Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 14 September 2010 19:00
Smiles aren’t what they used to be. Instead of the flashing of teeth, the presence of Botox now overpowers the teeth.
Many of these new smiles are created by dentists. But the problems with these smiles and other collagen-injected enhancements stem from a lack of consistent regulations with these procedures.In the United Kingdom, an attempt by the government to have specific regulations isn’t possible, according to an organization of plastic surgeons.
A Web site has been created by the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services to enable people to find out more before going for a Botox procedure.
But the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons doesn’t think this Web site will serve as a regulatory device, rather it is more of a marketing maneuver.
However, the long-term effects of Botox may be a huge factor that impacts Botox regulations. And those effects may not be completely known at this point.