Botulinum Toxin Calf Reduction
Achieve Slimmer Calves with Botox Calf Reduction Treatment
There are many reasons why your calves are enlarged. It could be due to genetics, active lifestyle, excess body fat, regular wearing of high-heel footwear and even improper nutrition. In rare instances, your calves may look bigger than usual because of poor nutrition that may lead to excess salt retention or because of an underlying medical condition. If your calves are enlarged because of excess fat, this can be easily remedied through regular exercise and regulate your dietary intake. Localised excess fat can also be removed through non-surgical fat reduction procedure such as fat freeze treatment.
However, for most cases of women in Singapore, enlarged calves are largely caused by regular wearing of high-heel footwear, causing the calf muscles, or the gastrocnemius – to look big and masculine.
Botulinum toxin treatment for enlarged calves
When can I see results?
The effect of botox on calf muscles can be seen after 2 to 4 weeks after the treatment. However, your doctor may require you to return for a follow-up session to touch up so that you achieve the optimum reduction of calf muscles. This treatment, if repeated over 3 times, will provide long-lasting results that can last for up to one year or more.
Is Botox Calf Reduction Result Permanent?
No. Just like Botox treatment for your crow’s feet or glabellar lines, the results are not permanent. The effects of Botox can generally last between 4 to 6 months, depending on individuals.
Is there any downtime?
As this is an injectable treatment, you may feel some muscle soreness, discomfort or mild weakness in the treated area immediately after the treatment. However, these side effects should subside quickly within a day.