How Many Units of Botox Do I Need?

Botox has long been a popular cosmetic injectable. It’s used to smooth out moderate to severe facial lines and folds by blocking facial muscle contractions. 

If you’re interested in receiving Botox to rejuvenate your appearance, you may be wondering how many units of Botox you’ll need. We’ll explore this topic below to help you better understand what to expect from your Botox session. 

Determining The Right Number of Botox Units

The number of units of Botox that you’ll need will depend on the treatment location, your desired results, and your history with Botox. Additionally, some patients (including men, in particular) have stronger facial muscles than others and will require more units of Botox to attain their desired results. 

Treatment Location

The number of Botox units that you’ll need will largely depend on where you’re having it injected.


The forehead is among the most popular injection areas for Botox. Botox can effectively smooth out worry lines and even prevent them from forming. The general recommendation from Allergan for this area is four units for each of the five injection sites on the forehead, so 20 in total. 

Corners of The Eyes

Crow’s feet are wrinkles that form in the corners of the eyes. You may see these wrinkles when you smile. To treat this area, Allergan recommends 10 to 12 units of Botox per area. So, if you have both eyes treated, you’ll likely need 20 to 24 units. 

Between The Eyebrows

Wrinkles known as frown lines often form between the eyebrows. You may notice these lines whenever you furrow your brows. For this area, Allergan recommends five units of Botox for each of the five injection sites, so 25 in total. 


The experienced team at Florida Face and Body can help determine the right number of Botox units for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!