How Many Units of Botox for Bunny Lines?

By Pinch Med Spa Staff

October 1, 2023

Bunny lines, the small wrinkles that appear on the sides of your nose when you smile or scrunch your face, can be a subtle yet noticeable sign of aging. Botox is a popular and effective treatment to reduce the appearance of these lines. In this post, we'll explore how many units of Botox are typically needed for bunny lines and what you can expect from the treatment.

What Are Bunny Lines?

Bunny lines are the diagonal wrinkles that form on either side of your nose when you make certain facial expressions, such as smiling or squinting. These lines can become more pronounced over time due to repetitive muscle movements and the natural aging process.

Bunny Lines generally require 2 to 4 units of Tox.

How Botox for Bunny Lines Works

Botox, a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for creating wrinkles. When injected into the muscles around the nose, Botox relaxes these muscles, resulting in smoother skin and a reduction in the appearance of bunny lines.

Recommended Units of Botox for Bunny Lines

The number of Botox units required for bunny lines typically ranges from 2 to 4 units. However, the exact amount can vary depending on individual factors such as muscle strength and the severity of the lines.

What about Xeomin Units For Bunny Lines?

Botox® and Xeomin® are both neuromodulators that use the same main ingredient, botulinum toxin type A. Generally, Botox and Xeomin have similar unit requirements. At Pinch, our go-to product is Xeomin.

Factors Influencing the Number of Units

  1. Muscle Strength: Stronger muscles may require more units to achieve the desired effect.
  2. Severity of Lines: Deeper, more pronounced lines may need additional units for optimal smoothing.
  3. Individual Response: Some people may respond better to Botox and need fewer units, while others may need more to achieve the same results.

What to Expect During Your Treatment


Before your treatment, you'll have a consultation with a qualified medical professional, such as a nurse practitioner, who will assess your bunny lines and determine the appropriate number of Botox units for you. This is also a good time to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the procedure.

The Injection Process

The injection process for bunny lines is quick and relatively painless. Your provider will use a fine needle to inject the Botox into the targeted muscles on the sides of your nose. The entire procedure typically takes just a few minutes.

Post-Treatment Care

After the injections, you might experience slight redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. These side effects are usually mild and subside within a few days. It's important to follow any post-treatment care instructions provided by your practitioner to ensure the best results.

Results and Longevity

When to Expect Results

You can expect to see initial results from your Botox treatment within 3 to 5 days, with full results visible in about 1 to 2 weeks. The treated area will appear smoother, and the bunny lines will be significantly reduced.

How Long Do Bunny Line Results Last?

The effects of Botox for bunny lines typically last between 3 to 4 months. To maintain your results, you'll need to schedule follow-up treatments as recommended by your practitioner.

Cost of Botox or Xeomin for Bunny Lines

The cost of Botox of Xeomin for bunny lines can vary depending on the number of units required and the price per unit charged by your provider. Generally, Botox and Xeomin cost between $12 to $15 per unit. Based on the recommended 2 to 4 units for bunny lines, here's a cost breakdown:

  • Minimum Cost (2 units): $24 to $30
  • Maximum Cost (4 units): $48 to $60

Factors Affecting Cost

  1. Provider's Experience: For example, and experienced plastic surgeon may charge more than an an RN just getting started
  2. Geographic Location: Prices can vary depending on the region and demand
  3. Botox vs Xeomin: Because Botox is the original Brand name, sometimes it costs more than others products

Is Botox for Bunny Lines Right for You?

Botox is an FDA approved treatment and will work for most people looking to reduce the appearance of bunny lines. However, it's important to have a thorough consultation with a qualified provider to ensure it's the right option for you, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking certain medications.

Next Steps

If Bunny Lines are a concern for you, Botox can be a quick and effective solution to smooth out these wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance. With the typical requirement of 2 to 4 units of Botox, you can achieve noticeable results with minimal downtime. If you're like an at home medical spa experience, read our Bunny Lines Treatment Guide and consider booking your Bunny Lines treatment in Chicago with Pinch. Pinch will send a Nurse Practitioner to your home for a quick appointment with upfront prices using Xeomin.

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