How Many Units of Botox Do You Need?

How Many Units of Botox Do You Need

What is Botox?

The most popularly known and recommended brand of botulinum toxin injections is proven to be Botox. These botulinum toxins are the neurotoxins that are responsible for affecting nerves in a way that causes the muscles to get weakened and can be used for both cosmetic as well as medical reasons. It is mainly used to smoothen out wrinkles, prevent migraine headaches, and treat a wide range of other health and aesthetic conditions.

A Guide To Botox Use

The forehead, crow’s feet, and frown area are the most commonly treated areas with Botox, which is always measured in units when being used. Allergan is the sole manufacturer of this FDA-Approved botulinum toxin, which has also given out set guidelines for its use.

Similar to several other aesthetic treatments, Botox also needs to be injected appropriately in the right spots in order to get the desired results. Botox being quite effective, it delivers the perfect results; but only if the aestheticians are experienced enough to do it the right way – in the right places, and with the correct dosages.

How Many Units of Botox Do You Need For Each Area?

Between Eyebrows

For cosmetic treatment to be done between the eyebrows, an average range of 15-20 units of Botox are administered by expert aestheticians.

Brow Furrow

Similar to the eyebrows, brow furrows can also be mitigated with the use of 15-20 units of Botox.

Eyebrow Lift

There is a common misconception that injecting Botox in the forehead lifts the brow, which is entirely wrong. What actually lifts the brows is the Botox being injected under the brow and around the crow’s feet.

10 – 15 units of Botox is adequate enough to get the job done.


Botox is proven to be quite effective when it comes to treating forehead lines. The recommended amount of Botox is 5-15 units, based on the size of the forehead.

Glabellar Lines

Glabellar lines can easily be removed using Botox in dosages anywhere from 15-20 units.

Gummy Smile

Unlike other cosmetic treatments, gummy smiles only require 2.5 units of Botox on each side – recommended for anyone whose smile tends to show too much of their gums.

Crow’s Feet

In order to work against the appearance of crow’s feet, it is recommended to use 10 units of Botox on either side.


Similar to the crow’s feet, eyes can also be successfully treated with just 10 units of Botox.

Frown Lines?

Since the muscles causing frown lines are quite strong, the required amount of Botox is 15-20 units for these. For some individuals, even more, the dosage might be required.

Bunny Lines

10 units of Botox are quite sufficient to have bunny lines treated effectively – However, anything less than that just might not work.


As for migraines, the required dosage can vary for everyone based on a lot of distinct factors. For the correct dosage, each individual needs to have an in-depth consultation with an expert neurologist.


The platysmal bands may start sticking out even more as you start aging further. Injecting Botox helps suck in those muscles and make them look taut. The recommended dosage of Botox for Neck wrinkles can be anywhere between 20 to 60 units, varying for each individual, and can be determined after a consultation with an experienced aesthetician. 

Masseter Muscle

The masseter muscle is activated when patients grind or clench their teeth. This can result from stress or simply be a bad habit. This may cause soreness in the jaw, lead to temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), or result in a wide look at the bottom of the face.

Aestheticians usually recommend injecting 15-20 units on each side, which can promote a slimmer face and also act as functional relief because it combats symptoms of teeth-grinding or clenching. 


Are you ready to initiate the best Botox Cosmetic treatment, and opt for the best medspa to achieve your desired goals – Syra Aesthetics makes it easy to get the process started, and assures to get you delivered all the aesthetic results that you have been longing for.

Feel free to reach out to our board-certified aestheticians, schedule a free consultation to set appropriate expectations, and leave the rest to us – We will make sure to realize all your aesthetic desires.


– Disclaimer –

This blog is for informational & educational purposes only and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation.
For any symptoms or medical advice, please consult with your physician,

Or Book an appointment with our certified aestheticians at Syra Aesthetics.

  • About The Author

    Dr. Syra Hanif M.D.

    Board Certified Primary Care Physician

Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.

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