Calf Slimming Botox Treatment in Singapore
What is Calf Slimming Botox?
Calf slimming or Calf Reduction is a treatment for people who wish to shape and contour their calves a.k.a the lower legs.
One of the most prominent characteristics of the human body is the calf muscle.
Many women consider long, firm, slender legs to be attractive. Oversized muscular calves on the other hand, are not preferred.
The gastrocnemius muscle is the major muscle that Dr Edwin targets with the Calf Slimming Botox Treatment.
How does Calf Reduction Botox Work?
Botox involves injecting a chemical called botulinum toxin (hence the name Botox), into the calf, where it can block signal transmission between the muscles and the nerves.
With the blockage of the signal transmission, the muscle contraction is reduced and overtime, the muscle undergoes a process called disuse atrophy whereby the muscle bulk size shrinks – thereby giving a slimming effect.
Calf Slimming Botox Treatment Experience
Botox is injected into the calf muscle using extremely tiny needles.
The sensation feels like small ant bites.
Before injection, Dr. Edwin will discuss with you the dosage and points of injection for the best results. He will map out the areas to be injected after determining the size of the muscle bulk.
It’s crucial to know that your calf muscles will still continue to function as per normal. You are still able to continue your normal activities of daily living and exercises after the treatment.
Usually, this treatment takes about 30 minutes and the results of calf slimming will appear gradually over the next 1 month
Is Calf Slimming Botox Treatment Painful?
Numbing cream will be applied to the area just before injecting Botox for calf reduction to minimize discomfort.
Whilst the thought of injections may be scary for Botox first-timers, good hands, and proper injection technique will significantly reduce pain and discomfort.
How many units of Botox is needed for Calf Slimming?
Calf reduction generally needs 80 to 100 units of Botox per calf, i.e 160 to 200 units of Botox in total.
The dosage required is determined by the size of the calf muscles of the patient and Dr Edwin will be able to advise accordingly after examining the muscle bulk in clinic during consultation.
What can I Expect after Calf Slimming Botox Treatment?
After treatment, small Botox “bumps” may be observed at the injection sites.
These “bumps” will disappear in 2 to 4 hours and patients are advised not to apply pressure on these bumps.
Some patients may experience small bruises or muscle aches.
It is recommended to apply our Intensive Recovery Cream after the Botox treatment as it will help to reduce bruising and swelling.
When can Calf Reduction Botox Results be Seen?
Calf Reduction Botox results will be seen after 1 month as time is required for the calf muscles to shrink in size.
Results last between 4 to 6 months.