Aesthetics in ethnic skin
Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
2311 M St. NW Suite 504
Washington, D.C .20037, USA
The US census bureau projects that by the year 2056, greaterthan 50 percent of the US population will be of non-Caucasiandescent (1). Ethnic consumers have unique facial featuresand thus their cosmetic concerns also differ from Caucasians.Beauty is determined by the interplay of racial, cultural, andenvironmental influences. These unique differences in skin pathophysiology,mechanisms of aging, and anatomic structure havechanged the scope of procedures done on people with skinof colour. The aesthetic ideal for centuries has been based onartist and anatomist drawings. ...