How to Prevent Wrinkles on Forehead and Between Eyebrow?

I'm a 25 year old female and I want to get Botox as a preventive treatment for wrinkles on my forehead and in between my eyebrows. On average how many units would that be for someone my age with few wrinkles? 

Doctor Answers 20

Start conservatively, add more Botox units as needed

The number of units is variable based on your individual muscles and the effect desired, but it usually takes 20-30 units of Botox for the glabella (area between your eyebrows) and at least 15-20 units for the forehead. I will usually start in a conservative fashion, and see my patients back in a week or two to add more units if needed.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Botox dose depends on severity of wrinkles

This depends on how severe the wrinkles are.

The standard dose in the cosmetic package insert for the glabella frown lines (the only FDA approved location - all other are off label) is 20 units injected over 5 injection points (4 units per site)

The forehead dose ranges from 6-20 units for severe wrinkles, and in my experience, typically require about 8 for early or mild lines.

Hope this helps!

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Botox Can Prevent Wrinkles

It usually does take less Botox for prevention than for ameliorating wrinkles. Each area you wish to treat may take from 5 to 20 units each. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to discuss wrinkle prevention and develop a long-term skin-care strategy.

Kory Kitagawa, MD
Honolulu Dermatologist
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Botox Can Be Used to Prevent as Well as Treat Wrinkles

It is becoming more and more common for younger patients to think ahead about their aging process and to treat key symptoms prophylactically. Particularly if you notice a genetic trait in your family, such as a propensity for forehead wrinkles or “11” lines, preventive Botox is a good choice. How much of the neuromodulator is necessary varies by patient and skin condition. On the low end it would take about 15 units of Botox to treat this area.  I hope this helps.

Jonathan Kulbersh, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
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You Can Prevent Wrinkles With Botox

I would need to see you in person in order to decide exactly how many units Botox would be optimal to prevent the wrinkles on your forehead from deepening.  An average dose from the frown lines between one's brows is 20 units.  An average dose for reducing horizontal forehead lines is 10 units. Treatment does not depend as much on the age of the patient as on the quality of the skin, strength of the muscle, and the depth of the wrinkles and of course individual genetic variation. Consult a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in Botox injection to find out how to maintain the youthful quality of your skin.

Melda A. Isaac, MD
Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox Dosage

The amount of botox needed depends on the severity of your wrinkles and strength of your muscles. The amount used is going to vary between each person. Many people get botox as a preventive treatment and have great results.

Jeffrey Weinzweig, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for young person

You probably will only need a few units, but it depends on an inperson assessment. At your age, you may not have severe wrinkles.

Michael Constantin Gartner, DO
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for wrinkles on forehead and frown lines

The amount of Botox required depends on the strength of the muscles causing these lines.  Your physician will have you frown and raise your forehead to determine the amount of Botox needed.  As an estimate, your forehead may require 5 to 10 units and your frown 15 to 25.  Please see an experienced physician injector.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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Botox softens worry lines

Hello again, I have updated my answer with a web reference to help answer your question better. 

Lines that form following repetitive muscle contraction that causes crimping of the skin can be softened by holding a muscle still with Botox or Dysport.  The amount used varies depending on factors such as a patient's gender and the strength of muscle contraction. A good starting dose is around 20 units to see an effect-the duration varies somewhat depending on the dose.  Of course, the amount of softening you get is related to how long the lines have been present and may require a second dose to keep the muscle still for longer, allowing collagen to grow into the lines.

Vaishali B. Doolabh, MD, FACS
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for forehead and between eyebrow

Botox is a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles and prevents frowning. Botox, or even Dysport, is great for preventing future frown lines. I have been getting Botox myself for the past 6 years and I love it. The amount of Botox differs from person to person. It depends on the strength of the muscles and the frown lines you can create. Typically, in the frown lines between the eyebrows, I inject 15 to 20 units in females and on the forehead about 7.5 to 10. Dr. Behnam Santa Monica.

Ben Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
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