When would I be able to start putting makeup on the area of my birthmark removal? (Photo)

I had a birthmark removal 2 weeks ago. I had the fraxel laser done. My birthmark is pretty small. My doctor said it should be scabbing but i haven't seen it scabbing yet.

Doctor Answers 2

Make up after birthmark removal

As long as your skin is not tender it is OK to apply make-up. Make sure you are using hypo-allergenic products and avoid using any abrasives in that area until fully healed. As far as scabbing goes, you should contact your provider and schedule a follow up visit. Good luck!

Post Laser Make-Up

It best to wait until the skin isn't as tender, but you can use medical make up such as Oxigenetics which is safe to use on skin post laser treatment. 

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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