We have seen more and more facial aesthetics Kent clinics offering facial treatments in addition to their normal dental services. How did this come to be and why are so many dental clinics finding success in providing services traditionally associated with beauticians or medical spas?
Since the 80s radical aesthetic services have become far more common and also much easier to perform rather than plastic surgery. Patients have been more interested in less invasive procedures; ones that can be carried out by my beauty technicians rather than in a medical setting. This led to rises in both Botox and hyaluronic acid filler treatments, both of which can be performed without medical training and are considered minimally invasive procedures under UK law.
Only go to a trained professional
But with this came a slew of providers, sourcing products online and providing facial aesthetics Kent treatments with minimal training or experience in the area. Needless to say, results were mixed and patients have become more savvy in seeking out services, looking for professionals that will be able to guarantee better results, alongside more competent staff. This has given a great niche for dental clinics. Many are easily accessible on the high street and also offer advanced medical training, not only to save performing treatments but also a deep understanding of facial anatomy which are the principles of aesthetics.
Further training is part of all dental practices keeping up with the ever-changing progressions of dentistry. So it has not been hard for clinics to retrain and re-tool themselves in order to provide extensive aesthetic treatments. Skills like safe injecting practices and the use of numbing agents are commonplace in dental surgeries, as is the duty of care for vulnerable or phobic patients.
Clinics also have excellent options when it comes to sourcing pharmaceutical equipment and products with large networks of drug representatives and pharmaceutical companies. This allows them to gain access to reputable, genuine products whereas many beauty salons will source their products online and leave themselves open to counterfeit goods. Even with the best intentions, it can be difficult to distinguish genuine products from counterfeit ones, potentially putting clinics in legal jeopardy and their patients’ health at risk.
Why go to a dentist for cosmetic treatment?
There are concerns among patients that the skills of dentists are too clinical or heavily focused on functions for them to be effective at providing a well balanced aesthetic finish. But all dental procedures contain cosmetic elements, creating a natural healthy appearance. When carrying out white fillings or a dental crown is cosmetically based, extending these principles to well-structured facial plumping or targeting problematic smile lines is a natural progression.
The practical elements of dentistry encourage confidence and proficiency that is far beyond the service provided at beautician parlours. Mixed with inherent attention to detail and deep knowledge of facial anatomy, the role of the high street dentist in providing aesthetic treatments looks likely to continue if not grow over the next few decades. It is quite possible that further legislation in controlling the use of injectables will result in dental surgeries becoming the primary (if not only) legal provider of these services.