HOW MANY UNITS OF BOTOX IS STANDARD?
When you get a Botox treatment, how many units of Botox is standard?
ANSWER: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO GIVE A DEFINITIVE NUMBER.
A qualified healthcare practitioner would decide which amount is appropriate for you based on your medical history and you physical appearance.
WHAT DOES THE FDA APPROVE FOR STANDARD UNITS OF BOTOX
FDA approved dosing is 64 units for all three areas; crows feet, glabella and forehead. Botox injections are used to relieve muscle tension, combat sagging skin and give the face a plump appearance. (Read more about FDA approved Botox doses.)
CROWS FEET BOTOX
A standard dose for Crows Feet Botox is typically 10 units.
The glabella is the smooth prominence between the eyebrows, and it is often an area of concern for people who may want Botox. The standard dose of Botox for the glabella is 20 units.
A standard dose for Forehead Wrinkles Botox is typically 20 units.
WHAT AGE GROUPS ARE GOOD FOR BOTOX
Botox is most often prescribed for people in the “baby boomer” generation to lessen wrinkles. There are, however, many other age groups who can benefit from this treatment. Younger people may find it helpful in reducing lines when they rub their eyes or frown; older patients may use this drug to reduce breathing difficulties caused by certain medications. It cannot be used on children under 18 years of age because both the risks and benefits of the treatment would not outweigh any potential side effects that might occur.
Injections are not just for 50s and up anymore, 20 year old’s are doing Botox as a preventative. As an injector, we don’t want the frozen look, we inject lower doses of Botox, also known as micro doses. Usually done around the forehead brows and around the eyes.