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.
What is 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
How is Botox® Performed?
Botox® is an injectable product that is administered with a very fine needle. Dr. Balinger makes the injections in the muscles that are used for your facial expressions, and several injections are needed to properly reduce the contractions. If you are uncomfortable with needles or injections, we can numb your skin with a topical anesthesia at the beginning of the procedure. The treatment takes about 30 minutes.
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.