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Average Botox Units to Lower Eyebrows for Young Men?

I was recently told that injecting botox will relax eyebrows enough to flatten the high arches and bring them down to a more rested position. as if to lower them. how many would it take to do so? is it more or less than the amount it takes to bring up an arch?

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Botox and brows


It is very difficult to answer your question without first viewing photo's or seeing you in person to assess your specific need. Typically, Botox used in the frontalis or forehead helps to relax that muscle. Only when over-injected does it "drop" the brow causing a flattened brow.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox is useful for brow shaping in patients


A brow position at the bony orbital rim is acceptable in male patients. To achieve this look, if you perceive your brow arch to undesirable, it to do a generalized treatment of the forehead. This will also smooth the appearance of the forehead in general.

Scott C. Sattler, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Botox to lower eyebrows


Botox can be used to achieve your desired end result of lowering your eyebrows even in young male patients, especially if the mucles are bulky - around 10-12 untis per side should be enough to give you durable results every 3-6 months.

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo General Surgeon
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Using Botox to lower or flatten eyebrows


Yes, Botox can be used to do this and could be offered to someone like you who is requesting such an effect.  We achieve this by relaxing the forehead muscle all across the forehead to essentially cause the lateral eyebrow to descend.  Women on the other hand do not like this look as they are always looking for more arch to the brow.  Talk to your dermatologist to voice your concerns.  That will allow them to place the Botox in the correct locations on your forehead to achieve those results. 

Steven Swengel, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
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Average number of Botox for young men and eyebrows


It's hard to say for sure because an accurate estimate can only be given with an in-person consultation. If the issue is that you have a high eyebrow arch, and you want only that section  more relaxed, it would probably be somewhere between 5-10 units per side that's needed. In general men have stronger forehead muscles than most women and so more is generally needed.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Botox to lower the eyebrows


Thank you for your question. The arch of the brow is created by the function of the frontalis muscle, which extends across your forehead. The frontalis can be relaxed by treating with Botox, which will flatten and lower your brow. This will remove the arch that you have.

The number of units that it will take to accomplish this is variable, but should range from 8-12 units in most cases. An injector with experience should be able to provide this for you.

Best of luck with your Botox.

Jeff Rockmore

Jeffrey Rockmore, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for male eyebrows


Your forehead muscle movement and position of your eyebrows should be assessed by an experienced injector who can determine the dosage required.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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Botox dose to lower eyebrows


Men have larger muscles than women and this also applies to facial muscles. The muscle that elevates the eyebrows, called the frontalis, is a fairly broad muscle and 20 units would be a reasonable initial dose. it may have to be adjusted depending on response. A personal consultation with an experienced Botox injector is the best way to determine what your results might be.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Botox Dose (units) in a Young Man


Thank you for this great question. The dosing of Botox is part of the art of this treatment and depends on a variety of factors. These include whether the patient has had Botox before, how large the patient's head/face is, and the strength of the muscles being treated. That said, in general, I use 30 units for glabellar frown lines in a male patient and less (typically 15-20) for the forehead. The danger with forehead treatment is that, with thick or heavy forehead soft tissues, too much Botox can cause the brow to drop. It is always easier to start with a lower dose and add more after you see the result.

Evan Ransom, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for lower eyebrows


I agree that this can only be determined by an exam since forehead muscles can differ a lot from person to person.  In a male with a strong forehead, it could take a lot more Botox than 4 to 12 units.  It may also be that no amount of Botox lowers your brows to the level you desire.  To some extent, there will be trial and error adjustments.  Based on years of experience, I would expect needing a minimum of 20 units to get noticalbe lowering in a typical male and perhaps more than 30.  You can always start with a smaller amount of Botox and add more every few days until the desired result is achieved.  To this end, I would suggest using Dysport since the results are usually seen in 24 hours whereas Botox is often 3 or 4 days.

Louis W. Apostolakis, MD
Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon
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