calf reduction botox london

Oversized muscular calves are indeed a common problem. Large calves can be caused by exercises, sports, or wearing high heels on a frequent basis. Since botulinum toxin has been proved that it is a successful treatment for masseteric hypertrophy, now botulinum toxin A therapy becomes a simple therapeutic alternative to surgery without interrupting daily life to achieve the appropriate, reliable reduction in the muscle thickness, and significantly improve of the appearance of the calf contour.


It is an effective and safe way to deal with the problem of calf muscle hypertrophy. After having the botulinum toxin injection, you can get the reduction in the prominence and size of calf muscle without scar and down time. Eventually, the outcome of calf reduction can  give you a balanced, more feminine contour of the calves.


Calf reduction by botox injections can create noticeable and lasting effects for patients who desire a slimmer lower leg. During the treatment, you will be asked to flex calf muscles to help determine areas of injection, then our practitioners will use a series of syringes to carefully inject evenly across the gastrocnemius muscle. Normally, this procedure can often be performed in under an hour and the outcome of slim and contour the calf muscles can be achieved.


Calf reduction botox london

Basically, botulinum toxin works by preventing the release of the neurotransmitter from the nerve endings and stopping specific muscle fibres from contracting. The results can be seen almost within 2 weeks, as the fast-acting Botox injections allow certain parts of the calf muscles to settle, and shrink slightly over time. Usually, the results of slimmer would be the most obvious within 2 months after the injection.

After the treatment, you can immediately return to normal activities. Results of more contoured calves can last up to 4 to 6 months. In order to maintain results, we suggest you to have repeat treatments as and when they are required. 

Why choose The Premier Aesthetic for Botox Calf Reduction

  • The Premier Aesthetic is CQC-regulated with the safety and quality of the treatment guaranteed for you.
  • The Premier Aesthetic carried out the most number of Botox Trapezius/Shoulder in the UK.
  • All Botox Trapezius/Shoulder procedures are performed by GMC-registered doctors or NMC-registered nurses atThe Premier Aesthetic.


Preoperative preparations

Avoid having injections on an empty stomach.

Avoid drinking alcohol a week before the injection.

Avoid taking aspirin and other drugs within two weeks before the injection.

Avoid having injections during the menstrual period.

Aftercare instructions

Avoid touching, rubbing, or physical pressure on the affected area.

Temporary soreness, redness, and bruising are normal.

Leave the treated area alone without water for 1-2 hours.

Avoid hot or cold compress to the injection site within 24 hours.

Do not eat spicy seafood food within one week after the injection to prevent inflammation or bleeding reaction.

Avoid taking any antibiotic within one week, especially gentamicin and penicillin.

Do not drink alcohol within 3 days after the injection.

Do not go to the sauna, spa or swim for one week.

Avoid strenuous exercise temporarily.


Is this treatment safe?

Botulinum toxin therapy is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Various of clinical researchers have proven that botulinum toxin A has been a useful ingredient in the treatment of benign masseteric hypertrophy with correction of the squared facial appearance and the reduction of enlarged calf muscles.

What can I expect from my treatment?

The injections show immediate results within 2 weeks. Then, you can see the final results of slimmer and reduction within 2 months. However, the botulinum toxin injection provides only temporary result, so we recommend to have repeated treatment once every 6 months.

How long can you see the result?

At the beginning, it takes 3 weeks to start working and you can find the results can be evident seen in approximately 4 to 6 weeks. In average, the difference will last typically between 4 to 6 months. However, we still recommend a second session at 3 to 6 months following the first injection in order to effect reduction in bone and muscle bulk to attempt at greater longevity.

How long does it last?

This may vary from patient to patient. In general, you can expect your result to last at least 3 to 6 months. It also depends on the individuals’ lifestyle and metabolism. As long as you do not adjust your posture or use trapezius very often, the muscles will still grow back. However, the longevity of the treatment can be increased with regular treatments. After 3 injection cycles, it could be  permanent .

What are the side effects after the injections?

Just like all injections, sometimes bruising and pain. Temporary weakness of the muscles may cause weakness of lifting or upper arm function. But usually  the side effects are very minimal to nil. By giving the precise dosages and operating by professional practitioners most patients do not experience any weakness or side effects.

Azzalure®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available in the U.K. since the early 1990s as the brand name Dysport®, which has licensed for various indications in 67 countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom and many European markets. It works effectively especially on wide range of muscles, such as calves and shoulder areas.

Bocouture®, which is a brand from Germany, has been available in the U.K since 2008.  It gained approval for cosmetic use in the UK in July 2010 and is able to provide similar results to those achievable with the other products without the risk of antibody formation.

Botox® Cosmetic has quickly became one of the world’s most recognized and iconic brands. Approved for use in various countries, it has become the No.1 selling treatment of its kind around the world. The safety and effectiveness profile have been proven in a variety of published research and articles, so it is also a good choice for your treatment.