An update on cosmetic procedures in people of color. Part 1: Scientific background, assessment, preprocedure preparation

Rebecca L. Quiñonez, Oma N. Agbai, Cheryl M. Burgess, Susan C. Taylor

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Abstract

Increased life expectancy, focus on appearance, and readily available and accessible cosmetic procedures have served to drive an increase in the number of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the last 20 years. Demographic shifts in the United States, with increases in diverse populations that seek nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, have resulted in the need for a better understanding of cultural preferences as well as structural and biological differences in the skin of people of color (POC). Although many advances in the form of cosmeceuticals, cosmetics, and photoprotection have been made to address the aesthetic needs of and minimize complications in POC, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are required to address common aesthetic concerns. Gaps remain in the education of dermatologists regarding the appropriate selection and execution of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in POC. This educational initiative will facilitate a favorable outcome and optimal cosmetic results for POC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)715-725
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume86
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cosmetic procedures
  • ethnic skin
  • Fitzpatrick skin type IV-VI
  • people of color
  • skin of color

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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