Whilst Botox injection is a popular medical aesthetic treatment for the treatment of wrinkles such as the forehead and frown lines, it can also be used to slim bulky muscle groups such as the jaw, shoulder, or calves.
Looking to slim down your legs? Botox calf treatment may be the answer for you!
While most plastic surgeries for calf slimming target the removal of fat, this procedure focuses on reducing the muscular bulk and size of the calf muscle (gastrocnemius) to achieve a more desirable and attractive contour.
This minimally-invasive injectable procedure can help to slim and sculpt your legs, giving you nice slender legs.
Botox calf treatment works by injecting botox into the calf muscles. Botox is a brand and type of botulinum toxin that when injected into a muscle, can block the signal transmission between the muscles and the nerves.
The blockage of this signal transmission along the nerves will reduce muscular activity. I.e it relaxes the muscle. Overtime, due to the decrease in muscular contraction, the muscle undergoes a process called disuse atrophy where the size of the muscle gradually shrinks. This process gives us the desired slimming effect.
If you are interested in trying Botox calf reduction slimming treatment, be sure to consult with an experienced aesthetic doctor who will be able to discuss with you the ideal botox dosage and injection sites to achieve your calf slimming goals.
Slimming results start to appear after 1 month and depending on the dosage and one’s lifestyle, results should last between 4 to 6 months on average.
Botox injections by an experienced qualified aesthetic doctor are both safe and effective.
Numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area hence discomfort is minimal and may feel like small ant bites.
Sometimes after injections, there may be small areas of swelling or bruising. These will recover after 5 to 7 days.
Weakness of the legs when walking is extremely rare and usually is associated with an overdose of botox.
Botox treatments are becoming increasingly popular for those looking for non-surgical ways to slim their legs. The beauty of Botox is that it can be customized to each individual's needs, meaning that you can slim and sculpt certain parts of your legs by targeting specific portions of the muscle with botox.
One of the great things about Botox calf treatments is that they are relatively painless and have very few side effects. The treatment itself only takes 10 to 15 minutes, and you'll start to see results within 3 to 4 weeks.
If you're looking for a safe and effective non-invasive way to slim your legs, Botox calf treatments are definitely worth considering.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your legs, especially the calves, and would like to slim them down, you may be a good candidate for Botox calf treatment. Botox treatments can help to slim and sculpt the calves by reducing the size of the calf muscles. This can give the legs a more slender and toned appearance.
To be sure that you are a good candidate for the treatment, it is best to consult with an experienced doctor who can assess you and advise further during a consultation. They will be able to determine whether or not calf slimming Botox is ideal for you and if it can help you achieve the results you desire.
Botox calf treatment is both a safe and effective way to slim your legs and improve their appearance. By injecting Botox into the calves, you can reduce the size of the muscles, which will make your legs look thinner and more toned.
One attractive point about this injectable procedure is that it is non-surgical and relatively painless, so you can achieve results without having to go through a lot of discomfort or downtime.
If you are unhappy with the way your legs look, give Botox calf treatment a try – you might be surprised at how much difference it can make.
In 2019, it was reported in the news that a lady passed away after receiving allegedly Botox in a medical clinic.
This was possibly the first reported Botox death case in Singapore and as such, it raised a number of eyebrows within the medical community because Botox has had a good safety profile and track record.
After further investigation, on 11th October 2022, it was further reported in the news that the lady suffered a cardiac arrest after injection of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). There was no mention of Botox as the cause of death in the news report.
In summary, it was unlikely that Botox was the cause of death in this case.
Link to news article here
Botox is a popular brand of neurotoxin in Singapore used by medical professionals to improve wrinkles and treat certain muscular conditions such as teeth grinding and eyelid spasm.
Botox stands for Botulinum Toxin and other brands exist in the market such as Dysport and Xeomin.
Botox mechanism of action works by blocking certain nerve signals that control muscle contraction and movement. This leads to the relaxation of muscles which reduces the appearance of unwanted wrinkles.
Botox can also help to slim certain muscle groups such as jaw slimming, shoulder slimming as well as calf slimming.
When injected in the underarms or palms, it can also help to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Botox is a safe and effective treatment when performed by an experienced doctor.
Possible mild side effects and complications include:
Potential life-threatening complications are very rare and related to high doses of botox injections used to treat medical conditions such as cerebral palsy and cervical dystonia.
These severe side effects may manifest as:
Studies have reported the toxic dose for severe side effects to be more than 6 Botox Units per Kg.
Taking an average adult female to weigh 50kg, this translates to 300 units of Botox It is extremely unlikely that a patient will require close to 300 units of Botox for Aesthetic treatments.
In the hands of an experienced doctor, Botox injections are both safe and effective.
Severe side effects are extremely rare and are associated with very high doses of Botox.
Do you have bulky shoulders? Are you looking for a more slender neckline? Or a more contoured, slimmer shoulder silhouette? If so, shoulder slimming Botox is a safe and effective option that can be used to improve the appearance of your shoulders.
Botox is an FDA-approved medical treatment that uses a special type of neurotoxin to relax and reduce muscular contraction. On the face, Botox can help to improve wrinkles such as forehead lines, frown lines and crows feet wrinkles.
Relaxation of the muscle using Botox also leads to the reduction of muscle size through a process known as disuse atrophy. Simply put, the more the muscle is used, the larger the muscle grows. When there is less usage of the muscle, the muscle will gradually shrink in size, thereby giving a slimming effect.
One popular example is Jaw Slimming Botox whereby Botox is used to shrink the masseter (jaw) muscle to give a slimmer, V shaped face.
For shoulder slimming, botox is injected into a muscle known as the trapezius. It is a large diamond shaped muscle that runs along the neck, shoulders, and upper back and is involved in neck and shoulder movement.
Botox is generally a safe and effective treatment. However, people who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive Botox injections. Additionally, those who have certain medical conditions should not get Botox treatments because they may be at an increased risk for side effects.
For those reasons, it's important to speak with your doctor before you make any decisions about getting Botox treatments.
Shoulder slimming botox will last on average between 4 to 6 months, depending on the amount of botox injected as well as muscular activity.
For example, athletic individuals who exercise and frequently use the trapezius muscle (rock climbing for example) may find that botox results are not as long lasting.
Shoulder Botox injections are well tolerated and would only feel like small ant bites / pricks. An icepack will be applied to the area before each injection to reduce discomfort as well as swelling and bruising.
Shoulder slimming botox is safe when injected by an experienced injector. Done correctly, it has minimal to no side effects.
Possible side effects include swelling and bruising in the area of injection which disappears after 5 to 7 days.
Weakness of neck and shoulder movement is rare and usually is a result of injecting too much botox.
Depending on the size and shape of the trapezius muscle, Dr Edwin may inject between 50 to 60 units of botox for each shoulder in 5 to 6 injection points.
Larger, more hypertrophied muscles may require more botox or injection points.
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