Month: September 2013

botox – Paul Gascoigne

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about Paul Gascoigne and botox.

 

Last week on TV, ex football star Paul Gascoigne, let the media into in his personal life and his battle with alcohol for the last 15 years.

 

One surprising revelation that came out of this documentary was the fact that Paul has been undergoing botox injections for a number of years.

 

There are a couple of reasons why Paul has decided to undergo botox injections. One is for cosmetic reasons, after years of abusing his body, he will have aged prematurely and by having botox injections he can literally roll back the years.

 

The second reason, why I feel is much more vital, is that it regains his self confidence. If he feels confident about the way he looks then there is less chance of him abusing his body with alcohol.

 

My patients have various reasons for undertaking botox treatments and the number 1 reason by far is to improve their self confidence.

 

I have to admit that Paul’s complexion dod look good for his age.

 

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Botox® – dirty needles

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog details the safety of needles with botox.

 

Firstly a big thank you to Smita Mistry for researching this, adding text and basically doing the blog!

 

On the BBC website today there was an article regarding the dangers of getting an infection with dirty needles, when having botox procedures.. The media are out there to get attention grabbing headlines, so lets examine more closely the potential risks involved with having botox injections.

 

The article talks about people injecting themselves with botox and sharing needles and botox injections being undertaken in non clinical set ups, such as beauty salons.

 

As well as sharing needles, it talks about the proper disposal of any needles via a sharps bin.

 

Next I outline how regulated I am and what precautions I personally take to make sure that the botox procedure is as safe as possible.

 

  • I pay for a licensed carrier to provide me with all the clinical waste bags and sharps bins I will need, in addition they are licensed to remove and dispose of this clinical waste in an appropriate manner
  • All botox and other prescription based medicines are kept secured in locked cupboards or fridges
  • I only use single use disposable needles
  • I regularly update and check the medical history of all my patients
  • Where possible all items are disposable and single use, such as gloves, masks, couch roll
  • All clinical surfaces are smooth and easy to disinfect

 

I take patient safety very seriously, so I can minimise the risks.

 

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Botox® – the ageing process

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog details the aging process.

 

What changes occur in our face as we age. Once we know the process of aging we know what treatments and procedures we will need at different stages of the aging process, whether this be fillers, botox injections.

 

There are certain external factors that contribute to premature aging, such as over exposure of sun, stress, smoking, lifestyle, nutrition. There are also genetic pre dispositions that can effect how quickly you age.

 

In this article I will concentrate on the structural changes that occur when we age, and most commonly these will relate to; loss of collagen, bone changes and fat reduction.

 

Lets start of with the loss of collagen. This is a natural process that occurs with aging. More importantly it is the loss of elastin that marks out the signs of aging. In babies there is an enormous amount of elastin giving the skin its soft and flexible nature. As this elastin loss occurs, the skin looks thinner. This can be noticeable especially in the lips and eye areas.

 

Coming onto bone changes now. Over time the bone in the face will loose thickness and density. In some areas of the face, such as the jaw bone do not change but most notbable it is under the eye that the biggest changes in bone loss occur. This is critical to understand, so it can be readdressed with the correct procedure.

 

With fat reduction the face will appear older. We dont loose fat evenly on our face, some areas loosing it much quicker than others.

 

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Why do patients have botox?

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares the reasons why his patients have botox treatments.

 

Many people that don’t use botox think that botox users just use it for vanity and dont feel the need for it. In fact many partners or husbands of my female botox patients think the same and don’t understand why their female partners need or want it.

 

From doing botox for over 10 years now, I can with 100% confident deny the above reason why people have botox. The number one reason is for confidence. My patients want to feel good about themselves without looking false or no one else noticing they have had the treatment. They are of course concerned about their looks, but this is not their driving force to undertake botox injections.

 

We give our patients the natural look and this is all they want. They want to feel confident and the confidence they have with a smoother line free complexion effects and improves other aspects of their lives.

 

You will have a small minority of patients that just do it for cosmetic reasons and there is nothing wrong with this. We all want to look our best.

 

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botox in lower face

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about botox being used in the lower face.

 

Botox®  injections are normally associated with frown forehead and lines around the eyes. More advanced treatments can now also treat other areas such as bunny lines around the nose and lip wrinkles such as smoker lines, chin area to reduce the ‘ornage peel’ effect and to lift the corners of the mouth.

Botox® injections into the lips will not compare to the favored creams, gels and fillers primarily used for lip plumping. However, it is a great solution for someone seeking line or wrinkle removal close to the lip, which will in turn plump the lips and cause them to appear fuller. The benefit of these injections is they do not cause any of the ill side effects such as redness, rash, and swelling more commonly associated with conventional lip injections. Patients who receive anti-wrinkle lip injections can go about their daily activities immediately following the procedure.

A very small dose will be used initially as it can have a small affect on a person’s speech this normally takes a few days to get used to. Most people will not notice any change.

Botox® is injected into the lips using a very fine needle, targeting the lip muscle group, often several times for best results.

Although the idea of injecting a small needle into the lip may seem painful, the procedure is relatively quick and painless. Expect the procedure to last anywhere from five to thirty minutes. The results can take up to 2 weeks to fully show. Patients should notice a gradually smoothing effect.

Lip injections can be repeated as often as necessary, as they are only temporary. Expect that your plump pout will begin to return to normal within two to four months.

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botox – is it a poison?

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog dismisses the media view that botox is a poison.

 

I have many patients comment and ask me if botox is a poison. I can understand their concerns when they read such sensational news about botox in the press.

 

Could you administer botox in someones drink and kill them. In theory you could. But you would need so much botox that the costs to carry out such a task may out you off!

 

When I explain this to my patients I compare botox to aspirin. Like botox, aspirin has a very basic action (stops blood from clotting). There has been evidence that 1 aspirin a day may be good for you. However if you took the whole bottle, then you amy not wake up. So like, botox, a little is good for you and a lot os not.

 

Botox® has been used for many years and has been shown to be completely safe in millions of patients. For cosmetic purposes we are using extremely small doses.

 

With this in mind, botox is a toxin derived from bacteria. So we are careful on what doses we give patients, but to reach a dose that could potentially be harmful, would be way over what is normally prescribed to reduce or remove lines and wrinkles.

 

I am completely happy and satisfied that botox will not cause you harm and to prove this, I am too a regular use of botox!

 

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