Month: March 2015

Botox® for men

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

As a nation we generally associate the use of Botox® with women however in recent years that gap has been closing in. Clinics across Britain have reported that more men are opting to have Botox® injections, also known as ‘Brotox’ to relax the facial muscles to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Clinics saw a 40 per cent increase in men having the wrinkle-busting Botox® injections last year. And one of the main reasons behind this increase is the economy.
Men are more proactive and open to wanting to look better, feel healthier, more confident, increase their mood, help boost their self- esteem and they feel it gives them that competitive edge. There is less of a stigma associated with men having cosmetic procedures done.

Why the huge shift?
Men are increasingly feeling pressurised to look their best, youthful and appear more attractive. Botox® treatment are a quick fix, no time off is required, relatively pain free and does not require invasive surgery.
There has been an increase in couples separating or divorcing. This new single life is bringing more men into the Botox® market to improve their chances to finding a new relationship, boost the way they feel about themselves. Some men want to look younger to enhance their career prospects or gain a specific promotion, especially in industries where the staffs are of younger age.

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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 botox in the lower third of the face.

Botox® is most commonly used in the upper third, where botox injections are normally placed in the forehead, frown and eye areas. However botox can be used wherever there are muscles!

More advanced botox treatments can now also treat other areas such as bunny lines around the nose, chin softening, lip wrinkles such as smoker lines, TMJ problems, large jaw muscles, migraines and to lift the corners of the mouth.
In the upper third of the face the muscles are large and botox works very well. In the lower third of the face the botox injections need to be baby stepped as these are generally smaller muscles. The botox patient would then return after 2 weeks and any necessary top ups would be administrated.
The botox results will normally be seen round 2 weeks and should last from anything between 3 and 6 months.

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To botox or not to botox?

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on to botox or not to botox.

To Botox® or not to Botox®?
As the demand for non-surgical procedures continue to grow, with nine out of ten procedures consisting of Botox® Injections and Dermal Fillers.
There are many individuals including men opting to have Botox® treatment to prevent and delay the signs of ageing.
We are constantly bombarded through the media and societal pressures to look younger and more attractive. Is Botox® something to consider? There is no easy answer and it is primarily dependent on the person their health, personal and financial circumstances.
Many people are happy to sit back and allow themselves to grow old gracefully. However for others, personal and environmental factors can have a significant physiologic change to their skin especially noticeable around the face and neck. The aging process is related to a combination of loss of bone, fat, collagen and elastin, each of these are related to genetics and the environment. The aging process can also be accelerated further by:
Drinking heavily
Smoking
Lack of daily beauty routine
Emotional stress
Changes in weight
Genetics
Diseases
Prolonged exposure to sun, wind and cold air
Lack of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity
Poor sleeping habits
Botox® treatments are designed specifically to revitalize the skin and smooth the lines to give you a more youthful and fresher look. Botox® Injections are injected directly into the muscle blocking the nerve endings. This reduces the muscle activity to give the face a smoother look.
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Botox®

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

Growth in demand for botox

The trend today is away from traditional cosmetic surgery and toward less expensive minimally invasive procedures. The use of cosmetic procedures, such as botox to reduce the signs of ageing has increased dramatically over the past 10 years.

However the rapidly rising demand for botox and dermal filler treatments together with increasingly complex injection procedures present a growing challenge for todays expanding aesthetic community. According to current industry estimates for 2013, a total of 1.5 million toxin and dermal filler procedures were carried out in the UK.

What do patients want

The goal is to help our patients appear more naturally fresh-faced and youthful with botox injections. I’m in agreement together with my colleagues4 that patients today want treatments that help maintain a natural look, rather than extreme changes.

I use the 3 R’s of possible treatment modalities when trying to regain youthfulness:

Rebalance
Revolumerisation
Reposition
What do patients not want? One of the biggest concerns among patient seeking botox treatment is to avoid looking unnatural. These same patients are worried whether others will notice if they have had treatment4, since research has shown half of these patients don’t want others to know, or at least be able to tell, that they’ve had cosmetic procedures done.
What is Botox® and how does it work

In this case article I will be discussing the use of Botox® as a muscle relaxant. It’s essential to have a firm understanding of what it is exactly and it’s mechanism of action as your patients will ask you and they may have some misconceptions about it from their friends and the media.

Botox® is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. To my patients I explain it is a purified protein and comes from bacteria similar to antibiotics. In addition I explain it is like any other medicine, in correct low doses it’s therapeutic and in high/dangerous doses its toxic. Numerous studies have been conducted to confirm the safety aspect of this drug.

In simple terms Botox® interfere with neural transmissions by blocking the release of acetylcholine, the principal neurotransmitter at the neuromuscular junction, causing muscle paralysis. This is why the effects are temporary as the nerve begins to branch out to send new nerve ending to the muscle to tell it to move. The greatest misconception clinicians have is they should inject into the muscle, however the biggest benefit is obtained from aiming for the neuromuscular region.

Currently there are 3 types of Botox® available for aesthetic treatments:

AbobotulinumtoxinA – Azzalure®; Galderma
Incobotulinumtoxina- Bocouture®; Merz Aesthetics
OnabotulinumtoxinA – Botox®®; Allergan
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