Botox Specialist

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

At Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates, women gain access to world-class healthcare and comprehensive services that focus on enriching the lives of women through health and wellness. Located in Milford and Westport, Connecticut, Dr. Sivkin and Dr. Murray offer specialty OB-GYN services, such as Botox.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a medication that is derived from bacteria. It is a toxin that is produced by the bacteria and used in a variety of medical treatments. Most notably, Botox is used in the cosmetic healthcare industry to help reduce wrinkles. However, it has applications in gynecology that have positive outcomes.

When is Botox Used in Gynecology?

One of the primary uses for Botox is to treat overactive bladder and the incontinence caused by muscle spasms. Botox works by disrupting nerve disorders. Bladder spasms are caused by electrical impulses that force the bladder muscles to contract. By injecting Botox into that area, the nerves become quiet, and the bladder spasms either stop or become greatly reduced.

When Should I Not Undergo Botox Treatment?

Botox should not be used in conjunction with an infection, especially a bladder infection. Botox should also not be used on people who have a hard time urinating.

When Talking to My Doctor About Botox, What Should I Tell Her?

There is a long list of diseases that do not mix well with Botox. Your doctor will go over the complete list, but a few include Lou Gehrig's Disease, Lamber-Eaton Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, bleeding problems, and the use of blood thinners. Please consult with your doctor if you think Botox may be right for you.

Is Botox Only Administered by Injection?

There is an associated risk that the Botox bacteria may migrate to other parts of the body. For that reason, Botox is administered as an injectable, and the procedure is performed by our highly trained and experienced OB-GYNs. In a few very specific cosmetic procedures, Botox might be applied as a topical treatment.

How Long Does This Treatment Last?

Usually, the effects of Botox last for upwards of three months. With each person, the exact time frame is different. Your doctor will discuss with you the scheduled frequency of treatments and whether or not Botox is right for you. If you are prone to bladder infections, Botox may not be right for you.

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