The Big Cover-Up – How, When, and If You Should Hide Treatment Scars
- Posted on: Dec 14 2014
Every cosmetic surgery leaves a scar somewhere. What can you do about hiding them, short of waiting for time to lessen their appearance? Here’s the 411 on using makeup and related products to hide scars prior to their natural healing:
Is It a Wise Thing to Try and Hide Them?
With common sense and patience, nothing needs to stop you from trying to reduce the appearance of your scars. However, it’s crucial to pay close attention to the condition of your skin and any of its wounds at the time, along with the products you use.
When Is it Safe to Cover Up the Scars?
This will be advised in accordance with the procedure, but as a rule of thumb you should never, ever consider using makeup anywhere that’s yet to have any remaining stitches removed. This would technically amount to using makeup o
n an open wound, which common sense dictates is a pretty terrible idea.
How Can It be Done Safely?
Be sure to research the cosmetics you plan to use in order to assess their quality, safety, and general effect on your skin. And if it’s not approved for such use, or if you haven’t run it by your surgeon, don’t use it at all.
Anything Else to Know?
The longer you leave makeup on healing scars, the longer you risk extending your recovery times. As such, it’s of crucial importance to make sure you thoroughly, yet gently, cleanse the area and remove all traces of the cover-up as soon as it is no longer needed.
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