Your guide to covering up post-injectable bruising
Injectables like Botox, Xeomin, and Juvéderm are becoming more and more prominent among beauty maintenance rituals around the globe. The results are often immediate but those injected can also expect possible discoloration. It's no big deal though when you know a few tricks for covering it up. If you love the results you can get with injectables, here's how you can hide any bruising that may come with a treatment.
First, you have to neutralize the problem
A neutralizing concealer can cover up any bruise. Neutralizing colors are those which appear opposite each other on the color wheel: Green neutralizes red, for example, and blue neutralizes orange. You’ll want to follow application of the concealer with some foundation. This will cover the bruise completely.
Your bruise must be free of cuts, nicks, and stitches. Choose a hypoallergenic concealer with a yellow base; the hue offsets blue discoloration. But if your bruise is red, you’ll want to use a green concealer. If your bruise is brown, you’ll want to use white concealer. And if your bruise is yellow, you’ll want to use a lavender-colored concealer. Gently apply the concealer to the bruised area and blend. Place foundation over the concealer and follow with a translucent powder. It's that simple.
Then, you "makeup" a few tricks
Used cleverly, cosmetics can draw attention away from facial bruises. Here are two techniques to help mask any bruising even further:
An innovative makeup trick that helps draw attention to other features of your face, highlighting makes imperfections less apparent. You can highlight your cheekbones, the inside portion of your eyelids, and the area below your eyebrows with light, shiny powder.
Accenting enhances other facial features and draws attention from imperfections. You can use eyeliner and eyeshadow to draw attention to your eyes, or wear a bold lipstick to draw attention to your lips. You should use these techniques in conjunction with the concealer techniques above.
How to minimize bruising altogether
Though bruising may result from injectables, there is a lot you can do to help avoid it.
Before your appointment, you'll want to refrain from blood thinning medications and foods. Similarly, certain supplements and antiviral prescriptions can aid in faster healing and outbreak prevention.
During your treatment, numbing creams and ice-packs can help to constrict blood vessels and minimize bruising.
Post-treatment, you'll want to avoid alcohol, exercise, sun exposure and anything else that may dilate your blood vessels. Avoid massaging or squeezing the injection site and if in pain, remember to take Tylenol only.
Take a shot at some great injectables
If you’re injectables-curious, check out Botox or Xeomin, two neuromodulators that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while preventing new ones from forming, all while producing natural results that last for months.
If you're looking for volume, Juvéderm is an innovative hyaluronic acid–based filler that adds volume and contour to lips, cheeks and nasolabial folds, in addition to smoothing fine lines. Better yet—the results last up to two years!
For more information on these injectables and pre or post-injectable care, contact LaserAway to speak to one of our skin specialists. As the nation's leader in aesthetic dermatology, LaserAway has performed more than 1.5 million treatments, helping patients from coast to coast achieve their aesthetic goals.
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