Month: May 2014

botox – the basics

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on botox.

 

Who does it treat?

 

Botox® injections can be used for any lines that are a result of facial expressions, also known as motion lines The three main areas where botox is used are: forehead, frown and lines around the eyes. It is also commonly used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the arms), smokers lines, chin dimpling, uplift corners of the mouth.

 

What problems does it solve?

 

Any lines that you are concerned with. It will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give the skin a more glowing appearance. We also go for the natural look with our botox treatments. This means you can till move your face but your lines will either be eliminated or softened.

 

How can I get it?

 

Simply book an appointment with us for 30 minutes and start the process of good ageing with botox.

 

What other options are there?

 

If the lines are present at rest, then dermal fillers may be a better option compared to botox. We offer a free consultation to determine what treatment would be best for you in terms of the results you wanted to achieve.

 

Does it hurt?

 

Not at all. The botox injection is given just under the skin. We have many needle phobic patients who have the treatment comfortably.

 

How much?

 

We are doing a special promotion for all 3 areas at £250.

 

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

 

botox – which areas?

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about the commonest areas requested for botox.

 

First I need to point out when you can use botox and when botox is not suitable.

 

Botox® is used for motion lines. These are lines that either appear or worsen when you carry out a facial expression such as smiling and frowning.

 

Because botox spreads, then it is best used for large muscles that occur in the upper third of the face. Botox® can be used in other parts of the face but there are more potential side effects associated here.

 

Now we know botox is used for motion lines and normally for the upper third of the afce, lets look at the 3 areas we use it.

 

Forehead – botox is used to either reduce or eliminate the horizontal lines that appear on your forehead when you raise your eyebrows.

 

Frown – botox is used here for the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows when you frown down or look angry.

 

Eyes – also know as crows feet. Botox® is used here to reduce the lines around the sides of your eyes when you smile.

 

We must also look at how these muscles interact and how best to use botox in these 3 areas. The eyes can be treated independently and on its own by botox. However, by using botox here and reducing these lines, it may make your forehead and frown lines appear worse in contrast.

 

The forehead and frown muscles are treated as a pair. Its like a tug of war where the forehead muscles lift the eyebrows and the frown muscles depress the eyebrows. You would normally have these two muscles treated together with botox. Otherwise you may have elevated eyebrows or depressed eyebrows.

 

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

 

botox – review appointment

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares what happens at the botox review appointment.

 

All patients are invited back after 2 weeks from their initial botox injections. It can take up to 2 weeks to see the results from botox, so thats why we don’t see anyone before this period.

 

At the 2 week botox review appointment we ask how the treatment has been, any side effects such as headaches or bruising.

 

We then carry out a visual assessment to where we feel extra botox can be given and if needed administer the botox then.

 

Some patients may require further top ups of botox after this 2nd appointment, but most patients do not.

 

The top up of botox normally takes a couple of days to work.

 

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

 

botox – where to go?

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about how to chose a provider of botox injections:

 

  • They must be medically qualified to administer botox, this includes dentist, medical nurses and doctors
  • My preference (slightly biassed) is to choose a dentist. They are experts on the facial anatomy and regularly give injections unlike other medical professionals
  • Ask how long they have been undertaking botox ( I have been carrying out facial aesthetics treatments such as botox since 2002) and have not just jumped on the bandwagon
  • Check they have the correct insurance to allow them to carry out botox treatments
  • Ask to see any before and after pictures of botox treatments
  • Ask to see patient testimonials
  • Ask about top ups of botox – I offer a 3 month guarantee for any free botox top ups
  • Do they have the treatment themselves (I do). If you are truly passionate about botox, then there should be no reason why you should not undertake it as well

 

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