Month: November 2018

Is your skinbetter? Let me tell you about the new skincare revelation to arrive in Hertfordshire, skinbetter Science®

Dr Harry Singh discusses this ground-breaking range of professional skincare products.

Are you looking for an effective skincare regime that will improve your skin tone, texture, ageing and pigmentation concerns, but haven’t got the time to devote to fiddly, time-consuming rituals? Then skinbetter Science® is just the answer for you, and I’m really pleased to say that it is now available at Aesthetics clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Like many of my aesthetic clients, I’m a busy person, which often leads to being time poor. I want results, good results, in everything I do, with every minute of my day, which is why I was attracted to the benefits of skinbetter as a professional skincare system to offer to you.

skinbetter provides an uncomplicated approach to skincare whilst being scientifically-advanced to achieve real results. Many people struggle to follow strict, multi-step skincare routines. The tedium of a step-by-step process doesn’t readily fit into most people’s lives; this leads to a lack of commitment and before you know it you’re not getting the results you want, but you haven’t the time to spend in front of a mirror applying a serum, followed by another, plus a cream and a sunblock, then repeating the same morning and night.

skinbetter can deliver remarkable results with a single product; but adding in one or more additional products can make a real difference to your skin health without making an onerous demand on your time! Fitting into your real life, the application of your product mix becomes quick and simple and part of your daily routine, rather than a daily chore.

You will not find this range on the high street, the exceptional wealth of active ingredients available in the products can only be dispensed by a medical aesthetic clinic where your skin health can be properly assessed, and the product choices optimised and recommended just for you.

skinbetter products work on four different levels, allowing an optimal product choice to ‘refresh’, ‘rejuvenate’, ‘transform’ and ‘protect’ your skin. What could be easier!

Primary focus for discussion with me, your aesthetic practitioner, starts with the Rejuvenate selection of face, eye and neck products which include innovative ingredients including hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), glycolic acid, peptides, retinoids and lactic acid (in their specialised ingredient, AlphaRet) to rejuvenate and re-texture the skin, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rejuvenate is preceded by Refresh products which are ideal for cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising your skin. Think of them as preparation products, akin to a wash and scrub before you apply the all-important advanced rejuvenation products. If you’re looking for a boost for your skin, then you can consider adding a Transform product to offer immediate lifting-like effects, whether with a quick 3-minute mask to reduce lines and wrinkles or a daily refreshing eye gel. These are the pick-me ups of the skinbetter Science range. Finally, and all important is to Protect your skin, with an award-winning antioxidant product containing 19 antioxidant ingredients which act as a shield against oxidative stress. Acting as your built-in ninja warrior against marauding free radicals, this will defend your skin from attack whilst you get on with your day, helping to fight off ageing and skin redness.

I’m thrilled to be able to offer skinbetter to my clients as it has the best of everything – proven technology, rigorous research, award-winning products, a scientific approach to skincare, real life results and all with simple, uncomplicated products and basic daily protocols.

If you want to find out more about the skinbetter professional skincare range then please call 01438 300111 to arrange a consultation appointment with me, Dr Harry Singh at Aesthetics in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and we can work out the best combination for you.

Chin Up! Treatments for the chin rejuvenation

Dr Harry Singh discusses aesthetic treatments available to redefine the chin.

Whether you are bothered by a weak chin, a dimpled chin or a double chin, there are treatments which can be combined to redefine your chin to the prominence you desire.

Many of us by-pass the chin when we think about the beauty and definition of the face, focussing instead on lips, cheeks and eyes, yet the chin is a vital component which creates facial proportions that are considered optimal for beauty. Mathematical balance is important, so imperfections in the chin can throw a spanner in the works.

Being concerned about the cosmetic appearance of your chin is an issue for both men and women, and treatment can be tailored equally to produce a strong and appropriately contoured-look to the area to suit both the female and male face.

At my clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, I offer many treatment options specifically aimed at improving the area of and around the chin. A combined approach is common-place in facial aesthetic treatments as it provides a more targeted option aimed at optimising results and providing the most effective solutions to volume loss, overactive muscles, stubborn fat and lax tissue.

Chin Fillers

In some people their chin just simply doesn’t protrude far enough outwards from their face, this is known as a weak or recessive chin. This means there is no clear definition between the chin and the neck. This can make the mouth and lips look out of proportion. Using the Restylane range of hyaluronic acid (HA) based dermal fillers, I can build volume and shape into the chin. The natural enhancement will last between 6 and 9 months, as the body will naturally metabolise the HA over time, so you will require repeat treatments to maintain the desired look.

