Here at Neurosciences QLD we offer injection therapy using Botulinum toxin. This is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It helps to relax overly tense muscle by blocking the nerve signal to a muscle, making an overactive muscle weak or unable to contract.
Botulinum toxin can be used to treat a range of conditions including:
Hemi facial spasm
Our experienced Neurologists administer the toxin by local injection just under the skin, a small stinging sensation is usually felt. Treatment is typically competed quickly and any discomfort subsides almost immediately. Patients are able to return to work or social activities immediately after treatment as no down time is required. Effects of the injections are usually noticed around 7 to 14 days post treatment with the effects lasting 3 to 4 months.
Prior to receiving injections a consult with one of our Neurologists is required to determine your suitability for treatment. If you would like further information on Botulinum toxin injections please contact the practice.