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Here's How Many Units of Botox You Need for Forehead Wrinkles

Erase Forehead Wrinkles with Botox®

At Touch of Glamour, Botox for forehead wrinkles is a popular procedure we do for our medical spa clients. Giving them smooth, youthful skin that they all love. Our injectors elevate forehead Botox injections from a mere cosmetic procedure to an art form. In this quick guide, we unravel the benefits and intricacies of Botox for forehead wrinkles.

Botox for Forehead Wrinkles: Forehead Botox Injections

Forehead Botox Injections

How Forehead Botox Wrinkle Treatments Work

Botox Cosmetics is an FDA-approved neuromodulator that is safe to treat areas with facial wrinkles and lines.1 This can include treating under-eye wrinkles, lip wrinkles, and crowsfeet. These injections smooth out the skin and lessen the visibility of existing lines by momentarily relaxing the underlying muscles that cause wrinkles.

Expected Results After Botox for Forehead Wrinkles

View the forehead botox injection before and after images. These images showcase the removal of forehead wrinkles and 11 lines. Creating a smooth forehead look.

What Causes Forehead Wrinkles

Before discussing the advantages of forehead Botox injections, we will educate you on the anatomy of your forehead muscles and how they may significantly contribute to forehead lines and wrinkles.

Frontalis Muscle


Horizontal Forehead Wrinkles and Lines: Frontalis Muscle​

When we raise our eyebrows, the frontalis muscle in our forehead tightens, causing forehead wrinkles. When the frontalis muscle contracts, it forces the skin on the forehead upward and produces distinct forehead lines. Without preventative treatment, these forehead lines might develop into wrinkles as we age.

Glabella Muscles


11s Forhead Wrinkles and Lines: Glabellar Muscles

The glabella lines, often known as the 11s, are the parallel vertical lines that run between the eyebrows and up the middle of the forehead. 11 lines develop by pulling the eyebrows’ core regions lower and inward. There is a group of facial muscles that work together dynamically to form these vertical lines between your eyes. There is the muscle above the eyebrow, the corrugator supercilii. A triangular muscle between your eyes is the procerus and a muscle close to your inner eyebrow located near the eye, the depressor supercilii

How Much Forehead Botox Costs

Forehead botox treatment costs vary between $275 and $1500, depending on the number of areas needing to be treated. 

Depending on the number of areas that need to be treated and the number of units needed, the price of your procedure will vary. 

Pricing may vary depending on the location and experience of your local medical spa.

Most medical spas charge by the area due to the fact that the number of forehead units varies from client to client.

 The number of units you believe you need based on the results you find online isn’t realistic. 

Instead, experienced medical professionals will give each area the appropriate amount of units needed to ensure that you receive the results you’ve been looking for.

Professional injectors will set up follow-up appointments to view your results and add additional units to areas that need them.

Cost of Botox Injections for Forehead Wrinkles: $275 Per Area

Cost of Botox for Horizontal Forehead Lines: $275 per area.

Cost of Botox for 11s (Vertical Forehead Lines): $275 per area.

Cost of Botox for CrowsFeet (Periorbital Folds): $275 per area.

Cost of Botox for Eyebrow Elevation: On average, $75 per side.

Our Forehead Botox FAQs

What is forehead Botox?

Forehead Botox injections are quick, non-invasive, and safe. They are one of the most widely used procedures for reducing the appearance of unwanted lines and forehead wrinkles. This FDA-approved neuromodulator smooths both dynamic and static wrinkles and relaxes facial muscles to make your skin feel tighter and more youthful.

What is a unit of Botox?

A unit of Botox is the way to measure the amount of Botox that’s injected into the body.

How much is Botox per unit?

Botox can range from $10 to $20 per unit. Botox typically comes in 50- to 100-unit vials and the cost for each unit of 

Is forehead Botox safe?

Forehead Botox injections are believed to be safe over the long run. Experts in medicine could suggest that receiving injections regularly for several years might cause muscular weakness. Years of injections for dynamic and static wrinkles can train the muscles of the face to weaken, contract, and atrophy.

Your Botox injector can help you get long-term benefits from injections while minimizing adverse effects if you follow their instructions.

How much does forehead Botox cost?

The cost of a forehead botox treatment can range from $275 to $1500, depending on how many areas need to be treated. The cost of your procedure will vary based on the number of areas that require treatment and the number of units required.

How many units of forehead Botox do I need for the first time?

Most providers will typically recommend between 10 and 30 units for a first-time forehead botox injection session. AbbVie, the manufacturer of Botox, suggests the number of units that are recommended in the “five” sites of the forehead is 4 units for a total of 20 units.

Your professional Botox injector will explain that the quantity of Botox used to treat your unsightly forehead wrinkles differs from person to person. The severity of your wrinkles will determine the number of units of forehead Botox you will need.

How many units of Botox can you inject into the forehead?

Depending on how severe your wrinkles are, you may need between 10 and 50 units for a forehead botox injection. Each patient has a different number of units required for a forehead botox injection. Every patient has distinct regions on their foreheads of varying sizes. If more area needs to be injected into the forehead, this might result in the requirement for additional units.

How many units of Botox do I need for 11s?

11s or the vertical glabellar lines between the eyebrows, can typically average between 20 and 30 units of Botox.

How many units of Botox do I need for crow's feet?

Crow’s feet or the outer lateral canthal lines can typically average between 10 and 15 units of Botox injected around each eye.

How long does forehead Botox last?

Forehead Botox results last about 3 to 4 months, at which point touch-ups are recommended. People who receive regular forehead injections can expect longer-lasting results over time.

How do I prevent future forehead wrinkles?

