We all know that Botox can make your face look younger right? But did you know that Botox could make your bladder feel younger? Botox reduces the wrinkles in your face by weakening the muscles beneath the skin responsible for frowning. By weakening the muscles in the wall of the bladder, Botox decreases the bladder contractions responsible for frequency of urination, urgency of urination, nighttime urination and Urgency Incontinence.
Unfortunately, sometimes this weakens effect is too strong and can lead to a temporary inability to urinate. Within our practice, we have found that 3-5% of women may need to temporarily catheterize.
We have also found that 5-10% of our patients will develop recurrent urinary tract infections following Botox injection. The good news is that the majority of our patients will experience three to five months of significant improvement in their frequency of urination, urgency of urination, nighttime urination and Urgency Incontinence without any significant side effects. The Botox injection is performed through a cystoscope in a five-minute procedure. You will be able to drive yourself home, as there is no recovery period.