Botox® is the leading non-surgical treatment for lines and wrinkles. If you are considering Botox® injections, you may be wondering how much you need to look younger. As an expert in Botox® treatments, Dr. David Baird explains to his patients that several factors need to be considered when deciding how much Botox® to use for a particular patient. Botox® is not a “one size fits all” solution.
Botox® Injection Points
The first aspect of Botox® injections that Dr. Baird explains is the number of injection sites. Botox® works by temporarily reducing muscle contractions that lend to the formation of wrinkles in the forehead and eye area.
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical 11 Lines
- Crow’s feet
Maximum Amount of Botox® to Treat Forehead Lines
More isn’t always better when it comes to injectable treatments for lines and wrinkles. Using too much of these products can cause unwanted side effects, some of which can be permanent. The drug information for Botox® states that the maximum number of units that should be used for Botox® treatment is:
- Four units per injection point for horizontal forehead lines
- Four units per injection site for vertical 11 lines
- Three units per injection point for crow’s feet
If you are having all three areas treated, the maximum number of units is 84, but this is tailored to the patient’s needs. Younger patients and those with the early onset of wrinkles benefit from smaller dosages. Having more severe wrinkles in the forehead and eye area does not necessarily mean that you need the maximum dosage.
How Much Botox® is Needed for Your Treatment?
The volume of Botox® that is needed for your wrinkle reduction is best determined by a board-certified dermatologist with an in-depth understanding of facial anatomical structures and the efficacy of Botox® injections. Meeting with Dr. Baird for a consultation is the first step. He evaluates your wrinkles and explains how much Botox® is needed to help you look younger.
Learn More About Botox® Injections. Contact Dr. David Baird.
Botox® is a safe treatment proven to work for reducing wrinkles in the upper portion of the face. Treatments are most successful when performed by an experienced practitioner. If you are considering Botox® and would like to learn more about the treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Baird.