Receiving Botox for the first time for prevention and not sure how much is normal (photos)
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Botox starting doses
Botox for Wrinkle Reduction and Prevention
Based on the photos posted you have some fine lines present on your forehead and glabella that you can benefit with Neuromodulators such as Botox, Xeomin or Dysport.
Since this is your first time getting treated. Always start conservatively by using less units to prevent looking "overdone." You can start at 7-10 units on the Glabella.
A proper consultation is key to get an understanding on how much is recommended and what other options are available for you.
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Botox for Wrinkle prevention versus Wrinkle reduction and rebalancing
Thanks for this question as it is very intuitive to try and prevent wrinkles from occuring as they are much more difficult to "erase" once the skin damage is done.
The amount and injection sites of Botox required is very different for each person. It will be determined by a proper examination and recommendations on the desired endpoint. Those individuals with a desire to keep from making lines will use less Botox than those with deep, active wrinkling and more muscle weakening required.
When considering Botox, I will commonly use 15 to 20 units to the glabella's 3 muscles and orbicularis recruitment muscles
If you weaken only the muscle or muscles between the eyebrow, you may not like the expression-effect as other muscles will take over to achieve a mentally remembered appearance until proper rebalancing is obtained. In this case, return to your talented and skillful, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist to achieve your desires.
I hope this is helpful! All the best!
Botox for prevention of wrinkles
Should Botox be used for prevention of wrinkles?
How much botox is normal for prevention of lines?
Seeing dermatologist, Board certified in the care of skin/hair and nails, is one of the steps that can help you look your best before the lines start appearing.
When it comes to Botox, it is NOT about the units but it all has to do with patient anatomy and proper location, depth and the amount of product used.
I recommend that you see a qualified physician and have a thorough assessment and consultation prior to proceeding with any treatments.
Best regards, Dr. Sapijaszko.
Botox for Forehead and the 11's
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