How Many Units of Dysport Do You Need for Forehead Injections?

When it comes to treating wrinkles on the forehead, multiple small injections of Botox or Dysport are used to relax the muscles. Generally, this requires 10 to 15 units of Botox or 30 to 60 units of Dysport (same volume). The glabella is the area between the eyes and the amount needed will vary from person to person. However, most patients usually receive 45 to 75 units in the glabellar area (frown line), 66 to 70 units in the crow's feet area, and 40 units in the forehead area.

When used around the eyes, glabella, and forehead, this amount inhibits movement enough that the lines disappear, but not so much that it looks frozen. Unfortunately, without evaluating it personally, it's hard to say how much Dysport would be recommended. For most patients, 50-60 units properly injected into the glabellar muscles and 35-50 into the forehead are required to minimize their movement sufficiently.Botox and Dysport can take up to two weeks to work, so most injectors will keep you waiting until then to determine if you need additional treatment. The amount of movement of your muscles, not the appearance of lines at rest, will determine if you would benefit from additional Dysport.

If you haven't heard from your provider and you're not satisfied, contacting them is the best thing to do.To find board-certified plastic surgery and dermatology offices that offer competitive offerings in your area, consider using the Venus Injectables iPhone app. Not only does it help you locate high-quality injectors, but it also allows you to track your treatments, allowing you to manage exactly what has been injected at each visit.The amount of Dysport I use on the glabella ranges from 30 units to 60 units, with the starting dose usually 45 units. To better adapt the Botox or Dysport injection, a follow-up visit is usually scheduled 2 weeks after the first injection.Your doctor should recommend an amount of Botox or Dysport that reduces movement enough to eliminate lines without freezing your muscles completely. Botox or Dysport injections in crow's feet don't affect your smile, and no one will notice that you don't have crow's feet when you smile or squint your eyes.

The goal of a Botox or Disport injection is to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and not look “frozen”.Let's take a look at the cost comparison between Dysport and Botox when it comes to treating frown lines. Therefore, you need approximately three units of Dysport to get the same results as one unit of Botox. The goal of Botox or Dysport injection is to smooth wrinkles on the upper white lip by weakening a small portion of the muscle with very small amounts of Botox (4 units) or Dysport (10 units). Patients who see upper white lip wrinkles when pursing their lips are candidates for a very small dose of Botox or Dysport.Strong forehead muscles (frontal muscles) or large foreheads generally require higher doses of Botox or Dysport.

These patients rely heavily on their forehead muscles to keep their eyebrows raised, and if you use even the slightest amount of Botox or Dysport, they will feel heavy and may not be able to raise their eyebrows. Since Dysport is more diluted than Botox, it spreads faster and can be a good choice when working with larger areas.The difference between not moving at all and moving a little is determined by the amount of Botox or Dysport injected and the technique of the injection. Although Botox and Dysport are derived from the same source, they are used for different purposes.

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