A new treatment for aging skin is taking the dermatology world by storm. Elevess is a popular new treatment against wrinkles. Here we look at how well it works for medium and dark skin tones.
What Is Elevess?
Elevess is an FDA approved skin treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin folds and sunken skin. It works by injecting an acid, called Hyaluronic acid, directly into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound of the human body which helps keep skin elastic and youthful looking. It decreases in amount with age and sun exposure. The Elevess treatment involves replacing that lost compound. It is a temporary solution, working in best cases up to a year.
Does Elevess Work for Medium and Darker Skin Tones?
Elevess is not a topical cream or lotion. It is a solution injected underneath the skin, directly in the trouble area. Hispanic and African-Americans participated in Elevess trial studies and seemed to experience the same affects of the drug as the rest of the study population. There has been no noted complications directly related to having darker skin. Redness that sometimes occurs at the injection sight may be less noticeable against darker skin shades.
No matter what your skin tone, Elevess may be a choice for you. However, patient response to the Elevess treatment is varied. Some adore it, and for some it caused nothing but discomfort. Be sure and consult your doctor to see if the Elevess treatment is right for you.