Many of us have grown up hearing the expression “Black Don’t Crack” and it’s true for the most part. When we look at the women in our family, wrinkles are almost non-existant. But while Black may not crack, it surely does sag and personally, any sign of a turkey neck hanging from my chin just is not ok. There also this little issue of the nasolabial folds- it has nothing to do with any area below your belly button. I’m referring to those lines running from the bottom of your nose to corners of your mouth. You know the ones that slowly appeared one day looking like parentheses on your face. These are the first signs of aging on your face- regardless of race.
Nasolabial folds aka smile lines, develop over time as we lose fat in the face (and seem to pick it up in other areas but let me get back to the matter at hand) and our skin no longer snaps back into place like it used to. They can also show up with weight loss because, well, fat does not discriminate. If you wear your smile lines like a badge of honor then I applaud you. However, if those lines are the only things keeping you from getting carded and you want them gone, we have what you need!
Whether its smile lines, turkey neck, crow's feet or sunken cheeks and eyes that have you feeling less than fabulous, there are cosmetic options to help you feel like your self again or even better!
Word of cautiion ladies and gents, only have these procedures done by physicians who work on Fitzpatrick types V-VI (5-6). If the doctor doesn’t go over the list of potential issues like hyperpigmentation, keloids or scarring then get up, get your stuff and get out. If you don't see any sign that they treat skin of color- run for the hills. Ask how often they treat skin of color. If there is even the slightest bit of hesitation or the answer was last year- stop, drop, and roll out of there!
One last thing, if you have a fear of needles, now is the time to get over it...
Black Don't Crack: But it Does Sag
What are you going to do about it?
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