How Much Botox Needed For Crows Feet?

Botox treatment of the the crow’s feet uses anywhere from 7.5 to 12.5 units per side depending on the extent of crow’s feet. (Steven Wallach, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)

How Much Botox Do I Need For Crow’s Feet?

The amount of Botox used depends on the individual. I’ve used as little as 5 units per side, and as much as 12.5 units per side for more difficult lines. Most of the time, I use between 7.5-10 units per side. You should suffer no ill affects from your treatment. (Douglas L. Gervais, MD, Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon)

Ten units of Botox to each Crow’s feet would be an average dose. Patients will require more or less Botox to achieve the desired results.

Be sure that the MD that does your Botox understands and follows the proper aesthetics of facial beauty. (Francis R. Palmer, III, MD, Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon)

4 Days After Botox For Crows Feet

The amount of Botox depends on the desired result. However, 10 units total (5 per side) would be a very small dose for the crows feet. Typically it is 2 or 3 times that much. (Louis W. Apostolakis, MD, Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Do you need Botox if you have no “crow feet”?

10 units of Botox are not uncommon in the area of the crow feet. It depends on the severity of your crow feet and the doctor and technique used. Prevention is a smart thing to do but probably when the first sings of crow feet appear. If you have none and no signs of aging at this point I would avoid any treatment! (Tal T. Roudner, MD, FACS, Miami Plastic Surgeon)

For crow’s feet, I use anywhere from 6 to 16 units per side, with an average dose of 9-12 units per side. Six units per side is reserved for people that barely have any crow’s feet, even when smiling broadly.

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Sixteen units per side is for people that have crows feet that go up to the temples and down the cheeks. Nine to twelve units per side works well for most people, who are in between.

Remember, also, that higher dosages typically last longer than lower dosages. (Melissa Chiang, MD, FAAD, Houston Dermatologic Surgeon)

Botox based on muscle movement

Botox injections into the lateral orbicularis oculi muscle (aka. crow’s feet) should really depend on the amount of muscle movement that you would like reduced and the amount of wrinkles in the area. 10 units is usually not too much, in my opinion, if you were trying to achieve things like a lift to the lateral brow, etc.

I usually start out with 7.5 units on each side in that area and work up from there. (Jason D. Bloom, MD, Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon)

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Crows feet botox dosing

There is no one set appropriate botox dose for the crows foot area. 10 units per side is certainly a reasonable dose, though some patients need more and others need less. A lot of the variability is based off of the strength and activity of the eye muscles in the area. (Thomas A. Lamperti, MD, Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Higher doses of Botox last longer.

The amount of Botox used varies all over the place. All I can tell you is what works well for at least four months in our experience. We use 10 units per side for crows feet. (George J. Beraka, MD (retired), Manhattan Plastic Surgeon)

Botox dosing varies for each patient and each area

10 units per side is an average dose for the smile lines around the eyes. (Michael Bowman, MD, Roanoke Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Crows Feet Wrinkles Are Caused By Contraction Of The Muscles

10 units per side to the crows feet is a pretty typical dose. Some individuals need more, some need less, depending on the severity of the wrinkles. 5 units per side may be sufficient, but the effects of 10 units per side is likely to last longer. (Bryan K. Chen, MD, San Diego Dermatologist)

10 units of Botox, per side, is a typical amount of Botox administered for minimizing the appearance of crow’s feet.

The majority of my patients will require around 25 units of Botox to minimize crow’s feet on both sides. In some cases, patients may require less. (Eric M. Joseph, MD, West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Botox Dose for Crows Feet

There is no fixed dosing for Botox treatment to crows feet, or other areas it is used. The units of Botox used depend on the individuals muscle activity. The 10 units per side used for treating your crows feet is typical. (Anifat Balogun, MD, Seattle Otolaryngologist)

Treating Crow’s Feet

Periorbital wrinkles, known as crow’s feet, are caused by the hyperactivity of the muscle surrounding the eye, the orbicularis oculi. A typical dosage of Botox in this area usually ranges from 8 to 12 units per side.

Three or four injection points are used lateral to the orbital rim. Neurotoxin injections such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin will have no effect on deeper lines in this area that are due to photodamage but can work nicely to eliminate the fine wrinkles. (Mitchell Schwartz, MD, South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon)

Amount of Botox injected for Crows Feet

The Amount of Botox injected for the Crows Feet area depends on the strength of the muscle underneath the skin in this area that creates the lines or folds as its fibers contract, as when we squint or smile.

Ten units of Botox in each crows feet area is not excessive, and certainly would be appropriate to obtain good results when the muscle in this area is strong and the wrinkles are pronounced. (Leyda Elizabeth Bowes, MD, Miami Dermatologic Surgeon)

There is no set Botox dosing for crow’s feet or for other areas. 10 units is within the range of reasonable. Follow-up with the Dr. who injects the Botos is very, very important. I always ask my patients to come in a month or so after injection so I can assess their result and take photos.

Some patients need more and some can do with less. It’s very individual. (Lisa Lynn Sowder, MD, Seattle Plastic Surgeon)

Botox for crows feet

I have treated patients with botox for almost twenty years for cosmetic indications. It is very rare that I use less than 9 units per side for crows’ feet. This is because there are three insertion sites per side to provide a smooth result.

I have certainly treated many patients in there early thirties. As the age increases to the fifties and as sundamage and smoking damage increases the units may need to be increased to even 15 units per side with more than three insertion sites.

That does not involve the lower eyelid which I rarely treat and would be more for bulging eyelid muscles rather than crows feet that extend over the cheekbone. The latter is more related to the smile muscles which I don’t want to relax.

The increased units you received may incease the duration of your good effect. (Ronald Shelton, MD, Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon)

Botox dose for eyes

All good feedback from panel members. 10 units per eye area is a very standard dose for most. Although you are still quite young, the “recipe” is determined by muscle action at the time of the treatment regardless of age.

Much may change in the two years since you had your first dose at 5 units each side. If you tend to animate mostly around the eyes, then 10 units is not unreasonable. Your final decision on your treatment plan should be determined by the end result and duration. (Harold J. Kaplan, MD, Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon)