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Reasons Dentists Should Add Facial Aesthetics to Their Cosmetic Services

Dentists can incorporate facial aesthetics in their practices. Because they are both highly skilled healthcare professionals and independent prescribers it is often easier for them to transition into aesthetic medicine.

1 – Cosmetic treatments are provided by dentists.

Dental professionals have the ability to inject toxins and fillers from day one. Dental professionals have developed great transferable skills through years of experience in dentistry. In addition to their skills, dentists are often more entrepreneurial than doctors and nurses. They are well-positioned to create successful businesses in an ever-growing field. A dentist is more familiar with private healthcare and can make high-value cosmetic treatment plans. Dentists are also licensed prescribers, meaning they can access a wide range of prescription-only medications and be able to safely prescribe the required drugs. The ideal place for cosmetic injectables is a CQC-registered dental office equipped with a treatment seat.

2 – Standard Practice: Retention of Patients

Because facial aesthetic services are more competitive than their local competitors, dentists are becoming more interested in facial aesthetics. Patients who receive cosmetic injectable treatment are more likely to return for treatment several times per year. As such, their dentists can retain patients and provide long-term care.

3 – Aesthetic Treatment expands the options available for smile makeovers, and treating bruxism

Dentists are able to understand the unique anatomy of the mouth and cavity. Knowing the difference between the exterior appearance of the lips and the dentition is important for planning filler treatments to balance facial features. TMJ symptoms or bruxism patients can be helped by toxin treatment to their masseter muscles. It allows dentists the ability to effectively treat these conditions. Botulinum toxin can also be used to treat the levator laboratoryii superioris nasi muscles.

4 – A regulation that supports dentists practicing aesthetic medicine

Voluntary PSA-Accredited Registers, such as SaveFace and JCCP, allow dentists to be registered at Level 7 alongside other healthcare professions. Ofqual-regulated qualifications allow dentists to obtain a Level 7 qualification that will help them in their career as aesthetic medicine doctors.

5 – Learning about skin broadens practitioner perspective

We believe dentists shouldn’t be limited to injectables. Injectables are not the only field dentists need to know about. However, skin rejuvenation has been a rapidly growing area in aesthetic medicine and is one where dentists have a natural passion. The ability to offer a wide range of treatments including chemical peels, skin care products, and micro-needling increases a dentist’s visibility and profitability. Patients also receive better and more personalized care. Our aesthetic courses for dentists are designed to help dentists treat patients with cosmetic skin conditions.