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Aesthetic Procedures Santa Barbara – Facial Rejuvenation Santa Barbara

Aesthetic Medicine is the field of medicine in which minimally-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic treatments are used to improve the physical appearance of patients. In the past, it was limited to dermatology and plastic surgery. However, Aesthetic Medicine today represents non-surgical procedures that can accommodate the aesthetic needs of the patient. Aesthetic procedures have become part of the health routine of people who want to maintain a healthy and natural appearance.

Dr. Sheffield offers a wide range of aesthetic procedures that soothe and pamper our patients, while at the same time improving their appearance. Some off the services include chemical peels, photodynamic therapy, blue light therapy, Kybella, and hand rejuvenation. Sessions take around 20 minutes to an hour and are performed by him or his directed medical staff who are well trained and board certified.

For more information about minimally-invasive, non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures or to schedule a consultation, plases contact the office of Robert W. Sheffield, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.


We provide the most current non-surgical and aesthetic treatments to assist with laser treatments, acne scarring treatment, laser skin resurfacing, skin tightening, eliminating dark spots and circles, smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles, restoring volume loss in the cheeks, reshaping and enhancing, and many others.


Potenza RF Microneedling rejuvenates skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production. This minimally invasive technology treats acne scars, wrinkles, and enlarged pores effectively. Tiny microneedles deliver radiofrequency energy to skin layers, promoting tissue remodeling and healing. Though mildly invasive, discomfort is minimal and recovery is fast. Suitable for various skin types and conditions, Potenza enhances skin quality, offering a youthful look. Regular sessions provide long-lasting benefits, making it a popular dermatological solution.


Cynosure Laser Hair Removal is an FDA-approved solution for long-term hair reduction. Using advanced laser technology, it safely destroys hair follicles without damaging surrounding skin. Suitable for various skin types and hair colors, the treatment is relatively painless, featuring a cooling system for comfort. It offers significant hair growth reduction, requiring multiple sessions for best results. Cynosure provides a lasting, effective alternative to traditional hair removal methods, promising smoother skin.


Cosmelan is a professional skin care treatment reducing hyperpigmentation and skin discolorations. It targets melanin overproduction, often due to sun exposure, aging, or hormonal changes. The two-phase process involves an in-clinic mask and homecare maintenance. Active ingredients, including Kojic Acid, Arbutin, and Phytic Acid, inhibit melanin synthesis, lightening skin and reducing pigmentation. Cosmelan is effective for all skin types and tones, providing a safe solution for a brighter, more even complexion.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are aesthetic procedures used for years to make the skin brighter and look younger. There are several types of chemicals, and their effects differ from each other. There are chemical peels that can reduce acne and acne scars, lighten pigmentation, get rid of dark spots, and soften wrinkles and other age indicators. Dr. Sheffield will be able to recommend the right type of peel for certain skin concerns.


UPNEEQ eye drops offer non-surgical treatment for ptosis, a condition causing drooping upper eyelids. FDA-approved, they stimulate the Müller muscle, elevating the eyelid and improving eye appearance. UPNEEQ (Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride) is a once-daily treatment providing significant eyelid lift, enhancing visual fields and reducing associated symptoms like headache and eye strain. With minimal side effects, UPNEEQ presents an effective, easy-to-use solution for managing ptosis.


Latiesse is prescription drug used in aesthetic procedures to grow and thicken eyelashes by applying it to the upper lash line.  Latiesse spreads to your lower lash line as you blink and the results are noticed in twelve to sixteen weeks when used daily.  Studies have shown that Latiesse can be effective at at not only extending the growth phase but also in the number of hairs which leads the the fullness of the lash.


Photodynamic therapy or PDT is mainly used to treat superficial types of skin cancer. However, it can also be used as an aesthetic medicine treatment for acne and to rejuvenate the skin. It uses photosensitizing agents, light, and oxygen to create a reaction that the cancer cells. Photosensitizing agents are drugs that are administered oral, intravenous, or topical methods. They concentrate in the cells that will be targeted by the light with a specific wavelength.


Red light therapy is a non-invasive treatment of acne. It is administered through a red light delivery system. The patient is required to sit in front of a red light lamp for around fifteen minutes. It requires two sessions each week for a four-week period. With the use of red light therapy, inflammation due to acne is reduced. You should expect the treated area to swell temporarily. Patients should also expect temporary changes to the skin pigment.

Hand Rejuvenation

More often than not, our hands will be one of the first places that will show one’s true age. The loss of fatty tissue can make the hands look bony. Additional treatments can address pigment and sun damage issues. We offer hand rejuvenation treatments that will give the hands a more youthful look. We provide non-invasive options that will make your hands look younger than your actual age.


Whether you are thinking about having an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking to additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering aesthetic and cosmetic services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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