Calf Muscle Reshaping

Reducing a bulky lower leg is possible if the cause is an over enlarged muscle. A few small botox injections will cause the muscle to get smaller and improve the profile of the legs over 6-12 weeks.

What choose calf re-shaping?
Advantages of calf re-shaping
What is calf re-shaping?
What does calf-reshaping cost?
A more common problem than what you might think

Due to genetics or athletics, larger lower-leg muscles (the calf muscles) can be a feature that some women are prone to. Cardio-vascular workouts, weight-lifting, walking, going out in heels all contribute over time to the bulging and thickening that many women will be unfamiliar with.

Lots of women find larger-than-desired calf muscles a really troublesome problem. Apart from the obvious issue of some calves appearing too big, others can be the correctly proportioned size but the definion of the calf muscles themselves are too severe or sculpted. Other cases, patients complain of their large calves extending down into the ankle.

Women with larger calves are affected more than what you might think. Often, finding boots that fit correctly or finding shapely fitting clothes can result in fruitless searches. It seems that more women that what we might think suffer from disproportinately large calves because one of the top winter fashion search terms on the internet is ‘wide-calf boots’.

Luckily, a calf reduction treatment using Botox may be just the answer to help women achieve the more slender looking legs they’ve been searching for.

A more common problem than what you might think
Advantages of calf re-shaping

There are several advantages to undergoing a calf-reshaping procedure using Botox by a SkinViva doctor or dentists

These include:

  • No recovery time – you can return to work straight after
  • No impact on movement or exercise
  • Reduces the visual prominence of the calf muscle
  • Non-surgical / non-invasive treatment
  • No scarring

As part of understanding SkinViva’s calf-reshaping procedure and helping you to weigh up your options, every appointment you have with your doctor or dentists will include a free consultation so that you get the right thing for you and the best value for money.

Advantages of calf re-shaping
Botox is not just for lines and wrinkles..!

Treating your calf muscles with Botox works by relaxing the muscle temporarily for a period of 3-4 months (possibly up to 6 months) which allows the body to naturally reduce it’s size. It’s important to note that treating your calf muscles has no impact on your ability to walk, function, or carry out any exercises.

One treatment session is all that’s required to have an effect over a 3-4 month period. The treatment itself is non-surgical and totally non-invasive. The effects will start to come into effect within the first few days but will reach optical effect within 14 days. By 14 days your calf muscles will have visibly shrinked in order to provide a more slender appearance.

Typically Botox is used cosmetically in areas of the face in order to impact on frustrating lines and wrinkles. It’s primary purpose is to restrict muscle activity which is responsible for causing lines and wrinkles in the first place. The same mechanism is used for a calf-reduction procedure just on a bigger scale – the muscles are relaxed with less strength and activity such that your legs become smoother and muscle definition is less prominent.

Botox is not just for lines and wrinkles..!
What is the cost of Botox?

Calf-reshaping using Botox available at our Manchester clinic. See below for prices:


Pay-as-you-go prices
Treatment Price
Calf-reshaping using Botox £387

Pay monthly via Direct Debit available from £89.73 per month (£180 deposit payable at appointment), which includes 3 treatments a year.

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Please note that the amount of correction required, lifestyle, skin types, and area of the face will all vary the longevity of treatment results & amount of treatment recommended

What is the cost of Botox?
Before and after

Take a look at how calfs can be improved to help you feel good about yourself.

Before and after
Before and after

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No, not at all. Your Botox treatment won't affect your calf movement at all and you will be able to carry on all normal activities and exercises as normal. It is important however in the first 24 hours not to get hot so it's important to avoid exercise or alcohol in this initial period.

No, the effects of Botox on your calves will last 3-4 months before additional treatment will be required to maintain your new look.

Multiple syringes are used very carefully and skilfully by the SkinViva doctors in order to inject Botox evenly in the gastrocnemius muscle. This is the main muscle in your lower leg that displays that bulkiness and definition that you may dislike so much.

Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in the area that it's injecting into. Essentially, it trims the receptors on the muscle which receive the message from the brain. As a result of this effect in the calf muscles, the legs appear thinner.

Initial effects appear within 2-5 days and continue to improve for two weeks, when they then reach optimal appearance.

With Skin Viva, we contact you one week after your Botox treatment to determine if you require a free top-up injection. If necessary, this is administered around 14 days after the original treatment.

Usually 3-4 months. In some cases, 6 months. Our bodies are all different in terms of how long the effects of Botox will last.

No. Skin Viva uses the smallest needles on the market, so few customers experience even mild discomfort. Likewise, unlike some other operators, our Clinicians are trained to use a high turnover of needles per client, so bruising is minimised.

If you prefer, ice or local anaesthetic cream can be applied to minimise sensation.

Yes so we can understand what you're looking to achieve and to talk you through important information. Typically you can have your treatment at the same as your consultation however.

All new customers are given a 45 minute appointment by default but repeat customers may need as little as 30 minutes.

Botox is charged per muscle group – i.e. each individual area requiring treatment. Your calf muscle re-shaping procedure is typically charged at 3 areas. See our prices section for more information.

Yes, when a qualified Clinician administers it. Cosmetic doses of Botox are minuscule and over 450,000 UK procedures are performed each year. Allergic reactions are extremely rare.

As Botox has no recovery time, there is little aftercare required. Immediately following treatment, you can enhance its effects by gently moving the treated area with mild facial exercises.

For the first 2 hours after treatment, it’s important not to rub the affected areas. For the succeeding 24 hours, don’t engage in any vigorous exercise, drink alcohol or experience prolonged sun exposure – whether natural or artificial.

Botox is broken down by the body during the first 48 hours of treatment, so does not accumulate in your system. Improved effects are visible with multiple treatments because the muscle is already relaxed from the previous session so your skin is creasing less and the wrinkles are not being reinforced.

No, definitely not. As your treatment wears off, the muscles in your legs will regain their full extent of movement and strength meaning that their prominence will be restored to just how they looked prior to you having treatment.

Some, but most are related to the actual act of injecting the skin, not the product itself. These include: minor redness or swelling around the injection site (which vanishes within 1-2hrs), minor bruising on occasions, headaches and a very small risk of infection around the entry point.

Women who are pregnant and/or breast-feeding, people with neurological diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis and Parkinson’s Disease, consumers of certain anti-biotics (namely Erythromycin) and those using blood-thinning medications including Warfarin or Heparin.

Your Clinician will discuss these with you at your consultation.

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