Darker skin may resist wrinkles 10 to 20 years longer than lighter skin because it is thicker. But African-American skeletal support systems are 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-wrinkles 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 extremely carefully, due to the risk of keloid scarring tendencies. When it comes to fillers, stick to clear hyaluronic acid fillers, which will not alter skin tone.
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