Calf thinning with Botulinum toxin
Whether we’re talking about performance athletes or people who have intense physical activity, bulky calves create an unsightly appearance. Especially among women, who often avoid wearing fitted clothes or high boots because of this.
Because we are in the century where we have constant access to information and medicine is constantly evolving, specialists have discovered a solution for this case as well. The procedure designed to treat the appearance of bulky calves can now be performed at Legacy Med .
What is Botulinum toxin calf slimming?
The calf reduction intervention with Botulinum toxin (botulinum toxin) is performed minimally invasively, through a few small punctures in the calf area, at the level of the muscles. Practically, in this way the substance will be introduced, which aims to stimulate the movement of the muscles, which will not seem so bulky. Once the muscle is relaxed, the leg will take on a thinner, slimmer appearance.
The patient must be properly informed before the intervention, because the final effect will be visible in a few weeks after the intervention. The area of the calf muscles is quite large, so it will take some time for the substance to work.
“Is it painful?” – the most frequent question from patients
Fear of pain is the most common “obstacle” that patients have when entering a medical office. We know this and understand them, because it’s an absolutely normal fear. But we also know that today’s procedures are no longer painful, as doctors have access to numerous types of anesthesia to reduce discomfort throughout the procedures.
In the case of calf reduction with Botulinum toxin, the doctor will use a very, very fine needle, but also ice spray, to ensure all the comfort of our patients.
The intervention lasts, on average, between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on the needs of each patient. After the treatment, the patient can go home and resume his current activities, being a procedure that will not impact his daily life.
Are there risks, will it affect my mobility?
Many of you probably think that this intervention has various risks, which can affect the patient’s life. WRONG! The procedure is safe and does not affect the patient’s muscles or motor skills.
After the intervention, the doctor will give you all the recommendations you need to follow, to make sure that everything will go as well as possible. Therefore, in the following days after the procedure it is necessary to:
Avoid going to the gym, sauna or solarium.
Applying creams or cosmetic products to the treated area.
Wearing tight clothes, which can create discomfort in the calf area.
If you too are facing discomfort caused by the appearance of your calves, we look forward to a consultation with the Legacy Med specialist.