Dentists and Cosmetic Injections
“Time to think outside the BOX”
Although facial injectables were originally used for medical purposes, perhaps the most commonly known use today is in facial aesthetic treatment.
Dynamic lines caused by the action of the muscles of facial expression can artificially age a person and have a significant impact on self-esteem. Injections relax the action of the underlying muscles and minimize the resulting lines.
Traditionally, lines appearing on the forehead; between the eyes (glabellar region); and around the eyes (crow’s feet), have been the most common areas treated, however the number of new uses for this remarkable substance has expanded substantially and includes other areas of direct importance to Dentists, such as the treatment of TMJ disorders, tooth grinding, “gummy smiles” and much more.
Today, numerous conditions treated routinely by Dentists, can be addressed using these injections and are now common place in the dental practices of Europe, Asia and the U.S. Indeed, we have arrived at a point in time where the failure to offer the use of therapeutic injection treatments, in favour of older, more traditional and invasive options, will impact on the issues of informed consent and negligence.
Owing to their superior knowledge of facial anatomy; their daily practical experience in working with the functional and aesthetic aspects of the face; and their ability to provide accurate and comfortable injections within these areas; Dentists are the among the most qualified people to be providing cosmetic injections.
Such therapy is minimally invasive and the effects are temporary, with far less potential side effects than even the local anaesthetic Dentists use every hour of every day, let alone the permanent and potentially detsructive nature of some routine dental treatments. The use of aesthetic injections is simply the perfect complement and natural progression in complete, minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry.
Dentists are at the forefront of facial aesthetic therapy. Working intimately every hour, of everyday improving the health and appearance of the dento-facial structures, no one is better qualified to offer these services.