As a result of years of marketing directed primarily at white women, Botox has a lot of stigma for people with dark skin.
However, that doesn’t mean that people of color don’t experience the same symptoms of aging that caucasian people do.
Everyone feels insecure about wrinkles and sagging skin and everyone should be able to fix those insecurities, regardless of how dark-skinned they are. That being said, people with melanin-rich skin do need to approach Botox a little differently.
Are The Risks The Same For Dark Skin?
Those with dark skin do need to be more mindful about how Botox is administered. Bruising, one of the side effects of Botox, can happen to anyone, but it can lead to hyperpigmentation.
People of color are more likely to experience hyperpigmentation than light skinned people. Hyperpigmentation is a result of bruising causing pigment from the blood to flow in the skin. Usually bruising only lasts for a few days, but if the issue persists you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.
What Should You Be Looking For In A Practitioner?
Make sure whoever you’re going to for fillers has a very customized approach for each patient. Changes that look stiff and plastic are a big concern for all patients and are often a result of a standard approach. In order for results to be natural, the treatment has to be personalized.
Looking for a doctor who understands to stray from the usual beauty standard and do what looks best for you is important. DC Derm Docs has decades of experience and has glowing reviews from their patients.
So, if you’re ready to take a more in-depth look into Botox and what it can do for you, call DC Derm Docs at (202)822-9591 today!