About Shoulder Slimming Treatment

Shoulder contouring treatment uses botox injection to relax the trapezius muscles. The trapezius muscle is a large muscle that extends from the back of the head and neck to the shoulders. When the trapezius muscles is enlarge or hypertrophic, the shoulders look bulky and more masculine. The result of shoulder contouring treatment is reduced neck and shoulder tension and a slimmer and more feminine silhouette. The slimming takes 3-4 weeks to manifest and lasts for 4-6 months which the procedure needs to be repeated to maintain slimming effect.

Who is suitable for Shoulder Slimming Treatment?

  • Male or female who wants to reduce size of trapezius muscle to achieve a slimmer look on the shoulder and collarbone.
  • Male or female who wishes to reduce the tension in the lower neck and shoulder.

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 neuro muscular conditions like myasthenia gravis
  • If you are taking medications such as antibiotics that are amino glycosides. The botulinum can interfere with these drugs.
  • If you had previous injuries or surgeries to your shoulder, arms, necks
  • 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 shoulder slimming treatment?

150 – 300 units of botox are used for trapezius injections for shoulder contouring on each size.

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

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 Medical, 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