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Why are dentists best placed to offer facial aesthetics

You may be wondering why a dentist would be working in non-surgical facial aesthetics. The truth is that dentists are actually ideally placed to perform such treatment, since we have undergone five years of undergraduate education focusing just on the face, never mind the postgraduate training that inevitably follows!

A large part of what we learn involves not just teeth but also the anatomical structures allied to the mouth, as well as providing oral treatment that is in proportion with the patient’s face, and we are experts at administering pain-free injection.

We dentists, just like any other healthcare professional that patients see on a regular basis, are in the fortunate position of being able to build rapport and therefore trust. Who better then, for our patients seeking non-surgical facial aesthetic treatment, to deliver it when that all-important trust is already there?

Perfect partners

In addition, cosmetic dentistry and non-surgical facial aesthetic treatment are ideal bed fellows. In my experience, patients who have elected to undergo cosmetic dental procedures tend to be interested in the possibility of facial aesthetics, and vice versa.

So what are the possible treatments to complement our patients’ smiles? They include, but are not limited to:
1. Plumping of lips subtly (injecting the hyaluronic acid dermal filer just in the borders of the lips) or by increasing the volume (injecting in the body of the lips) to enhance a smile with white, straight teeth
2. Volumisation in the mid face area, especially in patients who have lost some teeth in the cheek area, as well as replacing lost volume or filling deep lines in the nose to mouth (naso labial folds) and mouth to chin (marionette) lines with dermal fillers
3. Botulinum Toxin to target dynamic muscles. One example of its use is to reduce a gummy smile; weakening the muscles responsible for raising the lip with a small amount of toxin results in a gentler and softer upward pull when a patient smiles, allowing all of the teeth to be seen but decreasing the amount of gum on show
4. Temporomandibular joint disorders can be treated with Botulinum Toxin as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, and it can be added to treat bruxism in addition to normal dental procedures.


Whats the difference between Botox® and Dermal Fillers?




Whats the difference between Botox® and Dermal Fillers?

There are 2 main differences between these two types of treatments.

The first is what problems they can solve. Botox® works on motion lines. These are fine lines or wrinkles that occur on movement or contraction of the muscle. Botox® relaxes the muscle by stopping the nerve sending a signal to the muscle to contract.

Patients will fall into one of four groups.

Group 1 – no lines at rest and no lines upon muscle contraction. This group are too early for Botox®, as there is no muscle involvement.

Group 2 – no lines at rest, but lines appear upon muscle contraction. These are the best group to treat because the lines are caused by the muscles only.

Group 3 – some lines at rest and upon muscle contraction these lines worsen and/or new lines appear. We can still treat this group with Botox® as there is some muscle involvement, but we would not be able to guarantee to eliminate those lines at rest.

Group 4 – some lines at rest and upon muscle contraction nothing happens to these lines. These patients are too late for Botox® as there is no muscle involvement.

Whereas Dermal Fillers work on stain lines or folds. These lines/folds are not caused by muscle contraction but due to loss of volume in the skin. Dermal Fillers plump up the skin and restore loss of volume. However they do not lift. This is an important point, where if you have lose/saggy skin and you require lifting, Dermal Fillers would not be your treatment of choice.

Bradley speaking, Botox® is normally used for the upper third of the face and Dermal Fillers for the lower third of the face.

The second major difference is the onset of action and reversal.

Botox® has a delayed onset of action and you would not see the optimal result until two weeks. After the Botox® procedure, you will feel your skin tighten in 3/4 days and then over a period of 14 days see the effects.

In addition, Botox® cannot be reversed. Therefore it is imperative that you are baby stepped and not over dosed. We can add to the botox but we cannot take it away!

In regard to Dermal Fillers you can see the result immediately and you can reverse the effects. 80% of the effects of Dermal Fillers will be instant, in addition most Dermal Fillers attract water, so in the course of the next 10-14 days, the area will be re hydrated causing the skin to plump, hence the remaining 20% of the result is seen at this time.

Most of the Dermal Fillers we use are reversible. If we have over filled or the patient doesn’t like the look, we can reverse the effects and start again.

Botox® for men

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

The majority of my botox patients are females, as much as 95%. However we do treat men for a number of reasons.

