The Safest Beauty Procedures For Black Women
(BlackDoctor.org) — What does it mean to be beautiful? Why do people have certain cosmetic procedures performed? There are many answers…and these questions have been the subjects of many lengthy and controversial debates. But ultimately, beauty has always been about balance and symmetry…and looking healthier.
Today, more and more women (and men) wanting to embrace this idea often have beauty-enhancing treatments done.
What Are The Safest Beauty Procedures for Black Women?
Not only is there an upward trend in black women getting beauty procedures done and requesting enhancement of their own ethnic features. In the past, when it came to cosmetic procedures, black women had to worry about irreversible scarring. While this is still a specialized niche that should only be performed by highly skilled technicians, doctors and surgeons, black women today are safer than ever. If they choose to, black woman today can have just about any type of procedure done, such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction and face lifts.
However, there are two procedures that can still put black skin at great risk – facial dermabrasion and laser treatments:
• Facial Dermabrasion. This procedure carries an increased risk of infection and scarring. Ethnicities with darker complexions, including African-Americans, may develop excessive scar tissue and blotchiness following the procedure.
• Laser Treatments. The wrong type of laser hair removal machine can cause black skin to burn and form keloids. However, laser hair removal can be safely done on black skin by using a special laser designed for use on ethnic skin.
Maintaining Beauty As A Black Woman
How do you maintain your looks and find the right kind of beauty treatment for you? Remember that regardless of any cosmetic procedure, true and lasting beauty begins from the inside out with a healthy diet, excellent water intake and regular exercise. A daily cleansing and toning regimen, as well as treating facial and body skin to a great moisturizer with sunscreen, can help keep skin glowing. As always, controlling stress and getting enough sleep every night are additional keys to greater beauty.
By embracing herself and taking great care of what nature gave her, today’s modern woman is more beautiful than ever.