What Is Botox® For Calf Reduction?

Typically done as a way to create a smooth contour from the knees to the ankle, Botox® For Calf Reduction is becoming increasingly popular. When calves lack a defined curve, the lower legs can appear shorter and can make wearing pants and boots appear unattractive.

How Does Botox® For Calf Reduction Work?

Botox® will be carefully injected evenly across the gastrocnemius muscle. The gastrocnemius muscle is the muscle that is responsible for bulkiness and definition of the calf. This noninvasive procedure is quick, leaves no unsightly scars, and requires zero recovery time. However, specific results may require additional units.

Are There Side Effects?

An injection of Botox® may have some common side effects, such as discomfort or pain at the injection site. Though rare, other, more serious side effects can occur, such as an allergic reaction. To find out if Botox® is right for you, consult with your doctor. A thorough consultation should result in a fully informed decision.

Some side effects have been noted, including neck pain and stiffness, muscle weakness, redness, headaches, and drooping eyelids. These effects are temporary and mild in nature.

As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site may occur. Side effects are usually temporary and mild in nature.

Is Botox® For Calf Reduction Right For Me?

Botox® is way less invasive than surgery, liposuction, or nerve ablation. But, even better, it can still create noticeable and lasting effects! Your doctor will work with you in deciding how much Botox® is needed to meet your goals.