Month: July 2014

Botox® aftercare

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

Botox® has been coined in the press as a lunchtime miracle treatment. To some extent, they are true, the botox procedure is a very quick treatment, which can only take a few minutes.

You will normally have a bit of redness and swelling where the botox injection has been, but this will last no more than 20 minutes.

However there are some specific advice you need to follow after the botox treatment.

The most critical is no exercise for the next 12 hours. Botox® is known to spread and any vigorous head movement within 12 hours could potentially cause the botox to travel to an unwanted area and cause certain side effects.

The same applies to no head or face massage treatments.

Botox® is known to dehydrate the body. So to avoid any headaches this may cause, we would advise to drink a couple of litres of water for the next 12 hours following on from your botox procedure.

Apart from that you can wash your face and put on make up after the botox treatment, as long you use gentle pressure. After the initial 12 hours following on from the botox treatmewnt, you can continue with normal daily activities.

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Botox® and the Summer

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

This time of year is a hectic time at the botox clinic, with many botox patients wanting to reduce or eliminate their finer lines and wrinjkles before they go on their Summer holiday. Nothing wrong with that, but I see so many ruin the effects of the botox injections by ignoring the damage the sun can do when on holiday.

Here are a few guidelines on how to protect your skin and enhance the effects of your botox treatments.

Always wear a good sun protection. Even on cloudy days, the rays of the sun can still age the skin and create unwanted lines and wrinkles.

Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Keeping hydrated will improve the skins complexion.

Get some exercise. Improve the blood circulation. Don’t just sit on a deck chair, tanning yourself.

Eat sensibly. Rich anti oxidant foods will help ther appearnace of your skin.

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botox in the lower face

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on where botox can be used in the lower face.

 

Botox® has been used for a number of years to treat the upper third of the face, notably the frown, forehead and eye muscles. Botox® worked well in these regions as the muscles were large and any spread of botox helped us achieve the look the botox patient wanted.

 

In more recent times botox usage and indications has expanded and we commonly use botox for the lower third of the face. The commonest usage of botox in the lower face is:

 

Chin – you can reduce or eliminate chin dimpling, known as the orange peel effect with botox

 

Smokers lines – vertical lines present in the upper lip region is another indication for botox

 

Uplift corners of the mouth – botox can be used to subtly lift the corners of the mouth to reduce the ‘sad look’

 

Jaw line – same again the results with botox are very subtle, but botox can tighten the jaw line in certain cases

 

Neck – botox can reduce or eliminate lines across the neck which make you appear older than you really are

 

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Botox® – baby stepping

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about why he baby steps the amount of botox he gives.

 

Whenever I see a patient for the first time, that has never had botox treatment, I will always under dose with the botox.

 

There are a number of reasons why I prefer to reduce the botox dose on the initial visit. Firstly I do not know how strong the muscles are. Contrary to popular belief, the number  and depth of wrinkles or ;lines does not indicate how strong the muscle is. I have had a number of botox patients with very deep wrinkles, but they only require a small dose of botox to reduce or eliminate these lines. Alternatively I have had a few botox patients with very fine lines, but due to the muscle being strong, they have required a larger dose of botox.

 

I can only judge how strong the muscle is when it reacts to the botox injection. If you have a weak muscle, then over dosing with botox will give you a frozen look. Once we understand how strong your muscle is, then we can determine the correct botox dose for you.

 

Secondarily, if we over treat with botox in certain muscles, it may cause the eyelids to droop down. Once this happens it is virtually impossible to correct. So its a much safer practice to under dose with botox initially and then build up the botox dose over a number of visits.

 

It may be annoying to come back for botox top ups, but this is the best and safest way of avoiding the frozen look and reduces the chances of your eyelids drooping down.

 

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