Calf Slimming with Botox
Calf slimming with Botox is a growing (calf-shrinking) trend in Toronto!
If you are in great physical shape or have a low body mass index (BMI), you might still feel frustrated by the size of your calves. Our anatomy and musculature are unique to us. That is why some people have larger, thick, and muscular calves even when other body areas are comparatively slim.
Due to genetics, leg and calf muscles can appear wider than desired for shorter people and certain ethnicities. Calf reduction procedures like liposuction have gained traction in recent years as body-contouring cosmetic surgery has evolved. However, while liposuction is designed to remove excess fat and slim down “cankles,” the contributing factor for this body characteristic is often muscle mass. Fat reduction for calves and ankles doesn’t work when a bulky, overly developed muscle is the cause.
Thankfully, there’s a quick, simple treatment for thick calves that doesn’t require surgery and can target the root cause. The skilled doctors at Dr. Torgerson’s Toronto cosmetic clinic utilize the latest non-invasive, non-surgical body-contouring techniques.
Calf slimming with Botox is fast becoming a favourite solution for our clients. Imagine slipping on tall, stylish boots and slim jeans with no discomfort, stretching, or embarrassment. A subtle yet satisfying reduction in calf size could be just a cosmetic injection away. Call for your consultation today!
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Why Choose Calf Slimming with Botox?
Slim, feminine calves have long been in fashion for women. Balanced proportions in the legs can make a person appear taller and slimmer overall. Some men also find they are genetically predisposed to disproportionately large calves due to muscle development and may desire a more harmonious body shape through calf reduction.
Dr. Cory Torgerson treats people of all ages with advanced, non-surgical body-sculpting techniques. Our Asian clientele in particular benefit from various cosmetic injections to slim certain muscle groups, including masseter (jaw) muscles and calf muscles.
Our patients report that as they tone and strengthen their bodies, some regions bulk up more than others. Running, walking, wearing heels, and other activities can lead to stronger, thicker calves. While this typically poses no physical problem, aesthetically the result may be undesirable. Many people complain that the shoe fashions they love don’t look ideal or fit correctly over thicker calves.
They are searching for a simple, surgery-free way to improve their legs, without a lengthy recovery or scars to worry about.
That’s why we’re pleased to offer calf slimming with Botox. This well-established toxin has been used throughout medical fields in Canada for decades with an excellent safety and satisfaction record. It’s one of the most straightforward ways to temporarily reduce muscle size and gain the desired, customized body contours that our patients want. There is no downtime, and the results can last 6 months.
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How is Botox Calf Slimming Done?
At Dr. Torgerson’s Toronto cosmetic and laser clinic, only medical professionals perform Botox treatments. The key to achieving the desired results rests on a personalized approach and on skilled, experienced injection techniques.
When you visit our clinic for your calf-slimming treatment, you’ll be escorted to one of our welcoming, private treatment suites, where we will discuss your goals, the details of the procedure, and what to expect. We’ll map out your calf muscles and will plan to use between 40 and 100 units on average for the desired slimming effect.
The primary calf muscle that we treat is called the gastrocnemius. It is more superficial (closer to the surface and visible).
With thin needles, Botox is introduced evenly into this muscle, where most definition and bulk can be seen. The procedure is described as feeling like pinpricks for most people. Though it’s not considered overly painful, topical numbing cream can make you comfortable throughout your session.
Calf reduction can be completed in less than an hour in most cases, and you can return to your daily activities afterward. Unlike some facial muscles treated with Botox, larger muscle groups on the body may take more than 2 to 3 weeks to show the desired results. Your injector may recommend 2 separate treatments. You’ll need to schedule maintenance appointments every 4 to 6 months on average for a consistent outcome. Once discontinued, the muscles gradually regain strength and their previous form.
Are You a Candidate?
An in-person consultation will help reveal what the contributing factors are for your body concerns. Sometimes, fat reduction for the calves is the best way to recontour the area. In other cases, where minimal fat is present, a non-surgical Botox treatment for the calves can target the cause of thick calves most effectively.
Your doctor will examine you while you stand on tiptoes, flex, and relax. All the ways your muscles work and affect the shape of your legs will be considered when customizing your personal treatment plan.
Calf slimming with Botox is not recommended for people who have any disease affecting muscles or nerves, an allergy to neuromodulators, or active skin conditions in the treatment area.
How Long Do Calf-Slimming Results Last?
Once your sleek new contours have taken shape, the results can be expected to last from 4 to 6 months. Most people begin to see a size reduction in calf muscles by 2 to 4 weeks, and a follow-up treatment to fine-tune results may be scheduled at that time.
Botox results are not permanent, but the effects tend to last longer with maintenance treatments, with lower amounts of product required over time.
- No scars
- No need for anaesthetic
- No recovery time
- Reduced prominence of the calf muscle
- Legs may appear taller
- Better-fitting clothes and slim boots
Considerations for Calf Botox
Cosmetic Botox treatment is associated with a minimal risk of side effects in the hands of an experienced injector. Minor redness or bruising at injection sites is possible and usually resolves within 14 days. If you are concerned about bruising after Botox, your injector will provide a list of medications and supplements to avoid for 2 weeks before your appointment, and they may recommend arnica gel or supplements to help resolve it quickly after.
Dr. Torgerson and his medical team have an impeccable record for safety and patient satisfaction. With a bespoke approach, each patient has the reassurance that their treatment has been tailored to their needs and desires. Body sculpting is not only a cosmetic medical specialty, but also a transformative art form that delivers stunning results with few drawbacks.
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Calf Slimming with Botox
Recovery After Calf Slimming with Botox
Great news! You won’t need to schedule time off work after your calf-reduction injections. There is no significant recovery time associated with Botox, so most patients return to activities like walking or light work immediately. It is advised that you wait 24 to 48 hours before resuming intense physical activity such as working out at the gym. It is also advisable to wait a few days before waxing, tanning, or deep tissue massages. You will have no incisions to care for.
Patients may use an over-the-counter pain reliever if they desire. They may elevate their legs when sleeping for the first night if any aching or swelling is experienced.
Schedule Your Consultation for Botox Calf Slimming with Dr. Torgerson
Dr. Cory Torgerson brings you a team of medical cosmetic specialists dedicated to advanced aesthetic treatments with a personalized approach. They know that improving your appearance can mean restored confidence and a renewed quality of life.
Dr. Torgerson listens carefully to his patient’s vision, apprehensions, and needs, so he can offer honest, detailed feedback and a made-for-you solution to get you to your goals.
If you’ve considered calf reduction or other body-contouring treatments, we invite you to reach out for your private consultation to plan a new sculpted look today.
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