Botox Isn’t Just for Faces
About 20 years ago, researchers began to use Botox for quadriplegics who had spastic bladders. The Botox injection proved to be so effective, they next tried it out for people with overactive bladder. The results were life changing.
Dr. Christi has used Botox to improve women’s lives for over 9 years, refining the technique to make it very easy on her patients.
2 times a year or more
45 minutes to 1 hour
A few hours to a full day, for the pain alleviation medicine or general anesthetic to wear off.
What It Treats
How It Works
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Benefits of Bladder Botox
Great alternative when medicine & exercise don't work
Fewer strong urges to go to the bathroom
Less waking up at night from urges
Allows more time to get to the bathroom when you feel the need
Lasts for up to 6 months
Convenient outpatient treatment
Frequently covered by insurance
a passionate, experienced medical team
About ChristiMD Medical Group
ChristiMD Medical Group provides a trustworthy and welcoming space for men and women alike, offering the most advanced medical treatments available under one roof. Dr. Christi is double board certified in urology and urogynecology, with over 26 years of experience.
We’ve helped thousands of patients across Texas experience positive, life-changing results. Better doctor. Better techniques. Better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Overactive bladder happens when the bladder is hyperactive, and the muscles in the bladder wall develop a spastic condition.
Often, this occurs in neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or stroke, but for most women the cause is unknown. It is more common after menopause, so there is likely a hormonal component.
Overactive does cause urine leakage—but also may not. Overactive Bladder can be “wet” or “dry,” and Botox can help both conditions.
With dry OAB, you frequently have the “gotta go” feeling and make too many trips to the bathroom. Those who suffer from wet OAB often cannot make it to the bathroom in time.
There are possible side effects to bladder Botox, which may include:
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Pain and/or difficult urination
- Inability to empty the bladder
These possible side effects are rare and temporary.