BOTOX contains botulinum toxin, an ingredient that temporarily reduces muscle contractions, allowing the skin to relax and smooth. You can look refreshed and years younger with a treatment that takes only minutes to complete.

Ready for a custom BOTOX treatment?

BOTOX is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aims to improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face and neck. This treatment can temporarily reduce frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and skin bands on the neck. You may be a good candidate for BOTOX 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 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

Why choose Dr. Balinger for BOTOX injections?

Dr. Balinger is a Houston plastic surgeon with extensive experience with facial procedures. He is results-oriented and combines artistry with a high level of technical skill. We provide a boutique, personalized service, ensuring you feel comfortable and fully informed through every step of your treatment.

What can I expect with BOTOX injections?

BOTOX injections are performed in the doctor’s office. Before administering your BOTOX treatment, your doctor or injection specialist will work to identify anatomic landmarks and areas of muscle activity. Using a thin needle, the doctor injects tiny amounts of BOTOX into the skin or muscles. The number of injections needed can depend on various factors, including the extent of the treatment area. Injections take only minutes.

Is there any recovery time after BOTOX?

There is typically no downtime with BOTOX. You should be able to resume normal activities within 30 to 60 minutes after treatment. You may notice some localized swelling, bruising, tenderness, and bleeding at the injection sites. These symptoms are caused by the process of making the injections, not the BOTOX, and should resolve within two to three days.

What are the benefits of BOTOX?

BOTOX is a non-surgical treatment that offers a variety of benefits:

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

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, BOTOX may be used to treat a variety of non-cosmetic conditions:

Lazy eye

This refers to a condition in which vision in one of the eyes fails to develop as it should, resulting in an eye that often wanders inwards or outwards. BOTOX injections may be administered to the muscles responsible for balancing the eye.

Muscle contractures

Certain neurological conditions may cause your limbs to pull in toward your center. BOTOX injections may be used to relax the contracted muscles.

Chronic migraine

People with this serious condition suffer from severe headaches for at least eight days each month. BOTOX injections may be used to reduce symptoms of migraine, such as nausea, sensitivity to light, and vomiting.

Bladder dysfunction

Some patients suffer from urinary continence triggered by an overactive bladder. BOTOX injections can help alleviate this issue.

Cervical dystonia

With this painful condition, the neck muscles are prone to involuntary contractions, causing the head to turn or twist into uncomfortable positions. BOTOX injections may help alleviate these muscle contractions.

Eye twitching

BOTOX is frequently used as a solution for 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, he may need to collaborate with your regular doctor to achieve the procedure outcome.

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FAQ

Why have BOTOX treatments?

Repeated facial movements can cause fine lines and wrinkles to form. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which causes deepening of these imperfections. While anti-aging creams can offer some mild relief, they do not achieve the kind of improvement many people want. 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. BOTOX treatment results in a natural and well-refined outcome when administered by a skilled professional.

Should I try BOTOX?

Not everyone is a candidate for BOTOX. This injectable treatment may not be recommended if you:

  • Are under the age of 18
  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Have skin disorders in the planned treatment site
  • Have drooping eyelids
  • Have weaknesses in the targeted muscles
  • Have deep facial scars
  • Have very thick facial skin
  • Have marked facial asymmetry

Is there any preparation before having BOTOX injections?

We ask that you stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as Advil, ibuprofen, Motrin, aspirin, Aleve, etc.) approximately five days before your BOTOX treatment. This is important to reduce the risk of small bruises at the treatment site.

How soon will I see results?

You may see some reduction in your wrinkles immediately after the treatment. Your results will start becoming noticeable after approximately three to seven days. Expect to see full results of your BOTOX treatment after five to seven days.

How much does BOTOX cost?

The cost of BOTOX injections can vary, depending on the targeted treatment area and frequency of injections. The average cost of BOTOX is $12/unit. During your visit to Dr. Balinger’s office, we will provide a cost estimate based on a personalized treatment plan developed for you. Health insurance typically does not cover BOTOX, as it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, along with financing options for our patients.

How long will my results last with BOTOX?

On average, BOTOX results last four to six months. We recommend scheduling follow-up treatments every four months. This minimizes the amount of BOTOX needed to maintain the results.

Is BOTOX safe?

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

How do I find out if BOTOX is recommended for me?

When you visit Dr. Balinger for your first BOTOX consultation in Houston, TX, he will take your medical history, listen to your concerns and treatment goals, and examine your problem areas. Then he will let you know if BOTOX is recommended for you.

Meet the surgeon

Dr. Christopher Balinger understands that your best self is revealed when you feel self-confident and secure. When performing BOTOX injections, we are results-oriented and always customize this treatment to match the needs and desires of the individual. All treatments are performed with the most advanced safety protocols, and you can expect a smoother look that appears entirely natural, never frozen. When you come to us for BOTOX injections, we deliver a boutique level of service, including extraordinary patient care.

Houston Plastic Surgery Associates

Average cost

Varies based on targeted area

Procedure time

30 – 60 Minutes

Results appear

3 – 7 days

Insurance

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 surrounding areas of Texas.

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