Are Juvederm and Botox safe for african american skin?

Hi Dr.Irwin, I'm an afro-american woman 59 years old I'm looking into having Juvaderm done for smile lines and botox for my forehead. Do women of color often have these procedures done? Will smoking affect the outcome? I'm really trying to quit. Thanks Linda

The short answer is yes!  In general, pigmentation problems or any problems (other than the usual – see links to Botox and Juvederm), make these products very safe for African American skin.  It’s usually certain lasers and some peels which cause most of the problems.  Dr. I

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