Botulinum Toxin


  • Neuropathic pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Myofascial syndrome
  • Arthritis

Who is it for?
Botulinum toxin (BoNT) treatment may be suitable for men and women for the treatment of

What is the treatment?
The treatment involves the injection of controlled amounts of botulinum toxin in affected
areas using very fine needles for the relief of pain.

How does the treatment work?
Botulinum toxin ranks among the strongest molecules known to humans. This neurotoxin,
which binds strongly to cholinergic synapses, effectively blocks the release of acetylcholine.
However, it’s not just known for its potent effects but also for its therapeutic uses in
treating various musculoskeletal issues.

Benefits of the treatment
While its main therapeutic action is the temporary relaxation of skeletal muscles by
preventing acetylcholine release, there are ongoing studies on its other effects on the
nervous system. A prominent therapeutic use of botulinum neurotoxin is in pain
management. Currently, it is employed in treating conditions like myofascial syndrome,
headaches, arthritis, and neuropathic pain.

Though its role in pain relief is primarily attributed to its influence on cholinergic
transmission in both somatic and autonomic nervous systems, research also points to its
potential benefits regarding cholinergic control of pain-signalling systems. Moreover, there's
evidence indicating botulinum toxin’s impact on the central nervous system (CNS). In
essence, botulinum toxin offers promising avenues for pain management, even in cases
where other treatments might fail without causing adverse effects.

Duration of treatment
A typical treatment takes 10-45 minutes.

How many sessions are required?
One to several sessions may required, depending on the indication and severity.

There is no downtime and patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately