How Much BOTOX® Is Needed for Forehead Wrinkles?

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Forehead wrinkles and lines are common skin concerns that leave many adults searching for effective ways to fight the signs of aging. BOTOX is an aesthetic treatment offered by Dr. Maia Chakerian at Sereno Santé to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the face for a more youthful, vibrant appearance. Often called dynamic lines, forehead wrinkles are generally caused by repetitive facial expressions, such as squinting, smiling, and frowning. As we age, these skin imperfections become more pronounced and can make a person appear tired, angry, or older.

As a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Chakerian has the expert technique required to help temporarily reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles and other evidence of aging in the upper face. She is pleased to offer BOTOX to San Jose, CA patients and can deliver the ideal amount to help men and women achieve their cosmetic goals. To arrange for a BOTOX consultation, please contact our facility today.

What is BOTOX and how does it work?

BOTOX is a popular neuromodulator (wrinkle relaxer) comprised of a purified solution of botulin toxin A. When injected beneath the skin, it works to temporarily disengage the muscles that are used to create movement in the upper face. The overlying skin is then given a chance to relax and recover, leaving behind a smoother, softer appearance. BOTOX at Sereno Santé may be used to lessen the appearance of several cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Moderate to severe forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Frown lines between the brow (also called glabellar lines or “elevens”)

How much BOTOX will I need?

BOTOX is typically administered in units. The number of BOTOX units needed to achieve ideal results will vary according to factors, like:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Facial shape
  • Forehead size
  • Desired outcomes
  • Severity, length, and depth of wrinkles

Most patients need 10 – 30 units of BOTOX to soften the appearance of forehead wrinkles. Since men tend to have stronger, thicker facial muscles, they may need a few additional units when compared to women of the same age. As an experienced anesthesiologist, Dr. Chakerian can also determine the ideal amount of BOTOX needed to help meet your needs and goals and achieve natural-looking facial enhancements.

How long does BOTOX last?

Most patients begin to notice BOTOX results a few days following their treatment, with optimal outcomes becoming visible over the next 7 – 10 days. On average, BOTOX results can last for 3 – 4 months before beginning to gradually wear off. Dr. Chakerian can help you decide when to schedule follow-up treatment sessions for BOTOX at our San Jose, CA facility. Undergoing BOTOX injections on a periodic basis may help maintain your treatment results.

Is a neuromodulator right for me?

During your consultation, Dr. Chakerian will listen to your cosmetic concerns. She can help you explore your treatment options and determine if a neuromodulator, like BOTOX, is ideal for you. BOTOX is often suitable for patients ages 18 and older who are in good health, who are not pregnant or nursing, and who are concerned about the visible appearance of facial lines or wrinkles.

Smooth forehead wrinkles in San Jose, CA

BOTOX treatments at Sereno Santé can be an excellent solution for diminishing deep forehead wrinkles and rejuvenating your facial appearance. Dr. Chakerian is excited to offer BOTOX and other aesthetic treatments to help San Jose, CA men and women fight the signs of aging and put their best face forward. Find out more about BOTOX or other advanced med spa services by contacting our practice today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.