Month: May 2013

Botox® – who can administer it

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic from Stevenage in Hertfordshire talks about the confusion surrounding who is allowed to carry out botox procedures.

 

There has been a lot of press activity recently regarding who is allowed and properly qualified to administer botox and other non surgical procedures, such as dermal fillers.

 

Guidelines currently allow professionals with a medical background/training to safely administer botox injections. These include, but are not limited to dentists, doctors, medical nurses, dental hygienists.

 

It strongly states that beauticians and beauty therapists should not administer botox injections. The problem does not allow with the procedure itself but the after care, any potential medical complications and adequate insurance if the patient is not happy with the results.

 

The other factor is always insist on a face to face consultation. Here youc an discuss your concerns, have any questions answered and discuss the best options for you regarding your botox treatment. You will also be able to judge the experience of the practitioner and if you feel comfortable undergoing the botox procedure with them. Under no circumstances should you feel pressurised to undergo the treatment at the same visit. If you are unsure, walk away and give yourself time to reflect on all the information you have before deciding what action you will take.

 

Dr Singh has been carrying out botox since 2002 and is a qualified dentists. He regularly updates his clinical and non clinical skills in facial aesthetics.

 

 

For more information about botox hertfordshire in Stevenage, call us on 01438 300111.

 

Botox® – where does it come from

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic from Stevenage in Hertfordshire talks about where does botox come from and dispel some of the myths associated with botox.

 

Botox® is a purified protein complex produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum type A which contains the same toxin that causes food poisoning.

 

In highly purified form Botox® is a chemical that is found in nature. This natural chemical produced by bacteria that commonly present in spoiled foods was first discovered in 1895. But it is only in the last few decades that many medicinal properties of Botox® have been identified.

 

Now this is where patients could be a bit scared when we mention food poisoning. Botox® is like any other drug you may have been given, in low doses it is therapeutic and in very high doses it is dangerous.

 

Rest assured the amount of botox you would need is such a tiny small fraction of any potential damage that could be caused by extremely high doses.

 

We have used botox for many years now and extensive research has been undertaken regarding its safety and it has been concluded that is it perfectly safe to use botox at the doses we use for cosmetic reasons.

 

I use it personally myself and so does my wife – if I had any doubts about its safety I would not risk myself or my wife or my patients.

 

For more information about botox hertfordshire in Stevenage, call us on 01438 300111.

 

botox – why have it?

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, talks about the commonest reasons his patients request botox procedures from him.

It was only a few years ago that botox was reserved fro celebrities and was not common practice for the majority of people. How times have changed, you cant walk down a high street now without botox or anti wrinkle injections being promoted.

However there is still a stigma in the public eyes and the media that we should not be undertaking this treatment and its all just for vanity. Yes we do have some patients where its just about the look they get, however this is a small minority. They want to roll back the years and there is nothing wrong with trying to look your best and not older than you really are.There are a host of other reasons why people would undertake botox procedures.

The most commonest reason I get from my patients is that botox helps their self confidence. They are doing it for themselves. They don’t want anyone else to now and they want a natural look where they can still move their muscles. They rightly feel that by reducing or eliminating unwanted lines, they will feel more confident about themselves. Related to this is that the botox treatment does improve the skins complexion.

There are certain medical conditions that can be treated by botox. These include but are not limited to: migraines, Urinary incontinence, Tennis elbow, Bells Palsy, MS and muscle spasms.

Some people suffer from excessive sweating either under their arms or on their forehead. Same again we can use botox to reduce or eliminate this excessive sweating. This does really change peoples lives and we have treated many women that for the first time can wear coloured clothing in the Summer and not worry about wet marks on their clothes from excessive sweating.

For more information on hertfordshire botox, please call us on 01438 300111.

botox – sharing the knowledge

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire explains a training role he is involved in.

