Monthly Archives: January 2014

Botox – another use

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares another usage of botox.


Better known as the miracle aid to fight wrinkles that come with age, Botox is now used to treat incontinence – a condition in which one loses bladder control, leading to involuntary urination – that affects both women and men.


Doctors are recommending botox to treat their patients say that the success rate till now has been 100 percent.


In women, it often happens after childbirth, when apart from going through mental and physical stress, there is a loss of support of the urethra, leading to small amount of urine leakage while coughing, sneezing and lifting. At times it’s also age related and can affect any individual.


“Increased urinary frequency, urgency and urge incontinence are a part of an overactive bladder that can happen to any normal individual. A person suffering from a neurological disease like spinal cord injury, spinal cord deformity, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, cerebral atrophy and ageing may also suffer from these conditions,” Sanjay Pandey of the Urology-Andrology department of Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.


How Botulinum Toxin Type A, or Botox, works in such cases is as a purified protein, which, once injected into the detrusor muscle, blocks the overactive nerve impulses that trigger excessive muscle contraction in the bladder.

It is pertinent to mention here that the effect of Botox in such cases lasts up to 10 months. And while one may question the temporary relief, doctors list its advantages over other line of treatments.


Lasting up to nine-ten months, the bladder’s over-activity is vastly decreased (by Botox) and thus returns to the reorganized activity of the concerted bladder contractions in response to stimuli of bladder filling at more appropriate times of complete bladder fullness. It is very helpful in cases where oral and conventional therapy have failed as first line of medical management.


Usually when a patient comes with such a complaint, doctors first suggest lifestyle changes, weight reduction (in obese patients), quitting alcohol and coffee, reduction of fluid consumption, bladder training and pelvic floor exercises, before delving into other forms of medical therapies, or Botox.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also approved the use of Botox to treat overactive bladders in adults last year.


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




post treatment advice – botox and dermal fillers

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about what to expect after having a dermal filler treatment.


Most of my patients initially start of with botox treatments and then decide they want dermal fillers too.


There are differences between botox and dermal fillers, the main one being with dermal fillers you can see the results instantly, whilst with botox injections it can take up to 2 weeks.


Once you have had the dermal filler treatment, we will same as botox, give you a post procedure advice sheet.


Following your treatment it is important not to touch the treated area or apply makeup for at least 6 hours. This is to reduce the risk of injection site infection. Please bear in mind that immediately after treatment some common anticipated injection related reactions can occur. These reactions are temporary and typically resolve within 7-14 days. However in order to allow the skin to recover more efficiently the following advice may be proven useful:


Redness or Swelling


A clean, light make-up can be applied to cover any redness after the initial 6 hour recovery period.

Do not expose the treated area to intense heat (sunbathing, sun beds, saunas, steam rooms etc) or to extreme cold 1 week following treatment. A clean cool pack can be applied directly to the treated area on the day of treatment to help with any bruising.




If you are using Aspirin or similar medication be aware that the likelihood of bruising may increase. It has been reported that Arnica* cream and/or tablets help to minimise bruising. Arnica cream can be applied directly to bruising and may help the bruise to resolve more quickly. Make-up can be applied to cover bruising following the initial 6 hour post treatment period.


Discomfort or Itching


Following treatment the area can feel tender from the injection. Non-prescription analgesia* can be taken. Following treatment the area may feel slightly itchy for 7-14 days. Non prescription anti-histamines* may reduce itching.


Lip Treatment


Due to sensitivity of the lip swelling following treatment can sometimes last for up to 7-14 days and during this time the lips may appear to be slightly uneven. The result directly following treatment should not be seen as the final result. A clean cool pack can be applied directly to the area to soothe the lips and help to reduce swelling.


If you have a history of cold sores, which you should advise Dr Singh, there is a risk due to the insertion of a needle into the skin where the virus is present, but dormant that the virus may be activated. This may cause a first outbreak of a cold sore or another eruption from a previous one.


Whether your having dermal fillers or botox injections, you must be careful immediately after the treatment and follow our guidelines.



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




Hertfordshire botox testimonials

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares some of his botox testimonials.


Niki Harrison

I am not easily impressed, I have been a repeat client of Harry for over 2 years and would not hesitate to recommend him for botox. He has a an absolute understanding of the need to build trust and to understand what is important to me as a client. I have absolute trust in him and the advice and treatments I have received have been faultless. I have had repeated compliments on my complexion and on how well i look since receiving treatment so I think that speaks volumes in itself. Thanks Harry!



Vanessa Parbhu

I have visited Aesthetics on numerous occasions for a range of botox treatments and each time have found Harry and his entire team of staff to be professional, welcoming and friendly. Treatments have been explained clearly and fully and I have always received an excellent standard of care. The clinic itself is slick, modern and a real pleasure to visit. The journey all the way from East London is well worth it! I have no hesitation in recommending Aesthetics to my family and friends as it excels in all aspects.

melanie sutton Professional Service all round and great patient satisfaction



Jill Nemani

I would recommend. Harry Singh. For botox treatments , he did a good job in administering the appropriate amount for the designated area and. A good adjustment follow up in the following two weeks, that is an important factor when choosing your aesthetic practitioner follow up and re adjustment after 2 weeks not everyone offers this inclusive package.




I have been going to Aesthetics for the last 2 years for botox injections. I am very happy with the results, and would recommend Harry Singh, and his highly trained team. I am always made very welcome, and find it a Very relaxing and enjoyable experience.







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