Monthly Archives: October 2014

Botox essentials

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about the equipment needed to undertake botox.

Beauty couch: I prefer this to a dental/medical chair as the botox patient feels more relaxed and comfortable.

Good-quality camera: Personally, I use the Canon 5D that has a macro lens or you are looking for a ring flash. This is critical for good before and after the botox treatment pictures

Large wall mirror at patient’s head height: You will be amazed at what patients want corrected when they see themselves in front of a mirror.

Happy staff: Smiling, content members of the staff project a bright image for your business and encourage customers to return.

We’re going to the materials section and this is in eight parts:

Gloves: Make sure you put on latex and latex-free, and beware of the symptoms of allergies and double check with your botox patients.

Hair band: To give you unrestricted view of the areas you are treating – my assistant puts this on once I am preparing the botox injections.

Disinfectant: Non-alcohol based, so you don’t get drying with of the skin and no interaction with the botox injection – this will remove any make up in the areas to be injected and reduce the chances of inflammation.

Gauzes: For use with a disinfectant.

Non-tattooing pencil: Available from company reps, I prefer white because it’s easily identifiable on marked areas I would inject with botox whilst the patient is carrying our certain facial expressions. I will also take a photo of this for our records.

Post kit: This can be obtained for free from the company reps. You will want to include a concealer and arnica cream. Add some extra value to your services compared to someone else offering face aesthetics.

Saline, 0.9% sodium chloride Syringes: One to draw up the saline and one for injecting the botox.

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botox regulation

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on botox regulation.

Even though botox is not officially regulated , there are certain professional requirements and regulations that your practitioner needs to adhere to. The first question you maybe asking is who can carry out botox treatments.

Only medically qualified professionals are permitted to carry out botox treatments. These include, dentists, doctors and medical nurses.

Next you may ask what training do they need to undertake. They will need to go on an accredited workshop, there will be separate ones for botox and dermal fillers. The workshops will consist of a mixture of theory and practical experience. Once they have successfully completed the workshop, they will be indemnified by a suitable insurance provider. Their normal dental/medical cover wont cover them for botox treatments.

They will need to have an agreement with a licensed waste carrier to provide them with clinical bags and a sharps container to dispose of clinical waste and needles in a correct manner. The botox practitioner will also need to have a medical emergencies kit in their treating room, so they can deal with any potential complications arising from the botox injections.

As with all dental and medical procedures the botox practitioner needs to offer and perform only botox treatments that are safe, ethical and that would have the patients best interest at heart. They must also be suitably experienced to undertake any botox procedure. This leads to that the botox practitioner must keep up to date with current techniques.

When you are contemplating any botox treatments don’t be afraid to ask and see whether the above criteria have been met by the person undertaking the botox injections.

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Botox – when to consider it

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about botox and when to start having the treatment.

Since carrying out botox treatments since 2002 I have noticed that the age of the patients requesting this treatment is getting lower and lower. I often get asked by my botox patients when they should start having the treatment or whats the youngest age for treatment.

For starters, I would not treat anyone under the age of 18. The muscles at 18 have fully developed and therefore the results are more predictable. As to what age you should consider botox injections, there is no hard and fast rule here. I see some patients in their early twenties where botox would make a marked difference to the appearance of their fine lines and wrinkles.

On the other hand I see some patients in their mid thirties who do not need botox as it would not make any difference. Botox works on dynamic lines, these are lines that appear when you carry out any facial expression. Therefore when a new patients presents and requests botox treatments, I will get them to carry out some facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning and raising their eyebrows.

Whilst they are carrying out these facial expressions, I am looking for either new lines appearing or existing lines that were present at rest, getting worse. If new lines do not appear or existing lines do not worsen, then botox is not the treatment for that particular patient.

Regarding dermal fillers. The most commonest areas for dermal fillers is in the mid face or lower face areas. The dermal fillers will plump up the skin and restore loss volume. Normally this is for the older patient where over the years a loss of volume has occurred. But I repeat myself, these are only guidelines and we need to look at each patient on an individual case to see whether they would benefit from either botox or dermal fillers.

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