What is Calf Slimming?
Botox for the calves is used to temporarily create a smoother contour of the calves. The calf muscle is reduced with the botox, as the injection uses controlled atrophy to create a shaped lower leg.
Indications for Botox Calves
Individuals with naturally large calves, or who want to create definition and more of a curve, or those who want to slim or correct asymmetry of their calves without undergoing surgery are suitable for this treatment.
Typically you will be asked to stand on tiptoes to allow the practitioner to mark the areas of muscle bulk to be targeted. You will then be asked to lie face down or on your side. Injections are spaced around 1cm apart.
After the treatment
Downtime is minimal. The treatment usually takes effect after 3-5 days, however it may take 2 weeks for the maximum effect to be seen.
The effect lasts between 3 to 6 months (average 4 months). Clients who have had several injections often find the effect lasts longer. Side effects are uncommon and minimal.