Botox is a well known name for nearly everyone because it is one of the most popular and the most demanded treatments for the elimination of wrinkles and lines on the skin. Botox is given the name of miracle drug of 21st century because of the beneficial and highly successful results it provides. Botox not only removes the wrinkles and creases but it also plumps up the lips, fills in the sunken facial areas and is the treatment for number of medical conditions. If we talk about the eradication of wrinkles only, botox is most commonly used for the treatment of forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet. Know how the treatment is done how many botox units are required for eradication of crow’s feet.
The quantity of botox to be used for treatment is measured in units. The number of units required for eradication of wrinkles varies depending on the treatment area as well as on the depth and severity of wrinkles. Botox can be used on various areas to remove lines ad wrinkles but Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has approved it for reducing forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet and same are the areas that are most commonly treated. Let’s know how many botox units are required for crow’s feet and other two areas.
Crow’s feet are the lines that appear at the sides of the eyes and extend towards hair lines, which with the passage of time become deeper. These lines are caused as a result of facial expressions like smiling and laughing. The quantity of botox required for their removal varies from patient to patient but the average quantity lies between 20 to 25 units.
Forehead lines are the horizontal lines that appear in the middle of the forehead. They occur as the result of angry expressions and require 15 to 25 botox units for treatment. Frown lines are the vertical lines appearing on forehead between the eyebrows. The average quantity of botox needed for their treatment is between 20 to 30 units.
Botox is in fact a neurotoxin protein and is the most toxic substance on the face of earth in its original concentrated form. For treatment purpose, small quantities of highly diluted purified form of botox are used. Botox treatment is done by injecting botox in the treatment area with the help of fine needles. Measurement of units of botox is important because injecting wrong quantity of botox can affect the results or can cause complications.