Why Dental Practices Are Diversifying The Treatments They Offer
When you run a dental practice, you want to offer the best possible range of treatments for patients, and ideally, you'd like as many people as possible coming through your door. While you may be working hard to offer the latest in dental treatments, from laser teeth whitening to invisible braces, you might be wondering whether there are any other areas where you can expand.
That's why many dentists are now offering a range of aesthetic and laser treatments that are simple and highly sought after. Here are a few treatments that you could offer from your dental practice in order to boost your patient numbers.
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Botox and injectables
Many men and women now use Botox and other injectables on a regular basis, and they often want these treatments carried out in their lunch break. Because they are quick, convenient, and don't involve any recovery time, they can be carried out on a regular basis and many people who wouldn't consider traditional plastic surgery use them to stay looking youthful.
Offering services such as Botox in your practice has many advantages. Treatments are short and simple, and as they are given regularly it can become a good source of income. Injectables such as Botox used to be able to be administered by anyone who had done a short course, but countries such as the UK are now cracking down on these operations.
You now have to be a medical practitioner who can give prescriptions, i.e. a doctor, dentist, or nurse prescriber to give Botox. Because dentists have medical qualifications already, it, therefore, doesn't take long to learn to administer injectables and fillers. With fewer people now offering these in-demand treatments, now could be a good time to offer them at your surgery.
Pain-Free Laser Hair Removal
Another treatment that's very popular is LiteFLO Pain-Free Laser Hair Removal.
Therefore, it's an easy thing to market and sell to potential customers, and it'll no doubt bring lots of new people through your door. Laser hair removal has improved a lot over the years, and the machines made by High Profile Technologies are user-friendly, have excellent safety features, and allow you to offer pain-free treatments that work. Your patients are busy people, and by investing in a high-quality machine you can reduce treatment times and ensure minimal side effects.
If you choose an IPL machine for hair removal, it can also be used to smooth out discoloured skin caused by melanin and vascular pigmentation, therefore giving you another service you can offer. Those who carry out IPL will need to be trained, and since dentists already have lots of clinical experience they may find the training easier than non-medical staff.
Training is carried out by a medical professional, who will take you through the controls of the machine, anatomy & physiology and show you the best practice for using LiteFLO IPL safely.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Around 14% of people regret getting one or more of their tattoos, and with the number of people getting inked on the rise, tattoo removal will no doubt be big business in the future.
People want their tattoos removed in a safe and clean environment, it makes sense to offer these services in a dental practice where people know the staff are trustworthy.
With tattoos getting more complex and colourful, it's important to get the most up to date equipment such as the inkaway Nd: YAG Laser. Over the course of a few treatments, ink is broken down and fades, eventually removing the tattoo.
These machines are easy to use, with a qualified & experienced medical professional carrying out the training course. If you invest in one of these machines, you can enjoy a two-year warranty, so you know they'll cope with daily use and be as reliable as possible.
Laser Tattoo Removal Machine
The advanced technology of the inkaway Q switched Nd: YAG Double Rod laser tattoo removal machine can be used to treat a range of coloured and black tattoos.
Q-Switch gives the ability to deliver short & powerful pulses for effective tattoo removal.
Full-colour tattoo removal is achieved with the use of our specialised 1064nm & 532nm optical filters.
Diversify Treatments, Increase Profits
Investing in new equipment to carry out treatments can be an excellent way to promote your practice, and to get new people through your door.
If you'd like to explore some new ways to make money and increase your patient numbers, then offering some extra services in your dental practice could be the solution. People with medical experience already know the human body well and are good candidates for learning these types of skills.
Qualified dentists will often find the training much easier than non-medical staff, as they're used to working with different equipment and can pick things up easily. However, when it comes to using LiteFLO laser hair and inkaway tattoo removal machines, they are becoming so easy to use that anyone with the proper training can operate them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ever wondered why dental practices are turning to aesthetic treatments, this FAQ section should answer your questions.
What kind of training will I need?
The type of training you'll need will depend on the kind of treatments you want to do. Dentists will need to go on a short course to give Botox and injectable treatments, and anyone who wants to offer tattoo or laser hair removal will need training. This can often be carried out in the workplace by a medical professional. With all equipment provided by High Profile Technologies, the training and certifications come as part of the package.
Will people want aesthetic treatments at a dentist?
People want to know they are getting treatments from a qualified professional, and a clinical setting such as a dentist gives them peace of mind that they will be treated by someone who knows what they are doing.
What investments will I need to make?
In terms of tattoo and hair removal services, the main investment is the machinery, and it's worth investing in a high-quality machine which comes with an extended warranty, an extended warranty is a sign of reliability. Since the machinery doesn't take up much space, you probably won't need to expand, and things like maintenance costs are usually minimal.
How much can I make from offering aesthetic treatments?
Treatments such as Botox and hair removal can potentially make a good profit. Have a look at some of the prices charged by local providers, as this will give you an idea of the prices that you will be able to charge.