Units of Botox
Botox is not a one-size-fits-all treatment for your face. Instead, each area has a range of Botox that’s needed to achieve the results you’re looking for. The amount of filler used is measured as a unit. Here are the unit ranges for some of the common parts of your face that you might be interested in:
- Eyebrow Lift: 2-5 units
- Crow’s Feet (Per Side): 5-15 units
- Square Jaw and Masseter: 40-60 units
- Dimpled Chin: 2-6 units
- Neck and Platysmal Lines: 25-50 units
- Forehead Lines: 10-30 units
- Frown Lines and Glabellar: 10-25 units
- Bunny and Nasalis Lines: 5-10 units
- Corners of the mouth: 3-6 units
Since units can’t be taken out of your face after they’re injected, you may end up starting at the lower end of these ranges. The provider will work with you to determine the appropriate amount based on how much filling is required and the appearance that you’re working on.
You might see some Botox providers advertising discount rates and low-cost procedures. These cut-rate offers often come at the expense of staff experience. Getting good results out of Botox procedures requires more than a paint-by-the-numbers approach to injecting the filler.
As you saw above, the range can vary substantially for the procedure. Overfilling the face with Botox can lead to an unnatural appearance and difficulty with making facial expressions. Inexperienced providers may fail to consider your requirements and your overall goals for getting the procedure done. They may use outdated equipment, have inconvenient hours or find other areas to cut corners.
A highly experienced provider may cost more, but you get a better overall value in the long-term. Knowledgeable and helpful offices take a collaborative approach to finding a Botox treatment plan that fulfills what you’re looking for. Follow-up communication and appointments ensure that no complications occurred and you’re happy with your results.
By keeping these factors in mind when you start searching for an office that provides Botox injections, you can plan for the expenses and understand how they come up with prices.