Bladder Botox: Erase the Bladder Blues with Botox-2023

Bladder Botox: A Revolutionary Solution for Urinary Freedom!

Botox injections are injections that contain a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscle and prevents it from moving by preventing nerve impulses from reaching the muscle. Botox injections have several cosmetic and medical benefits, the most common of which is its use to reduce skin wrinkles, and it is also used for several medical conditions such as lazy eye, hyperactivity Bladder, sweating, neck pain, migraine prevention and many other medical conditions.

The drug contained in Botox injections consists of the same toxin that causes food poisoning, but it is present in a more pure form, which meets medical control standards. the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved these standards. For more important details, click here

Bladder Botox

How Botox injections work?

Botox injections contain a neurotoxin. Neurotoxins target the nervous system. These neurotoxins disrupt the transmission of nerve signals between neurons and muscles that stimulate muscle contraction. Through this method, neurotoxins will cause temporary muscle paralysis.

Muscle contraction needs a chemical called acetylcholine, neurons work to deliver acetylcholine to muscles, acetylcholine binds to receptors on muscle cells and causes cells to contract or shorten.
The neurotoxin works to block this process, causing muscle paralysis. In this way, the muscles are less stiff

Patient criteria for bladder Botox injection

The patient must suffer from several symptoms in order to be able to use Botox injections, and the symptoms include:

-You need to urinate suddenly and cannot control the urge.
-You urinate eight times or more each day.
-You wake up two or more times at night to urinate. 

Before undergoing the injection, you need to make sure that there is no active infection in the bladder by conducting urine tests

How can Botox treatment help?

The use of Botox injections to treat overactive bladder is considered an effective treatment, as 75% of women respond to treatment.
Overactive bladder occurs due to excessive activity of the bladder wall muscle, as the muscle suffers from excessive contractions, which causes urine to be squeezed into the bladder, which causes a constant feeling of needing to urinate and is often associated with urine leakage ( incontinence).
Botox works to stop muscle contraction, which prevents urine from being squeezed into the bladder by preventing nerve signals from reaching the muscles, which causes muscle relaxation, and this reduces the excessive need to urinate and urinary incontinence.
Most patients notice an improvement after three to four days of using Botox injections, but there are some patients. It may take from one to three weeks for the results to begin to appear. The results continue to appear from six to nine months. The results may last for a longer period, and the effects will gradually fade. Botox injections are not a permanent treatment for overactive bladder, and the patient must use Botox injections again


This is a daily procedure, which means you will be able to return to Alef later in the day. This procedure is performed either in the operating room or in a designated operating space in the gynecological outpatient area. The appointment date will be sent to you in a message.
Botox injection surgery is done under local anesthesia (when you are awake but the area is numbed with local anesthesia), but in some cases it can also be done under general anesthesia. If you are using local anesthesia, the procedure will take about 10 minutes. Your doctor will talk to you about preparing for anesthesia and recovery. . You'll also be able to talk with your anesthesiologist about the risks of general anesthesia.

The doctor will use a special narrow telescope to examine the bladder – this is called cystoscopy. The telescope is passed through the urethra and into the bladder, so no cuts need to be made on your skin. After the bladder is fully examined, it will be redirected through the telescope using Botox afterwards into the bladder wall.

What are the side effects and risks? 

Although Botox injections effectively reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms of urge incontinence in many women, a percentage of women find no relief from their symptoms. It is very rare for some women to report worsening symptoms after Botox injections.

The amazing effectiveness of Botox is shown in some cases to such a level that it is sometimes very difficult to urinate after the injection. About 5% of women experience complete difficulty urinating, which is known as urinary retention. This often happens a week or two after the Botox injection. If this happens, you will learn how to insert a thin catheter into your bladder to empty it. This process, known as clean intermittent self-catheterization, will be taught to you either by a specialist nurse in the hospital or by continuing care staff in the community. The instructor nurse will also suggest how often you should do this procedure daily. You will have to do self-catheterization until the effect of the Botox wears off and you regain the ability to urinate normally and empty your bladder completely, which can take 6 to 12 months.

It is rare for women to experience generalized or flu-like muscle weakness after receiving Botox injections, and these symptoms can last for a week or two.

Some blood may appear in the urine immediately after the operation. If this happens, it's best to drink 1.5 to 2 liters of fluids per day to help cleanse your bladder and prevent infection.

If you have the following symptoms, you may have a bladder infection:
Frequent feeling of urination
- Pain during urination
- Change in urine color
Pain in the lower side near the thigh
- High temperature.

The presence of a bladder infection will be determined by examining the urine.


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a Botox unit often costs between $10 to $15. The number of units used varies depending on the type of medication and the area to be injected. One person often uses 20 to 40 units but using Botox injections in the bladder needs 100 to 300 units, so the total cost ranges from $1,500 to $4,500. 

Sources and references
University Hospital Southampton
University of Oxford
University Hospital Southampton

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