Aftercare Guide: Calf Slimming Injections

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    So, now that you’ve undergone calf slimming injections, you’ll want to ensure that it looks great for as long as possible.

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, we believe that patient education is one of the most important parts of your treatment journey. While the procedure may be minor and non-surgical, it is vital that you know how to make the most of your treatment by carefully adhering to the aftercare instructions for your calf slimming injections.

    Following the calf slimming injection aftercare is an effective way to achieve and maintain a great and long-lasting result.


    What should I avoid after calf slimming injections?

    Until the day after your calf slimming injections, you should avoid:

    • Applying pressure to the calves

    For the first 24 hours after calf slimming injections, you should avoid:

    • Intense exercise
    • Excessive alcohol
    • Smoking


    How to reduce swelling after calf slimming injections

    Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your calf slimming injections:

    • Avoid hot environments for 48 hours. This includes hot showers, saunas and sitting out in the sun.
    • Avoid touching, scratching or picking at the skin of the treated areas.
    • Gently apply a wrapped ice pack intermittently (10 minutes on, 10 minutes off) for the first 4 hours after your treatment.


    How to reduce bruising after calf slimming injections

    If you are worried about bruising from your calf slimming injections, consider following these steps:

    • Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours
    • Avoid intense exercise for the first day
    • Gently apply a wrapped cold pack intermittently for the first few hours after your calf slimming injections (be careful not to apply any pressure).


    What to expect in the first few months after calf slimming injections

    In the first few days, there may be some mild swelling and tenderness. The final result should be visible 6 weeks after your procedure when the swelling fully subsides and the muscles slim down.

    If it is your first treatment, or if the result from your previous treatment has worn off before you come back for another session, there is a small chance that you will need a second session 6 weeks later to achieve the best result.

    You can expect your calf slimming injections to look great for 6-12 months on average. Your calf muscles will gradually return to their pre-treatment size over time.

    Most patients revisit their calf slimming injections every 6-12 months on average to maintain their result.


    Are there any side effects with calf slimming injections?

    All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.

    When performed with skill, caution and care, calf slimming injection treatment is categorised as a low-risk procedure. You can reduce the risk of side effects by following proper calf slimming injection aftercare.

    While it is unlikely, some calf slimming injection treatment side effects that you may experience include:

    • Skin redness that will gradually improve in the first few days.
    • Bruising which has about a <5% risk and is usually mild.
    • Mild swelling around the injection sites.


    Why is calf slimming injection aftercare important?

    No matter if it’s your first calf slimming injections treatment or your tenth, following the calf slimming injection aftercare is very important.

    Following these aftercare instructions for your calf slimming injections is the best way to care for your new look, reduce the chance of side effects and prolong your result.

    While these calf slimming injection aftercare steps may seem minor and trivial, not following them may compromise your result.

    We want you to achieve the best result possible and love your new look, so please, take care.


    Calf slimming injections for muscular calves

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, calf slimming injections are a great treatment option to improve the appearance of over-developed, muscular calves.

    It is a great option to achieve slimmer calves, and be able to feel more comfortable in certain outfits.

    Check out our comprehensive calf slimming injections page for more information on this procedure.

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