How much Botox is needed? Guide to Botox Dosage
What is Botox?
Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment performed by doctors to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and to treat certain muscular conditions like jaw grinding or oversized calf muscles.
Benefits of Botox
Botox can improve the wrinkles commonly found in these areas:
Frown lines between the eyebrows (add hyperlink)
Horizontal forehead creases (add hyperlink)
Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes) (add hyperlink)
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Botox can also reduce the muscle bulk size, hence, it is commonly used for
Jaw slimming for V shaped face (add hyperlink)
Calf slimming for slender looking legs (add hyperlink)
How much Botox is needed?
Before deciding on the botox dosage, your doctor should discuss with you if you prefer a “natural” or more “frozen” appearance. Your doctor will also assess the severity and extent of the wrinkles before making a recommendation.
The “natural” look involves injecting a lower dose of botox with the intention to relax around 50% of the muscle movement. This method will improve the appearance of wrinkles and yet still retain some muscle movement. Since the muscles of facial expression are still active, you will have natural looking botox results.
The “frozen” look will require higher doses of botox to relax around 80-90% of the muscle movement. Since muscle movement is greatly reduced, there will be minimal wrinkles after treatment. However, because the face is less expressive, some may find that their appearance is less natural looking.
How is Botox measured?
Botox is measured in units. Just like how body weight is measured in kilograms, Botox is counted in units.
Usually, each injection point may contain between 1 to 4 units of Botox.
How long can Botox last for?
Depending on the dosage, on average, Botox can last between 3 to 4 months.
Higher doses such as those given for a “frozen” appearance may last up to 6 months.
The longevity of botox also varies between the different brands of Botox.
How much Botox is needed for forehead wrinkles?
10 to 20 units of Botox may be required to treat horizontal forehead wrinkles.
How many injection points are required for forehead wrinkles?
Depending on the size of the forehead and severity of wrinkles, between 5 to 10 injection points may be required, with each point containing between 1 to 2 units of Botox.
How much Botox is needed for the frown lines?
6 to 20 units of Botox may be required to treat the frown lines aka furrows or creases that exist between your eyebrows.
How many injection points are required for frown lines?
3 to 5 injection points are typically required for frown line botox.
How much Botox is needed for the Crow’s Feet (eye wrinkles)?
6 to 12 units of Botox is recommended per eye for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes. In total, 12 to 24 units for both eyes.
How many injection points are required for Crow’s Feet (eye wrinkles)?
3 to 6 injection points around each eye are typically required for crow’s feet botox.
How much Botox is needed for the Jaw Botox?
20 to 30 units of botox is recommended per jaw for jaw slimming botox. In total, 40 to 60 units of botox for both jaws.
How many injection points are required for Jaw Botox?
3 to 4 injection points per jaw are typically required for jaw slimming botox.
How much Botox is needed for the Cobblestone Chin (Mentalis Botox)?
4 to 8 units of botox are needed to relax the mentalis muscle to improvement the appearance of the cobblestone chin.
How many injection points are required for Chin Botox (Cobblestone Chin)?
2 injection points are typically required for mentalis botox.
Consult with Dr Edwin today and he will customize a botox treatment plan for you!