How Many Units of Botox for Forehead?

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More women resolve to Botox as a way to maintain perfection, regardless of the years. Botox is a botulinum toxin that helps women remove wrinkles and keep a fresh face. It has been present in the cosmetic corrections field since the 1800s. 

It is an FDA-approved method that allows patients to feel fresh and youthful for as long as possible. Patients get Botox on different parts of their face, smile and forehead lines being the most popular for treatment.

Treating the most visible signs of aging, as the horizontal lines on your forehead, is the most commonly chosen area for Botox, and it usually requires a medium dosage. 

If you plan to give your forehead a little refresh, you should first read our detailed precautionary review about everything Botox-forehead oriented.  

What are Botox Injections for the Forehead?

Botulinum toxin type A is the FDA-approved cosmetic Botox that patients get on their forehead. This neurotoxin temporarily paralyzes the nerve endings to your muscles, giving you a smoother appearance. It is used to treat all kinds of wrinkles on the face, with different dosages. Between-brow muscles are the strongest, which means that more units are used in this area.  

The inner brow area is considered part of the forehead as well. The Botox helps reduce wrinkles made from frowning on your forehead, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause them. 

– Where Do Forehead Botox Injections go?

The forehead botox injections are usually applied on several areas of your face: 

Before any procedure is done, make sure you go to a certified plastic surgeon who knows a thing or two about Botox. An unqualified practitioner can inject a higher or lower dose, leaving you with uneven eyebrows or droopy eyes. 

How Many Botox Units are Injected into the Forehead?

A single vile of Botox can carry 50 or 100 units, depending on which exact area of the forehead it’s applied. 

On average, medical professionals inject 10 or 30 units into the forehead. Some surgeons suggest 4 units in five various areas around the forehead, which will equal 20 units. 

If you’re a newbie, your doctor may begin with a pretty low dosage. After a certain waiting period, your doctor should investigate the results and give you a recommendation for the future. 

Usually, Botox injections are renewed after 3 to 4 months. Remember that after the second injection, your effects will last longer. 

– How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox lasts longer the more it’s used. A first-time user will have a shorter period with Botox compared to a veteran botox user. The expected time it lasts is usually 4 months. Patients who get Botox regularly might need lesser units and have effects for a longer time. 

If you are unsatisfied with the first attempt, don’t worry. This is a typical situation for newbies, which can be immediately fixed with follow-up visit with the doctor. 

Other medics state that to properly see the results of Botox, you should wait at least 14 days before making assumptions. 

– Which Parts of the Face Shouldn’t Be Injected with Botox?

Receiving one too many units of Botox can result in a botched face. Injecting too much Botox into the muscles can paralyze them even more, leaving you with an expressionless face. There are some specific areas that Botox shouldn’t treat:

  • Dark under-eye circles 
  • Chin 
  • Nose

A higher dosage of Botox can leave you with more cons than you thought so. This means heavy eyes, dark circles, and even blurred vision. Botox can be friendly when injected with the proper dosage or very dangerous if done wrong. If you do not want to end up with the popular ‘frozen face,’ re-evaluate your doctor or practitioner before the process. 

– How Much Does Botox on the Forehead Cost? 

Every cosmetic procedure that involves the face is a costly process. Botox is very pricy per unit, with a single one costing from $10 to $18 each. Forehead botox typically requires 20-40 units.

Horizontal lines that appear in your forehead can sometimes take up to 40 units per session. 

Botox on the Forehead: Bottom Line 

Whether you decide to go for Botox or not, it is undeniable that the injections have compelling results. Botox might not be approved for different wrinkles on the face, but it can immediately reduce the most annoying forehead lines with 20 to 40 units. Although costly, all is fair in the name of beauty.

Dr. Carol Eisenstat

Dr. Carol Eisenstat

is a highly trained and skilled board-certified anesthesiologist with a passion for facial aesthetics. She completed an accelerated 7-year combined Bachelor of Science – Medical Doctor program from CUNY – Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and SUNY-Stony Brook University. Her education was achieved with high honors and she graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction.

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