The most common is they have been convinced that they need botox from their female partners. As part of the consent process, we would only carry out botox if that particular individual wanted it and was not forced by another individual.

Then there are certain men that are concerned by their fine lines and wrinkles and seek a remedy via botox treatments.

When treating men we would normally require larger doses of the botox as the muscles are much stronger compared to women. I have also found that the botox does not last as long in men.

The other consideration, when treating men with botox is to avoid the feminine look. Most females would like an eyebrow lift, but this is a no no for men. We would therefore adjust the botox dose and where the botox is injected accordingly.

Same as women, most men like to keep the botox a secret and very rarely tell others about it.

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

Is botox in Hertfordshire safe?

This is one of the commonest questions I get asked for patients undertaking or thinking about having botox hertfordshire.

In 2002 the FDA approved Botox® for reducing glabellar lines after trials showed that it is safe and effective in its use for up to 120 days.

There are a number of invalid reasons that the press or media tell you that botox is not safe.

One is that very large doses are used to treat certain neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy. The doses used here are vast compared to what we would use for cosmetic reasons. As with any drug the higher the dose the more chance of side effects.

Another reason is that the results have not been favourable. This is more to due with the skill of the practitioner rather than the drug itself.

Lastly some patients have reported side effects such as the eyes closing or drooping down. This is due to an incorrect technique by the practitioner and relates to above, it is the skill and experience of the practitioner that is the problem and not the drug itself.

In sumamry it is perfectly safe and I am more than happy to have it myself and I also give it to my wife.


Dr Harry Singh (Dentist) has been carrying out facial aesthetics since 2002 and undertakes botox in Hertfordshire. He also trains other dentists in facial aesthetics with Smita Mistry.


If you’re looking for botox in Stevenage and botox in Hertfordshire, aesthetics can help you restore your confidence, improve your skin complexion and enhance your appearance by reducing your fine lines and wrinkles and replacing any loss volume.  Please call 07849 279588 to book your FREE initial consultation.


Advanced areas treated with botox

Dr Harry Singh in his latest series of videos talks about advanced areas where you can have botox. Click here to watch the botox in hertfordshire video.


Dr Harry Singh (Dentist) has been carrying out facial aesthetics since 2002 and undertakes botox in Hertfordshire and dermal fillers in Hertfordshire. He also trains other dentists in facial aesthetics.


If you’re looking for botox in Stevenage and botox in Hertfordshire, aesthetics can help you restore your confidence, improve your skin complexion and enhance your appearance by reducing your fine lines and wrinkles and replacing any loss volume.  Please call 07849 279588 to book your FREE initial consultation.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

This means excessive sweating. Sweating is one of the most important ways in which the body loses heat, however, people with hyperhidrosis produce more sweat than needed to control their temperature.


Hyperhidrosis is a common problem for men and women and is estimated to affect 1-2% of the UK population.


If you have ever suffered with anxiety and then had sweaty armpits at an occasion you will know how upsetting this can be. People who suffer with this oversweating happens most days in winter as well as the summer.  Often there is no body odour but just a damp patch that shows up and gets worse the more you think about it. People with hyperhidrosis can produce a large volume of sweat. This means that the hands, feet, chest or armpits (depending on which part of the body is affected) may be constantly damp. This may make normal everyday activities more difficult to carry out and it can cause embarrassment at work or socially. However, it is not true that hyperhidrosis cause’s body odour the smell that some people think is due to sweating is in fact caused by bacteria if sweat remains there for a long time.


What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?


Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy with normal sweat glands. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.


There are two main types of hyperhidrosis:


  • Focal hyperhidrosis is the more common type involving excessive sweating on the feet, hands and in about 30 – 40% of cases, the armpits.
  • Generalised hyperhidrosis affects the whole body. It is much less common and is usually caused by another illness such as an infection, diabetes or when the thyroid gland is overactive. The excessive sweating usually stops when the illness is treated.


Examples of triggers include:


  • exercise
  • heat or cold
  • alcohol, coffee or tea, smoking, hot or spicy food
  • stress, anxiety or strong emotions


What can I do about hyperhidrosis?