Scrotal Chin

Dimpling on the chin, likened to the bumps that you see on the outside of a golf ball, or less flatteringly a ‘scrotal chin’, can be troublesome if they are present even when no muscle contraction or facial expression is being made. The cause of the dimples is over activity in a muscle called mentalis. This means that the dimples which would usually only appear when the chin is moved by mentalis are present all the time, as deep wrinkles or creases or visible depressions and craters. To reduce the action of this muscle, we can use botulinum toxin injections, perhaps in combination with dermal fillers to treat the deeper wrinkles and folds. Specifically, I use a brand called Azzalure™, but you may also have heard of Botox®. The use of botulinum toxin is a prescription only medicine, so first we will need to have a face-to-face consultation, so I can diagnose the over activity in the mentalis and decide if Azzalure treatment is appropriate. Botulinum toxin treatment lasts about 4 months before the reduction in muscle activity is restored, so repeat treatments are needed to maintain the reduction in wrinkling of the chin.

Double Chins

Ageing often leads to small, stubborn pockets of fat in places that we’d rather not have them, and a double chin is a very common concern for both men and women as they get older. A double chin is a combination of the extra fatty tissue alongside sagging skin which has its lost elasticity. Injection lipolysis with Desoface provides a great solution to essentially melt the fat cells, allowing them to be flushed out naturally by the body. Desoface uses an ingredient called sodium deoxycholate (deoxycholic acid) which breaks down the fat cells allowing them to expel their lipid contents. Multiple treatment sessions are needed, and the results will develop over a few weeks as the body flushes out the lipids and the overlying skin starts to tighten up again.

If you are not happy with the appearance of your chin then please arrange a consultation appointment with me, Dr. Harry Singh at Aesthetics in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and we can discuss the most suitable treatment options for you. Please call us on 01438 300111.

Treatment for Cellulite that works – introducing Celluerase

Dr. Harry Singh explains how Celluerase can reduce the appearance of cellulite

Plagued by orange peel-looking skin or lumpy, cottage cheese-like bumps on your thighs? Well, you’re not alone. The appearance of cellulite is one of the primary dissatisfactions for most women. Many will spend thousands of pound and hours of their lives trying to alleviate it with creams, massage devices, brushes and compression pants. All of which do not work.

In this blog I’m going to tell you all about Celluerase, which is now available at my clinic, Aesthetics in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

First things first, what is cellulite and how do you get it?

It’s a myth that having cellulite is just due to being overweight. It’s true that if you are carrying a few too many pounds, the cellulite will stand out more and be more obvious, but cellulite has a lot to do with genetics and hormones as well. Even slim, fit women can get cellulite. In fact, it’s estimated that between 85-98% of women have some cellulite! This means that you are very much not alone if you are worried about it.

The problem for women, and why men rarely, if ever, suffer from cellulite is all down to the way that they store fat and the structure and shape of their fat cells. The orange peel or cottage cheese appearance on the skin of the thighs and buttocks is because the fat cells underneath the skin start to push through the overlaying fibrous, connective tissue, which is characteristic in these areas of the female body. The fibrous tethers mean that as the fat is pushed up, it herniates through the spaces and makes the bumps or dimpled look appear on the outside of the skin. Put simply, imagine an old-fashioned string shopping bag with a blancmange inside it and how this would bulge through the air holes in between the bag’s strings!

Celluerase is designed to release these fibrous bands to reduce the appearance of the dimpling characteristic of cellulite. It is a minimally invasive procedure which must be performed under local anaesthetic, which numbs the area to avoid discomfort. We can treat multiple areas at once, e.g., thighs and buttocks, and only one treatment session is usually required to achieve the desired result. Celluerase can be combined with other active ingredients such as mesotherapy or injectable lipolytic products to help break down the fat and aid lymphatic drainage, to produce the smoother appearance to the skin in the treated area. The lymphatic drainage in the thighs and buttocks is often sluggish so we can use a combined treatment approach to help the body to flush out the area and detoxify. Because this is a minimally invasive treatment, you can expect a little downtime and bruising, but the results you will achieve are significantly better than you will ever get by slathering on expensive creams or rubbing a brush up and down your thighs in the shower every day!

If you are concerned about cellulite and want to discuss if Celluerase is right for you, please call 01438 300111 to book an appointment to see Dr. Harry Singh at Aesthetics in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.