Month: February 2010

How would you like straighter teeth in 12 weeks?

Dentists have many ways of correcting misplaced or crooked teeth. One of the fastest trends is adult orthodontics. Many adults missed the boat when they were teenagers or were recommended braces but rebelled against them (images of Ugly Betty come to mind).

Normally you would have 2 options for adult orthodontics. One is Invisalign and the second is some type of fixed brace. However if you had mild crowding or only needed minor movements there was not much available in the marketplace. That is until now. The Inman Aligner is a clear removable appliance that can correct mild displacements. The great news it that in most cases this can only take 12 weeks.

At aesthetics we are one of the few dentists that are certified to carry out this treatment. More information on this technique can be found at Inman Hertfordshire. So what are you waiting for? Come in for a complimentary pre assessment to see if this option is possible in your case.

01707 261367

How can veneers help me

Veneers can improve your smile in a number of ways. If your teeth are discoloured, crooked, crowded or spaced, then veneers may be one of the options open to you.

For more information please visit veneers hertfordshire or contact us on 01707 261367.

invisalign hertfordshire

Have a look at a short video we constructed about the possible cases that could be treated with Invisalign.

Any problems you can view the video here

For more information please visit invisalign hertfordshire or contact us on 01707 261367.

would you go abroad for dental treatment?

With many of our patients asking me this question, I thought we would see what our fans thought of this.

Recent figures show that patients trying to save money by becoming ‘dental tourists’ might find that ultimately it is a false economy.

The average cost of a dental implant in the UK apparently stands at £1,918 compared with about £660 across 17 European countries, with a range between £346 and £1,100. When the costs of flights, hotels and revisits are factored in the ‘real’ total per implant by travelling outside the UK is estimated to be closer to £1,845. Averages hide extremes so while some will have done well and got a bargain others will have come off considerably worse, especially when one takes into account the well rehearsed pitfalls associated with distance, trust and quality.

I would love to hear your views on this topic.

Which lines and wrinkles on your face do you want to reduce?

Many of us have lines or wrinkles on our face don’t we? Lines or wrinkles give the impression to others that we are getting older, yet more and more people are now finding that Botox® is able to help reduce them of these lines and wrinkles.

Over the years I have attended many courses on the use of Botox®, and Last Friday I went to another practical course on Advanced Botox® Techniques. On this day we reviewed what we had done in the last couple of years and developed different areas where we could use Botox®. We found that many of us professionals who were using Botox® had found it useful in so many more areas than just lines.

As you read this, notice how many areas this simple technique is able to help with.

  1. Frown
  2. Crows feet (around the eyes)
  3. Eye Brow Lift
  4. Eye opening
  5. Bunny Lines (around the nose)
  6. Smokers lines (around the upper lip)
  7. Lift the corners of your mouth
  8. Gummy smile
  9. Nose to mouth lines
  10. Chin softening
  11. Jowels (around corner of the jaw)
  12. Neck
  13. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating from under the arms)


Botox® is a routine technique that takes only a few minutes to do, yet has results which last for many months, so while you read this now notice which lines you would like to reduce or remove or take a glance in a mirror and notice which ones seem worse.

I have been undertaking Botox® treatments for a number of years now and have treated hundreds of satisfied patients. We offer a Complimentary Pre Assessment to discuss your concerns and the possible solutions we could offer.

Now you have read this, and when you are ready to call the practice on 01707 261367

We have some amazing offers on Botox® and will always review the results after 2 weeks.

Please visit Botox® Hertfordshire for more details and see if Botox® can help you.

10 simple steps to a more youthful and healthy complexion

Healthy glowing skin comes from the inside out, here are 10 simple steps to achieve this goal. Makeup and creams can only cover up unhealthy skin, it is impossible to completely hide unhealthy skin.

1.      Change your perceptions of ageing

We like to think of good ageing rather than anti ageing Do not believe the hype of reverse ageing. Be proud of your age. By following some simple tips you will feel more confident of your age because your skin will be healthy and glowing. It’s all about looking good and feeling great. “I think I am going to love ageing. But then, what choice is there”, Angelina Jolie.

2.      Restful sleep

Sleep is important for tissue renewal and overall health. Try to relax before going to bed, e.g. read or take a warm bath. Eat no later than 2-3 hours before bedtime. Noise is one of the most common sleep disruptions – wear ear plugs to muffle external sounds. Go to bed at the same time every night, whenever possible.

3.      Lovingly nurture your body through healthy food

We need the right quantities of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from a wide range of sources, such as grains, fruit and vegetables, nuts, beverages and oils. Ensure you are eating the right types of food at the right time of the day, and that you are having the right balance of protein, carbohydrate and fibre. See chapter 9 for more information.

4.      Use  the correct skin care products

At aesthetics we only use natural purified products that have medical evidence behind them. This consist of a 3 stage process – stimulate, correct and protect. The section on advanced skin health restoration will give you more information on the range of products we use to achieve the right results for your skin.

5.      Sun protection

Vitamin D, from the sunshine is essential for the health of your skin, however too much sunlight is harmful to your skin. A tan is a sign that the skin has been damaged. The damage is caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight. However  when it’s not sunny your skin needs constant protection. Read Chapter 10 to understand the types of protection and which are most effective.

6.      Regular exercise

Exercising can contribute to your skin’s health. If you’re tired, stressed, malnourished, or unable to exercise, it’s reflected in the tone, colour and condition of your skin. Luckily, the opposite is also true. That’s why your skin is said to ‘glow’ when you’re terrifically happy and healthy.

7.      Eliminating toxins

You skin needs to keep well hydrated, since the human body is 80% water. You can keep hydrated by drinking water, beverages (not coffee which will dehydrate your skin) and certain foods.

Smoking depletes your body of essential nutrients, like vitamin B and C. it also has a dehydrating effect which can make you look older than you are.

Excess alcohol causes dehydration, so you can still enjoy a drink, but in moderation.

8.      De stress

Undue stress can cause the adrenal glands to over stimulate and this can affect your immune system causing certain skin complaints. Find a way of destressing – fresh air, exercise and relaxation.

 9.      Love

We all have people that care about us and we have people that mean a lot to us, spend time with these people and you will always have a positive focus. 

10.  Maintain a youthful mind.

You are what you think. Challenge your mind and body at regular intervals and feel the benefit inside and out.

For more information on maintaining your skin complexion, download our free report on facial aesthetics or call us on 01707 261367.