Botox Specialist

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D. -  - Family Medicine

San Gabriel Family Medicine

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D.

Family Medicine located in Leander, TX

Whether you’re troubled by migraines or facial wrinkles, injectable Botox® treatments could give you relief. At San Gabriel Family Medicine in Leander, Texas, expert and caring physician Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, MD, and her team recommend Botox for both health and aesthetic concerns. Safe, effective Botox is FDA approved for chronic migraines and wrinkle treatment. If you’re a woman or man over age 18 and live in Leander, Cedar Park, Liberty Hill, or North Austin, Texas, find out how to get wrinkle and migraine relief with Botox by contacting San Gabriel Family Medicine by phone or book using the online form.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment made from tiny amounts of a purified neurotoxin called onabotulinumtoxin A. Dermatologists and medical professionals have safely used Botox to treat aesthetic and medical conditions for more than 30 years.

What can Botox do?

The expert medical team at San Gabriel Family Medicine recommends Botox to treat chronic migraines and dynamic facial wrinkles. To receive Botox for migraines, you must have at least 15 headaches per month that last for at least four hours without treatment. 

How does Botox work?

Botox works by blocking the signals that your brain sends to specific nerves. When nerves in dynamic facial muscles are blocked by Botox, your muscles can’t make the extreme expressions that cause wrinkles anymore. When the nerves that transmit pain are blocked, you don’t experience migraine pain as intensely or at all.

How long does it take before Botox relieves migraines?

Botox is a preventive treatment for migraines. You usually need two to three treatments of about 31 injections each before you notice a difference in the number and severity of migraine headaches. Each treatment lasts about 10-12 weeks. 

What kinds of wrinkles can I treat with Botox?

Botox relaxes and resolves the wrinkles that are caused by dynamic muscles in and around your face and forehead. The dynamic muscles are those that you use to make expressions such as squinting, frowning, and raising your eyebrows. You can use Botox to erase:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet

When Botox is used for cosmetic purposes, it lasts about three to four months. 

Will Botox “freeze” my face?

The experts at San Gabriel Family Medicine take care not to over-treat you with Botox. Even as your dynamic muscles relax and your skin smooths out to be wrinkle-free, you can still make normal, natural, attractive expressions.

Will Botox for headaches stop my wrinkles and vice versa?

The injection sites to treat headaches and wrinkles are different. Botox for headaches doesn’t affect your skin or your ability to make the extreme expressions that cause wrinkles. Botox for wrinkles is directed into muscle nerves and not those that cause the pain of headaches, so it won’t give you relief from migraines. 

To have fewer headaches or smoother, wrinkle-free skin, contact the San Gabriel Family Medicine team for Botox treatment today. Call the office or use the handy online form to book your appointment.