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Botox® is the most popular of all noninvasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that there were more than 7.7 million of these procedures in 2019 alone. This was a 4 percent increase from the previous year. According to, Botox® has an average patient satisfaction rate of 96%. The key for patients is to work with a seasoned plastic surgeon or skilled injection specialist in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Repeated facial movements can result in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, causing the deepening of these imperfections. While anti-aging creams can offer some mild relief, they do not achieve the kind of improvement that many people are looking for. Botox® is a neuromuscular blocking injectable that stops the transmission of chemicals that tell muscles to contract. When applied to targeted facial muscles, this unique drug helps flatten out wrinkles to make your face appear younger. A Botox® treatment results in a natural and well refined outcome when administered by a skilled professional.

Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Balinger offers Botox® injections to patients in Houston, Conroe, and surrounding Texas communities. The surgeon understands that your best self is connected to your self-confidence. Working with a team of experienced clinicians, Dr. Christopher goes out of his way to make sure that each patient is comfortable, safe, and happy with their procedure outcome. He uses state of the art equipment and advanced methods to achieve the best result while minimizing the risk of side effects.

Who is a Candidate for BOTOX®?

Botox® is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that aims to improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face and neck. This treatment can also temporarily reduce frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and skin bands on the neck. You may be a good candidate for Botox® treatment if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You are bothered by the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles 
  • You have fine lines or wrinkles in areas that BOTOX can treat, such as between the eyes, around the neck, and on the forehead 
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this treatment

Botox® injectable may not be recommended for you if:

  • You are below the age of 18
  • You are pregnant or nursing 
  • You have skin disorders in the planned treatment site 
  • You have drooping eyelids 
  • You have weaknesses in the targeted muscles 
  • You have deep facial scars
  • You have very thick facial skin
  • You have marked facial asymmetry 

When you visit Dr. Balinger for your first Botox® consultation in Houston Texas, the surgeon will listen to you and examine your problem areas before letting you know whether Botox® is for you. Botox® is a highly individualized treatment. For this reason, Dr. Christopher recommends that you have this treatment out of your own choice, not because someone else wants you to.

What Does BOTOX® Treat?

Botox® injections are widely used by plastic surgeons to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, furrows, fine lines, and other imperfections caused by repeated muscle action. In addition to this, Botox® may also be used to treat a variety of non-cosmetic conditions:

Lazy eye

This refers to a condition where vision in one of the eyes doesn’t develop as it should, resulting in the affected eye often wondering inwards or outwards. A Botox® injection may be administered to balance the muscles responsible for balancing the eye.

Muscle contractures

Certain neurological conditions may lead to your limbs pulling in towards your center.Botox® injections may be used to relax the contracted muscles.

Chronic migraines

This is a serious condition where patients suffer from severe headaches for at least 8 days each month. Botox® injections may be used to reduce symptoms of migraines such as nausea, sensitivity to lights, and vomiting.

Bladder dysfunction

Some patients suffer from urinary continence that is triggered by an overactive bladder.Botox® injections can help alleviate this issue.

Cervical dystonia

This is a painful condition where your neck muscles are prone to involuntary contractions, causing your head to turn or twist into uncomfortable positions.Botox® injections may help alleviate these contractions.

Eye twitching

Botox® is often used as a solution to relieve twitching or contracture of muscles around the eyes.

If you are considering having Botox® to address any of these issues, Dr. Balinger can provide the way forward. In some cases, the surgeon will need to collaborate with your regular doctor to achieve the procedure outcome.

Preparation and Procedure

Dr. Balinger asks that patients stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as Advil, ibuprofen, Motrin, aspirin, Aleve, etc) about five days before their Houston TX Botox® treatments. This is important to reduce the risk of small bruises at the treatment site. Before administering your Botox® treatment, the surgeon or his injection specialist will work to identify anatomic landmarks and areas of muscle activity. The injection itself takes only minutes. There is usually no downtime following your Botox® treatment, and most people are able to resume normal activities within 30-60 minutes. The result of your treatment will start to get noticeable after about 3-7 days. A single Botox® treatment may last for an averaged duration of 3 months, after which you will need another injection to maintain your results.

Plan your Procedure in Houston Texas

The cost of Botox® injections will vary based on the targeted treatment area and frequency of injections. During your visit to Dr. Balinger’s office, the surgeon will provide a cost estimate based on a personalized treatment plan developed for you. Health insurers typically do not cover the cost of Botox® because it is considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure. However, the surgeon offers financing options for his patients in Houston, Conroe, and surrounding TX areas.

Meet the Surgeon

Christopher Balinger, MD, brings keen professionalism to the operating table. With each patient, the surgeon creates a highly customized plan to achieve the desired procedure outcome while working to eliminate or minimize the risk of complications and severe side effects. Dr. Balinger is uniquely skilled to administer Botox® injections and a host of other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He works with a team of highly qualified support staff who are committed to the safety and well being of their patients. If you are looking for the best plastic surgeon in Houston for Botox®, get in touch with Dr. Balinger’s office today.

Average Cost

Varies based on targeted area

Procedure Time

30 – 60 Minutes

Results Noticeable

3 – 7 days

Not Covered
Frown lines and crow’s feet are the earliest signs of aging, and now you can take steps to keep these wrinkles from becoming obvious. Dr. Balinger offers Botox® for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Botox®?

Botox® is an injectable neuromodulator that works on dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. Dynamic wrinkles are unique because they develop as your facial muscles pinch the skin when you use facial expressions. As such, dermal fillers may not produce the natural anti-aging benefits that you desire. Botox® contains an ingredient that temporarily reduces the muscle contractions to allow the skin time to relax and smooth out the wrinkles.

How much does Botox® cost?

The average cost of Botox® is $12/unit. We will provide more details after your Botox® consultation with Dr. Balinger. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.

What are the benefits of Botox®?

  • Works on dynamic wrinkles that are formed by facial expressions
  • Non-surgical, so there are no scars
  • No downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • Can be combined with facial surgery and other medical spa treatments

What is recovery like after Botox®?

Botox® requires no downtime or limitations to your activities. You may notice some localized swelling, bruising, tenderness, and bleeding at each injection site. These symptoms are caused by the process of making the injections and not Botox®. The symptoms should resolve within two to three days.

You may see some reduction in the wrinkles immediately after the treatment. Expect to see the full results of your Botox treatments after five to seven days.

How long will Botox® results last?

On average, Botox® results last four to six months. Dr. Balinger recommends that his Botox patients schedule follow-up treatments every four months. This minimizes the amount of Botox that is needed to maintain the results.

If you are considering a facelift or brow lift for mild wrinkles, you may be a good candidate for Botox® injections. Botox® is an effective FDA-approved treatment for horizontal forehead lines, vertical wrinkles between your eyes and crow’s feet. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers Botox® for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free Botox® consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.