You would never knowingly buy too little of something just because it is a good price, especially if it meant that the item would not work. Too little shampoo to wash your hair or too little gas to fuel your car is not a bargain. This thought process can be applied to many things, even Botox Cosmetic. A smaller dose than recommended is simply not strong enough to achieve proper results. A repeat treatment will be needed sooner – costing you more in the end.
Botox Cosmetic’s wrinkle-reducing powers come from its ability to temporarily paralyze the expressive muscles in a desired area. Botox is measured by “units,” which are based on its strength. One unit of Botox equals a specific level of blockage in the nerves responsible for muscle contraction. The stronger the muscle, the more Botox is needed. And as the facial muscles of men and women vary, so will the recommended dose.
Recommended Doses of Botox for Men and Women:
- Forehead Lines: 20-30 units
- Frown Line: 30-40 units
- Crow’s Feet: 12-16 units per side
- Perioral Area: 2-5 units per side
- Dimpled Chin: 2-8 units
- Forehead Lines: 15-20 units
- Frown Line: 20-30 units
- Crow’s Feet: 8-16 units per side
- Perioral Area 2-5 units per side
- Dimpled Chin: 2-6 units
Keep in mind that the right amount of Botox Cosmetic may be different for everyone. Ultimately, the exact number of units will need to be customized to the specific situation. Factors such as gender, strength of facial muscles, and depth of wrinkles will all influence the amount of Botox Cosmetic used.
At Houston’s premier Botox Cosmetic destination, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, patients are paired with a renowned nurse-injector. After a careful assessment of the skin’s tone and condition, she will create a personalized skincare plan designed to achieve both short-term and long-term results. Call Mirror Mirror at (281) 407-9549 for more information, or for directions to our brand new office, located on the corner of Drexel and Richmond Avenue.