin Tightening Treatment
ReFirme™ features the revolutionary elōs technology which simultaneously combines the power of bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and light energies to precisely heat the dermal tissue in the targeted treatment area.
ReFirme™ treatments can help be done safely and effectively on the face, neck, abdomen, upper arms, and knees. In addition to improving skin laxity, it also addresses wrinkles and textural irregularities.
Total Tightening Treatment at Evolutions
This treatment combines ReFirme™ and Titan into one treatment to maximize the benefits of both treatments. Total Tightening synergistically works to heat the entire upper half of the dermis. With each treatment, the existing collagen is tightened as well as stimulating new collagen production that results in tighter, “fresher” skin.
The results are cumulative and therefore we recommend a package that includes 4 treatments done four to six weeks apart. Total Tightening is truly “the best of both worlds” in non-surgical skin tightening technology and is exclusive to Evolutions Medical Spa.
PART 2: LIGHTENING – IMPROVING EXCESS PIGMENTATION
What is pigmentation? Pigmentation refers to the coloring of person’s skin, often it is the word pigmentation is used when it is distinctive or in excess (as in spots on the skin). Pigmentation is created by melanin in the skin. Different skin types have different levels of melanocytes and that is how different skin colors occur.
Why does the body produce melanin? Melanin is produced at a normal level based on skin type. However, when the skin is exposed to trauma, inflammation, or exposure to the sun (a suntan is equal to a skin injury), the amount of melanin rises in response to these events. Melanin can also be accentuated by hormones, birth control pills, and pregnancy.
When Pigmentation Problems Arise Over-stimulated melanocytes create appearance problems such as sun damage, age spots, “liver” spots, freckles, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and melasma (dermal and epidermal pigmentation).
Treatment for Pigmentation There are quite a few options for excess pigmentation:
Sunscreen: prevention is your best defense against pigmentation. Use it daily, year round!
Home Care: bleaching agents can help to lighten the skin while exfoliating agents can help to brighten the skin. Recommended bleaching agents are Obagi Clear, C-RX Night (with hydroquinone), Revale Illuminesse Brightening Complex, Nia24 products, and retinoids. Exfoliating agents increase cell turnover to freshen the skin. Examples of effective exfoliating agents are alpha-hydroxy acids, amino fruit acids (AFA Exfoliating Gel), and retinoids.
Chemical Peels: exfoliate and increase cell turnover in a short amount of time with chemical peels. Recommended chemical peels offered at Evolutions include the Clay Mask Peel, Alpha Beta Peel, Jessner’s Peel, and Obagi Blue Peel. Read in depth about what chemical peels do, how they feel, and descriptions of all the chemical peels offered at Evolutions in this blog post.
Vibradermabrasion: treat superficial pigmentation problems with no downtime through Vibraderm, a physical exfoliation. Adding on a Vibraderm treatment to facials and peels as a pre-treatment will improve the penetration of the products and/or the peel. Vibraderm does not have a suction component to the treatment so there is no risk of broken capillaries as there is with a microdermabrasion treatment.
Light-based Treatments: use intense pulsed light (IPL) and radio frequency technology to reduce excess pigmentation. They are safe and non-invasive.
FotoFacial RF™: this is the “gold standard” for the treatment of pigmentation and works deeper than most chemical peels. It is available in a series or in combination with other treatments such as a FotoPeel, FotoPeel Plus, and FotoFacial Genesis packages.
Q-Plus C (Q-Switched Laser): this laser can treat spots individually or can treat an entire area with our new Q-Peel package. The Q-Switched Laser works in pulses of billionths of a second to “explode” pigment. It can treat pigmentation issues (spots) as well as tattoos of all colors.
Sublative Rejuvenation Plus DNA Repair (New!):a fractional resurfacing device that uses radiofreqency energy instead of light to treat wrinkles, pigment, acne scarring, skin laxity, tone and texture. A Sublative Rejuvenation treatment has less downtime and discomfort than older fractional laser devices (i.e., the Fraxel). A DNA stem cell ampoule is now included with the treatment. The stem cell ampoule introduces genetically flawless live stem cells which influences the older cells to replicate stronger, healthier, more youthful-looking skin cells. This is an FDA-approved treatment that is clinically proven to renew compromised skin. Sublative Rejuvenation can be combined with other light-based treatments such as the FotoFacial RF™ or Total Tightening.
Chemabrasion: this surgical procedure combines a deep peel with dermabrasion. It treats wrinkles, sun damage, and pigmentation issues. The change can be dramatic. Downtime is approximately one week. This is done by Dr. Perkins at Cosmetic Surgery Center located near Cottage Hospital. Please call his office at 805-563-0000 for a consultation.
In conclusion, Dr. Perkins stressed the importance of daily use of sunscreen. The best way to treat sun damage is to prevent it! When pigment issues do arise, Evolutions offers a number of medical spa treatment options, for all areas of the body, with “at home” options also available.
Evolutions always offers a complimentary consultation for your skin concerns. Please call us at 805-687-0212 to make an appointment or fill out our online consultation form.
Thank you to all who attended our event last week to help us celebrate our 6th anniversary! The party was scheduled to begin at 4PM but we had guests lining up well before that so they could be one of the first 50 people to receive a gift bag which was filled with goodies from Revitalash and NuCelle skin care products in addition to loads of product samples from our preferred skin care companies!
Dr. Perkins and the staff at Evolutions mingled with guests throughout the evening and were delighted to watch guests win prizes on the prize wheel, receive complimentary mini-facial treatments and complimentary Colorescience make-up applications, and enjoy appetizers, cupcakes, and drinks. Many representatives from skin care lines were on-hand for interactive skin care education and took pleasure in seeing how their products or treatments have beautified our clientele!
The party continued the rest of the week as the Evolutions’ staff pulled names of winners for the many different gift baskets and called guests to notify them of their winnings on Friday and Saturday.
This year we had over $6,400 worth of items donated from our representatives, from gift sets to syringes of dermal fillers. We’d like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the following companies for their support of the event and the support they give us all year long:
Nectifirm: scientifically advanced technology to firm and tighten the neck along with reducing the appearance of fatty tissue and lessening fine lines and wrinkles.
Neova: breakthrough skin care that targets photodamaged skin to visibly repair it.
Nia24: Niacin-powered skin care therapy to reverse signs of sun damage, improve texture, tone and resilience against future damage.
NuCelle: almond-based Mandelic Acid skin care line gently peels away the effects of weather, time and the environment to reveal smooth, clean, radiant skin.
Obagi: medical-grade skin care products for all ages and every type of skin.
Radiesse: volumizing wrinkle filler that replenishes lost volume and stimulates your own collagen to grow.
Revale: skin care products made from CoffeeBerry extract – one of nature’s most potent antioxidants – to protect and nourish as well as restore and revitalize the skin.
Revitalash: revolutionary products utilizing the power of peptides and botanicals to help grow eyelashes and eyebrows.
VitaMedica: physician formulated nutraceuticals (vitamins and supplements) to support recovery and wellness.
White Science: the leading manufacturer of teeth whitening products and patented whitening delivery systems in the U.S.
We’d also like to extend a super, heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our clients and friends that have supported us over the years! We look forward to continuing our relationship with you in our new and bigger location (hope to move in late Spring 2012).