Although botulinum toxin (otherwise known as botox) injections are commonly associated with skin or face treatments, they can also be used to treat tight pelvic floor muscles, urinary incontinence or an overactive bladder. These injections can help relax the muscles around your bladder and improve your ability to retain urine.
If you’re interested in this treatment then we recommend booking an initial consultation with us first. It costs just €20 and will be deducted from the overall cost of your treatment – should you decide to go ahead with it.
What are botox injections?
Botox is short for Botulinum toxin A. When injected, it temporarily paralyses certain muscles or blocks certain nerves.
When used in small doses, these injections can be used to treat a variety of health problems including excessive underarm sweating, migraines – and an overactive bladder.
How do they help with urinary incontinence?
When injected, Botox can help to relax the muscles around your pelvic floor region. This, in turn, relaxes your bladder and helps you overcome urinary incontinence.
Is the treatment painful?
After the procedure you may experience a small amount of discomfort in the treated area. However, this is completely normal and tends to go away within a couple of days.
How long will it be until I start to see results?
This is dependent on a number of factors, including the severity of your condition and your age. However, some users have reported seeing results within a couple of days of their first treatment. Their effects will last for around six months, so you’ll probably need 1-2 treatments per year to continue benefiting from Botox injections.