Can I use make-up after a laser treatment or a peel?

Would you please say to me can I do make up on face and eyes after five days lazer franctional ,I can not go out. Thank you

Please everyone……..clarify this with your doctor before doing any laser work since dermatologists and other doctors really differ on this point.

Here are some general guidelines though:

  • If there is no “break in the skin,” then it’s usually safe to put make-up on right away.  An example of this would be an IPL/photorejuvenation.  Again, check with your doctor.
  • If the laser is more ablative like the Fraxel, other fractionated lasers or the CO2s, then it depends on how aggressive the laser was.  If there are no “open” areas or cuts, then 3-4 days might be reasonable.  If there are open areas, wait until they completely heal over.
  • Remember that old makeup can be contaminated with bacteria.  Only use new or uncontaminated makeup on newly lasered skin.

This product is very helpful in covering up red, brown or bruised areas after procdures after the skin has healed.   It is mineral based and chemical free.

Again……best to check with your doctor!

Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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