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How Many Units of Botox® Do I Need?

Expression lines and wrinkles can give you a tired or frustrated appearance. You can smooth them away with Botox®, the injectable wrinkle relaxer. Botox® stops the repetitive movements that cause these lines to form, leaving your skin relaxed and even

What is Botox®?

Over time, almost everyone will develop a few expression lines. They occur in the places where our skin creases when we smile, laugh, or frown. Botox® quiets the activity of the muscles that pull and crease your skin. Without muscle activity,  even deep lines disappear. Botox® lets you look younger, happier, and more refreshed. 

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*individual results may vary.

Where Can You Have Botox®?

Botox® is FDA-approved for use in these locations:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Glabellar lines (vertical lines between the brows)
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes

Botox® also has many other FDA-approved medical uses. It is also used off-label for other areas such as the nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth

How Many Units of Botox® Do I Need? 

No “right” number of Botox® units exists for any particular application. Facial features, the severity of your lines and wrinkles, and your response to Botox® can dictate how much you will need. In general, most areas require between 20 and 30 units. Men tend to need more than women due to differences in facial anatomy. Deeper lines and wrinkles may also require more units. 

How Much Does Botox® Cost?

The cost of Botox® varies by location. The price per unit in New York City ranges from $10 to $20. As a result, 25 units of Botox® would cost between $250 and $500. Schedule a consultation so we can evaluate your concerns and determine how many units you may need. 

How Long Does Botox® Last?

Botox® results can become visible within a few days and develop entirely within a week or two. You can expect your results to last three to six months. If you have just started using Botox®, it will usually last three to four months. If you have been using it for a while, your muscles have become accustomed to their relaxed position, and your results can last longer.


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Is There Any Downtime With Botox®?

A Botox® appointment can fit into a lunch break, making it an easy and convenient way to look younger. You may have some minor redness or sensitivity in the treated area for a day or two after your injections. You can resume your usual activities after treatment. However, avoid rubbing your face for the next few hours and wait 24 hours to restart your exercise routine. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?

You may be a good candidate for Botox® if you have expression lines and wrinkles you want to eliminate. Ideal candidates understand what they can expect and have no significant medical problems. You should not have Botox® if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.