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Brooklyn, NY
Botox for glabellar lines
I'm considering getting Botox for the first time for a crease that has developed between my brows.

In general I'm very sensitive to drugs, and can get away with taking half the recommended dose of most OTC drugs. I'm a 30 y/o female if that makes a difference.

I've seen 20 units listed as typical for glabellar lines, but would it be possible to start with 10 and have more added if necessary?

(I understand that Botox is not metabolized hepatically, but I would like to start low and work up to a higher dose if possible.)

Thanks for your help!

Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  December 30, 2010 2:57 AM

That is a GREAT! plan. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl J. Blinski

Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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Sure  December 30, 2010 10:23 AM

There is no harm in starting with less - my most common dosage is either 12 or 16 for the glabellar area. The patient can always come back for more and they can still make facial expressions. The effect may not last as long (maybe 2 months instead of 3), but you look natural.

Plastic surgeon
Chicago, IL
United States
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dose of botox  December 30, 2010 10:45 AM

there is no problem starting with a lower amount also remember you will not see the full result when leaving the office after the injection.

Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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Botox  December 30, 2010 1:15 PM

See an MD as your injector, discuss your desires and needs. If you understand that half the dose may not give you full results and long term (4-6 months) results, and accept it as your decision.

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New York, NY
United States
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  December 30, 2010 1:58 PM

You can definitely start with a smaller dose as long as you keep in mind that the affect you may desire, may not be as strong or last as long.

Plastic surgeon
Tijuana, Mexico
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  December 31, 2010 12:11 PM

You can get about 12 units in that area and if you do not have a very strong muscle, it will work very well for 3 to 4 months



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