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Botox – pre requirments

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog illustrates that there are many systems and space requirements needed before any practitioner can offer botox injections in a safe environment, and of course not forgetting adequate training.

Some of these are included below and is part of the information I give to my professional colleagues interested in offering botox treatments.

Insurance requirements

Your normal dental/medical indemnity will not cover you fro any facial aesthetic procedures.

At the time of writing these mini tips there 2 providers of indemnity for facial aesthetics:


  1. Hamilton Fraser – you will need to list all the procedures you wish to undertake, which products you have been trained in and show the necessary certificates to confirm training
  2. MPS – this can be added onto your existing dental indemnity but is restricted to the neck upwards. So you will not be covered for underarms and any hand treatments


Please check for latest requirements from each of these indemnity providers.


Space requirements 


In an ideal situation, i would recommend the following:


  • separate consultation room – so the patient can speak in privacy regarding their concerns. You would also carry out the consultation and assessment here. So you need good lightning, a large wall mirror, PC  to show them the pre treatment photographs
  • separate clinical area – this would then differentiate it from your dental/medical treatment room. You want to give the ambience of a spa room, so the patient is relaxed. All you would need int eh room is a couch and display of your skin products


I can appreciate because of space and budget constraints that this might not be possible. You can always modify the above ideal scenario to your particular situation.


Team training 


You cannot do this alone. You need the backing and support from all your team members.


When you go on any clinical courses on facial aesthetics update your team members on what you have learnt. Discuss with them your plans for the facial aesthetics business and get their input. Outline your marketing plan and delegate some of the roles to them – they will like the responsibility.


Reps are excellent in explaining in plain english regarding the different procedures to your team members.


Teat your team members for free – they will be a walking advert. i have lost count on the number of times a patient will ask a team ember if they have had any procedures, and since they have, they automatically convert that patient and gives them peace of mind.



Treatment menu 


Many clinicians when they stat off make the mistake of offering everything at the beginning and confusing themselves, their team and the patient.


In my situation, I started in the following order:

  1. botox injections and skin range
  2. Dermal Fillers
  3. Volumerisers
  4. Advanced Toxin use – underarms, migraines


I would become a master in the first tier before moving onto the next tier. You will be more confident and happy providing the procedure and your team will become experts at a particular procedure before moving onto the next one.


Once you have established yourself and offer all the above procedures then you can promote this internally via your medical history questionnaires where you have a tick box to see if the patient is interested in any of the services.

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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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What to do immediately after having Botox

Anti wrinkle treatments such as Botox are very popular in our clinic in Stevenage, Herts. Part of the success of the treatment is what you do immediately after the treatment.

Here are 7 essential instructions you need to adhere to after having a course of Botox.

Refrain from touching the treated area for 3-4 hours

Remain upright for 3-4 hours

No exercise on day of treatment

No sun beds for 7 days

No facials/chemical skin peels or laser resurfacing treatment for 7 days

The use of crash helmets should be avoided on the day treatment has taken place

Drink plenty of water to avoid headaches and avoid alcohol

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Botox being injected by ‘practitioners’ with less than half a day’s training

This article appeared in the Daily Mail earlier today. aesthetics are the first clinic in Hertfordshire to be registered with this scheme and were recognised in early June 2010. Visit botox herts for more information on our quality standards.

It is estimated one in 20 suffer from resulting complications from facial fillers

Botox administrators with less than half a day’s training are injecting patients’ faces with the muscle-paralysing poison.

Dozens of medicals firms are allowing employees to carry out this cosmetic treatment after learning to how to perform the procedure using an orange, the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service (IHAS) found.

And many trainers have no medical employment history or qualifications.

This lack of regulation is putting trusting clients at risk as many hairdressers and beauty therapists are storing Botulinum toxin at the wrong temperature and in unhygienic conditions, the IHAS said.

Approximately one million Britons have Botox or facial fillers injected each year.

It is estimated one in 20 suffer from resulting complications such as droopy eyelids from the former and lumps developing under the skin from the latter.

Actress Leslie Ash, famously suffered from a disfiguring ‘trout pout’ after liquid silicone was injected into her lips by a plastic surgeon at a friend’s house.

The silicone had set around the muscles in Leslie’s lips and it is now impossible for surgeons to remove it.

The IHAS have launched a new website that only lists medically qualified practitioners who are also injectable cosmetic providers, to help weed out cowboys in the industry.

So far, 156 clinical sites are registered on treatmentyoucantrust.co.uk and a further 113 are in the process of registering.

It is an industry-regulated website but is backed by the Government.

Surgeon Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen, Chairman of the IHAS Working Group, which developed the website, said: ‘Whilst there continue to be calls for full regulation from some within the industry, Treatments You Can Trust will give the public access to the best possible standard of care.

‘We are appalled by the sheer volume of bad practice within the industry but there is also a lot of good clinical practice and we are convinced that the great majority of providers are 100 per cent behind improving patient safety.’

He added: ‘One of the biggest issues within the industry is remote prescribing i.e. prescribing drugs like Botox without actually seeing the patient; it is unacceptable for a patient to not have a face-to-face consultation with the prescriber.

‘The Treatments You Can Trust scheme is all about assuring best practice in these injectable cosmetic treatments.’

However, The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has warned that the new website makes no distinction between practitioners who have trained for six or more years and those who simply took a weekend course.

Consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS President Nigel Mercer, said: ‘It is evident from the information circulated by the IHAS to the profession that the scheme is being used as a marketing tool, its regulation appears rudimentary and their ‘Quality Mark’ is not recognised by the British Standards Institute or any other regulatory body.

‘It seems to be sold to the profession on the basis of marketing rather than patient safety. The unenforceable IHAS register seems to amount to State-sponsored marketing of cosmetic procedures, and that is not appropriate
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1311493/Botox-injected-practitioners-half-days-training.html#ixzz0zQQ0frLH