Botulinum Toxin Injections (BoTA -muscle relaxant wrinkle treatments) and Dermal Filler treatments have now become one of the largest and most popular treatment options within the cosmetic enhancement industry and the popularity continues to grow. Many people are opting for these treatments instead of the more surgically invasive nip and tuck procedures such as ‘face lifts’.
The hardest decision is choosing where and by whom to have these enhancements. The industry has come a long way and now these treatments are being offered by not only doctors and surgeons but nurses under a doctor’s ‘supervision’ and even dentists.
Many articles have been written suggesting who is better at performing Botulinum Toxin Injections and Dermal Filler treatments and at the end of the day it really comes down to experience and knowledge. Extensive training is required for all professionals to gain an understanding of facial anatomy including the muscles of the face and neck and where the nerves and blood vessels are. Understanding facial proportions is something dentist in particular are really good with.
When choosing a practitioner ask to see before and after photos and check out whether or not the clinical environment is clean and meets basic surgical sterilization standards. We have all seen in the media disaster cases, terrible infections and overdone procedures….. so be mindful.
Why choose a Dentofacial Practitioner?
Dentists now entering the cosmetic treatment domain may be new in Australia but has existed for many years in the United States and across Europe. It seems logical when you think about it and it is. Arguably, dentist receive far greater training when it comes to head and neck anatomy when compared to their medical counterparts and they are trained to look at minor detail, symmetry, proportions and beyond, so their level of understanding what looks good is inherently better…. Lets face it, that is what they are trained to do!
At FaceLab Malvern our Dentofacial consultant, Dr. Hillel New BDSc. has done extensive training with the AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics) in the US, completing Levels I, II and III in Botulinum Toxin Injection and Dermal Filler Techniques as well as completing all 3 Levels in Frontline TMJ and Facial Pain Therapy Techniques.
THE AAFE STANDARD
“American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) is a leading Medical and Dental CE provider specializing in live patient training courses in Botox, Dermal Fillers, PDO Threadlifts, and TMJ/Orofacial Pain Trigger Point Injections. AAFE facial esthetic courses provide the most extensive non-surgical and non-invasive facial injectable training to doctors, nurses, dentists and healthcare professionals.”
Is now the time to see your Dentofacial Consultant for your facial enhancements.
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