When it comes to Botox treatments, no two patients are alike. The amount of units needed for your forehead will depend on your gender, age, and the severity of wrinkles. Generally, 20 to 30 units of Botox are considered sufficient to relax muscles in the frown lines area. For forehead lines, 15 units may be enough to get the desired results.
And for crow's feet, some people require up to 30 units for visible results. Botox usually comes in vials of 100 units. Allergan, the FDA-approved 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, Allergan recommends 12 units.
That means 24 units in total for both eyes. And for the lines above the forehead, 20 units of Botox are needed. That's a total of 64 units to treat all three areas. However, it is important to note that these are just guidelines and the amount of Botox needed may vary from person to person.
It is essential to work with a medical professional who can identify any particular medical condition or allergy before treatment is carried out. Botox treatments can also be combined with other procedures such as Juvederm, Kybella, Restylane and Coolsculpting. But if a pinch of Botox doesn't improve lower crow's feet, more Botox is not necessarily the answer. When considering rejuvenating cosmetic treatments like Botox or dermal fillers for the first time, it is important to do your research and find a qualified professional who can provide you with the best results.