How much of a vial of Botox is used per procedure?
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Thank you for your question! This may depend on the area that’s being treated. Botox does come in vials of 50 or 100 units. In our office we have provide a wide range of treatments, with the units used averaging from 30-50. Again, this depends on the treatment area. Schedule a consultation with an experienced injector , and they can give you a good idea of how much you will need to achieve your goals. Good luck!
How much Botox is used depends on the area
Thank you for your question lfed. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. Botox comes in 50 or 100 unit vials and different amounts can be used in different areas. The pivotal studies demonstrated that patients will enjoy their results for 3-4 months with a dose of 20 units in the glabella and 24 units (12 units per side) in the crows feet. There are no studies for other areas. But based on my experience and assessment of the patient I estimate how much can be used in other areas. In the lower face smaller doses are used. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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That's a great question. Glabellar folds respond very well to botox. Some offices charge you by the "unit" which is for every 1/100th of that vial. I don't like that system for it makes you stress about how much you're using and you may not get the treatment you need. We treat you to your satisfaction. Meaning, if glabellar folds are the issue, we charge you to treat those regardless of how much botox is used.
How much Botox to use
The number of units used on a particular patient can vary considerably between patients.
Within my own practice, I have some patients who are sensitive to the effects of BOTOX with small muscles who may only require 9-12 units in the glabella.
I also have some patients who need more than 50 units in the same area, ie, more than 5 times the dose.
The important thing to understand is that dosing is individual.
The Amount of Botox used per Area
Average Botox Dosage Per Treatment Area
glabellar area 20 units
forehead 15-20 units
crow's feet 15 units
chemical brow lift 5-10 units
vertical lip lines 5-10 units
pebble chin 5-10 units
platysmal bands 10 units/band
Please keep in mind that some patients may require more than the lowest recommended dosage for optimal results. Please be sure to see an experienced injector for an in-person consultation to fully discuss your goals and expectations in order to determine the best treatment plan. Best wishes!
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