Botox & Deflux Injections

Botox & Deflux Injections


BOTOX INJECTIONS

Botox injections are a procedure that can be used to treat severe bladder symptoms, such as severe urgency, inability to delay urination, and urinary sphincter spasm. In some situations, urinary incontinence does not respond to medications and behavioural therapy. Botox injections work by blocking the ability of some nerves to communicate with bladder or sphincter muscles. It is used by several medical specialities, including Urology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, and Colorectal Surgery to treat medical conditions that are not responsive to medications or other conservative therapies.


DEFLUX – INJECTIONS

Deflux injection is a way to treat urinary reflux

Deflux is a sugar-based medicine (a polysaccharide) used to treat VUR. Unlike Botox, it is injected through the cystoscope at the site of the VUR, where the ureters open into the bladder. Deflux® injection prevents urine from flowing back up the ureters from the bladder. If infected urine flows into the kidneys, it may cause pyelonephritis (infection of the kidney) which can damage them. Deflux® injection is sometimes referred to as STING procedure because it replaced a subureteric teflon injection (called STING).

Deflux treatment for stress incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is characterised by the involuntary leakage of urine, typically upon exercise, coughing or sneezing. SUI can have a significant impact on the quality of life for people with the condition which can include social isolation and poor self-esteem. The bladder valve (sphincter) is too weak to hold in the urine and you leak. The aim is to bulk up and strengthen the sides of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) so that the bladder closes with more force.