Are you looking for a wrinkle remedy that won’t require extensive downtime or permanently change your face? If so, Botox treatment may be right for you.
Many people are curious about Botox injections, but they aren’t sure how many are required to effectively treat wrinkles. We’ve put together this guide to give you a clearer idea of where Botulinum toxin is injected in the forehead, how much it costs, and how many units of Botox you’ll need.
Whether you’re looking to target glabellar lines (the “11” lines between the eyes) or canthal lines (crow’s feet), this resource will help you understand more about Botox treatment for forehead lines:
How Many Units of Botox Do I Need?
When it comes to Botox injections, everyone is different. If someone has stronger muscles, they typically need more units. Men usually require more units than women.
It’s a common misconception that if someone needs more units of Botox, then they have larger wrinkles. But this isn’t necessarily the case. Often, the muscles that make their forehead lines are just stronger or bigger. These muscles are what get treated by Botox injections: the dynamic lines.
Static wrinkles are the fine lines that are visible even when the face is relaxed. They tend to appear by the corners of the mouth or on the neck.
Dynamic wrinkles only appear when you make facial expressions. For example, when you furrow your brow, frown, or smile. You don't see these wrinkles when your face is still.
Botox injections work to treat dynamic wrinkles, not static wrinkles. To diminish the appearance of static wrinkles, it’s more effective to treat the area with dermal fillers such as JUVEDERM®.
Where is Botox Injected in the Forehead?
Botox injections can smooth forehead lines via temporary muscle paralysis. There are three main areas on the forehead where people get Botox treatment:
How Much Does 30 Units of Botox Cost?
Botox In Winnipeg, the average cost of injections is usually $10 to $11 per unit. For example, 30 units of Botulinum toxin will cost $300-$330 CAD, and 20 units of Botox will cost between $200-$220. The cost per unit may vary across different clinics and regions.
However, you may not necessarily need 20 units of Botox. A consultation with a certified Botox aesthetician can help you determine what’s suitable to achieve your desired results.
How Long Do Injections Last?
Most Botox injections last between 3-5 months. The more frequently you get Botulinum toxin treatment, the longer it tends to last. It’s rare for Botox treatment to last longer than 5–5½ months.
Botox injections can minimize the appearance of forehead lines, including crow’s feet and other fine lines. How many units of Botox you need depends on many factors, including the size and strength of your muscles. If you’re interested in a nonsurgical wrinkle treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation.