If you’ve always believed that injectables are cardinal sins within the African-American community — particularly as those procedures often relate to the pursuit of Eurocentric beauty standards — dermatologist Dr. Carlos A. Charles is here to put those stigmas and negative connotations to rest.

“Many people believe that injectables are not suited for African-American skin for various reasons,” explains Dr. Charles. “Some feel that they can lead to unwanted side effects like scarring. Others feel that those with darker skin can’t benefit from these products because wrinkles and loss of volume don’t affect them. Both of these beliefs are misguided.”

In fact, Dr. Charles suggests that “wrinkles and facial volume loss do not discriminate.”