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?
How to Prevent Wrinkles on Forehead and Between Eyebrow?
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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.
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!
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.
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Botox as a preventative measure
We do in fact have patients that use Botox as a preventative measure. In most cases, these are patients that have just begun to see the beginnings of the fine lines associated with static wrinkles (those wrinkles caused by movement of the forehead muscles and muscles around the eyes).
The number of units depends on the severity of the wrinkles, but if none are visible, it's hard to dose accordingly. If wrinkles are visible, the area between the eyes would normally be between 15-25 units and the forehead between 15-30 units. You should be able to get per unit pricing by calling around in your area.
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