Spasmodic Dysphonia Treatment with Botox®
Studio G is proud to say that we are one of the few clinics that offers Botox® treatment for spasmodic dysphonia in South Carolina.
Spasmodic Dysphonia is a type of neurological disorder that affects the muscles of the larynx. The sound in your voice is created by vibrations that occur as air is pushed across your vocal cords. In people with SD, the muscles of the larynx contract and spasm involuntarily causing the person’s voice to break or sound strained.
Botox can be used to minimize the symptoms when injected into the larynx. During the procedure, the doctor will inject a small amount of botox into the skin of the neck directly into the muscles of the larynx that are affected by the disorder. Botox limits the release of neurotransmitters that cause these muscles to spasm. Within a few weeks, the patient will notice that they don’t have to work as hard to speak and their voice sounds smoother and more natural.