botox and its enemies

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about what we can do to prolong the effects of our botox treatments.


By having botox injections we are either aiming to reduce or eliminate our fine lines or slow down the ageing process. Whatever your reason for having botox treatment, there are certain things you can avoid to help you maximise the effects of the botox treatment.


Alcohol – this is know to dry (dehydrate) the skin. In addition in excessive amounts alcohol could cause tiny red veins appear on your skin.


Smoking – this reduces the blood circulation and thus can stop collagen production. This can result in more fine lines and wrinkles, exactly the opposite effect you want when undertaking botox procedures.


Sleep – we need adequate sleep to allow the body and skin to rejuvenate and recover.


Diet – your skin complexion is directly affected by what you eat. You want to avoid an acidic diet (fast foods, nutrient poor food) and have a green based/alkaline diet.


Stress – when we get stresses, we release a hormone called adrenaline. This hormone reduces blood flow, which can lead to slower cell turnover, resulting in an aged face.


Sun – the best to last. This is the number one reason for premature ageing and I see this in the patients that request botox treatments from me. You must have adequate sun protection or the results of botox will be wasted.


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