Botox has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for sexual pain, vaginismus and more recently also for vulvodynia. Depending on the diagnosis and cause of the pain, it is used in conjunction with various other medical treatments, physiotherapy, counselling, hypnotherapy and sex therapy. We do not recommend it as first line therapy for any form of sexual pain, but we have helped many patients by adding Botox to their treatment plan. I (Dr Elna Rudolph) have presented the results of those patients who needed Botox for the treatment of their sexual pain at the International Conference of Sexual Medicine in Portugal. My research from our clinic shows that our patients perceive Botox to be a safe and effective treatment for sexual pain, vaginismus and vulvodynia. I have also found that it works exceptionally well for couples in unconsummated relationships and for people who cannot use tampons.
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Written by Dr Elna Rudolph
Written by Dr Elna Rudolph – Clinical Head of My Sexual Health
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