What is Botulinum Toxin A (Botox)?
It is kind of toxin injection, usually used in treatment of masseter muscle to correct the squared facial appearance.
So, How Does Botox Injection helps in calf reduction?
The toxin is injected to gasctrocnemius muscle, about 1 week later, the circumference of calf will start to shrink, because the peripheral motor nerves to gasctrocnemius are blocked by the injections.
Botox treatment is simple and quick to perform, and leave no scar.
Botox treatment does not give a permanent result. Its only last for about 6 months. After that, you'll need another injection to maintain the shape of your desired legs.
And, unlike treatment for squared facial appearance which only needs small dose of Botox, Botox injection for calf reduction purpose will need higher dose of Botox to achieve the desired result.
The result is not dramatically too, calf volume will only reduce a little in size, so it is only suitable for slight calf reduction.
Because Botulinum Toxin A injection needs high dose of Botox to work and give only temporary result, which means higher cost and repeated treatment, so it is not effective in cost and time to reduce calf size.
But, if you just need temporary calf reduction, you can give it a try, since it's a quick procedure and leave no scars!