Anthony Reginato

Dentists use Botox on patients

DENTISTS are giving their patients Botox injections and lip enhancements for cosmetic purposes despite regulations stating they should use the procedures only to treat dental problems.

A dentist who heads the Australian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics, Myles Holt, says he has trained more than 150 Australian and New Zealand dentists to inject Botox and dermal fillers into a patient's lips, cheeks, forehead and gums.

Under rules set by the Dental Board of Australia, which regulates the dental profession, dentists should use Botox only to treat a condition that causes facial pain and teeth grinding.

The toxic protein, derived from the botulinum bacteria, works by weakening targeted muscles.

This can ease spasms, tension and pain, as well as reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing.

 

Read more at brisbanetimes.com.au.



Big name sets up shop at Yamanto

Premium Content Big name sets up shop at Yamanto

Yamanto Central Shopping Centre has announced another significant retailer to join...

Jets footballer worthy of celebrating 200 game milestone

Premium Content Jets footballer worthy of celebrating 200 game milestone

Great clubman who moved from wing to front row overcomes injury setbacks to be in...

Teen ‘opted out’ during delivery driver robbery

Premium Content Teen ‘opted out’ during delivery driver robbery

An Ipswich teenager has avoided jail time after a court heard he abandoned his...