Botox is a widely used treatment given by neurologists. These injections have shown effectiveness in managing various neurological conditions, with an estimated 2.5 million therapeutic Botox procedures performed worldwide each year.

At CURA Medical Specialists, we are dedicated to providing exceptional Botulinum toxin therapy and Sydney residents can contact our team for a consultation with one of our qualified neurologists.

About

What is Botox therapy?

Botox, when used by neurologists, refers to the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin injections to manage various neurological conditions.

While Botox is commonly associated with popular cosmetic treatments, its neurology applications have proven to be highly effective.

Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve signals or paralysing muscles, providing relief from symptoms associated with certain neurological disorders.

Symptoms

Symptoms and conditions that wil
benefit from botox

Botox therapy has proven effective in treating several neurological and medical conditions. Some of the symptoms and conditions that can benefit from botulinum toxin injections include:

  • Chronic Migraines: Botulinum toxin injections for migraine can help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine sufferers.
  • Spasticity: Patients with muscle stiffness and spasms, often caused by conditions like cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis, can find relief through Botulinum toxin injections for spasticity
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Botox injections can offer pain relief for chronic migraine sufferers.

  • Cervical Dystonia: Botox injections for dystonia can help manage the abnormal neck muscle contractions associated with this condition.
  • Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating can be controlled with Botox injections, targeting the sweat glands in specific areas.
  • Strabismus: Botox is used to correct misalignment of the eyes and improve visual function.
  • Blepharospasm: Characterised by uncontrollable eyelid twitching or spasms, blepharospasm can significantly impact vision and quality of life. Botox injections can help reduce these muscle contractions and improve eye function.
  • Hemifacial Spasm: This condition involves involuntary contractions of one side of the face, leading to facial twitching or spasms. Botox injections effectively relax the facial muscles, reducing the frequency and intensity of spasms.
Benefits

Benefits of Botox therapy

Botox therapy can provide several benefits for nerve disorders, including:

  • Pain Relief: Botox injections have been found to effectively alleviate pain associated with certain nerve disorders. By targeting specific muscles or nerve endings, Botox can interrupt pain signals, providing relief for conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia or occipital neuralgia.
  • Muscle Relaxant: Botox injections can help relax the affected muscles, reducing spasticity and improving mobility. This can be particularly beneficial for conditions like peripheral neuropathy or focal dystonias.
  • Improved Functionality: By reducing muscle stiffness and spasms, Botox therapy can enhance overall functionality for individuals with nerve disorders. It can improve range of motion, coordination, and fine motor skills, allowing for better control and performance of daily activities.
  • Reduced Tremours: Some nerve disorders, such as essential tremors, can cause uncontrollable shaking of the hands or other body parts. Botox injections can help reduce tremors by targeting the specific muscles involved, leading to improved motor control and stability.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Botox therapy can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals with nerve disorders. By alleviating pain, reducing muscle spasms, and enhancing functionality.
Risks

Risks of botulinum toxin therapy

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Botox injections can be used as a muscle relaxant for facial spasms and reduce tremors

While Botox therapy is generally safe and well-tolerated, it is essential to be aware of the potential risks and considerations which include:

  • Temporary Muscle Weakness
  • Bruising and Swelling
  • Headache or Flu-like Symptoms
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Unintended Effects
  • Limited Duration of Effect
Treatment

Botulinum toxin therapy: How it Works

Before the Botox procedure, a comprehensive physical evaluation, medical history review and consultation with a neurologist are essential.

Pre-procedure

Before the Botox therapy, it is important to inform the doctor about any medical conditions, allergies, or medications you are currently taking.

They will provide specific pre-procedure instructions, which may include avoiding blood-thinning medications and alcohol consumption.

During the procedure:

  • The neurologist will identify the target areas for injection based on the specific condition or symptoms.
  • The areas are cleansed, and a topical anaesthetic may be applied to minimise discomfort.
  • Using a fine needle, the neurologist will administer the Botox injections into the predetermined muscles or sites.
  • The entire procedure usually takes around 10-30 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

Post-procedure and Recovery

After the Botox injections, patients can generally resume regular activities with minimal downtime. Post-procedure guidelines may include:

  • Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours.
  • Refrain from strenuous physical activity for a day or as advised by your neurologist.
  • Any side effects should be reported to your neurologist promptly.
Conclusion

Conclusion

Botulinum toxin injections, commonly known as Botox therapy, offer a range of benefits for cosmetic purposes, such as anti-wrinkle treatment used for facial lines, forehead lines and frown lines. However, it also offers medical benefits when treating some neurological conditions

At CURA Medical Specialists we can treat these conditions with botox to relieve symptoms.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Cost

Botulinum toxin injections cost

The cost of Botox therapy varies depending on factors such as the number of units required, the treated area, and the severity of the condition.

During your consultation with CURA Medical Specialists, we will provide a personalised treatment plan and discuss the associated costs and possible medical rebates.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

CURA Medical Specialists for botulinum toxin injections

At Cura Medical Specialists, our neurology team specialise in diagnosing and treating nerve damage and muscle disorders.

We are the first choice for botox injections due to our experience, personalised approach, advanced techniques and comprehensive care.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Meet Dr Manser

Dr David Manser

Dr David Manser

BSc (Adv) MBBS (Hon I), FRACP

Neurologist

Dr David Manser is a neurologist and is undertaking dual training in clinical genetics. He has garnered broad experience in looking after people with neurological conditions across Sydney and regional/remote Australia. He has interests in all aspects of general neurology, and has a specific focus on caring for patients and families with inherited neurological conditions that manifest across all ages including genetic muscle and neurodegenerative diseases.

FAQ

FAQs

For more information please read our most frequently asked questions:

Typically, you can expect to see improvements within a few days to a week after the injections. However, it may take up to two weeks for the full effect to be realized.

Discomfort during botulinum toxin injections is generally minimal. The needles used for the injections are very fine, and most patients describe the sensation as a slight pinprick or mild stinging.

The duration of the effects can vary depending on the individual and the specific nerve condition being treated. In general, the effects of botulinum toxin injections typically last around three to six months.

Regular follow-up appointments with your neurologist can help determine the optimal timing for subsequent injections to maintain the desired results.

Following the injections, it is advised to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least a few hours to prevent the spreading of the toxin.

It is also important to avoid strenuous exercise or activities that may increase blood flow to the treated area for the remainder of the day. Your neurologist will provide specific instructions based on your circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription or clinical assessment. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

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