Monthly Archives: April 2013

Botox cannot treat pigmentation

Many of our patients are concerned with the appearance of their skin, notably dark or pigmented areas on an uneven skin tome. Sometimes they ask whether botox can treat this. Botox will smooth out any lines caused by the muscles contracting but wont improve the skin pigmenttion. The way I explain it to my patients is that botox is like a frame of a painting and the skin is like the canvas. The two go hand in hand and the best results are achieved when you treat booth the lines and the skin.

An uneven skin tone, or hyper pigmentation, is the result of an over production of melanin. Melanin is what gives skin and hair its colour, helps protect skin against damaging UV light and absorbs heat from the sun. However, an overproduction of melanin stimulated by excessive sun exposure, hormones, or scarring, leads to a mottled, uneven skin tone.  For example:

1) Sun exposure: When skin is repeatedly exposed to UV light, sun damage occurs. Brown spots appear as a result of too much melanin being produced to help protect skin from UV light. This can happen even on cloudy days where there will still be some uv light present.

2) Hormones: Melasma is hormone-related hyper pigmentation caused by increased hormone stimulation.
3) Post-Inflammatory Hyper pigmentation: This is a darkening of skin that’s the result of scarring, which can be caused by acne lesions or skin injury.

The daily use of sun protection is critical.

Even the strictest of brightening regimens can be counteracted by minimal exposure to UV light. When a hyper pigmented area is exposed to UV light, more melanin production is triggered on a cellular level, causing further darkening. Ironically, this production of melanin is just your skin trying to protect itself from damaging UV light.

Daily application of SPF will help shield skin from UV light to control melanin production on a cellular level.  It can even help lessen the appearance of hyper pigmentation triggered by hormone fluctuations (such as melasma) or post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation (scarring).

The most common pattern of melasma is centrofacial: on the chin, upper lip, cheeks, nose, and forehead.  But it can also show up to a lesser extent on the cheeks, nose, and jaw line.

Ask us at botox hertfordshire for more information on 01438 300111.

Botox Hertfordshire team testimonial after initial treatment

I first saw Harry for botox treatment in Hertfordshire approximately 1 year ago, and have never looked back since

Although the idea of smoothing out and eliminating my frown lines was appealing to me, I was also quite nervous to have this treatment, mainly due to my needle phobia, even though I knew I would be in safe hands with Harry and had total trust in him.

Harry encouraged me to try the treatment, explained the benefits and reassured me about the whole procedure

Also I knew if I had not experienced the treatment myself, it would be hard for me to reassure patients who visit our practice and give them real confidence and support about the procedures we offer at aesthetics.

The real benefit of me having experienced the treatment myself, is that I could show patients the results on my own face via my before and after photographs, as well as the real life version and more than anything share my personal individual experience with them.

Naturally it is always an impressive endorsement for patients and encouraging for them, when they know staff have had treatments done themselves, as well as great marketing for my practice aesthetics.

Finally after 6 months of hesitation but mainly fear, I decided to go for it, so on my day off, I phoned Harry & asked if he could see me that afternoon. One of the reasons I chose to have the treatment on a day off, was so I could hide my anxiety at home, it is embarrassing when you work at a practice, & yet feel so nervous.

I came in quieter than normal, Harry even commented jokingly “he would threaten me with Botox treatments more often if it keeps me so quiet,” to which I instantly laughed.

Anyway he continued with his treatment and I can honestly say the whole treatment was over so fast and I was totally surprised at how quick and painless the procedure was. Afterwards I was embarrassed I got myself so worked up about this treatment and why I had put off having it for so long.

Approximately 10 days later my frown lines completely disappeared, I was astonished that such a quick, simple procedure could give me such a fresh youthful look.

I now am completely relaxed about the procedure and have actually been a model for Harry at his demo nights at various open events & demonstration evenings.

At these demonstrations Harry actually jokes and tell the patients that I am really 60 years old, but it is the botox that gives me the look of a 30 year old!


Call botox hertfordshire on 01438 300111 to see how we can help you solve your skin concerns.

Botox – updating my skills

Dr Harry Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, recently went to London for a facial aesthetics seminar. At this seminar he learnt about anti wrinkle treatments (commonly known as botox), dermal fillers and skin health restoration.

Harry believes in regularly updating his knowledge and skills so his patients receive the best and most up to date treatments from him to help them achieve their goals and solve their skin concerns.

Harry has been carrying out botox since 2002 and in the past 5 years alone has treated over 1000 cases. However he does not rest on his laurels and understands that we can all continue to learn and update our skills.

In an average year he probably undertakes at least 100 hours of continual professional development so he can be at the forefront of facial aesthetics.

He will attend various seminars, conferences, workshops, hands on training, read journals and books and listen to webinars. He also undertakes training for other dentists interested in facial aesthetics. He believes that by training and teaching other medical professionals, he will improve his own understanding of the subject.

If you would like to book a FREE consultation with harry, please call botox hertfordshire on 01438 300111.

Botox in Hertfordshire

As well as having my own premises in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, where I operate(no pun intended) 2 days a week. I also travel around to various salons to be their resident ‘wrinkle buster’.


I enjoy the mix of a dedicated fixed premises and then going out and meeting patients. I go to quite a range of salons from 1 woman bands to a team of 50 plus. It allows me to get an insight to what my female patients are thinking, concerned with and what problems they want solving with regards to their cosmetic/beauty requirements.


I also tend to find the salon patients as more relaxed and open since they are in a familiar environment to them.


Its not all rosy working in salons since they normally ask me to be a Guinea pig on numerous male treatments they are thinking of introducing. Now, I don’t mind the odd massage or two, but waxing is definitely a no go area for me.


