How Many Units of Botox Do I Need?
When it comes to Botox injections, everyone is different. More muscular people require more units, and men usually need more units than women. It is a common misconception that if someone needs more units of Botox, then they have more prominent wrinkles. But this is not necessarily the case. Often, the muscles that make their forehead lines are just stronger or bigger. These muscles are what get treated by Botox injections: the dynamic lines. So how much Botox do you need for forehead wrinkles?
Static wrinkles are the fine lines visible even when the face is relaxed, and they tend to appear by the corners of the mouth or on the neck.
Dynamic wrinkles only appear when you make facial expressions. For example, when you furrow your brow, frown, or smile, you don’t see these wrinkles when your face is still.
Botox injections work to treat dynamic wrinkles, not static wrinkles. Therefore, it is more effective to treat the area with dermal fillers such as JUVEDERM® to diminish the appearance of static wrinkles.
Where is Botox Injected in the Forehead?
Botox injections can smooth forehead lines via temporary muscle paralysis. There are three main areas on the forehead where people get Botox treatment:
- The frontalis (the actual forehead)
- The glabellar lines between the eyebrows (often called the frown lines)
- The crow’s feet or laugh lines (also referred to as lateral canthal lines)
All three of these areas need different amounts of Botox. Even though laugh lines are very fine, they may require up to 20 units. You do not necessarily need all three areas treated with Botulinum toxin; it varies for everyone.
How Much Do 30 Units of Botox Cost?
Botox In Winnipeg, the average cost of injections is usually $10 to $11 per unit. For example, 30 units of Botulinum toxin will cost $300-$330, and 20 units of Botox will cost between $200-$220. The cost per unit may vary across different clinics and regions.
However, you may not necessarily need 20 units of Botox. A consultation with a certified Botox aesthetician can help you determine what is suitable to achieve your desired results.
How Long Do Injections Last?
Most Botox injections last between 3-5 months. The more frequently you get Botulinum toxin treatment, the longer it tends to last. It’s rare for Botox treatment to last longer than 5–5½ months.
Botox injections can minimize the appearance of forehead lines, including crow’s feet and other fine lines. How many units of Botox you need for forehead wrinkles depends on many factors, including the size and strength of your muscles. If you’re interested in non-surgical wrinkle treatment, schedule a Free Consultation.