Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shows the patient information Leaflet he gives to patients when they enquire about botox injections.
Wrinkles and facial lines result from ageing, muscle activity (and over-activity) and your genetic predisposition. In addition, excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption, emotional and hormonal influences and smoking can also increase the likelihood of wrinkles. Whilst you may be able to reduce or control some of the factors, you cannot influence all factors and that’s why we all develop some wrinkles as we age.
Aesthetics can offer professional consultations and treatments, such as botox to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Dr Singh has knowledge of head and neck anatomy and physiology together with training in the use of cosmetic treatments, which can subtly enhance your appearance to make you look younger.
If you are interested in talking about skin health treatments, please book a consultation appointment. Harry has had treatments and will be happy to talk with you or answer any questions.
What is botulinum toxin?
Botulinum is a substance that is produced by a bacteria; it is then highly refined, purified, diluted and used in therapeutic doses. Botulinum is administered by injecting it into a specific facial muscle where it acts as a muscle relaxant.
Who would benefit from this treatment?
Anyone can benefit from botox injections, both men and women. Botox® is most effective in improving lines or wrinkles due to facial expressions; for example, worry lines or frown lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows. This is because these lines are usually caused by overactive muscles and the treatment stops these muscles from contracting and causing the wrinkles.
You should not have treatment with botox if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, have a neuro- logical disease or a known hypersensitivity to it.
How long does the treatment take?
In most cases the treatment will take between 10 and 20 minutes. Effects will begin to appear very quickly within 48 hours to 72 hours, although the full extent of the treatment may not be visible for up to 10 days. Approximately two weeks after the first treatment, the effects will be reviewed with Dr Singh and any further treatments or top-ups can be discussed.
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