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.
What causes calf thickening?
How is Calf Slimming performed non-surgically?Radiofrequency is used to create heat induced fat cell death and skin tightening for fat predominant calves thickening. For muscle predominant case, calves slimming can be achieved by direct administration of Botulinum Toxin A injection to the muscle.
Who is a good candidate for Calf Contouring?
Theoretically, anybody who has large calves and unhappy with them can benefit from the treatment. Nevertheless, consultation by a professional doctor is mandatory to decide the best course of treatment.
How long does the result last?
The result will last for around 6 to 9 months after Botulinum Toxin A injection. Combine with radio frequency to achieve a longer lasting contouring.
Are there any side effects?
Possible side effects include temporary bruising, swelling at treatment site that will resolve after few days.