Month: February 2015

botox, dermal fillers or both

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on botox or dermal filers or a combination.

There is a growing trend within the cosmetic industry for the use of a combination treatment of both Botox® and Dermal Filler. It is deemed as a winning combination; the two treatments used together can produce a longer lasting look, more natural and a fresher look.
Botox® injections, as we know works under the skin on the underlying muscle structure. The muscle structure provides movement and this affects our facial positioning and expressions that we use. For example, deep frown lines can make an individual look permanently cross; this can be overcome by a treatment of Botox®.
The correct usage of Botox® by a qualified and experienced Doctor allows the facial expressions to relax, also giving the individual a more refreshing and healthier look.
Dermal fillers work hand in hand with Botox® treatments. Dermal Fillers restore the fullness into the facial areas that have sunken. For example, over time lips can lose some there plumpness, having Dermal Filler treatment will help fill and plump the lips out. Dermal Fillers help to reshape and redefine the facial structure.
Using a combination of both Dermal fillers and Botox® treatment, will help the individual to achieve a more natural and fresher look. The combination treatment last longer as the collagen production stimulated from the filler helps the skin to form correctly and in such a way that muscle movement will not be disturbed.

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botox at lunchtime?

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on lunchtime botox.
Botox® over the years has increased in popularity in many parts of the United Kingdom. Botox® today is seen as an effective and affordable non-surgical anti-ageing cosmetic treatment which can be administered during your lunch hour.
Recent reports have suggested that despite the financial downturn, there has been a 15% increase in the number of adults having facial aesthetic treatments, this included Botox®. This increase signifies that over one million treatments have been carried out.
19 million men and women in the United Kingdom have undergone some form of anti-ageing treatment since this form of non-surgical anti-ageing treatment has been available. A high proportion of the 19 million are having regular Botox® Treatments. This cosmetic regime, Botox® is today considered a part of an individual’s routine.
Today Botox® is considered safe and highly effective treatment to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and frown lines on the face. Botox® can be used for any certain medical conditions too.
Botox® treatments are often known as the classic ‘Lunch Break’ treatment. The simplicity of a Botox® treatment is appealing, taking around 20 minutes or less to administer. The discomfort and side effects are minimal meaning you can resume normal activity quickly. Initially, there will be a small amount of swelling and redness around the injected area; this will subside after 10 minutes. Results from the Botox® injection will be visible within three to four hours after the treatment taking place. The full effect will take up to 10 days.
If you are choosing to have any form of Botox® treatment, choose a quality practice, the practitioner is qualified and certified to carry out the procedure with many years of experience. Most practices will offer a free review and top up injections if required, two to four weeks after the treatment. Thereafter, treatment is expected to last between three to five months.
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Botox® and cosmetic dentistry

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on the combination of botox and cosmetic dentistry.

There are certain specific areas that botox can be used to compliment cosmetic dentistry

The most obvious is the lips. Patients may have perfect straight white teeth, but if the lips are thin or our of proportion then everyones eyes will be drawn to this imperfection and not your wonderful dentistry. Plumping up the lips either subtly (injecting the hyaluronic acid dermal filer just in the boxers of the lips) or increasing the volume (injecting in the body of the lips) will enhance their new sparkling smile.

Another common request from my dental patients was volumerisation in the mid face area, notably the cheek area, where the patient may have loss some teeth. As we know once the teeth have been loss, the bone density will decrease and hence cause a loss of volume. The patient may not ba able to afford to restore the gaps with imp,ants or bridges, but are concerned with the loss of volume which they can afford.

We can apply the same logic as above and look to replacing loss volume, due to loss teeth or filling out deep lines in the nose to mouth (naso labial folds) and mouth to chin (marionette lines) with dermal fillers.
Now, lets look at where we can use botox to target dynamic muscles. As well as the considering to treat the upper third of the face with botox the dentist can consider specific areas that will complement any cosmetic dentistry that the patient is undertaking or will have completed.
Gummy smiles – in some smiles the upper lip can raise too high and unveil a lot of gummy space.  In these patients, you can inject a very small amount of toxin to weaken the muscles responsible for raising the lip. This results in a gentler and softer upward pull when the patient smiles, but still allows all of the teeth to be seen but decreases the amount of gums that show. The toxin is injected in small increments into the upper musculature with the aim of effecting Levator Labii Superioris and the zygomaticus muscle areas, in an effort to reduce the patients upper lip hypermobility.

Corners of the mouth which point downwards and give a permanent sad look can be treated with botox. You can inject the toxin into the Depressor Angular Oris muscle and therefore can diminish the downward pull on the corners of the mouth and allow the muscles that elevate the corners to take over.

TMJ disorders can be treated with botox as part of a treatment plan.

Botox® can be added to treat bruxism in addition to normal dental procedures.
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Botox® side effects

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on the possible side effects associated with botox.

Side Effects of using Botox®

Botox® treatments are well tolerated and have very few side effects. Botox® injections are extremely safe when undertaken by an experienced and qualified doctor. The most common side effects reports by individuals include some swelling or bruising around where the injection was applied, headaches or flu-like symptoms. If the Botox® injections are not applied correctly, the toxin may spread to surrounding tissues and causing the following problems:

Eyelid droop
Cockeyed eyebrows
Crooked smile
Dry eye or excessive tearing

There have also been a number of other side effects that can potentially occur when undertaking botox procedures, such as:

Mild injection discomfort
Swelling around the injection or treatment area
Numbness around the injection area
Headache
Malaise – general feeling of uneasiness or ‘being of sorts’
Mild nausea
Temporary upper lid or brow ptosis
Weakness of the lower eyelid
Neck weakness or stiffness
Diplopi – known as double vision
Bleeding in the area where the injection was administered
Blurred vision
Drooping of the eyelids
Decreased eyesight
Dry mouth
Fatigue
Rashes
Wheezing or difficulty breathing
As always, if you are worried please call your doctor immediately.

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