How Many Units of Botox Do You Need?

The number of units of neuromodulator (e.g. Botox or Nuceiva) you need varies by the area of the face you’d like to address. Moreover, the amount of Botox required will vary based on your age and gender. Men require substantially more Botox than women, especially in to treat their frown lines and foreheads. The required number of units required is also positively related with age. Age and gender aside, as a general guideline, the average female under 40 who uses Botox on a regular basis (every three months) would require the following number of units:

Forehead Lines: 4-12 units

Frown Lines (Glabellar Lines): 15-30 units

Eyebrows (per side): 2-6 units

Crow’s Feet (per side): 6-15 units

Bunny Lines (per side): 2-10 units

Dimpled Chin (per side): 2-6 units

Corners of Mouth (the Depressor Anguli Oris muscle –  per side): 2-6 units

Lip Flip: 2-4 units

Masseter Reduction (per side): 10-50 units

Gummy Smile (per side): 2-6 units

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment (per underarm): approximately 50 units

These numbers are just estimatesbotox toronto 6 and are expressed as a range. The only way to know for sure how many units you will need would be to consult with your injector so that your treatment goals and unique facial anatomy can be taken into proper consideration.