Monthly Archives: July 2010

anti wrinkle testimonial

Dear Dr Singh,

I’m just writing to let you know how happy I am with the treatment I received at you practice.

I have had Botox administered several times in the past-mostly at clinics outside the UK- and I can honestly say that the results have never been as good as they are now.

I was particularly impressed that you took so many “before” and “after” photos for comparison and in my follow up appointment your concern and care that I was satisfied with the results was exemplary.

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you and indeed have already done so to several work colleagues.

I look forward to seeing you at my next appointment. I only wish I had enough money for a complete overhaul.



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 consists 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
    Your 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.

8 Enemies Of Skin


Premature skin ageing caused by damage to collagen occurs from inadequate protection from UV rays. See section on sun protection on how to prevent this damage.


Adrenalin is released when we are stressed, this restricts blood flow to the skin, slowing cell turnover and resulting in a dull complexion. Antioxidant rich foods such as berries and tomatoes will reduce this problem. It is also essential to take out time to relax


When we have an excess of oestrogen (Post Menstrual Syndrome) we get excess oil production. When we have depleted oestrogen (menopause) we get a decrease in oil production. We can prevent this by regular exercise which will increase the blood flow to the skin.


As the largest organ in the body, your skin is directly affected by your diet.  Poor diet will lead to acid by products that deposit in the tissues of the body, including the skin. An acidic environment promotes more inflammation. See section on skinutrition for further information.

Lack of sleep                     

While we are sleeping the body and skin has time to repair and rejuvenate.


Nicotine narrows the blood vessels and prevents blood from circulating to the upper layer of the skin. This destroys collagen and so smokers’ skin has more lines and wrinkles.


This dehydrates the skin, leaving it dry and irritated. Excess alcohol can cause swollen blood vessels, resulting in tiny red veins to appear on the skin’s surface and make the face look flushed.

Pollution and environment

Dirt from this source can coat the skin’s surface, this in turn blocks pores.

For more information visit skin care at aesthetics or telephone us on 07849 279588.

how does our skin age

As time passes our skin succumbs to a perfectly natural ageing process. The effects of  pollution, stress, fatigue and toxins leave their mark and the skin loses its suppleness and elasticity. Nothing reflects our age more than the state of our skin.

The key to growing old gracefully is through good living and awareness of your environment. While many of the changes that come with skin can’t be avoided, some can definitely be minimized. First, it helps to have a basic understanding what happens to the skin as it goes through the aging process.

Intrinsic Aging

The skin ages in two key ways: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging is genetically predetermined—you can’t avoid it. Eventually, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. This happens because we produce less collagen over time. This drop in collagen production also causes skin to sag and is unable to bounce back with weight loss or gain.

The reason skin gets dryer and thinner over time is because the dermis (deep layers of the skin) loses its ability to hold or attract water.   On top of this, age causes a marked decrease in the sweat glands and the oil producing sebaceous glands. Oils, water and sweat are the elements of moist, plump skin.

Although the extent of these changes varies from person to person, skin ageing usually first becomes apparent in our 30s.

Extrinsic Aging

Extrinsic aging is directly related to exposure to toxins and environmental elements. As you know, the sun is one of the biggest culprits behind extrinsic aging. It basically intensifies the intrinsic aging process, causing us to look older that our true age. Sun-related aging, called “photo aging” causes fine lines, wrinkles, age spots (due to pigment changes), enlarged pores, broken capillaries and rough, uneven skin tone and texture.

Our lifestyle is another factor in extrinsic aging.   For example, cigarette smoking not only speeds up the breakdown of collagen and elastin, it causes the formation of skin-killing free radicals (A chemically active atom). Further, it makes it harder for the skin to repair itself. Poor eating habits will also have an effect. A colorful, well-balanced diet is rich in the antioxidants and anti-inflammatories vital for a healthy complexion.

for more information visit skin or call us on 07849 279588.

Dermal fillers in Hertfordshire

Would like to share a case of dermal fillers. This lady came from Hertfordshire and was interested in dermal fillers for her lips. We discussed various types of dermal fillers and decided to go for Restylane.

She wanted her lips enhanced in a natural way and not look artificial. She is extremely happy with the final result and even wanted a copy of her before and after pictures to show her friends.

To find out more about dermal fillers click here