Each Botox treatment will have its own specific guides with regards to its use, this is all to do with the amount of Botox that is inside the injection itself.
In fact, there is a specific volume of Botox that is considered to be perfectly safe to be used in the specific injection site. This is also commonly referred to as Botox Units.
It is true that there is only a certain volume that your plastic surgeon or your dermatologist will use in your forehead area. It does not matter whether this is for any kind of preventative Botox treatment, or whether it is for any kind of active Botox treatment of horizontal forehead wrinkles.
So, read on to find out exactly how many units of Botox can be used in your forehead.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment which is used as a means of reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox will paralyze the muscles in your face temporarily and this is through its active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A.
When it comes to Botox being used on the face, it is approved for use on forehead lines, lines between the eyes, and also crows feet around the eyes.
The specific cost of Botox treatments are hard to determine because the cost will ultimately depend on the unit of Botox used. Additionally, prices can vary per practitioner and also depending on where they are located.
How Many Units Of Botox Can Be Used On The Forehead?
Botox treatments for the forehead are used as a way to smooth those horizontal lines and also vertical wrinkles between the eyes. The way that the injections work is that they actually smooth the horizontal lines and vertical wrinkles between the eyes.
For horizontal lines on the forehead area, practitioners can actually inject up to 10-30 units of Botox. The dosage used in the forehead area must be carefully monitored, because although Botox is really effective at smoothing wrinkles, it can cause too much relaxation.
Consequences of too much relaxation can be drooping eyelids or uneven eyebrows, so a practitioner will monitor the dosage carefully.
Initially, a practitioner will start at a lower dosage in each injection at first, and they will usually give you a few weeks so that you can see how that amount of Botox works for you. Depending on how the dosage works for you, you can then receive a few extra units of Botox.
Your injections should be spaced out anywhere between 3 to 4 months apart. When you first start receiving treatments, you might find that it will not last for as long as you had expected – so you might have to return to your practitioner 2 to 3 months after your very first treatment.
Then, you should be able to extend this and notice the effects lasting for a longer period of time.
Where On The Forehead Is Botox Allowed?
There are only certain areas of the forehead where Botox is allowed to be used. These areas include the horizontal lines across your forehead along with the glabella (the area between your eyes), and it is also approved for your lateral canthal lines (otherwise known as crow’s feet).
Even though these treatments are approved, they still need to be done with. Using too much Botox in your forehead can cause some side effects, as we mentioned before; droopy eyelids and crooked eyebrows could be some of these side effects.
How Long Does Botox Last?
So, Botox injections are meant to last for 4 months – but as we stated earlier, the effects of your first treatment could end up wearing off a little sooner.
If this happens, then you need to make sure that you book a follow-up treatment sooner. This should just be something that you notice after your first appointment, and then you should find that your treatments will last for a much longer period of time.
It is also important to note that you might not see the results of your Botox treatment immediately after your first visit.
In fact, there are some practitioners who suggest that you should allow at least 14 days to notice the effects of your Botox injections before you consider when to schedule your follow-up appointment.
Important To Remember
Before you consider getting Botox treatment, it is especially important to note that you must be mindful of the amount of injections that you get. This is all to do with the Botox Units. If you end up receiving too many units, this can end up causing heaviness or drooping in the affected area.
This is all in relation to the toxin that is used in Botox. This toxin causes muscle paralysis, so you will not be able to move certain muscles until the effects of the Botox wear off.
This is why getting Botox in the correct – or in the incorrect places – can make your face look expressionless, or typically frozen into place.
You need to trust the practitioner that you visit, because if you visit an inexperienced practitioner, they might miss the appropriate muscles for the treatment. This will result in you having to repeat treatments as the Botox will not give you the result that you really want.
Overall, it is really important that you find the right practitioner for you to carry out your forehead Botox injections. After all, you want an end result that you are completely happy with and that you do not come away regretting massively.
Finally, do your research thoroughly and check the practitioners’ qualifications before you select them. This will ensure that you have results that will eventually last for 4 months and you can revisit the practitioner to get 3 to 4 monthly top-ups when you need to.