About Calves Slimming Treatment

The calves slimming treatment uses botox injection to relax the calf muscles (also known as the gastrocnemius muscle). The calf muscles of the human body is one of the most noticeable features.  When the calf muscles is enlarged or hypertrophic, it may result in bulky and muscular calves. To achieve slimmer looking legs, calves slimming treatment is the ideal solution. The slimming takes 3-4 weeks to manifest and lasts for 4-6 months which the procedure needs to be repeated to maintain the slimming effect.

Who is suitable for Calves Slimming Treatment?

Male or female who wishes for more slender and symmetrical calves.  

When it is not suitable

Most patients will be fine to undertake botox injections, however, in certain circumstances, botulinum injections are not recommended

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have had botox injections in the same areas within the past 3 months.
  • If you have any neuromuscular conditions like myasthenia gravis
  • If you are taking medications such as antibiotics that are aminoglycosides. The botulinum can interfere with these drugs.
  • If you had previous injuries or surgeries to your calves
  • If you are allergic to botulinum toxin type A

Best Practices

Before

Avoid alcohol consumption before the treatment to prevent bruising.

After

Keep upright for 4 hours – no lying on your front or back.

No rubbing or massaging of the injected area for 24 hours after treatment, including facials.

No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.

Wait at least 24 hours after botulinum injection before consuming alcohol. Avoid spicy food and seafood.

Frequent Questions

1)   How many units of botox are required for calves slimming treatment?

Calves slimming treatment usually requires150 – 300 units of botulinum. Upon consultation, the doctor will determine the right amount for you.

2)   Is there any down time?

All botox treatments have minimal to no downtime. You are usually able to resume daily activities immediately after the treatment. There may be some redness and swelling immediately after the injection. You may also experience some mild soreness and muscle weakness in the shoulder for a few days. However, this will usually subside within a short period of time

3)     Does it affect my daily activities?

The botulinum is injected into a small proportion of the outer muscles. Therefore, it does not affect nor restrict day-to-day activities. 

About Botox

Botulinum Toxin A (more commonly known as Botox) is the protein complex derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. Currently, there are quite a few types of Botulinum Toxin in use by practitioners all over the world. At Yuchi, our primary choices of Botulinum Toxin are Bocouture and Botox.

Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. It interferes with the nerve stimulation of the muscles causing excess facial expressions. This relaxes the muscles in the injected part, helping to smooth out your skin and prevent wrinkle formation.

When Botox is appropriately used by a suitable qualitied practitioner, it is safe and has few side effects.

  • Forehead Lines
  • Frown Lines
  • Neck Lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lower-eyelid wrinkles
  • Eyebrow Lift
  • Square Jaw Reduction (Face Slimming)
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Bunny Lines
  • Sweaty Armpits and Palms (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Neck Lift  
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have had Botox injections in the same areas within the past 3 months.
  • If you have any neuromuscular conditions like myasthenia gravis
  • If you are taking medications such as antibiotics that are aminoglycosides. The botulinum toxin can interfere with these drugs.
  • If you had previous injuries or surgeries to the injected areas
  • If you are allergic to botulinum toxin type A

A consultation is necessary for our practitioners to discuss your treatment goals, study your facial features and to tailor a personalised treatment plan. The procedure takes only a few minutes. The practitioner uses a small needle to inject Botox into targeted muscles. This discomfort is minor. There is minimal downtime or recovery. You will be able to return to your normal routine immediately after the injection.

Procedure is bearable even without numbing cream. Ice pack may be applied.

All Botox injections have minimal to no downtime. You are usually able to resume daily activities immediately after the treatment. There may be some redness and swelling immediately after the injection. You may also experience some mild soreness and muscle weakness in the injected part for a few days. However, this will usually subside within a short period of time. Other possible side effects of the Botox treatment include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Eyebrows may droop temporarily
  • Slight inflammation or skin discolouration
  • Slight numbing or prickling sensation
  • Symptoms similar to flu
  • Temporary headache
  • Temporary nausea
  • Unsuccessful treatment