Dr Anne Gormley explains how she uses her skills as a dentist to compliment her work as an aesthetics practitioner
How do the two disciplines (dentistry and aesthetics) complement each other?
The discipline of Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics are so complementary to each other. As a dentist, I understand the ‘golden proportions of the face. I look very closely at the symmetry of the teeth and the lips. With the extension of my expertise into facial aesthetics, I am now equally aware of the profile of the cheeks and chin, and the dimensions of the upper, middle, and lower face. In my mind, the teeth are the picture, and the face is the frame. Using this model, I believe subtle facial aesthetic treatments can bring about significant improvements, which ultimately make us feel good about ourselves.
As an aesthetics practitioner, what is your main goal when you are treating a patient?
My main goal when I am treating a patient is to listen to their concerns. It is vitally important that they feel in control of the situation. I will guide them through the process, and give realistic expectations of what can be achieved, and over what time-frame. I hope over many years and ongoing treatments to slow down the aging process, helping patients to retain a fresh complexion, in keeping with their age. It is vital to treat the face as a whole. The results will not be convincing if the forehead has a frozen appearance alongside saggy jowls and sunken cheeks.
What should someone look for when choosing an aesthetics practitioner?
When someone is looking for a facial aesthetic practitioner they must look closely at their qualifications and clinical experience. It is vital that the clinician is approachable, and that ultimately, they can be trusted. As the procedures involve needles and may cause bleeding, I feel that a sterile environment is preferable. You would hope that the chosen practitioner is qualified to prescribe and administer any necessary emergency drugs. Pre and post-operative photographs will show the type of result achieved in the hands of a particular practitioner. Finally, it is essential that a practitioner offers a face to face consultation, including a comprehensive medical
Do you have a question for Dr Anne?
If you have a question about any aspect of facial aesthetics, contact Dr Anne Gormley via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Anne Gormley is a highly experienced dentist who has been practising for over 30 years after graduating from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne School of Dental Sciences in 1991. She is also a facial aesthetic clinician, having obtained the Level 7 PGCert in Non-surgical Facial Aesthetics in 2019 from Northumbria University. She received her MFGDP(UK) qualification in 1996 from the Royal College of Surgeons, completed an Open University module in Paediatric Dentistry from Bristol University and finished a one-year part-time course in implant surgery and prosthetics. Dr. Anne has worked in the Restorative Department of the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Orthodontic Department in the Waveney Hospital.
Dr. Anne specialises in cosmetic dentistry, with a particular interest in Align, Bleach, Bond (ABB). This technique involves straightening the teeth using Invisalign, followed by teeth whitening treatments and composite bonding and veneers. She loves enhancing facial features with non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers, botulinum toxins (also known as “Botox”) and Profhilo. In addition, Dr. Anne also specialises in crown, bridgework and ceramic veneers.