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Botox & Its Doses?

BOTOX, Close-up of Botox injections targeting forehead lines.

The most popular and sought-after cosmetic treatment in the US currently is BOTOX. It’s an FDA-approved, industry-trusted, wrinkle-reducing treatment that has empowered millions of men and women to age gracefully. Patients from around the world are curious about this incredible cosmetic treatment and one of the most common questions we get asked is: “BOTOX and  ITS DOSES?”

Let’s get to know BOTOX a bit better to answer the question. 

As humans age, our skin loses elasticity, and wrinkles form. Our wrinkle-reducing procedures are performed by injecting small quantities of BOTOX, an FDA-approved botulinum neurotoxin, in the form of an extremely purified protein. 

A qualified provider like About Face Anti Aging Institute targets the tiny muscles in your face that cause wrinkles and use BOTOX to temporarily relax the contraction. While BOTOX can’t get rid of deep creases that have been left untreated for several years, it surely helps soften them. 

BOTOX has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles, smooth and tighten skin and lift areas when administered by a skilled injector. Results last from 3 to 6 months and there is little to no downtime or recovery period after treatment.

Below is an excerpt from the About Face Anti-Aging FACE report that we customize for each patient at every consultation. You can see that many areas can be treated. They are:

  • Forehead wrinkles and  creases
  • Eyebrow area
  • Glabella 
  • Crows feet 
  • Bunny lines 
  • Masseter
  • Upper lip
  • Chin

During your discussion, our specialists will share everything with you, including the treatment areas and how many doses of BOTOX would be needed to accomplish lasting results. Generally, a completely untreated adult can expect to have the following units of BOTOX for each treatment area.

  • Forehead = 10-20 units
  • Eyebrow = 4-10 units
  • Glabella = 10-20 units
  • Crows feet = 10-24 units
  • Bunny lines = 4-8 units
  • Masseter = 20-40 units
  • Upper lip = 4-10 units
  • Chin = 5-10 units

Some things to note, everyone is different and may not need treatment in each area. Your individual treatment amounts can and will vary. Some may only want to treat wrinkles on their forehead, so their procedure will only be limited to that particular area. This is why it’s so essential to have a discussion with a professional provider.

You must be aware of the fact that some practices dilute the effects of BOTOX to the extent where it is useless and unsafe. Some providers may offer BOTOX treatment at prices discounted way below others in the market. Be wary of these as they are often of inferior quality and the effects are not the same as going to a specialist injector. For more on this, check out the article “Botox: Its Usage, Benefits and  More.”

As always, please reach out to us with any questions you may have about regarding BOTOX. We are here to help!

If you’re pretty new to the BOTOX world, expect the About Face Anti-Aging team to exercise conservative treatment during the first visit. The purpose is to get as close as possible to the optimal quantity of BOTOX without over-treating an area. 

The staff at the About Face Anti Aging Institute would rather have you return to us for regular touch-ups than endure too much and be unhappy with the result. The chief goal with BOTOX treatment is to lessen wrinkles while still being able to make natural facial expressions.

We look forward to providing a free consultation to discover how you can achieve your ultimate beauty goals!