Calf Reduction Treatment
At PICO Clinics, we use botulinum toxin injections for calf reduction – this treatment is a less invasive alternative to surgical resection. If you desire a slimmer and more feminine silhouette, calf reduction could be a suitable treatment for you.
What is calf reduction?
Calf reduction is a procedure that can make the legs look more feminine, with the creation of a smooth contour from the ankles to the knees. If your calves are lacking a defined curve, making your lower legs appear shorter than you would like, the slimming effect of calf reduction can accentuate your femininity.
A relatively new treatment, calf reduction, is proven to be successful in targeting the ‘bulkiness’ of the gastrocnemius muscle; the most prominent muscle in the calf. By slimming the calves and achieving a more feminine shape, it can be easier to wear garments like tight-fitting jeans and footwear such as boots.
Why might I need a calf reduction?
Calves that are slimmer and display a smooth contour can appear more feminine, graceful, and attractive.
Due to exercise, or just because of genetics, some women are prone to defined, bulkier lower leg muscles. If you would like to give your lower legs a slimmer look and make your overall appearance taller and more elegant, you could be a suitable candidate for calf reduction.
Calves that are sleeker and slenderer can certainly be an advantage of calf reduction for those undergoing male to female gender reassignment. Male to female transgender women can find calf reduction is effective in achieving lower legs that look less masculine and display more feminine curves. Those with calf hypertrophy may experience enlarged calf muscles. Calf reduction can help to address the tubular and bulky lower legs that are a result of the condition.
Calf Botox Injections
PICO Clinics offers botulinum toxin injections for calf reduction. Compared with alternative calf reduction methods such as calf muscle resection, nerve ablation and liposuction, this is one of the least invasive treatment options.
Botulinum toxin, the neurotoxic protein administered, is effective in preventing neurotransmitter release from the nerve endings. This stops targeted muscle fibres from contracting and can allow areas of the calf muscle to settle and shrink.
The treatment for calf reduction involves a series of injections located evenly over the gastrocnemius muscle area. The procedure typically takes no more than 30 minutes.
Slimming Calves: Before and After
You can expect to see results of calf reduction treatment within a month although the most obvious slimming effect is generally seen at the six-week mark. The contouring and sleeker look of the calves can last for up to six months. Repeat treatments or ‘top ups’ can be advised when required, in order to maintain results.
Calf reduction with botulinum toxin injections is a less invasive treatment for reducing the prominence of the calve muscles and leaves no scarring. There is no recovery time necessary.
Are you the right candidate?
Yes, it is appropriate for most people who are not satisfied with the size of their calves. It is also important that you must be healthy with no serious illnesses. During the initial consultation, our doctor will ask you about your medical history and will conduct some basic assessments to ensure that you are a good candidate for calf reduction using botulinum toxin.
How does botulinum toxin reduce the size of the calves?
When injected into calf muscles, botulinum toxin induces muscle atrophy. Thus reducing the volume of the calf muscle over time.
Is Botox Calf Reduction painful?
There can be slight pain and discomfort in the treated area.
Is there downtime?
There is no downtime, once the procedure is finished, you can resume your regular activities. You might have some bruising and redness at the site of injection.