What is Calf Reduction?

Just as Botox injections can be used to improve facial features for those with ageing skin, we can also use Botox in the calves to change the shape of the muscles. The gastrocnemius muscle is the major muscle in the calf which gives that bulky appearance.

When we inject Botox into these muscles, they become inactive and gradually begin to shrink it size. This reduction in size gives your calves smoother, slimmer and more attractive contours than before. There is little discomfort during the treatment but we can also apply a topical numbing cream if you need.

Results continue to increase all the way through the skin renewal cycle which can be 4-6 weeks later. With continued use of the Skinade drinks, your skin will continue to improve, leaving you with smooth, soft skin which is firmer, more radiant and a more even tone and texture.

Skin Pigmentation and Age Spots Treatment at Dr. Victoria Gauba Skin Clinic in Winchester

Treatment Overview

PROCEDURE TIME icon Dr Victoria Gauba Winchester Skin Clinic

30 – 60 minutes.

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ANAESTHESIA NEEDED icon Dr Victoria Gauba Winchester Skin Clinic

None required.

SENSITIVITY PERIOD icon Dr Victoria Gauba Winchester Skin Clinic

24 hours.

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DURATION OF RESULTS icon Dr Victoria Gauba Winchester Skin Clinic

12 – 18 months.

Calf Reduction FAQ’s

  • Although we are injecting Botox into major calf muscles to reduce the appearance of large, bulky calves there is no restriction to your mobility or function of the calves. You can continue your daily activities straight after treatment, just with slimmer calves than before.
  • The gastrocnemius muscles are large muscles, so once we inject the Botox and make them inactive, it can take a while to see the full effects of your treatment. Most patients will see their results peak 2-3 months after their treatment.
  • Calf reduction is not a permanent solution to calf size which does reduce the number of side effects significantly. Some patients notice some mild swelling, bruising and weakness in their calf muscles initially after their treatment. These effects wear off within a few days though and there are no reports of any other side effects.

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Why Choose Dr. Victoria Clinic?

At Dr Victoria Clinic, our experienced and highly qualified doctors understand that aesthetics is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We tailor each treatment to the individual to ensure the best, most natural results. Understanding the contours and shape of your face and body allows us to identify the most appropriate treatment for you.

Our treatments are often a blend of technologically advanced procedures and more traditional approaches while we give the best patient care from the moment you come in for a consultation. This patient care doesn’t just stop after your treatment, but we offer free ongoing advice to our patients whenever they have any questions.

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