Facial Rejuvenation in Patients of Color

Mingyang L. Gray, Kofi D.O. Boahene

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Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to illustrate different factors and considerations in providing facial rejuvenation procedures to non-Caucasian patients. As providers, we must understand how the aging process differs for patients of color and anticipate its effects on various interventions. Recent Findings: Elements of beauty and ideal facial measurements may differ from classically described archetypes based on a patient’s ethnic and cultural background. Non-Caucasian patients tend to benefit from treatments that target skin resurfacing and volume loss. The use of widely available techniques such as lasers, intense pulsed light (IPL), and chemical peels can have significant side effects if it is not chosen carefully based on a patient’s skin type. Summary: A patient’s genetic and ethnic background manifests in differences in the aging process. One must consider cultural norms, patient expectations, and susceptibility of unwanted side effects when selecting a tailored and individualized plan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-309
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Otorhinolaryngology Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2022


  • Aging face
  • Ethnic
  • Facial rejuvenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Clinical Neurology


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