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Dr. Vishal Purohit

When Can I Wear Makeup After a Dermal Filler Treatment?

Hello, beautiful people! It’s Dr. Vishal Purohit here, your trusted Plastic Surgeon from Jaipur. Today, I want to address a common question after a dermal filler treatment: When Can I wear makeup?

I understand that you might be eager to showcase your rejuvenated look right away, but it’s crucial to give your skin some time to recover. I will guide you through the post-treatment makeup dos and don’ts in this blog post.

The Golden Rule for Makeup After a Dermal Filler Treatment: is to Wait!

After a dermal filler treatment, your skin might experience some redness, swelling, or bruising. It’s essential to give your skin some breathing space to heal and avoid infections. So, here’s the golden rule:

Wait for at least 24 hours before applying makeup on the treated area.

Why wait? Let me explain.

Reasons to Wait 24 Hours:

  1. Avoiding Infections: Makeup brushes and sponges can harbor bacteria. Applying makeup right after the treatment can introduce these bacteria into the injection sites, increasing the risk of infection.
  2. Minimizing Irritation: Your skin might be sensitive after the treatment. Makeup products, especially those with fragrances or harsh chemicals, can cause irritation or exacerbate redness.
  3. Promoting Healing: Giving your skin a break from makeup allows it to breathe and recover. Plus, avoiding makeup ensures you don’t accidentally put pressure on the treated area, which can affect the filler’s placement.
  4. Prevent the Fillers Migration: The process of applying makeup and then cleaning it later may put undue pressure on the fillers and push them to a different place.

Makeup Tips After Dermal Fillers

Once you’ve waited for 24 hours, you can safely apply makeup. But it’s still important to follow some guidelines to maintain the health of your skin and the longevity of the treatment.


  • Clean your brushes and sponges: Before applying makeup, make sure your tools are clean and bacteria-free. Use a brush cleaner or mild soap and water to clean them.
  • Use gentle, non-comedogenic products: Opt for makeup products that are gentle on your skin and won’t clog pores. Look for products labeled as hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, or fragrance-free.
  • Apply makeup with a light hand: Be gentle while applying makeup on the treated area. Use a soft brush or clean fingers to avoid putting pressure on the filler.


  • Don’t use makeup with harsh chemicals: Steer clear of makeup products containing alcohol, fragrances, or other irritants that can aggravate your skin.
  • Don’t sleep with makeup on: Always remove your makeup before going to bed to allow your skin to breathe and recover overnight.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen: Sun exposure can break down the filler more quickly. Always wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin and prolong the effects of the treatment.

Final Thoughts

Dermal filler treatments are a fantastic way to rejuvenate your appearance and boost your confidence. By waiting 24 hours before applying makeup after a dermal filler treatment and following the tips provided, you can ensure your skin heals properly and your results last as long as possible.

If you are interested in dermal fillers head over to Dr. Purohit’s guide to dermal fillers

If you have any questions or concerns about your post-treatment care, please contact me or visit Kalpana Aesthetics in Jaipur. I’m here to help you achieve the beautiful, radiant skin you deserve!


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