How Many Units of BOTOX Do I Need? 6 Common Treatment Areas

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Injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are a go-to for men and women who want to treat and prevent wrinkles. But, looking refreshed vs. “frozen” requires the help of a skilled injector. If you’re wondering how many units of BOTOX do I need to get the look I want, keep reading.  We’re about to cover how much BOTOX is typically necessary to achieve naturally younger-looking results.

Before & After BOTOX
Before & After BOTOX
Before & After BOTOX

Understanding How BOTOX Is Measured

Each syringe of BOTOX contains 50 or 100 units. Factors such as age, gender, skin condition, and aesthetic goals impact how many units of BOTOX are necessary. We may recommend combining your BOTOX injections with dermal fillers to accomplish your treatment goals. This quick quiz can help you determine whether you might be a good candidate for BOTOX, dermal fillers, or a combination of treatments.

And, while we’re covering 6 of the most common areas for BOTOX injections below, a consultation with our experienced medical pros is the best way to determine what type of treatment plan aligns with your unique aesthetic needs and goals.

How Many Units of BOTOX for Forehead

BOTOX is an ideal solution for patients concerned about horizontal forehead lines, often called worry lines. The amount of BOTOX we administer can vary slightly depending on the severity of your forehead lines. Rest assured that the dosage we administer will help relax the muscles and leave you looking more refreshed.

We typically administer 10 to 30 units of BOTOX for forehead lines.

How Many Units of BOTOX for Masseter Reduction

Some men and women opt for a BOTOX masseter reduction to slim the lower face and refine the jawline by relaxing the jaw muscles. Incidentally, it can also help patients relieve teeth grinding. BOTOX for the masseter muscles usually require a higher dosage compared to other facial areas.

This treatment typically requires 25 to 30 units of BOTOX per side.

How Many Units of BOTOX for 11 Lines

Glabellar lines, also known as frown lines or 11s, create stern-looking vertical lines that inevitably form between your eyebrows as you age. They are caused by repeated muscle movements like frowning and squinting. Our expert injectors can help you bid your 11s farewell by injecting precisely the proper BOTOX dosage.

Many patients require about 20 to 40 units of BOTOX to address glabellar lines, but the exact amount we administer depends on the severity of your symptoms.

How Many Units of BOTOX for Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet—the lines that extend from the corners of your eyes—result from repetitive smiling, but they’re often no laughing matter! They’re one of the first signs of aging and they can make you look older than your years. Fortunately, BOTOX can help soften crow’s feet and help you look more alert.

Typically, it takes about 5 to 15 units of BOTOX per side to treat crow’s feet. 

How Many Units of BOTOX for Lip Flip

Not only is the BOTOX lip flip all over your Instagram feed, but it’s also trending right here in Charlotte! We use smaller injections to relax the upper lip muscles. This approach subtly coaxes the lip to flip or curl outward, giving you a plumper pout.

To help you achieve a natural-looking lip flip, we typically administer 4 to 6 units of BOTOX.

How Many Units of BOTOX for Jowls

Sagging jowls result from a loss of skin elasticity that occurs during the natural aging process. Jowls may also create the appearance of a double chin. BOTOX is an effective way to smooth skin and banish saggy jowls.

To address jowls, we usually administer about 20 to 30 units of BOTOX per side, but this varies depending on the severity of the sagging.

Start Your BOTOX Journey

If you want to explore what BOTOX can do for you, reach out to our team of expert injectors. Request a consultation online or call us at (980) 949-6544. We can’t wait to help you turn back the clock without surgery!

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