You may be familiar with Botox® as a wrinkle-reducing injection used to give you youthful-looking skin, but the purified toxin can also be used to treat an overactive bladder. Urogynecologist, Dr. Jennifer Hill, offers Botox treatments to help women in the area of Riverhead and East Islip, New York and the surrounding Long Island area find relief from urgent and frequent urination. Call the office of Suffolk Pelvic Medicine to learn more about Botox and bladder treatments, or book an appointment online.
An overactive bladder describes a collection of symptoms related to the function of your bladder. The condition is not a result of a weak bladder, rather by nerves and muscles that are overstimulated.
You may find you rely on leakage pads, plan trips and travel around bathroom availability, and avoid certain activities because you fear leakage.
If you have any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Hill to learn how you can find relief and get more control over your bladder.
Botox works against wrinkles by relaxing the muscles and nerves that etch lines into your face. Similarly, Botox can ease the activity of the nerves and muscles around your bladder. Dr. Hill delivers Botox via an injection into your bladder muscle to ease hyperactive nerves that overstimulate your bladder. The treatment is FDA-approved and has been used on more than 169,000 people.
If you’ve undergone treatment for an overactive bladder that includes anticholinergic drugs, but failed to get a resolution of symptoms, you may be a candidate for Botox. Some people also find the conventional treatments for overactive bladder impossible to tolerate and appreciate Botox as an alternative.
Most patients tolerate the Botox injection quite well. However, following the treatment, you’ll be asked to remain in the office for about 30 minutes to ensure no problems ensue.
You may find relief for up to nine months following a Botox injection. To maintain your results, Dr. Hill puts you on a regular injection schedule. You can use Botox to treat an overactive bladder indefinitely, but treatments should be spaced at least 12 weeks apart.
If you have the symptoms of an overactive bladder, call Suffolk Pelvic Medicine, or book an appointment online to find out more about Botox interventions.