As a dental professional, you already work on people’s mouths and their heads and necks in general. But getting proper training to administer dermal fillers can allow you to perform cosmetic procedures on the face so you can keep more than just your patients’ teeth looking youthful and healthy.
A dermal filler is simply a material that is injected beneath the skin to fill out a wrinkled or hollow area, like around the marionette lines, oral commissures or nasolabial folds. It can also be used for lip augmentation and many other kinds of procedures.
And today, patients are increasingly turning to dentists and other healthcare professionals they’re visiting anyway to handle their cosmetic procedures like Botox and dermal fillers.
Many of today’s dentists are becoming right at home with handling cosmetic procedures as an extension of the services they’ve been doing to improve appearances — and therefore lives — for years. With the right training and a little experience, performing injectable cosmetic procedures can be a great way to help patients while enhancing the bottom line of any dental practice.
While some medical professionals may actually be a bit squeamish about performing procedures on the face, that’s nothing new for dentists and other dental professionals who make working on the face and head their life’s work.
There are many different kinds of fillers on the market, and there’s a good chance that many of your patients are already having dermal filler injections elsewhere and are familiar with many of the big brand names in the industry. Give them a new place to turn for these helpful procedures when you start offering cosmetic dermal fillers in your office — and add value to your practice. Doing so is an intelligent decision that will serve and your clients well for decades to come.
And what’s better than increasing your value in the eyes of your clients?