Botox – the essentials

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about a summary sheet he gives to patients regarding any further information they may require abut their botox injections.




  • Botox has been used for over 50 years in the medical field
  • It is a protein derived from bacteria

How does it work? 

  • Botox relaxes the muscle to stop it working and this softens the line
  • 3 areas – forehead, between eyebrows, around eyes
  • If you raise your eyebrows, frown or smile and the lines appear or worsen, then Botox will work for you – if not need fillers
  • Takes 5 mins to do, no anaesthetic required, go back to normal duties straight after

Free consultation

  • No charge to discuss options for each person and cost involved
  • Free top if needed after 2 weeks

Is it safe? 

  • Yes, dose we use is very small
  • Only if inject in wrong place can get bruising or false look – hence why must be done only by trained professionals (dentists, doctors, medical nurses)


  • Will see difference after 2 weeks
  • Botox lasts for 3 to 4 months initially, longer if have it more often


How much does it cost? 

  • Charged per area
  • 1 area = £140, 2 areas = £190, 3 areas = £235


After care

  • Drink plenty of water – at least 2litres
  • No vigorous exercise for 24hrs
  • No sunbeds for 2 weeks
  • No facials for 24hrs
  • Access to my mobile number if have any concerns after treatment

Side effects 

  • Minimal swelling in areas
  • Bruising if inject into vein
  • False look – if inject too much
  • Raised eyebrows – did not compensate for area injected
  • Minimal side effects if undertaken by qualified professional

About me

  • Doing Botox and Fillers for over a 11 years
  • Had Botox done myself
  • Member of Association of Facial Aesthetics



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