How Many Units of Botox Do I Need?

How many units of Botox do I need? This is one of the most-commonly asked questions when it comes to neurotoxin injections and for good reason.

The dose of Botox you receive plays a significant role in determining the cost of your treatment as well as the degree of correction.

If you’re considering Botox injections and want to learn more about units and dosing, read on.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a brand name neurotoxin comprised of botulinum toxin type A.

It is injected into targeted facial muscles to temporarily limit contraction and relax dynamic wrinkles.

How Many Units of Botox Do I Need?

Once patients make the decision to undergo neurotoxin injections, they may start wondering: How many units of Botox do I need?

While this seems like a fairly straightforward question, it is actually more complex than many people imagine.

That’s because Botox injections are not one-size-fits-all and should be tailored to each individual’s anatomy, facial movements, and desired outcomes.

That being said, the area that you are treating also plays a significant role in determining the appropriate dosage. 

For patients that want to smooth horizontal forehead lines, the average number of Botox units ranges from eight-to-20 units.

Allergan, the company that manufactures Botox Cosmetic, recommends four units in five different treatment sites. However, these numbers are merely estimates. 

Ultimately, an in-person consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or a board-certified plastic surgeon is best way to determine the number of Botox units you may need. 

How Much Does a Unit of Botox Cost?

In addition to asking – How many units of Botox do I need? – patients often inquire about Botox cost per unit. 

While provider expertise, geographic location, and treatment setting can all affect the cost of Botox, a single unit is usually priced between $10 – $20. 

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If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.