Dr Katelaris explains the Botox Bladder Injection process as a treatment method for Women who experience Urinary Incontinence or Overactive Bladder Disorder.
For women in my clinic, Botox Bladder Injection Therapy can be done under local anaesthetic, as a walk-in, walk-out procedure.
They drive to the clinic, there’s a nurse with them, they lay on the table, we use local anaesthetic cream in the urethra, and we inject their bladder with 100 units of Botox.
This procedure takes about 10 minutes, and it is not distressing to the lady involved. They can then walk out and drive themselves home.
About 80% will find a significant improvement in their urinary urgency and urge incontinence within two weeks, and the beneficial effect of that will last somewhere between six to twelve months, on average, about nine months.
And then the treatment can be repeated, roughly on an annual basis.
It’s a highly effective treatment with very few side effects.