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Botox / Dysport Intramuscular Injection

Botulinum Toxin type A (commercially available as Botox or Dysport) is well known for its use in cosmetics, but it has actually been used for years to treat spasticity in juvenile cerebral palsy and is also used to treat certain forms of pain.

What is a Botox / Dysport Injection?

Prior to the Procedure

  1. If you are taking any blood thining products you will need to check with the clinic if you are required to cease this prior to your injection procedure. You may continue to take aspirin.
  2. You will need to organise someone to drive you home after the procedure as you will not be able to drive for 4 hours after your procedure.

What Will Happen?

  1. The medical officer will speak with you prior to your injection.
  2. The tender spots (or trigger points) will be palpated and marked with a marking pen.
  3. The area will then be cleaned with a chlorhexidine solution or alcohol wipe.
  4. Botox and local anaesthetic will be injected.
  5. The injection procedure takes approximately 15 minutes.
  6. You will be allowed home with your driver after your injection.

Post Procedure

If you require further explanation of the procedure, please contact Hunter Pain Clinic nursing staff on (02) 4985 1800.

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