Botox Specialist

M. Mercedes Sayago, MD -  - Gynecologist

Newport Beach Women's Wellness Center

M. Mercedes Sayago, MD

Gynecologist & Medical Spa located in Orange County, Newport Beach, CA

Medical professionals performed over 17,000 cosmetic procedures last year. The most common minimally invasive procedure was Botox injections. This number is up nearly 5% because many want to look younger and healthier. Botox is primarily for the temporary removal of frown lines and crow’s feet lines. To enhance your appearance without having to undergo major surgery, call or go online to make an appointment with Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago at Newport Beach Women’s Wellness Center in Newport Beach, California.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

This injectable is famous for making you look young. When it’s shot into the muscles of the face, it causes them to relax. The relaxation gets rid of frown lines between your eyebrows, crow's-feet — the lines that at the corners of your eyes, and forehead furrows.

Botox also has a variety of medical uses including eliminating excessive sweating, incontinence, and chronic migraines.

The effects of Botox can last up to one year before another injection.

What are the side effects associated with Botox?

No medical procedure is without risk, including Botox. It can entail some side effects, but they typically clear up within a day or so.

Although minimal, it’s possible to suffer swelling or bruising at the injection site. You may also get a headache or flu-like symptoms, or have problems with your eyelids, brows, a crooked smile, drooling, or eye dryness or excessive tearing.

What other fillers are available and how do they work?

Fillers are another method for reducing the appearance of facial skin. These are a type of medical injection that creates a smoother, fuller appearance for your face.

A filler is a temporary material your body can absorb. A variety of products are available for different issues you may be dealing with:

  • Hyaluronic acid, which goes under the brand name Juvéderm and includes Restylane products
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)
  • Poly-l-lactic acid (Sculptra Aesthetic)
  • Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), which sells under the brand name Bellafill

Discussing your choices with Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago before making a decision is always best. For example, some injectables last longer than others or encourage facial volume through different means. Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago can help you determine which one works best for your goals and preferences.

For more information on the aesthetic procedures that Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago performs, call or click to make a consultation appointment.