How many units of botox will I need to reduce the size of my temporalis muscles? They bulge out right along the side hairline.
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Botox for Temples
The amount of Botox you need is dependent on the strength of your temporalis muscles you wish to have treated. The stronger the muscle the more Botox required to paralyze the muscle to prevent wrinkles and the bulging to which you are referring. The plastic surgeon makes an assessment of the amount of Botox needed in every treatment area based on his experience and knowledge and the strength of the muscle requiring treatment.
Botox paralyzes muscles thereby preventing them from contracting and also having that "bulging" appearance.
Botox to reduce temoralis muscles
Botox in Temples
Hello, and thank you for your question! Without pictures it is a little hard to tell - since dosing is based on the strength and size of the muscle - but generally speaking I would put between 20-40 units on a side. You will see the muscle start shrinking in size about 3-4 months after the injections (atrophy takes time), and they will need to be repeated every 4-6 months. I hope this helps, and good luck!