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Thinking about Botox? How many units of Botox will you need and what is the cost?

  • In the glabella, which is the area between the eyes usually in women takes between 16-28 units and in males takes between 18-30 units
  • For correction of crows feet bilaterally 18-24 units, Thinking about Botox? How many units of Botox will you need and what is the cost?
  • Horizontal forehead lines 8-16units,
  • Bunny lines on the nose 4-6units.
  • Upper vertical lip lines 4-8units are needed,
  • For a gummy smile bilaterally 2-4units,
  • Marionette lines bilaterally 2-8units, and for chin dimpling 4-8 units.

Please keep in mind that the above are average units used, patient may need more or less then the average listed depending on their muscle strength.

Now to calculate how much Botox will cost you, first select the area of concern. Take the number of units and multiple by the cost per unit to determine your cost. For example if Botox was $12 per unit and the area of concern will take 10 units to correct then 10 per unit X $12= $120 cost for the area to be treated. Most providers charge between $12-16 per unit of Botox with the average being $13 per unit. We charge $12 a unit. We hope this helps consumers like you to determine the cost of Botox for you, so you can budget appropriately prior to seeing your provider.



BOTOX Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there's a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.

In 2005, almost 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX Cosmetic.

FAQs

What exactly is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

How does BOTOXCosmetic work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.

When will I see results from a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.

Is treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX Cosmetic treatment.

Who should not use BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Will I experience any side effects?
The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOXCosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you "had work done." The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.

Do treatment results differ?
To get the best results, it's important to go to a doctor who is experienced in administering BOTOX Cosmetic. You may want to consider choosing a doctor from the BOTOX Cosmetic Physicians' Network. Members of the Network have medical practices that focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience injecting BOTOXCosmetic.

For more information, please visit http://www.botoxcosmetic.com