Monthly Archives: May 2013

Botox – how to avoid the ‘Dr Spock’ look

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic from Stevenage in Hertfordshire talks about one of the biggest fears my women patients have when they are thinking about undertaking botox treatments.

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Most of them have not told their friends, family members or partners that they are undergoing botox procedures. So naturally they don’t want anyone to notice or have a false look that gives the game up immediately.


One of the dead giveaways is known as the ‘Dr Spock’ look or startled/quizzical look.


This can be avoided in a number of ways.


  • we don’t want to over freeze your frown muscles, these pull you eyes down. If this is completely frozen then you wont be able to pull your eyes down at all and the eyebrows might raise too much
  • We don’t want to under freeze your forehead muscles. If this is combined with over freezing your frown muscles, they your eyebrows could potentially shoot upwards
  • We can give what is known in the trade – anti spock injections. These are botox injections placed in the far side of the forehead to prevent the eyebrows pointing upwards.


Lets say you do end up with the ‘spock’ look. It can be corrected in the review appointment after 2 weeks. You would most probably need some more botox in your forehead to drop the eyebrows, but this needs to be done carefully. You don’t want to give too much in the forehead and have the revers problem, where the eyes start drooping.


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


Botox – after care instructions

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic from Stevenage in Hertfordshire talks about what to do immediately and for the next few days after your botox procedure.


There are 2 critical things that are essential to follow after the botox. One is to drink plenty of water for the next 24hours after the procedure. Botox can dehydrate your body and you want to replenish this with water. Otherwise you may suffer from headaches. This is why we also say avoid alcohol for 24 hours. In theory you can drink alcohol as it wont effect the mechanics of the botox from working, but as long as you are drinking plenty of water with it, you should be fine.


The second critical piece of advice, is not to exercise for 24 hours after the botox procedure. You don’t want the botox to travel where it is not suppose to. One of the side effects of exercising is that the botox travels downwards and caused the eyes to droop.


  • Try to contract the treated muscle areas for up to four hours after treatment, by frowning and lifting eyebrows to allow the toxin to reach all of the treated muscle.
  • Avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massage for 48 hours this is to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection.
  • No crash helmets or hard hats for 24 hours
  • If bruising develops the you can apply Arnica cream
  • Paracetamol can be taken for mild pain post procedure




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Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire demonstrates a live botox procedure in this video.

Many new patients are unsure what to expect when they are considering having the botox procedure. In this video Dr Singh carries out a full procedure illustrating how simple, comfortable and quick the procedure is.

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botox – what causes wrinkles

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, hertfordshire explains in his latest blog what causes a wrinkle and how botox can help reduce these.


As we age our skin cells become thinner and less sticky.

Obviously thinner cell mean the appearance of the skin is thinner.

The lack of stickiness reduces how effective how barrier function is. This means moisture in our skin is released rather than being kept in making in drier.

The amount of cells decreases by 10% every 10 years, as the reproduction of cells slows down the speed in which our skin repairs itself also slows and becomes less effective.

The natural production of collagen also decreases and our elastin fibers start to wear out. These are the building blocks of our skin; the elastin is what keeps everything in place. As this starts to wear out the building blocks of our skin start to crumble, this is what causes our skin to sag and wrinkle.

Our sweat glands reduce in numbers and although our sebaceous glands increase in size they produce less moisture. This causes again a drier skin. Dry skin looks dull and tired.

You fat cells also shrink no longer plumping out those wrinkles/folds.

It is important to keep the skin well hydrated to prevent loss of water, keep it protected so it doesn’t have to work harder to repair itself. Eat well with lots of healthy non saturated fats (omega oils). Look at products that target free radical damage (free radicals are around us all the time in the environment (pollution) and cause aging. Antioxidants will help fight the free radical damage.

Botox is a miracle cure, within 2 weeks of treatment your wrinkles will either be reduced or eliminated.

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botox – anti ageing process

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire talks about the ageing process.


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.


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botox – advanced training

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire was privileged to be invited by the manufactures of botox to a 2 day advanced training course. He was invited because he was one of their top 20 customers nationwide. The event was held in London and included an overnight stay in a central hotel.

The first day was more content based. We learnt how botox was made, common complications with botox. In the afternoon we refreshed ourselves with a live anatomy section. It is rare these days to see all the nerves and muscles under the skin and was quite interesting to see where our injection goes.

