How to Fight Wrinkles and Sun Damaged Skin

Plastic Surgeon in Palm Beach

The sun plays a vital role in sustaining our environment. And for many, feeling the warmth of its rays on our skin can seem invigorating and almost therapeutic. Yet, sunlight damages elastin, which is a protein in the skin that helps maintain the tissue’s strength and springiness. The sun’s rays also damage your collagen fibers, which provide structure to your skin. Prematurely aging skin is one of the results of prolonged sun exposure.

In South Florida—a location known for its year round sunshine—there are many people who would like to erase those visible signs of sun damage, which include wrinkles. Some cosmetic procedures provide a simple solution to prematurely aging skin. Dr. Jason Cooper is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Palm Beach who provides nonsurgical alternatives for those looking to rejuvenate their skin:

What are fillers?

Dermal fillers, such as Restylane®, Voluma® and JUVÉDERM®, are injectable products that are extremely popular in South Florida for facial rejuvenation. Without undergoing surgery, your skin’s lost volume can be restored and lines and wrinkles will be smoothed.

Many modern fillers use hyaluronic acid (HA). Because this substance is naturally occurring in your body, allergic reactions are rare. Although they vary in consistency, most fillers are a gel-like substance that provides natural-looking volume.

Fillers are a wonderful option for patients who wish to rejuvenate their skin but do not yet want to undergo facial plastic surgery. This technique is a good treatment for:

  • Deep lines such as nasolabial folds
  • Thin lips
  • Hollows under your eyes
  • Flattened, droopy cheeks

What to Expect:

You will immediately notice the results of a filler treatment, which only takes a few minutes to complete. However, your appointment will last at least 30 minutes because Dr. Cooper will assess and evaluate your face before performing the procedure. With most fillers you will receive a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the injections.

Common side effects you may experience include minimal swelling and bruising at injection site, which will usually vanish in a few days. Depending on which filler is used, the results will typically last for anywhere from nine months to over two years.

Dr. Jason Cooper is a Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon in Palm Beach  whose patient-centered approach and meticulous attention to detail produce excellent results. At his South Florida cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Jason Cooper, specializes in innovative solutions for the neck, face, breast and body.