1) What causes calf thickening?
This can be either fat or muscle predominant. Fat predominant is caused by deposition of fat. Muscle predominant is associated with calf overuse leading the hypertrophy of muscle. Some cases are hereditary.
2) How is Calf Contouring performed non-surgically?
For fat predominant calves thickening, we utilize mono-polar radio frequency to safely melt the fat cells without affecting the skin structures. For muscle predominant case, calves contouring can be achieved by direct administration of Botulinum Toxin A injection to the muscle. Both the procedures are very fast, simple and non-invasive.
3) Who is a good candidate for Calf Contouring?
Anybody who has large calves and unhappy with them can benefit from the treatment. You can consult our doctor who can advise on the best treatment options.
4) How long does the result last?
The result will last for around 6 months after your 1st treatment with Botulinum Toxin A injection. 2nd treatment can provide an efficacy around 8 to 12 months. The durability will be longer after subsequent treatments. Combine with radio frequency to achieve a longer lasting contouring.
5) Are there any side effects?
Possible side effects include temporary bruising, swelling at treatment site that will resolve after few days.