Botox is a prescription medication that blocks the nerve impulses that trigger Overactive Bladder (OAB). A treatment takes about 30 minutes. One injection typically prevents OAB symptoms for about six months, and treatments can occur as often as every three months.
How a Botox treatment for Overactive Bladder works:
- You are given an antibiotic to take prior to your treatment to help prevent infection.
- At your office appointment you are given a numbing agent, possibly in combination with a sedative.
- Once the bladder is numb, a cystoscope is inserted through the urethra.
- Botox, introduced via needle through the cystoscope, is injected into multiple areas of the bladder muscle.
- Once completed, you are observed for an additional 30 minutes, and you will need to empty your bladder before leaving the office.
Real Results In A Few Short Weeks
Patients typically show improvement in their Overactive Bladder symptoms as soon as two weeks following treatment. Six weeks after treatment, patients have experienced:
- Over 20 fewer leakage episodes per week.
- Increased bladder capacity.
- Decreased pressure in the bladder.