Botox Specialist

Sunila Philips, MD, FAAFP -  - Family Medicine

Wellness Medicine McKinney

Sunila Philips, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in McKinney, TX

Uncontrolled or excessive muscle movements can lead to many complications and concerns, from small facial wrinkles to bladder dysfunction. At Wellness Medicine McKinney in McKinney, Texas, Sunila Philips, MD, FAAFP, treats fine lines and other concerns with a popular neuromodulator injectable called Botox®. To learn more about Botox and what it can do, call Wellness Medicine McKinney or book an appointment online today.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is a type of brand-name injectable called a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators like Botox pause communications between your motor nerves and muscles to temporarily stop certain uncontrolled or unintentional muscle movements that lead to various symptoms and issues. 

A very common use for Botox is treating facial lines and wrinkles, specifically the dynamic wrinkles that appear because of repeated muscle contractions over time. However, Botox can also treat some conditions affecting certain body functions. 

When you get Botox injections at Wellness Medicine McKinney, Dr. Philips discusses your goals with you before deciding the number and position of the injections you need. She answers all of your questions beforehand and can help you prepare for your appointment beforehand. 

What can Botox do?

Botox can treat several common wrinkles as well as many conditions and their symptoms. During your consultation at Wellness Medicine McKinney, you should describe your concerns or symptoms to Dr. Philips in detail. She tells you whether or not Botox is an effective treatment option in your case. 

Dr. Philips often recommends Botox injections for:

  • Crow’s feet wrinkles
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Lazy eye
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Chronic migraine
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Eye twitching
  • Bladder dysfunction

Around 1-3 days after your injections, you start to notice the results of the treatment. To obtain the best possible results, you should avoid rubbing the treatment area or applying pressure to it. 

How long do Botox results last?

The amount of time that Botox results last depends on the purpose of your injections. In most cases, the results last for at least three months. If you’re one of the many people who choose to treat wrinkles and fine lines with Botox, you can expect the effects to last for around four months at a time. 

Once the results fade, Dr. Philips can help you schedule follow-up injections at Wellness Medicine McKinney. With regular follow-ups, you can maintain your results for much longer than with a single round of injections. 

How should I prepare for Botox?

Preparing for Botox is simple since it’s a non-surgical treatment. Before you arrive for your injections, you should be sure to let Dr. Philips know whether you’ve had Botox or other neuromodulator injections within the past four months. You should also list any medications you take just in case you need to adjust them. 

Schedule your Botox consultation at Wellness Medicine McKinney by calling the office or booking online today.