Botox is so widely used now that I tend to find most salons offer this service in their menu of treatments.

For further information on how botox hertfordshire can help you or if your salon owner reading this in Hertfordshire and want to introduce botox, please call me on 01438 300111. But please keep the wax strips away from me.

Botox – which lines and wrinkles can it solve

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.

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)


Call botox hertfordshire now on 01438 300111 for a FREE consultation. We have many different procedures we are experts on to help you achieve your goals, whether this is to boost your confidence, roll back the years or improve the complexion of your skin, we are here to help you .

botox in hertfordshire

Many people just think we only offer botox in hertfordshire. However we offer a wide range of services to help you solve your skin concerns.

Broadly speaking patients come and see us for any 1 of the 3 most common concerns below:


1. concerns about fine lines and wrinkles

2. concerns about loss of volume

3. concerns about skin complexion


Normally patients will have a combination of these concerns. However to get the best possible results for you, we may advise in a treatment protocol that combines some of these concerns. It is not uncommon for patients to come in just asking for botox. However if there skin complexion is not great then they wont achieve the best results with just botox. Removing fine lines and wrinkles is like the frame of a painting. But the skin is the canvas. So by just using botox and leaving the skin as it is, is similar to placing a really expensive frame around a cheap painting.


Broadly speaking concerns regarding fine lines and wrinkles is treated by using botox. Concerns about loss of volume is treated with dermal fillers or volume risers. Concerns about your skin complexion is treated by dermaroller or skin products.


For more information on how botox hertfordshire can help you, call us on 01438 300111.


Botox – common misconceptions

We have all read in the newspapers or seen on Tv where botox has gone wrong. There is a lot of mis information on what botox is, what it can do and what it cant do.


Here are 2 common assumptions about botox which are untrue:


  • botox can be used in static lines or folds


Since botox works on the muscles, it will only work with dynamic lines – lines that are formed when you contract a muscle. The most common areas therefore that are treated are the frown muscles, forehead muscles and the muscles towards the sides of the eyes.


  • botox can paralyse the facial muscles


This is just untrue. It relaxes the muscle. You can sometimes get the frozen look and this is due to over dosing with botox. The muscle will return to its normal action within 6 months. The effects of botos are totally reversible.


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Treatment Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles with azzalure

Name Amanda

Age 28

What are your concerns and what prompted you to have the treatment? My husband commented that I always looked angry and in my job interacting with people this was not what I wanted to come across like

Medical History: all clear

Dr Singh’s Assessment: client has astrong pull down of central frown muscles and not much laterally, therefore client will require less product dose laterally.

Initial treatment: 2 x 20iu procerus, 10iu each corrugators only in lower portion, 20iu across forehead high up

Follow up at client review appointment after 2 weeks, 10iu top up in procerus

ol before copy ol after copy

Client’s comments: I am absolutely delighted with the results and it was exactly what I wanted, I will definitely be coming back to continue with the treatment. Dr Singh was very confident which was reassuring & he had a very gentle approach and I hardly felt anything at all and the best part is that none of my friends or family have noticed that I have had botox, just stated my face looked younger.

Dr Singh’s comments: respect the client’s patient’s wishes and address their concerns and use in conjunction with your clinical judgement. This client was very keen to eradicate any sign of her frown lines and at the clients very 1st treatment I always prefer to under-dose rather than over-dose, so the clients 2 week review appointment I advised her an extra top up of the product would be beneficial. By balancing the muscle dynamics and injection in the frontalis, we maintain the eye brow position so thus giving her a more natural look.

For further information regarding botox hertfordshire, call us on 01438 300111.


Tear trough treatment

Tear Troughs – We have had many patients ask about under their eyes and what treatments can be offered. I was reluctant to recommend anything because of the products available. However I have researched the latest products and have carried out extensive practical training. 


I am now happy to offer this procedure with fillers to help you solve your concerns.

If you are worried about….


  • dark circles under the eye
  • Wrinkles/lines under the eye
  • bagginess under the eyes


….then this is the solution.


Call us now on 07849 279588 to book your FREE consultation to improve the appearance of your skin under your eyes.



Don’t forget we have our aesthetics referral reward programme. Whenever you refer a client to us that undertakes any treatment, you receive a £20 voucher per referral. So the more you refer, the more you save.


We look forward to seeing you soon.


Take care.




aesthetics, 11 Tates Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4WP, 07849 279588,

dermal fillers for cheeks

We have had many patients worry about loss of volume in the lower third of the face. They normally ask if we can place dermal filers here directly. However it is normally loss of volume in the cheeks, which has a secondary effect on the lower face. The cheeks support the lower face, so adding volume here will redefine the cheeks and consequently lift up the lower face.

As we age our skin loses collagen and fat resulting in a changed facial contour. The cheeks can become hollow, and skin can sag and wrinkle, resulting in an overly-aged, drawn appearance. Changes in facial contour as a result of ageing are not the only reasons you may seek cheek enhancement. You may be unhappy with your mid face shape, or would like to correct flat, unattractive cheeks and to improve the overall balance of your facial shape.

Whatever your reasons, cheek enhancement with dermal fillers can achieve significant improvement without the risks and costs associated with surgery. Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is a quick, walk-in, walk-out treatment that restores height, definition and fullness to the cheek area. Dermal fillers are injected at varying depths to plump the cheek area and restore natural volume and fullness instantly. Cheekbones become more defined, the overlying skin looks tighter and nose to mouth folds are softened.

For more information on dermal fillers hertfordshire, contact us on 01438 300111.