How Much Botox for the Calves?

I had botox (2 injections per calf) in 2007 and i cannot be more happy with the result. my last injection was 2009 October, and i should take the next injection in 6 months intervals, im wondering if i should go and take the injections again coz i don't wanna overdose.

Doctor Answers 3

Botox to the calves

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I assume you want Botox for the calves because of hypertrophy of the muscles. Most of the time this is performed on the medial head which is more prominent. Most doctors do not performt his procedure.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for the calves

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I agree with Dr Shelton, this is a very rare use for Botox. I would only recommend once or twice a year at 200 units or 100 units per calf. Fee for 200 units $3,000. Hope that helps.

Regards from MIAMI Dr. B

Botox for calves

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Treatment of the calves with botox is not peformed by many doctors.  IF you have hypertrophic gastrocnemius muscles then the Botox can flatten this bulge possibly, but although I have no experience with this treatment, it might be safe to perform once per year but there may be no studies to prove it. One concern would be the amount of circulation through the muscle with walking and exercise might allow for greater absorption of the botox and dissemination. There can not be a safe assumption that limiting the number of units to the calf as are used in the treatment of hands, feet or underarms would be safe if the absorbtion were different and I don't think it's been studied.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

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