If you’re a general dentist, cosmetic dentist, periodontist, oral surgeon, or almost any dental professional, your practice couldn’t be better suited to include aesthetic injectables. After all, aesthetic injectables have treatment utility far beyond their cosmetic applications. And there’s never been a better time to grow your business with the newest generation of these remarkable products. Aesthetic medicine—particularly concerning non-invasive procedures—is experiencing an unprecedented rise in popularity.
Last year alone, over 1.4 million aesthetic procedures were performed—up 40% from 2020. And to meet rising demand, more and more dental practitioners of all stripes and specialties are taking advantage of aesthetic training as an incredibly quick, easy, and affordable way to increase ROI.
Non-Cosmetic Applications of Botox
As you may already know, neuromodulators like Botox can play a non-cosmetic role in effectively addressing some of your most common patient complaints and treatment challenges, including:
Teeth-Grinding or Jaw-Clenching
A portion of all dental patients suffers from this malady. And while oral teeth guards can mitigate dental damage, they can’t prevent the peripheral problems caused by this chronic activity: jaw pain, neck tightness, and even shoulder pain. But by injecting Botox into the masseter, jaw tension and pain can be significantly attenuated. This treatment also delivers aesthetic advantages for patients seeking a reduction in jaw width.
Botox is FDA-approved for treating chronic migraine headaches. Injections performed around the nerve endings can make these often debilitating headaches less frequent and less severe by inhibiting the chemicals implicated in pain signaling.
While excessive sweating isn’t likely a complaint you’ve encountered in your dental practice, it’s hardly a rare problem. Many patients are happy to have you address it once they know effective treatment is available.
Aesthetic Applications of Botox and Dermal Fillers
More and more patients seek cosmetic applications of aesthetic injectables. Offering Botox and dermal fillers through your dental practice can make you a convenient “one-stop-shop” for multiple needs. And as discussed earlier, dental practices are a perfect fit for Botox and dermal fillers. Why? Any way you cut it, dentistry has an intrinsic aesthetic dimension. Not only this, its nearly exclusive focus on the health and appearance of the lower face means that patients are already primed for aesthetic treatments performed on the following areas.
Mental Creases, Marionette Lines, and Jowl Formation
Both Botox and dermal fillers can be used to dramatically soften or eliminate excessive mental creasing, resulting in improved chin contour and overall facial aesthetics. These products can also be effectively used to restore chin volume, improve marionette lines, and restore youthful jaw contours.
The appearance of multiple, shallow dimples that resemble the skin of an orange peel is seen on the chin of certain patients during the contraction of the mentalis muscle. (Sometimes, due to underlying dental and jaw anatomy, this contraction is chronic, resulting in a perpetually “puckered” appearance of the chin that is often deeply concerning to patients.) Fortunately, peau d’orange can be easily treated with neuromodulators like Botox.
With its focus on the mouth, lip enhancement is among the most complementary procedures dental professionals can offer. Both Botox and dermal fillers can be used, depending on patient needs and aesthetic preference. For instance, judicious use of Botox in the upper lip can cause it to subtly roll upward and outward, resulting in a more pronounced pout. And on their own or in combination with Botox, skillful injection of dermal fillers can create any number of lip contours and styles.
Ready to Expand and Grow Your Dental Practice?
If you’re looking for the aesthetic industry’s top online training platform, AAAMS (the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery) is the top-tier solution. Since 2006, we’ve been industry leaders in fully-accredited aesthetics training and certification, with more than 5,000 graduates worldwide. We are known for our ability to combine technical rigor while delivering a training experience that is positive, practical, and even playful. Training with AAAMS gives you the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to perform Botox injections safely, effectively, and artfully—all in a fraction of the time and cost required for something that can prove so profitable to your business.
With its multiple applications, Botox and filler training is the perfect way to grow your practice. To learn more about our facial aesthetics training courses and the many benefits of belonging to our Aesthetics Network, visit us today and enroll in a course. You’ll be glad that you did, and your practice will thank you for it!