Botox - Patients ask Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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|Forehead||8-12 units||10-18 units|
|Glabella||15-25 units||20-35 units|
|Crows Feet||10-20 units||12-20 units|
|Brow Lift/Upper Lids||10-20 units||10-20 units|
|Lower Lid Lines||2-4 units||2-4 units|
|Vertical Upper Lip Lines||4-8 units||4-8 units|
|Vertical Lower Lip Lines||4-8 units||4-8 units|
|Pebby Chin||4-6 units||3-6 units|
|Vertical Neck Bands||10-40 units||10-40 units|
(*)90% of people will fall within this range
A bacteria-derived toxin is injected into specific muscle groups to specifically relax them and restore a worry free, youthful appearance. Only Botox, the US approved grade of botulinum toxin A, is used in our office.
Relaxation of dynamic face and neck rhytids (wrinkles).
Avoidance of aspirin and ibuprofen for 1-2 days.
3-6 months. Most people who like the effects will pursue injections every 4 months to maintain their results.
Myasthenia gravis, allergies to egg white and kanamycin, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Botox is best for dynamic lines and mild static lines on the upper face. It can also decrease a pebbly chin, vertical lip lines, as well as vertical bands that form on some aging necks. It lasts between 3-6 months and the number of units needed is determined by the strength of the muscle to be weakened.
Moderate and severe static lines need several sequential botox treatments to melt away.