Plastic surgeons insert a dermal filler containing a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid. This triggers changes that correct wrinkles and lines on your face, as well as restore fullness to your cheeks.

Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Balinger offers Restylane® injections to men and women 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.

Ideal Candidates for Restylane® Injections

Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that can help with lip augmentation, cheek augmentation, hand rejuvenation, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. You may be an ideal candidate for this non-surgical treatment if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You are above 21 years old
  • You have wrinkles or lines around your mouth or nose
  • You have lost volume in the hands or cheeks
  • You wish to augment (plump up) your lips
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure

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

Types of Restylane® Dermal Filler

Dr. Balinger offers several types of Restylane® injectable filler to suit the needs of different patients:

Restylane® Lyft

This is an FDA-approved injectable filler that may be used in both hand rejuvenation and facial rejuvenation. When injected to the face, Lyft can help add volume to the cheeks, as well as restructure your mid-facial areas. It can also help reduce nasolabial folds and smile lines. Restylane® Lyft injected into the hands provides a volume increase while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Restylane® Silk

This is an FDA-approved variant of Restylane that is precisely meant for non-surgical lip augmentation. Created from smaller, smoother hyaluronic acid particles, this dermal filler can be injected into the lips for a natural-looking result. It can also help to enhance the appearance of wrinkles and lines around the mouth.

Restylane® Defyne

This dermal filler formulation is very similar to Refyne, only that it has a linked composition that makes it better suited to treat deeper nasolabial folds.

Restylane® Refyne

This type of dermal filler uses modern XpressHAn tech with hyaluronic acid for enhanced flexibility. Restylane® Refyne is meant for addressing wrinkles and moderate folds.

Dr. Balinger is uniquely positioned to recommend the best type of Restylane® dermal filler to suit your needs. The surgeon will be keen to examine your problem areas and discuss the pros and cons of each treatment option.

How Does Restylane® Work?

Collagen is the protein found in skin that gives its smooth and supple appearance. Over time, our bodies tend to produce less of this substance, leading to loss of skin laxity and the formation of wrinkles. Restylane® injections work deep into the dermal layers to restore support that has been lost as a result of collagen depletion. By so doing, it helps reverse signs of aging and rejuvenates and refreshes your skin appearance. Since Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid, it helps retain volume and moisture, producing a natural, smooth, skin appearance.

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 Restylane® injections. This is important to reduce the risk of small bruises at the treatment site. You should also stop drinking and smoking at least a week before your treatment. Dr. Balinger administers Restylane® injections at his Houston plastic surgery center.

A topical numbing cream will be applied to ensure the patient’s comfort. Once the treatment areas have been identified, the filler will be injected into your skin using fine-gauge needles then massaged to reach the desired areas. Your injection specialist may administer several injections to achieve the objectives of the treatment. cold compresses will then be used to reduce inflammation after this treatment.

Plan your Restylane® in Houston TX

The cost of Restylane® injections will vary based on the type of injectable gel used and your problem areas. The average cost of a single injection is $550.

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 Restylane® 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 Restylane treatments 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 Restylane injections, get in touch with Dr. Balinger’s office today.

Houston Plastic Surgery Associates

Average cost

Single injection $550

Procedure time

30 – 60 Minutes


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Balinger offers Restylane® for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.


What is a Restylane®?

Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is used for cheek augmentation, hand rejuvenation, lip augmentation, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. The results are almost immediate and can last up to 18 months.

How much does Restylane® cost?

The average cost of Restylane® is $550. 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 Restylane®?

  • Restylane® family includes products for specific cosmetic concerns
  • No surgery required
  • Does not produce scarring
  • No downtime
  • Contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin and add volume

What is Restylane® Silk?

Restylane® Silk is formulated to add volume to the lips and soften vertical lip lines. Dr. Balinger may recommend Restylane® Silk as an alternative to lip implants if you only want a small amount of lip enhancement.

What is Restylane® Lyft?

Restylane® Lyft is a versatile dermal filler that is used for cheek augmentation, as well as adding volume to the temple area, softening lip lines, contouring the nose, and reducing smile lines.

What is Restylane® Refyne?

Restylane® Refyne was developed to provide men and women with a hyaluronic acid facial filler that reduces smile lines while preserving natural facial expressions. Dr. Balinger recommends Restylane® Refyne for mild to moderate smile lines.

What is Restylane® Defyne?

Restylane® Defyne is the second dermal filler in the Restylane® family that was developed for treating smile lines and allowing for natural facial expressions. Restylane® Defyne is recommended for patients with moderate to severe smile lines.

How is Restylane® performed?

Restylane® is administered with a thin needle by making several injections in the treatment area. The technique allows Dr. Balinger to deposit the gel evenly and consistently for the most natural results.

What is recovery like after Restylane®?

You will not have downtime after your Restylane® injections. You may have some mild bruising and swelling at each injection site for the first one to two days.

How long will Restylane® results last?

Depending on which Restylane® products are used and how quickly your body breaks down the hyaluronic acid, the results of your treatments may last six to 18 months.

Dr. Christopher Balinger offers Restylane® for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free Restylane® consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.

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