Botox could postpone the need for face lift: Beverly Hills, CA doctor explains how
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that 125,711 face lifts were performed in 2015 in the United States. The procedure is very effective in reversing signs of aging by removing excess skin and sculpting facial features. However, Dr. Dennis Dass, a Board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA, suggests that early application of Botox may keep skin taut and youthful looking longer, postponing the need for surgical lift.
The skin on your face covers a foundation of muscles. Each time those muscles contract, they pull skin into folds. Over time, repeated muscle contractions from expressions you might not even realize you are making – like frowning and squinting – create lines, wrinkles, and furrows that remain even once your muscles are calm.
Botox is a purified protein. As a neuromodulator, it inhibits the ability of nerves to send signals to muscles that trigger contraction. Dr. Dass injects it into precise points on the face, where it allows muscles to relax and softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
How Botox now keeps skin looking youthful
There is a growing movement toward “prejuvenation.” Preventing wrinkles now can be easier and more effective than addressing signs of aging after they occur. Imagine taking a garment right out of the dryer and hanging it up immediately. It looks smooth and fresh. Now imagine leaving it crumpled in the dryer for a while. It will have deep set wrinkles that resist even aggressive pressing.
A comprehensive skin prejuvenation program includes daily use of sun protection and high-quality skin care products, as well as regular application of soft tissue fillers, and Botox. This regimen keeps skin smooth, firm, and taut later into life. You have to start young, though, before wrinkles appear.
Face lift surgery is definitely a good option for mature women and men who want more defined features and a reduction in loose, sagging skin. However, younger patients may benefit from a regular program of Botox, to prevent premature wrinkles from forming. Dr. Dass will be happy to discuss the benefits of Botox, face lifts, and other procedures offered at his practice in Beverly Hills, CA. Call (855) 496-4646 to schedule a consultation.Back to Botox Page
About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmDDennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.
Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.
Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.