Why Aesthetics Treatments Should Be Diversified

Injectable treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers are some of the most popular beauty trends of the last decade. Everyone from celebrities to influencers are taking to social media to showcase the enhancing results of their treatments. Clinics have never been busier, and the list of beauty treatments offered by aestheticians is ever-increasing.

Still, it’s clear that the clientele demographic for such procedures is predominantly white, and there is a general consensus among many people that the treatments mainly target Caucasian skin concerns. Of course, skin types and issues vary dramatically among different ethnicities, which is why it’s so important that aesthetic treatments should be diversified. Dermal fillers for darker skin should be a readily available option that specifically targets problem areas for this ethnic group.

In this blog post, we’ll look at how and why this diversification and inclusion of every group is so crucial for the future of the aesthetics industry and the secret to ensuring effective results from aesthetics procedures for every type of skin.

Aesthetic treatments for different ethnicities

Cosmetic medicine is an industry dominated by the Caucasian market, and as such, many treatments target the skin issues experienced by people with fair skin. Because of this, many people may be under the impression that dermal fillers for darker skin are unnecessary since black people don’t share the same concerns as their white counterparts.

The idea that ethnic groups cannot benefit from Botox and filler treatments is largely a misconception. While the skin thickness and elasticity are very different, you can still obtain incredible results from dermal fillers for darker skin.

Injectable treatments are not one-size-fits-all. With fair complexions, signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles tend to occur earlier in life since this skin type is more prone to the damaging effects of ultraviolet light. Women of colour have thicker, more pigmented skin, which means they can wait until later in life to undergo filler treatments. 

Filler treatments are particularly popular with those with darker complexions to treat the unique way in which coloured skin ages. While the skin tends not to age as quickly as fairer tones, a loss of volume commonly results in sagging and creasing. This creates a sunken, hollowed look that can be difficult to hide, even with makeup. Injectable treatments for this particular issue are extremely popular among darker-skinned individuals and can create excellent results for a smoother and more youthful appearance.

The importance of diversity and inclusion in aesthetics

The black and mixed-race population makes up a large percentage of the UK total, yet beauty and cosmetic industries such as aesthetics have had a predominantly white stigma attached to them for too long. Every patient seeking aesthetic treatments should feel celebrated and embraced, no matter their skin colour. 

This change needs to occur in every industry area — from training and advertising to treatment plans. Until women of colour are represented and included in each of these areas, there will be little opportunity for them to express an interest in booking treatments, as they have only been shown and told of the benefits of filler treatments to fairer complexions. Since it’s clear that certain dermal fillers for darker skin can have an immensely positive, enhancing impact, the industry is essentially shutting out a considerable portion of its potential client base. Diversity and inclusion are quickly becoming the new standard for many industries, yet aesthetics, and the beauty business in general, seem to be taking a long time to catch up to these standards.

The key to successful results for all skin types

No matter what your skin type or ethnic group, the best way to guarantee the best possible results of your aesthetics treatment is to seek out the services of a qualified medical professional. A practitioner who understands the complexities of different complexions can offer you the best possible treatment plan to enhance your facial features.

When searching for an aesthetician, it’s vital that you undergo a thorough consultation and ensure that they obtain a comprehensive medical history to establish any pre-existing conditions that may affect the results of your treatments. A quality practitioner will demonstrate a complete understanding of your needs and work with you to safely and effectively meet your aesthetic goals.

Model patients at Acquisition Aesthetics

At Acquisition Aesthetics, we work with talented medical professionals, including doctors, dentists and nurses, offering gold-standard training in injectable treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. Thanks to our students’ high level of medical skill, they are the ideal candidates for aesthetic procedures. Considerable experience working with patients and advanced anatomical knowledge of the head and neck area is coupled with the benefits of our advanced aesthetic training courses. Because of this, our delegates are armed with the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to carry out treatments on individuals of all ethnicities in a safe manner.

Our model patients can benefit from clinic-standard treatments at a fraction of the price. A member of our aesthetics faculty expertly supervises all treatments carried out by our delegates. 

If you’re interested in finding out more about the treatments we offer or would like to speak to a member of the team, we’d love to hear from you. Simply call us on 0203 514 8757 or email models@acquisitionaesthetics.co.uk.

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