When it comes to cosmetic procedures, Botox is one of the most popular all over the globe. It gains that reputation because of its high level of effectiveness in addressing a variety of skin conditions and health problems.

What Is Botox?

It is not a name of a procedure, but it is a brand of a toxin taken from Clostridium botulinum. When used in large quantities, it can lead into a condition known as botulism, which is one type of food poisoning. This can be deadly. Therefore, it is important to only use Botox in small quantities.   Botox should be used under the supervision of an experienced and qualified aesthetic professional to guarantee the outcome and your safety.

If you need help with wrinkles or smoothing of your skin, too much sweating, or persistent migraines, allow the team at SB Aesthetics to assist you! Our highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon can provide you with the specific treatment needed to help you accomplish your individual goals in a short amount of time. Call (805) 318-3280 our Santa Barbara office to find out if Botox is the right treatment for you.

What is Botox Used For?

There are many ways to use Botox, promising a wide array of benefits. Botox for wrinkles is the most popular. It helps to effectively smoothen the current skin imperfections and prevent the appearance of similar problems in the future, especially as a result of aging. As a neuromodulator, it relaxes the muscles by preventing contractions and the appearance of wrinkles. This is the same reason why Botox brow lift is also popular amongst aging women.

Botox for sweating is another popular application that we perform in our office. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a socially embarrassing condition. If you sweat profusely in your hands, feet, face, or underarms, this treatment can prove to be promising and deliver exceptional results. It will help to stop the nerve signals that could cause your glands to produce more sweat.

We can also help you when it comes to Botox for migraine. If you experience migraines at least 15 days or more in a month, with each episode lasting 4 hours or more, you have a good reason to consider Botox.

How is Botox Performed?

In our office, we follow stringent procedures to administer Botox successfully, effectively, and safely. The botulinum toxin, in its powdered form, dilutes in sodium chloride. Once the solution is ready, we inject directly into the neuromuscular tissue. It will take one to three days before the effects are apparent.

What are the Side Effects of Botox?

Some of the most common side effects experienced include mild nausea, transient numbness, headache, paralysis, neck weakness, wheezing, swelling, gall bladder infection, decreased eyesight, fatigue, and dryness of the mouth, among others. It is not recommended for lactating or pregnant women, as well as for those who had previous allergies with the drug. In our office, Dr. Sheffield provides the highest level of service, making sure that the risks of suffering from the side effects will be minimal.


Click below to learn more about how Botox is used in non-surgical procedures.

Non-Surgical Brow Lift

Liquid Facelift

Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty

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Interested in Botox treatments? Look no further! If you need Botox for crow’s feet, migraine, wrinkles, folds, shadows, sweating, and other common problems, get in touch with us today! Schedule a consultation and let us create a treatment plan designed for you. Call Dr. Sheffield today at our Santa Barbara location (805) 318-3280.


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