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Old 01-25-2015, 10:56 PM
hbc1983 hbc1983 is offline
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Default Covering After Laser


I desperately need advice. I have a port wine stain on my neck, face and ear and have been covering it since I was old enough to experience the awful attitudes of my peers. I am now getting laser surgery again and I notice a change in the test patch which is great! BUT I really can't cope with not covering my birthmark after treatment. In particular, I have an event I'm going to with my husband the day after my first full treatment and I really want to wear makeup that evening, just for the evening. I will take it off and moisturise afterwards but I just want to have a normal night and not let me birthmark stop me from something yet again. We already have booked a sitter I had completely forgot about the laser surgery until just now. I know that it is advised that you wait 4-6 days before applying makeup, but would it be okay if I use clean brushes and remove it as soon as I am home? Please share your experiences with this! Thank you very much in advance!
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:01 PM
missy missy is offline
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Hi and welcome!

You should really call your doctor and ask. At least speak to the nurse there. Any chance you can reschedule the laser? I would be hesitant to risk makeup right after.

Let us know what happens!

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