How many units of Botox are good for treating the crows feet around the eyes?
Quick answer? 8-12 units of Botox per side. Because we usually want to treat both sides of the eyes, we would double that number and that would be 16-24 units.
8-12 units of Botox per side? (16-24 units of Botox)
Yes, about 8-12 units of Botox could be injected per crows feet (left or right). However, everyone is different. I have done more and I have done less. This depends on Male vs Female, young vs old, and of course on personal preferences and experiences with Botox.
Another consideration is eyebrows. Eyebrows can also be lifted with a certain style of crows feet injection, or even an extension of the crows feet injection. Women and men have different eyebrows. Women have more of an arch, which complements a certain style of crows feet Botox injections – these injections hug the eye a bit closer – especially toward the eyebrow region.
And yet another consideration is swelling under the eyes. Sometimes too much injection in the crows feet can lead to temporary swelling under the eyes. These are things to discuss with your personal Botox injector – preferably in person and at an appointment (face-to-face).
What to do for really deep Crows Feet lines? Static lines.
Fillers may be an option. I like to use Belotero as a filler for crows feet if needed. Juvederm could also be used, but in my hands it tends to be a little bit bumpier. But it is usually my preference to try Botox alone first.
That’s the beauty of Botox. It is customizable.
Everyone will have different preferences and have a different response to Botox. It becomes a science and art – this injection of Botox.
I hope I helped to answer the question of how many units of Botox are needed to help with crows feet around the sides of the eyes.
Let’s say we just wanted one number to be the answer. Perhaps hang on to the number 20. It’s a nice round number, and it’s between 16-24 units of Botox (for both sides). I would say that 20 units of Botox is a nice treatment for many people’s crows feet!
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