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Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Perkins – Book a Consultation at Evolutions

 

Terry J. Perkins, M.D.
Terry J. Perkins, M.D.

Dr. Terry Perkins, owner and founder of Evolutions Medical & Day Spa, is an accomplished cosmetic surgeon. He has been serving Santa Barbara and the Tri-Counties for over 30 years. He specializes in facial cosmetic surgery, minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures, and skin rejuvenation. He also finds time to personally and extensively train the clinical staff at Evolutions.

Dr. Perkins is now available for cosmetic surgery consultations at Evolutions as well as at his practice near Cottage Hospital. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call Evolutions (805-695-2160) or call Nancy at the Cosmetic Surgery Center (805-563-0000).

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Jeuveau #NEWTOX at Evolutions in Santa Barbara

#NEWTOX by Jeuveau (rhymes with “hello”) – a new neuromodulator that is similar to Botox and Dysport – has been in the news as it has recently been FDA-approved for injectable treatment to temporarily improve frown lines in adults. Here is some information about #NEWTOX.

  • It is produced with a high-tech new manufacturing process (hence the name #NEWTOX).
  • #NEWTOX has undergone several years of study, including five clinical trials with 2,100 patients.
  • Clinical trials show that it actually performed slightly better than Botox.
  • It is the same molecule size as Botox and is sold in similar units to Botox.
  • Fun Fact: Evolus, the company that makes Jeuveau #NEWTOX was founded in Santa Barbara and still has an office on Garden Street.

At Evolutions in Santa Barbara, we have done internal trials over the past 6 weeks and so far have found that:

  • #NEWTOX tends to take effect faster than Botox, and
  • A #NEWTOX treatment stings less than a Botox treatment

Given these results, along with #NEWTOX’s strong clinical data, we are impressed so far!

Do You Want to Try #NEWTOX?

We are continuing internal trials of #NEWTOX this month and would like to invite clients who have previously used Botox to try #NEWTOX. The trial price will be $9.25 per unit (minimum of 20 units and no other discounts applicable). To be eligible, clients must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have had Botox at Evolutions within the last 5 years.
  • Must be willing to participate in a short (5 minute) survey about their experience with #NEWTOX.

Call us at 805-695-2160 to set up an appointment.

Trial treatments are limited and will be given on a first come-first served basis. 

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Skincare Product Spotlight: Nia24

Nia24 skincare in santa barbaraOne of the best ways to fight aging is the daily use of sunscreen. (We recently blogged about how important sunscreen is, read it here.) While using sunscreen helps prevent sun damage, it does not address past sun and environmental damage that may be making your skin look older. If you are looking for an at home skincare product to combat sun damage, we recommend Nia24 – our skincare product spotlight in this post.

Sun Damage Happens on the Cellular Level

Exposing your skin to UV rays can cause your cells to enter into a photo-excited state which leads to the formation of free radicals, oxidation, and cellular damage. The UV rays can also cause changes or mutations in the DNA within cells, causing the cells to function differently than normal cells. Over time, the cells struggle with self-repair and signs of sun damage start to emerge in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (“sun” or “liver” spots), and possibly precancerous lesions.

How does Nia24 address sun damage?

Nia24 goes to the DNA level to repair sun damage. NAD (the active form of Niacin) is one of the components that the body uses to repair damaged DNA. Nia24 products contain Pro-Niacin, a patented molecule of Niacin/Vitamin B3,  that penetrates the skin barrier to help cells self-repair. Healthier skin cells are generated within the epidermis and the result is a reduction in the visible signs of sun damage.

Pro-Niacin has been clinically tested and proven to work within the skin barrier. Some of the benefits include:

  • Renewed skin texture
  • Improved firmness
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction in the appearance of dark spots / discoloration
  • Increased cell turnover / renewal

Nia24 products can be used by any skin type. These are the best-selling Nia products at our Santa Barbara medical and day spa:

  • Skin Strengthening Complex: An anti-oxidant rich moisturizer with 5% Pro-Niacin. It is nourishing, without being greasy, and will fortify your skin, improve elasticity, and visibly reduce discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  • Intensive Recovery Complex: This is a richer cream that locks in moisture so the skin looks fuller and firmer. It also brightens to restore radiance and reduce the appearance of discolorations.
  • Intensive Retinol Repair: This retinol will increase cell turnover for stronger skin and visibly improve skin tone, texture, and discoloration. It is moisturizing so your skin should not show signs of irritation or drying out.
  • Rapid Exfoliating Serum: A gentle, leave-on re-surfacing treatment that exfoliates dull skin for improved tone and texture.

Incorporating Nia24 into your skincare routine is easy. Replace your current moisturizer with the Skin Strengthening Complex or the Intensive Recovery Complex. To increase cellular turnover, add Intensive Retinol Repair before the moisturizer (after cleansing). The Rapid Exfoliating Serum is gentle enough to use daily or on an as-needed basis.

If you have questions or are interested in purchasing Nia24 skincare, call or stop by.

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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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