Higher numbers of dental professionals in Ireland are adding Botox injections to the list of services offered to their patients, it has been revealed.
According to the Irish Independent, increasing demand for the anti-wrinkle procedure has encouraged dentists to provide the treatment to image-conscious individuals.
The procedure, which has recently caught on among Irish practitioners, has been provided throughout clinics in the UK and US for a number of years.
News of the rising trend comes after the Royal College of Surgeons launched a course to provide adequate training for doctors and dentists looking to provide the service.
Jack Kelly, secretary of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons, said: "A growing number of dental practices may be offering these treatments in order to diversify given the fall-off in dental work."
Last week, Botox manufacturer Allergan raised its earnings forecast following reports of a 2.7 per cent profit increase in the second quarter of 2011.