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How Many Units of Botox Do I Really Need?

How Many Units of Botox Do I Really Need?

You’ve already done your research and figured out that Botox can cost up to $35 per unit but as little as $10 per unit. Now you’re left wondering, “How many units of Botox do I really need?” That’s a great question!

We’ll tell you right upfront that there is no way to know for sure the number of units you personally need without a Botox consultation.

How Many Units of Botox Do I Really Need? Here’s an Estimate, Plus What Factors Play a Role

In general, the recommended Botox units per area include the following ranges:

  • Bunny lines: 5 to 12 units
  • Corners of mouth: 3 to 6 units
  • Chin: 2 to 6 units
  • Crow’s feet: 5 to 15 units
  • Glabellar lines (vertical lines between brows): 10 to 25 units
  • Horizontal forehead lines: 16 to 40 units
  • Jaw: 15 to 50 units per side
  • Lip flip: 4 to 6 units
  • Platysmal bands (neck bands): 25 to 50 units

How many units of Botox do I really need? As mentioned above, that can only be determined during your visit to a qualified injector.

Determining the amount of Botox you need is a personalized process that considers variables, including your facial structure, severity of wrinkles, and desired outcomes.

The anatomy of facial muscles and the number of injection sites also influence the number of units required. Larger muscles, like in the forehead, need more units than smaller muscles, such as ones around your nose or eyes.

A “less-is-more” approach, known as baby Botox, is a popular way to achieve natural looking results, which plays a role into the number of units you want and need.

During a consultation, your injector will discuss your aesthetic goals and assess your age and skin type, as well as take your previous treatments into account to tailor a specific plan for the number of units you need.

Find Your Magic Number at the Office of Dr. Jae Kim

Dr. Jae Kim and team are ready to develop your custom treatment plan and let you know the right number of units you need to enhance your natural beauty with ‘tox injections.

Call us now at 703-782-3003 to book your consultation!