One of Harry’s professional colleagues – Smita Mistry came up with an idea of an academy to train other dental/medical professionals the non clinical aspects of facial aesthetics – notably botox and dermal fillers. She kindly invited Harry to become a co director in this company known as the Facial Aesthetics Academy.

Harry and Smita had built up a very successful facial aesthetics business just by offering simple treatments such as botox and dermal fillers. They have been approached on several occasions by their peers on how they did it and whether they could train them to build their own successful facial aesthetics business within their dental/medical practices.

The Facial Aesthetics Academy  aim to show you proven marketing and sales strategies in creating a successful and profitable facial aesthetics business.

At the heart of this training is to offer the best service to our patients. We are in a privileged position that a simple botox treatment can roll back the years and improve the patients confidence within 2 weeks.

Dr Singh continues to see his own patients during the week in Stevenage, Hertfordshire for botox and dermal fillers.

For more information about botox in hertfordshire, call Harry on 01438 300111.

botox – which areas can it treat?

Many of our patients are unsure as to where botox would be best suited for their concerns. In this blog, Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, explains the many different areas botox could potentially be used.

Which lines and wrinkles on your face do you want to reduce?

Many of us have lines or wrinkles on our face don’t we? Lines or wrinkles give the impression to others that we are getting older, yet more and more people are now finding that botox is able to help reduce them of these lines and wrinkles.

Over the years I have attended many courses on the use of botox, and Last Friday I went to another practical course on Advanced Botox® Techniques. On this day we reviewed what we had done in the last couple of years and developed different areas where we could use Botox®. We found that many of us professionals who were using Botox® had found it useful in so many more areas than just lines.

As you read this, notice how many areas this simple technique is able to help with.

  1. Frown
  2. Crows feet (around the eyes)
  3. Eye Brow Lift
  4. Eye opening
  5. Bunny Lines (around the nose)
  6. Smokers lines (around the upper lip)
  7. Lift the corners of your mouth
  8. Gummy smile
  9. Nose to mouth lines
  10. Chin softening
  11. Jowels (around corner of the jaw)
  12. Neck
  13. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating from under the arms)

Botox® is a routine technique that takes only a few minutes to do, yet has results which last for many months, so while you read this now notice which lines you would like to reduce or remove or take a glance in a mirror and notice which ones seem worse.

I have been undertaking Botox® treatments for a number of years now and have treated hundreds of satisfied patients. We offer a Complimentary Pre Assessment to discuss your concerns and the possible solutions we could offer.

For more information on botox hertfordshire, call us on 01438 300111.

botox – anti ageing quotes

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic from Stevenage in Hertfordshire provides us with some famous anti ageing quotes.

 

“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”

Maya Angelou

 

“Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.”

Winston Churchill

 

“Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.”

Gloria Steinem

 

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”

J_M_Barrie

 

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”

Audrey Hepburn

 

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”

Robert Frost

 

“Keeping up the appearance of having all your marbles is hard work, but important.”

Sara Gruen

 

“I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.”

Marilyn Monroe

 

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.

Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.

Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.

Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”

Yoko Ono

 

“When you’re young, you always feel that life hasn’t yet begun — that “life” is always scheduled to begin next week, next month, next year, after the holidays — whenever. But then suddenly you’re old and the scheduled life didn’t arrive. You find yourself asking, ‘Well then, exactly what was it I was having — that interlude — the scrambly madness — all that time I had before?”

Douglas Coupland

 

“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.”

Mark Twain

 

“Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.”

Naomi Wolf

 

For more information on botox hertfordshire, call us on 01438 300111.

botox myths

Dr Singh runs his aesthetics clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and has been carrying out botox for over a decade.

 

Here he discusses common myths that people may have about botox.

 

 

Myth No.1: BOTOX injections distort your facial expressions.

 

We all remember cases in the public eye that have gone wrong and look false. With careful injection techniques, you should not experience this. We can give you a natural look where you can still move all your facial muscles.

