When it comes to Botox injections for the forehead, the amount of units you need can vary depending on your age, facial muscle tension, and the type of wrinkles you are looking to treat. According to Allergan's guide, 10 units are usually needed for a first-time patient. However, if you are looking to treat crow's feet or wrinkles around the eyes, 12 units are recommended for each eye, totaling 24 units. For expression lines just above the eyebrows and between the eyes, 20 units are recommended.
And finally, for forehead lines, 20 units are needed. This brings the total to 64 units for all three areas. It is important to note that this is just a guide and the average number of Botox units for treating the forehead is 20. Treatment usually starts to work within 24-48 hours and the best results are usually achieved after 31 days.
One unit of Botox is the measure of how much Botox is injected into the body and it usually comes in vials of 100 units. According to Allergan, professionals must inject a total of 20 units into 5 strategically chosen areas around the forehead for optimal results. However, doctors usually provide 10-30 doses depending on your specific condition and goals. Some professionals provide a lower dose to ensure subtle results without freezing their expressions and some doctors give a higher dose if you have developed a tolerance to Botox.Knowing your budget can be extremely helpful in making decisions regarding your treatment and how many units of botox you can afford.
If you're on a lower budget, consider starting with an area that requires fewer botox units and then working in larger areas as you can afford it. Botox works by weakening muscles or blocking nerves and may have effects that last up to twelve months, depending on what is being treated.If a patient is looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines or laugh lines around the mouth, lip augmentation with a combination of Juvederm or Restylane with Botox can not only diminish the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, but can also add a more youthful and smoother appearance to the lips.Your cosmetics provider will work with you to customize a plan that will help you get an optimal amount of Botox. A round of Botox usually lasts three to six months, and most people enjoy the desired results for about four months. Muscle strength and muscle thickness of the face are important aspects to consider when determining how many units of Botox you will need.
When it comes to Botox injections, the most important aspect for success comes from trusting your injector.