Why Should Dentists Train in Aesthetics ?

Are you a dentist thinking about expanding into Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers treatments? Acquisition Aesthetics can provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to deliver these facial aesthetic treatments competently and confidently. Our courses also deliver training in the business and marketing element of facial aesthetics, providing you with the tools to build a successful cosmetic business in today’s competitive market.

1) The Demand

The ever expanding cosmetic industry is in desperate need of more skilled aesthetic practitioners and dentists are the ideal candidates for the job. Facial aesthetics offers dentists a route into an industry that generates over £2 billion per year and is continuing to grow. The climate is therefore rich with opportunity for new aesthetic practitioners and has the potential to provide significant rewards. In the UK, dentists are better placed than any other medical professionals to take full advantage of these rewards which are discussed in further detail below.

2) Dentists as Aesthetics Practitioners

The transferability of your existing skills means that as a dentist, you already have many of the abilities that define a great aesthetic practitioner. After at least 5 years of undergraduate training, your manual dexterity is developed to a point that facilitates safe, accurate and reproducible delivery of Botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments. Additionally, your detailed anatomical knowledge of the face and histological understanding of the skin imply that you have the theoretical background to excel in the world of facial aesthetics. With a professional and approachable bedside manner and excellent communication skills, your clients will feel at ease during their aesthetic consultation, promoting long lasting relationships with loyal clients who return to you year after year.

3) The Rewards

There are numerous rewards that dentists take from their experience of aesthetic practice and these will differ between different personalities and circumstances. Regardless, however, you and your practice will have something to gain from joining the field of facial aesthetics.

4) Renumeration

Facial aesthetics offers a window of opportunity to boost your earnings dramatically and sustainably. With the tightened restructuring of NHS dental practice, many dentists feel their work is becoming under appreciated financially which is having detrimental impact upon both job satisfaction and quality of life. Cosmetic injectables offers a welcome viable alternative or supplementary route to routine dental practice which widens your skill set, utilises your pre-existing skills and provides a more lucrative and stable income opportunity compared with general practice. By joining the growing numbers of aesthetic dentists, you can increase your hourly profitably far beyond the limits of NHS practice and potentially double your current salary.

5) Greater professional autonomy and flexibility

As an aesthetic practitioner, you have the power to define your own working schedule, select clients that you feel are best suited to your practice and expand and develop your practice in any way you so wish. In this way, the world of facial aesthetics provides a refreshing degree of professional autonomy and flexibility that any NHS dentist will appreciate after the limitations inflicted by gross restructuring and underfunding of the NHS sector. The flexibility of working with cosmetic injectables supports a more desirable work-life balance and a better quality of life that many dentists aspire towards. Furthermore, training in the art of cosmetic injectables opens the door to further aesthetic procedures such as skin resurfacing techniques and laser therapy. These avenues can provide major benefits to both your clients and practice alike.

6) A convenient complementary skill

Aesthetic dentists report that expanding into cosmetic injectables is a natural progression from routine dental practice as there are vast similarities between the nature of minimally invasive procedures that define conservative dentistry and Botulinum tooth and dermal filler treatments. These treatments can be applied to complement your work in cosmetic dentistry such as the use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of a gummy smile, for example, providing a more holistic care plan for the cosmetic client. Treatments can also be applied to address non-cosmetic issues in dentistry, including Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and bruxism, for instance. The dental practice is also perfectly suited to the delivery of cosmetic injectables. Every aspect of the dental chair and the surrounding features of the clinical environment are optimised for facial aesthetic treatments and many dentists take full advantage of this convenient set up.

7) Development of artistics skills

The practice of cosmetic medicine demands a well developed aesthetic eye and an appreciation for the fundamental principles that govern beauty. Each client can be treated as blank canvas with a unique potential and a unique beauty to be unveiled or enhanced. Dentists with an interest or talent in art will enjoy applying the artistic principles that govern the practice of facial aesthetics and will gain true satisfaction from the visible improvements they provide to their clients.

8) Business Opportunities

Cosmetic injectables provides the ideal platform for dentists to channel their entrepreneurial spirit and build a successful business in today’s competitive market. Your hourly profitability can see dramatic increases through the uptake of facial aesthetics and many dentists have graduated from Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers courses to establish multi-centre clinics which continue to grow and prosper. Furthermore, the increased range of treatments available through your cosmetic dental practice will capture a greater number of patients who might not usually seek treatment for dental work alone. Your patient retention rates will also see significant improvements as clients have the opportunity to return for not just dental work but also cosmetic procedures.

As a dentist with a strong work ethic, good people skills, excellent manual dexterity and the ideal treatment environment already at your fingertips, you are set to dominate the cosmetic industry if you choose to do so.

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  • 5680% increase in the popularity of injectable cosmetic treatments over the last 25 years
  • Cosmetic industry valued at £2.3 billion in 2010
  • Massive market growth to an estimated value of £3.6 billion in 2015
  • Paradigm shift away from invasive cosmetic surgery towards non-invasive injectables with 40% reduction in cosmetic surgery procedures in 2016
  • Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers remain, by far, the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK and worldwide.
  • Popularity of cosmetic injectables driven by quick, reliable and relatively long-lasting results with minimal downtime and risk
  • Experts predict continued and significant expansion of the cosmetic market
  • Continued growth of the cosmetic industry is fuelling the development of stricter restrictions and regulations by governing bodies
  • New practitioners must seek out courses that deliver high standards of training through a fully accredited provider to ensure the validity of their training and protect the longevity of their career in facial aesthetics


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