 

 

Myth No. 2: BOTOX injections are toxic to the body.

 

BOTOX is a purified protein derived from the botulinum toxin. The botulinum toxin lives in poorly preserved foods, including canned meats. The safety of BOTOX is ensured by its pinpoint administration into a certain muscle or a group of muscles. Because the concentration of the toxin is very low, a BOTOX injection is simply incapable of spreading its effects outside the given area.

 

Myth No. 3: Patients often develop an “addiction” to BOTOX injections.

 

Indirectly you can do. That is only because the results are so good, many patients want to maintain this look. However, in a chemical sense you cannot get addicted to Botox®.

 

 

Myth No. 4: BOTOX injections induce a stressful experience for the muscles.

 

In reality, BOTOX does the exact opposite, when a BOTOX injection is administered, it allows the muscles to relax for a period of time.

 

 

Myth No. 5: BOTOX injections are painful, and have unpleasant sensations.

 

Definitely not. The injections are very tiny and normally placed quite superficially. The procedure is one of the most comfortable you can have.

 

 

Myth No. 6: You should wait until you are 30- something to get a BOTOX injection.

 

There is no guiding age to start having botox. We would say the minimum age to be 18. But where you have excessive lines due to the contraction of the muscle and these make you unhappy or look older than you are, then botox will produce the desired result you wish for.

 

 

Myth No. 7: BOTOX injections are only effective for facial lines.

 

Initially it was used for around the eye region. As we progress and learn about how botox works, then we can treat different areas of the face, especially the lower face.

 

 

Myth No. 8 “BOTOX will poison my body”

 

We know that botox, like other drugs in low dose are therapeutic and in excessive doses are dangerous to our bodies.

 

Myth No. 9:  BOTOX is a dangerous toxin.

 

BOTOX has a great safety record. BOTOX is also an effective treatment for a variety of other medical disorders including migraine headaches, back pain, spastic limbs due to stroke, cerebral palsy and excessive underarm sweating.

 

Myth No. 10: Well, what about “Better than BOTOX,” the magical cream?

 

Creams wont be able to penetrate deep enough to reduce or eliminate the lines caused by the muscles contracting. The creams normally hydrate your skin, so slightly plumping it up, which gives the appearance of reducing the lines.

 

For more information regarding hertfordshire botox, call him on 01438 300111.

Botox® – making it last

Dr Singh who runs aesthetics, a botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, shares his expertise and knowledge on how to make the effects of your botox treatment last.

 

It is widely agreed that the more you have botox the longer its results will last. This should not be confused with that the botox stays in the system for longer. It is similar to when you break your arm. Lets say it is placed in a cast for 3 months, your muscles will have very little activity – similar to the effects that botox has. Once the cast has been removed, you will be able to move your arm, but the muscles wont be as strong as they were before you broke your arm. Now lets say you have another acst for 3 months – like you have your regular botox treatments. Now the muscles are going to get weaker but the starting point if from weakness and not strength.

 

This is particularly relevant in the frown muscle. As I have been carrying out botox for several years, I see my patients regularly. I have noticed continual botox injections in the frown area, in some patients will reduce this movement permanently. I have never seen no movement at all, you will always have some movement and contraction of the muscle.

 

Timing is critical. If you wait for the effects of botox to completely wear off, before your next treatment, then repeated injections over time will not make the treatment last longer. However if you have your regular botox injections prior to the previous treatment wearing off, then you are more likely to develop long term weakness of the muscles.

 

You may ask, will I develop resistance to the botox with these repeated injections over time. I personally feel and in my experience, due to the relative small doses we use, I have not seen patients becoming resistant to the effects of botox over time.

 

In summary, regular botox injections before the effects have worn off, seem to be the most favourable in achieving our long term goals.

 

 

 

Please visit us at botox hertfordshire or alternatively call us on 01438 300111. Dr Singh carries out botox from his clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.