All skin colors do not age equally. Darker skin may resist wrinkles 10 to 20 years longer than lighter skin because it is thicker. But even though African-American skin may have that enviable advantage, skeletal support is typically not strong enough to hold up the thicker skin in the midface, leading to earlier signs of aging in this area-namely the nasiolabial folds.
This is why people with darker skin are predisposed to dynamic wrinkles-the kind that are apparent when expressions are made, but are not visible when the face is at rest.
When looking into rejuvenating procedures, those with darker skin should consider their surgical choices very carefully-African-American skin has a higher risk of keloid scarring. When it comes to fillers, you may want to stick to clear hyaluronic acid fillers, which will not alter your skin tone.
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