We then retired for our dinner in the evening. Here we mingled with fellow professionals and this was interesting in terms of how other professionals operate their clinics and what treatments they provide. These professionals work from different parts of the country and each of us are unique in terms of what we offer our patients.

The second day was all practical based. We learnt about advanced botox techniques, dermal fillers, skin boosters.

In all it was a mixed 2 days of topics that has added to my options available for my patients. I would like to thank the organisers for organising a wonderful array of topics and speakers.

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Dr Singh not only carries out botox treatments from his clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, he also visits other salons in the Hertfordshire area to provide botox and anti wrinkle treatments to their clients.

Here is the proposal he sends out to potential partners.


How can we help each other :


  • We strongley believe that our clients share the same dreams and aspirations as your clients when it comes to taking pride and care of how they look and feel
  • We would like to partner up with your business and exchange each others services to ensure both our clients get only the best in treatments to make them enhance their natural opuleence and serene beauty.
  • We would like to hold open evenings every 3 to 4 times per year to promote each others services & offer our clients joint promotions



Benefits to you and your business by offering them Botox & Dermal Filler Treatments at your premises :


  • It is a way to create extra revenue for you without the expense of extra equipment and staff costs– we supply everything.
  • Can give your business extra value by offering your clients extra treatments, in addition to your normal services.
  • Hassel free as all we require is for you to provide your clients that wish to have Non-Surgical Anti-Wrinkle Treatments such as botox.
  • You have the peace of mind, knowing your clients are being treated by a qualified expert in the field of Facial Aesthetics.
  • We would be happy to arrange a live Botox demonstration performed by Dr Singh, at your salon and allow yourself, your staff and your clients to experience and see for yourself the benefits botox can bring to improve one’s appearance.
  • We offer clients free informal chats on all our services before hand, to reassure them of any anxieties or concerns they may have before commencing any treatments. Insurance and certificates are readily available on view.
  • Dr Singh can work to the convenience and suitability of your clients and your business, by arranging the sessions in advance. This could be  a pre-arranged session once a month on a day of your choice.

About us : 


  • Dr Harry Singh a highly qualified & experienced Dentist & Facial Aesthetician.
  • Facial Aesthetic treatments, include Botox, Dermal Fillers & Advanced Skin Health Restoration treatments such as non abrasive peels.
  • Harry has been a chief judge for Miss Herts ,Miss ModelZed as well being invited to judge the “Best Smile” at Miss England contest.


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

Botox – testimonial

Here is an excellent testimonial regarding Dr Singh and his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, from one of his highly esteemed peers.

I met the author in 2008 when he won an Award for ‘Best Marketing’ initiative at the Private Practice Awards in 200X. At that stage I had a more active interest in Facial Aesthetics and botox so a conversation with him was fruitful and fun. My own training in Facial Aesthetics and botox very cleared showed that although it could appear that dentistry was intruding into medicine, these techniques are definitely more effectively delivered by dentists in their practices. It’s not meant to be contentious but it is evident when you observe many doctors showing:


– their ill ease at simply holding a syringe

-exhibiting the syringe to the patient as they approached to inject around the eye , where we know how to keep it out of sight until delivery

– show their unfamiliarity with calculating dosages to enable correct dilution

-drawing up Lignocaine from a vial into a syringe prior to numbing the face for injecting fillers


It materialises that our colleague has substantial experience in the commercial world the key amongst them being property. This experience has given him a fresh approach to the delivery of our professional services, especially in the field of marketing. Serving him well in creating a very successful dental practice with a strong element of facial aesthetics has encouraged the author to take to the stage and begin sharing his vision and strategies with the audience. However, as a profession we tend to be in the ‘cash rich and time poor’ category, so finding the time to travel and spend a day at a meeting to learn more is not everyone’s’ wont. Accordingly, accessing that information in this book not only suits that type of dentist but it also serves as a very useful reference book too.


There is absolutely no point embarking along new ways of delivering dentistry unless you can be successful at it. However, as a developing market it is inevitable that some mistakes are made along the journey to success. The author honestly shares the mistakes he made to help prevent the reader from emulating him and to direct time and money into successful and proven marketing strategies. The hope is that when they augment superb delivery of this sought after service it will ensure the investment in Facial Aesthetics and botox pays off. The best part of this book is that that the author does not pretend to be a specialist imparting his special skills to others. One can clearly pick up that this is an experienced practitioner that has learned his art lucratively and is now seeking to share that empathetically with a collegiate style.



Dr Amarjit Gill BDS MFGDP


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