Leg and Shoulder Slimming
Botulinum toxins can effectively weaken the specific muscles in the legs and shoulders to help them appear slimmer over time. Slimmed legs and shoulders usually look aesthetically pleasing and appear ‘elegant’. Muscle hypertrophy on the other hand can make legs and shoulders appear ‘bulky’. Botulinum toxins can effectively weaken the specific muscles to help them slim down over time.
You are able to choose between ‘Botox’ or ‘Azzalure.’
Indication: slim legs or shoulders caused by hypertrophic muscles.
Effects typically take 4-6 weeks to show.
Are you suitable?
Slimmed legs and shoulders usually look aesthetically pleasing and appear ‘elegant’. Muscle hypertrophy on the other hand can make legs and shoulders appear ‘bulky’. Botulinum toxins can effectively weaken the specific muscles to help them slim down over time.
How long does the procedure take?
Leg slimming or shoulder slimming with botulinum toxins takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
When will I see results?
The leg or shoulder muscles at baseline often feel ‘hard’ and ‘strong’. Following the injection, the muscles will feel ‘soft’ in about 2 weeks’ time. Visible reduction in muscle size can be noticed from 4 weeks and reach a peak around 6 weeks.
When can you return to normal activities?
The injections will result in mild swelling and redness which usually resolves after 30 minutes. Applying ice can speed up the process. Normal activities can be resumed shortly after the procedure. However, strenuous activities such as going to the gym should ideally be avoided in the first 24 hours.
How long will the results last?
In general, botulinum toxins will continue to have effects for 3-6 months after which the leg or shoulder muscles will slowly regain strength and become more active again. Repeat treatments are recommended at this point and several regular repeat treatments (3 – 5) will help achieve optimal slimming after which only maintenance therapy is usually needed.