How Much BOTOX® Do I Need?
Red carpet celebrities have been using BOTOX injections as an anti-aging treatment for years, making this brand a household name. However, many people are still unfamiliar with how this treatment works. The amount of BOTOX administered is personalized, which means no two appointments look the same.
So, how much BOTOX do you need to treat fine lines and other signs of aging? The trusted staff at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can help you make informed decisions about cosmetic injections during a BOTOX assessment. Learn more from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe by reading below or schedule an aesthetic appointment in Dallas, TX.
How is BOTOX measured?
BOTOX targets dynamic wrinkles and expression lines around the forehead, brows, and outer eye areas. It works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to specific muscles. This is what prevents your skin from forming creases. Even though BOTOX is measured in “units,” this measurement is not comparable to other commodities or products. Units are actually determined by the maker of BOTOX, Allergan. They simply measure the strength of BOTOX and the ability to relax a nerve.
How many units of BOTOX do I need?
It is very important for your injector to administer the proper amount of cosmetic injections. This is because too much BOTOX can cause an unnatural appearance that appears “fake” or “worked on.” Even worse, you could get drooping and disproportionate features. On the other hand, under-treating yourself will not create satisfying outcomes. An experienced injector, like Dr. Dauwe, can determine the exact amount of BOTOX needed to prevent unwanted side effects and deliver exceptional results.
Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery takes several factors into consideration when determining how many BOTOX units are needed during your appointment in Dallas, TX, including:
Gender: Men generally need more BOTOX than women because they tend to have larger facial muscles
Face shape and size: Patients with wider treatment areas (for example, a larger-than-average forehead) require more BOTOX units than others
Wrinkle severity: The deeper the wrinkle, the more BOTOX is needed for proper treatment
Aesthetic goals: Some patients want mild to moderate outcomes, while others want more noticeable results
Remember that less is more
Some first-time patients are so eager to treat signs of aging that they request as many BOTOX injections as possible. However, we recommend starting conservatively and adding more if the desired outcome is not achieved. Remember, it’s easy to add BOTOX but impossible to take out. Dr. Dauwe can explain how many BOTOX units will address your problem areas and when to return for follow-up appointments so you can enjoy your results without any problems.
Schedule BOTOX cosmetic injections
BOTOX injections are key if you want to reduce fine lines and feel great about your appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe is known for his expertise and ability to create natural-looking outcomes in Dallas, TX. If you still have questions about BOTOX units or how our process works, schedule a BOTOX appointment at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery. We can determine how much BOTOX is needed and create a personalized plan tailored to your needs.