To prevent forehead wrinkles, it’s essential to protect the skin from the sun using UV-protective hats and broad-spectrum sunscreen from UVA and UVB radiation. 

Regular moisturizing, quitting smoking, and eating a diet high in antioxidants will improve your skin health. 

Wrinkle production may be prevented by drinking plenty of water, paying attention to your recurrent facial expressions, and utilizing anti-aging treatments that contain retinoids and peptides. 

Choosing to sleep on your back, getting professional facial treatments, and thinking about getting Botox injections as a prophylactic measure will all help avoid forehead wrinkles.

Potential Risks to Forehead Botox Injections

Learn about the rare risks that can happen with forehead injections below:

Ptosis After Forehead Botox Injections

Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)

Ptosis Can Be a Risk From Forehead Botox Injections

Forehead Botox can temporarily droop the eyelid if it spreads to the adjacent eyelid muscles.2 On the very unlikely occasion that a patient develops ptosis after receiving Botox, our medical spa is equipped with a corrective treatment in place

In the event that this uncommon consequence materializes, we arrange a second consultation for more focused injections to strengthen the muscles that control the eyelids. They are injected at particular locations along the lash line and on the eyelid. α-adrenergic eye drops like Upneeq can help elevate the eyelid even further.3

Depending on how much Botox has penetrated the muscle, this condition might last anywhere from four to eight weeks before clearing up.

Our Approach to Forehead Botox Injections

Learn how our trained providers avoid injecting Botox in the wrong areas of the forehead below:

Our Approach to Forehead Botox Injections

Successful Forehead Wrinkle Treatments Start With Professionally Trained Injectors ​

How Our Injectors Avoid Areas That Can Cause Ptosis

Our skilled team of injectors treats forehead Botox procedures with accuracy and consideration. We follow strict safety protocols, making sure we never inject more than a finger’s width above the eyebrow, creating a safe zone to avoid side effects. 

Our injectors use a method that mimics the directional flow of the muscles, particularly around the glabella. Where the muscles naturally diverge from sensitive regions. This allows for more superficial injections as we travel outward and deeper injections where it’s safest. 

This meticulous procedure reduces the possibility of damaging the levator muscle, which raises the eyelid and may cause ptosis. Our injectors are experienced and trained on the proper injection points for ptosis not to occur in our patients.

How to Prevent Future Forehead Wrinkles and Lines

Learn how to naturally prevent and get rid of wrinkles and lines below:

Forehead Serum

Forehead Line-Reducing Serum for Youthful Radiance

( plated ) INTENSE Serum for Forehead Wrinkles

( plated )™ INTENSE Serum can dramatically reduce the look of redness, dark spots, and wrinkles within six weeks. This serum is packed with a growth factor combination, powerful antioxidants, and a great concentration of extracellular vesicles. ( plated )™ INTENSE serum is a great way to get rid of forehead wrinkles and is ideal for any kind of skin.

RF Microneedling

Smoothen Forehead Wrinkles with RF Microneedling

RF Microneedling and Forehead Botox Injections

RF microneedling is a rejuvenating procedure that promotes the creation of collagen in the skin, which naturally reduces lines and wrinkles. This treatment is a complete therapy for a variety of skin issues. Additional collagen will minimize the appearance of acne, surgical scars, and pore size and refine the texture of the skin. In addition to helping burnt skin recover, it also lightens melasma and hyperpigmentation, tightens sagging skin, reduces stretch marks, and heals UV damage.

What to Expect During Your Forehead Botox Consultation

Below is the list of steps that you can expect during your lip consultation:

  1. Schedule a consultation. Schedule your consultation with Touch of Glamour or a reputable medical spa that offers forehead Botox injection services.
  2. You’ll be introduced to your provider: Upon arrival, you’ll be introduced to your designated injector or licensed specialist who will oversee your treatment.
  3. Discussion of your goals: Your provider will take the time to understand your desired outcomes, sharing your aesthetic preferences and forehead volume goals.
  4. Choosing the best options for you: Based on your aspirations and the injector’s expertise, determine which areas you’d like Botox to be injected.
  5. Treatment explanation: Your provider will explain the precautions of your chosen forehead Botox treatment and the post-care plan that’s recommended. 
  6. Your treatment begins: Once all questions are addressed and you’re comfortable, your forehead enhancement procedure will commence.
  7. Schedule your follow-up appointment: Once your Botox treatment is finished, you’ll schedule your follow-up appointment. During the follow-up, your injection will view the results of your previous forehead Botox treatment, provide any needed touch-ups, and ensure the success of your treatment.
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Choosing the Best Botox Provider for Your Forehead Wrinkles​

Here's how you can stay on top of your aestheticS goals

You can find a credible licensed botox injector by simply researching online. Be sure to check that the Botox injector or medspa that you choose has highly rated reviews. Be sure that the injector that you choose has the proper licensing and certifications to ensure a safe experience. 

At Touch of Glamour, our medspa offers a wide range of services performed by medical experts to ensure high-quality results with safety top-of-mind for our clients. Whether you’re looking to reverse the damage that’s been done, stay ahead of aging, enhance your best features, or correct the ones you’re not crazy about, we’re here to help.

Learn more about each of our service areas online and schedule a 1:1 consultation with a member of our team to find the treatment options that are right for you.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Mary B.


  1. How does Botox® Cosmetic Work?. BOTOX® Cosmetic. (n.d.).
  2. Ptosis – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf – National Center for … (n.d.).

  3. Alotaibi, G. F., Alsukait, S. F., Alsalman, H. H., & Turkmani, M. G. (2022, January 31). Eyelid ptosis following botulinum toxin injection treated with briminodine 0.33% topical gel. JAAD case reports.

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