  • Choose clothing that will keep you cool. Natural fibres are cool but they absorb sweat and can remain damp, some synthetic fibres are warm but they draw sweat away from the body and feel dry. Consider having a change of clothing available during the day.
  • Keep your work environment cool and well aired.
  • Avoid the food and drinks that trigger sweating. These will be different for everyone but you will probably know what causes problems for you.
  • Reduce stress, tension and anxiety. These are common problems for everyone, though people with hyperhidrosis have the extra difficulties of coping with sweating. Think abut how you can reduce stress during the day, plan your activities carefully and make time to relax.
  • Pay attention to your personal hygiene. Odour can be reduced by taking frequent showers. Although this will not be convenient for people who constantly sweat it is an effective and simple measure to take.



What treatment is available?


Treatment can be given by botox in hertfordshire, an injection into the skin. It is recommended for the treatment of auxiliary hyperhidrosis and it has been used for many years to treat muscle spasm affecting the eyes, face and neck.


It is a purified protein, botulinum toxin type A. When small doses are injected into the skin, it blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands, this prevents the glands from producing sweat. It blocks the nerve endings but over about 6-12 weeks new nerve endings grow to replace them. This means that the effects of treatment last for several months but eventually they will wear off.



What happens during treatment?


Using a very fine needle, your doctor will inject a small amount of a solution into 10 to 15 places about 1cm apart and spread evenly in each armpit. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and you should notice some change for the better within a week of your treatment.

Different people have different responses to treatment. In a clinical trial, sweat production was reduced by 83% one week after treatment. Furthermore, sweating was reduced by at least half in 95% of patients. Your next treatment can be given when the effects of the first course wear off, this usually happens after 4 to 7 months.



Dr Harry Singh (Dentist) has been carrying out facial aesthetics since 2002 and undertakes botox in Hertfordshire and dermal fillers in Hertfordshire. He also trains other dentists in facial aesthetics.


If you’re looking for botox in Stevenage and botox in Hertfordshire, aesthetics can help you restore your confidence, improve your skin complexion and enhance your appearance by reducing your fine lines and wrinkles and replacing any loss volume.  Please call 07849 279588 to book your FREE initial consultation.

Restylane Fillers evening in Hertfordshire

aesthetics had its Restylane Fillers evening in Hertfordshire last night. Despite the adverse weather conditions we had a great turnout. There were live demos on fillers for nose to mouth lines, the audience were amazed with the instant results. To learn more about dermal fillers herts see this link.

Our own Jenna volunteered to have botox administered under her arms. Not many people know that it can be used to treat excessive sweating in this area – botox herts

Would like to thank all the team at aesthetics – Smita, Jenna and Pub for their help and to the people that braved the weather.

7 tips on after you have had Botox®

Anti wrinkle treatments such as Botox® are very popular in our clinic in Stevenage, Herts. Part of the success of the treatment is what you do immediately after the treatment.

Here are 7 essential instructions you need to adhere to after having a course of Botox®.

Refrain from touching the treated area for 3-4 hours

Remain upright for 3-4 hours

No exercise on day of treatment

No sun beds for 7 days

No facials/chemical skin peels or laser resurfacing treatment for 7 days

The use of crash helmets should be avoided on the day treatment has taken place

Drink plenty of water to avoid headaches and avoid alcohol

For more information visit botox stevenage or call us on 01707 261367 to roll back the years with an amazing price of £225 for 3 areas (forehead, frown and eyes).

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Dear Ladies

aesthetics are celebrating Ladies Day at Royal Ascot on Thursday 17th June 2010.

For one day only we are offering an amazing…

Ladies Day Price for all Botox® treatments at 3 areas for £199        (Normal price for 3 areas: £225) 

To take advantage of this incredible offer all you are required to do is phone us or pop in to aesthetics on Thursday 17th June 2010 pay the offer price in full, book your appointment  & ensure your treatment is taken before 17th August 2010.

Please note payment on 17th June 2010 can be made either in person or we can take payment over the phone.

So DO NOT MISS OUT, call us on 01707 261367  now and do not miss out on this fantastic Royal Ladies Day Offer !!

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Our amazing offer on Botox® (3 areas for only £225) is spreading like wildfire.

In fact it is so popular that we had a dentist come in for treatment from another practice. she was impressed with the website and the before and after pictures. once here, she was amazed at the surroundings and care she received. She commented that she would definitely be coming back.

Call us on 01707 261367 to become wrinkle free.