Ready to start turning back the clock on your facial appearance? Or give your lips or cheeks a bit of ‘boost’?
Making the Most of It: 5 Tips for Combining Makeup and Injectable Treatments
If you’re like many women, you probably don’t feel fully dressed until you have your “face” on: your makeup completes your outfit.
So, when having cosmetic injectables to help you get your best look ever, it’s important to know how to manage makeup around these non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Here’s a few ideas around the use of makeup to help get the best results from your treatment.
(1) Arrive for your appointment with a clean face – preferably without any makeup
We always start with a detailed facial assessment and skin analysis so it’s important to have clean skin prior to your cosmetic injectables treatment. We need to see what your skin really looks like! Arriving without makeup will make your skin easier to analyze, prepare and provide a blank canvas to create your bespoke facial aesthetic treatment plan.
(2) Plan to avoid wearing make-up for at least 12 hours after your injectable treatment
Yes, we know some people want to inject and party on! But that’s not ideal for the best results.
Plan ahead for a brief downtime after your treatment. The areas where the skin has been breached need time to heal and recover. You want to minimize your risk of infection and let your skin settle completely. We therefore recommend 12 to 24 hours of using NO other products on your skin (water and gentle soap-free cleansers are OK).
Think of it as an excuse to stay at home and chillax for an evening. So give your skin a breather.
Whatever you do, do NOT try something new on your skin after your treatment. (Exception: Healite II).
(3) Apply minimal amounts of makeup the next day: Mineral makeups are typically best
Makeup can be useful for concealing your spots — but makeup can also suffocate your skin, depending on its ingredients. So aim to target just your problems areas. It’s also best to use a mineral powder to blend in with your natural skin tone.
We recommend using mineral based products, like Glo Mineral Makeup. Ask your Clinician about other available brands. Ideally, treat yourself to some fresh, clean new makeup and make sure you clean your brushes to avoid any chance of bacterial cross-contamination after your injectables treatment.
(4) A treatment can improve your facial contours and change your standard makeup routine
After your treatment, you can make the most of your new facial contours by highlighting your higher cheeks, outline more prominent lips or use shadowing to emphasize wider eyes.
The best thing about getting injectables is that they emphasize the naturally beautiful dimensions of your face. Injectables can bring out your best features, reduces your wrinkles and even improve your skin tone by hydration.
The expert use of certain makeups, such as highlighting, contouring, shading and blending, can really make the results of your injectables session ‘pop’ – you’ll be ready for the red carpet in no time!
Please ask our Cosmetic Physician about a referral to a talented make-up Artist who can help you add to your bag of tricks.
(5) Think about going au naturel – not wearing any makeup at all!
Here at Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing and PlasticSurgeons.com.au, we want your best accessory to be your own face! No makeup looks as good as beautiful, natural skin if it’s at its best.
So choose a team of Clinicians who know how to get your skin to where you can go make-up free with confidence.
Other options including Skin Resurfacing, Eyelid Rejuvenation, Scar Minimisation and Scar Revision
There exist reliable, evidence-based skin and facial treatments to improve your skin texture and tone, decrease pigmentation, rebuild collagen and reduce scarring. By improving the skin architecture and removing irregularities, you can reduce the need for makeup and let the natural you shine through.
Always remember that having cosmetic injectables, such as anti-wrinkle injections or dermal volumisers (“fillers”), is really a medical procedure. Sterile injecting conditions, the use of high quality products and the competence of your injector are absolutely critical to a safe and successful outcome.
In our practice, we take many precautions to reduce any potential downsides like infections, skin reactions, potential bruising or damage to tissues.
Read our related Plastic Surgery Blogs and our Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing Blogs including:
Blog on “Five Fibs about Fillers”
Our Senior Injector’s blog on “Why Less is More (How Injectable Overuse Can Leave People Looking Older) and “Filler Over-Use Syndrome”
Senior Injector Nurse Sandra’s blog on “A Faster Facelift: The Liquid Alternative.”
Or Send us a confidential enquiry or call on (03) 8849 1400 to arrange your Confidential Consultation with one of our Coco Ruby team’s Senior Injectors or Aesthetic Physician.