One of the most prominent characteristics of the human body is the calf muscle.
Most women are concerned with whether their legs are attractive, slim, and firm.
Oversized muscular calves are a prevalent concern in Asians. When you utilize these muscles to walk, stand in heels, or exercise, they bulge and thicken.
In addition, some women may have larger and more prominent calf muscles than other.
Botox injections has quickly become one of the most noticeable and iconic treatments in the world.
Botox is an ideal option for people who do not wish to undergo surgical procedures for lower leg calf slimming otherwise known as calf reduction.
Calf slimming or Calf Reduction is a typical procedure used by people who wish to shape and contour their bodies.
While most plastic surgeries remove fat and skin tags, this procedure focuses on the calf muscle (gastrocnemius) and improving its contour.
The gastrocnemius muscle is the major muscle that botox Doctors focus on to shrink the calf.
It's crucial to know that your calf muscles will keep working normally. As a result, you can resume your normal activities and exercises following the therapy.
Botox involves injecting a chemical called botulinum toxin, 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.
The major objective of calf slimming is to achieve a harmonious and smooth leg shape.
Botox injection is an efficient and safe treatment for calf muscle hypertrophy.
After receiving a botulinum toxin injection, you will notice a reduction in the prominence and size of the calf muscle with no scarring or downtime.
Calf reduction eventually results in a more feminine, symmetrical shape of the calves. As a result, botox can provide obvious and long-lasting effects.
Botox is injected into the muscles using very small needles. You will feel a small ant bite-like sensation, but it will not be painful.
During the treatment, you will be asked to flex your calf muscles to help Dr Edwin plan the injection points. Next, Dr Edwin will carry out a series of precise injections to carefully inject small doses of botox equally throughout the gastrocnemius muscle.
Calf reduction with botox injections can produce significant and long-lasting results for people seeking a smaller lower leg.
Typically, this treatment may be completed in about 30 minutes and the results of slimming and contouring the calf muscles will appear gradually over the next 1 month.
Typically, the benefits of lower leg calf slimming would be most visible after 1 month of the injection.
The effects normally last for an average of 4 to 6 months.
For ideal results, it is advisable to repeat the treatment every four to six months to maintain the desired calf slimming effect.
Calf reduction generally needs 80 to 100 units of botox per calf, i.e 160 to 200 units of botox in total.
After a thorough assessment and examination, Dr Edwin will establish the appropriate botox dosage for you.
The dose is determined by the size of the calf muscles of the patient and hence the dosage varies between patients.
Currently, botox injection has no or very few adverse effects; the worst-case scenario is transient pain, allergic reactions, bruises, and headaches.
Downtime is minimal to none.
Very rarely, should one calf have a larger muscle bulk/size than the other, a second Botox injection treatment may be required for “top-up” to equalize the appearance of both calf muscles.
The price of botox treatments depends on the dosage (number of units of botox) required.
We provide affordable botox packages with pricing ranging from $11.5 to $15 for each unit of botox.
In Asia, enlarged calves are a common cosmetic issue.
Botox injections for lower leg calf slimming represents a newer, non-invasive therapeutic option and has now replaced the traditional surgical resection which has higher risks and longer downtime.
Every clinic offers different face botox treatment options for lower leg calf slimming. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that lower leg calf slimming treatments are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in offering such botox treatments. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of botox injections before proceeding.