Is the Botox needle for jawline injections bigger or longer than for forehead injections?
Is the Botox Needle for Jawline Bigger?
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Different needles used for Botox for masseter reduction vs. to treat horizontal forehead rhytids
I use a 1.0" long needle (30g) when injecting Botox for masseter reduction.
I use a 0.5" long needle (32g) when injecting the other facial rhytids.
The gauge (or thickness) of the needle (30g vs. 32g) is the important factor regarding discomfort, and both 30g and 32g are extremely skinny. Discomfort is very minimal with these small needles. I like comparing them to mosquito bites.
More important than needle size is the surgeon administering your Botox as results are very technique dependent.
Same sized Botox needle
The same sized needle is used for injecting Botox in any area. It is a very fine needle that most patients find very comfortable.
Botox is generally injectected with same needle size anywhere on the face
We generally use a small size 30 gauge needle for injecting Botox anywhere on the face or neck.
The techniques are slightly different among different injectors but the results are generally the same.
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