What People of Color Need to Know Before Getting Botox or Filler, According to a Nurse Injector

Posted By Madilyn Moeller, Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Filler for woman of color

Ginille Brown’s plan was to work in family medicine or an emergency room. But when someone suggested looking into a position at a med spa specializing in cosmetic procedures, the work quickly caught her attention.

As a nurse practitioner, Brown admits she judged the aesthetics field at first, assuming it was a space reserved for celebrities and whoever gets to count themselves among high society, Brown tells TODAY.com. She soon realized, however, it was “regular people getting treatments, and they were telling me their stories about why they get them and how it helps them to feel their best selves,” Brown says. "I really liked the human side of it.”

So, Brown leaned in. She started working at the med spa part time and a few years later decided to dedicate her career to the field.

It didn't take long for her to notice a trend among who came in for procedures, who created the tools used, and whom those tools were designed for and tested on. Spoiler: It was rarely people of color.

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