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      Our experts have answered 3 questions about Botulinum toxin therapy. These are the most popular ones:

      What are the side effects and possible complications of Botox procedures?

      Mr. Paul Fiadjoe's answer: I assume you mean Botox injection into the bladder? Yes retention of urine with the need to do self catheterisation, bladder infection and possibility of bladder scarring from multiple injections.

      What does this the Botilinum toxin therapy involve?

      Mr. Paul Fiadjoe's answer: Botox can be used to treat bladder overactivity and bladder pain syndrome that has not responded to other medical treatments. Treatment involves using a telescope to look into the bladder and inject into the inner layer of the bladder wall at about 20-30 sites. This can be done...

      Do you really inject botulism into your skin when you get a botox injection?

      Mr. Hagen Schumacher's answer: Botox or botulinum toxin is the most potent nerve agent and produced by a bacterium called clostridium botulinum. This toxin can be produced commercially and diluted. Since this preparation does not contain the bacterium, no excess toxin can be produced. In commercially...

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