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8 Common Botox Areas

Kristina Cadwell  
April 10, 2024  

Botox is a popular cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatment. Initially used by celebrities and the very wealthy, Botox is now widely available to all who want to maintain smooth, youthful-looking skin.

In cosmetics, it is used to treat moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. When injected, the neurotoxin blocks nerve signals to muscles, paralyzing them and preventing the repetitive facial expressions that form wrinkles.

This article talks about the most common Botox areas, how many injections are needed for each, and what results to expect.

What are the Best Areas for Botox?

Common Botox Areas

Botox is most effective for treating dynamic wrinkles. They form over time due to repetitive facial movements. Such wrinkles mostly appear in the upper facial area.

The FDA approved the following dynamic wrinkle areas for Botox treatment:

  • Glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet (lines at the outer corner of the eye)
  • Forehead lines (horizontal lines across the forehead)

Medical practitioners also commonly use Botox for “off-label” procedures. These additional Botox treatment areas are:

  • Chin wrinkles
  • Nose wrinkles (bunny lines)
  • Eyebrows
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Neck wrinkles

Some wrinkles in these areas are caused by bone and tissue loss that come with aging.  In this case, they can be treated with dermal fillers or a combination of Botox and dermal fillers. Your provider will recommend the best course of action for you.

Below we describe some of the common Botox areas.

1. Botox for Glabellar (Frown) Lines

Before and after Botox for frown lines

Glabellar or frown lines are vertical lines above the nose and between the eyebrows. They form due to repetitive frowning and squinting. Botox for frown lines makes the skin in this area smoother and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Women typically require 20 units for this area, while men need up to 30. The treatment typically costs up to $375 at Vibrant Skin Bar.

2. Botox for Crow’s Feet

Before and after Botox for crow's feet

Crow’s feet are one of the first signs of aging, usually appearing in our 20s. They are the lines that spread from the outer corners of our eyes. Botox efficiently removes crow’s feet and gives the face a fresher look. Patients typically need 16-24 units for crow’s feet so the treatment may cost up to $300.

3. Botox for Forehead Lines

Before and after Botox for forehead wrinkles

Forehead lines are horizontal lines on the forehead that become more prominent as we age. Botox for forehead lines can subtly reduce the appearance of these wrinkles. Patients typically need 30-54 units injected in two forehead areas: between the brows and in the frontalis muscle. Patients should set aside up to $675 for the treatment.

4. Botox for Chin Wrinkles

Before and after Botox for chin wrinkles

Bone and tissue loss that come with age contribute to wrinkling of the chin. Dermal fillers are a standard treatment for this area, but medical providers also use Botox to freeze the muscles and smooth out chin wrinkles. Patients usually require 4-10 units, and the treatment can cost up to $125.

5. Botox for Bunny Lines

Bunny lines appear on the nose when we wrinkle it. Botox for the nose is applied to both sides to reduce the appearance of bunny lines. Patients need 6-10 units. The treatment typically costs up to $125.

6. Botox for Eyebrow Lift

Eyebrows can droop with age, pulling the upper eyelids down and causing a tired look. The right amount of Botox (4-8 units) in the area right under the eyebrow lifts and defines the brows. Medical providers usually smooth glabellar lines (20 units) and forehead wrinkles (10-24 units) in the same procedure, so patients need a total of 34-52 units for a full eyebrow lift. Expect to pay up to $650, depending on the amount of Botox used.

7. Botox for Lines Around the Mouth

Wrinkles above the lips and around the corners of the mouth are a common sign of aging. They can worsen with smoking. They become more visible with age and when you pucker up your lips. You can reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth with 2-10 units of Botox, although dermal fillers are more commonly used for this area. The treatment costs up to $125.

Gummy Smile

Botox for a gummy smile freezes the muscles between the upper lip and the nose that cause the upper lip to move high above the teeth when the person smiles, revealing the gums. The treatment provides a more natural, balanced smile. It can also help smooth the nasolabial folds. The treatment requires 2-10 Botox units and may cost up to $125.

Lip Flip

A Botox lip flip provides similar results as dermal fillers, curling the upper lip to give the appearance of fuller, more sensual lips without actually plumping them. Patients usually need 4-6 units, and the treatment costs up to $75.

Note: Find out how to get rid of smile lines the easiest way.

8. Botox for Neck Wrinkles

Before and after Botox for neck wrinkles

You may be surprised one day to find parallel, horizontal lines on your neck. They appear with age but can appear earlier in life due to “tech neck,” a condition caused by frequent cell phone usage and constantly looking down. Botox efficiently rejuvenates the skin in this area. Neck Botox typically requires 20-50 units and can cost up to $625.

Note: Learn about different ways to get rid of tech neck wrinkles.

Where Does Botox Work the Fastest?

Botox results usually kick in within three days of the treatment, with full results appearing after about one week. Some areas may improve faster, especially those where the wrinkles are less pronounced and the muscles are smaller. For example, crow’s feet and bunny lines are usually reduced faster than the deep furrows that appear on the forehead.  

Where Does Botox Last the Longest?

Botox typically lasts three to six months but remains longer in those areas that move less frequently. Also, larger areas that receive a higher Botox dose, such as the forehead, stay wrinkle-free longer. Finally, the longevity of results depends on the patient’s lifestyle and skincare habits after the treatment.  

Where Should You Not Get Botox?

Botox can’t treat wrinkles and lax skin caused by declining collagen and bone and tissue loss. Dermal fillers are more appropriate for such areas. Examples include:

Note: Learn more about the common filler areas.

A certified medical professional can determine what Botox area would enhance your facial features. If you are looking for a licensed Botox provider in the Phoenix area, contact Vibrant Skin Bar. Treat yourself or a loved one to our Buy Now, Use Later gift vouchers.


Botox is becoming a routine beauty procedure for people who want to reverse or postpone the most common signs of aging – wrinkles.

The treatment efficiently reduces the appearance of wrinkles, but it is important to have a board-certified, skilled cosmetic professional administer the injections. The success of the procedure depends on the accurate dosage and precise Botox administration.

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Kristina Cadwell
PA Kristina Cadwell graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then completed the Physician Assistant program at A.T. Still University graduating with a Masters of Medical Science degree. Kristina has been working in the Aesthetic Medical field for over 10 years. She is certified in neurotoxin cosmetic injection, dermal fillers, Plasma Pen skin tightening, chemical peels, and laser therapy. She is known for producing natural results and has extensive knowledge in diet and exercise allowing her to help you achieve vibrant skin from the inside out.
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