When it comes to Botox injections for the forehead, the number of units you need may vary depending on your age, facial muscle tension, and the type of wrinkles or lines you are looking to treat. Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox Cosmetic, suggests a dose of 4 units each at five sites on the forehead, for a total of 20 units. For crow's feet or wrinkles around the eyes, 12 units are recommended per eye, for a total of 24 units. To treat expression lines just above the eyebrows and between the eyes, 20 units are suggested.
And finally, for the lines above the forehead, also known as forehead lines, 20 units of Botox are recommended. That's a total of 64 units to treat all three areas. However, it is important to note that this is just a guide and that the exact number of units may vary from person to person. When considering Botox injections for your forehead, it is important to consult with a qualified and experienced professional who can assess your individual needs and determine the precise number of units you need.
Generally speaking, most women require 10 to 30 units of Botox on the forehead for effective treatment. Men often require more units than women. In addition, if you are looking to reduce the appearance of aging along the jaw and neck, a combination of Botox, Kybella and Coolsculpting (coolmini for neck) can be transformative. It is also important to be aware that there is such a thing as too much Botox.
Excessive application can lead to botulinum toxicity or other side effects such as a “frozen and expressionless” face. To receive FDA approval, a medical trial was conducted to determine the effectiveness of using Botox to treat forehead lines. The toxin used in Botox causes muscle paralysis so you won't be able to move those muscles for a few months until the medication wears off. No matter how many units are used on you, just be sure to keep an eye on the treated area in case there are any side effects.
Choose a professional who is highly qualified and trained to administer botox injections and research it thoroughly before scheduling an appointment. Botox cosmetic injections for the forehead have been approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for smoothing lines and wrinkles. The best thing to do if you are interested in getting treatment with Botox is to come for a free consultation.