Tired-looking eyes can weigh down your appearance and make you look older than you are. Blepharoplasties are an excellent solution that provide a refreshed appearance and can even make applying makeup easier! So when exactly is the right time to wear makeup after a blepharoplasty?
What is a Blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a procedure that aims to rejuvenate the face by tightening the skin and muscles in the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can provide a long-lasting solution for eyelid drooping, undereye bags, and puffy eyelids. You may choose between an upper blepharoplasty, a lower blepharoplasty, or a combination of both to maximize results.
How Long After Blepharoplasty Can I Wear Makeup?
Even though recovery from blepharoplasty can be as quick as three to four days, you may need to wait a bit longer before you can return to your daily beauty routine. It may be at least one to two weeks before you can start applying makeup after your blepharoplasty. Experts recommend this waiting period because applying makeup can cause irritation to the delicate skin around the eye and lead to the risk of infection.
Some physicians estimate the time needed before a patient can wear makeup is around a week, and some even estimate that this time could be four weeks. Every patient is unique, so we recommend speaking with Dr. Lanfranchi to know how long you should wait to apply makeup after your blepharoplasty.
What are the Benefits of an Eyelid Lift?
A blepharoplasty is an excellent solution if you are troubled by droopy or tired-looking eyes. Blepharoplasty treatment can rejuvenate the face and bring beautiful alertness and youth to the eyes and face. Some of the benefits of blepharoplasty include:
- Reduction of eyelid wrinkles
- Reduced undereye bags and dark circles
- Reduced or eliminated vision issues caused by excessive hooding
- Easier eye makeup application
How Long Does a Blepharoplasty Last?
Blepharoplasties are long-lasting, which makes them an effective treatment for rejuvenating the eyes and bringing back a refreshed alertness to the face. Most blepharoplasties last over ten years, and some can even last up to twenty years!
Over time, the tissue in the face will begin to weaken, and the pull of gravity will cause the skin to sag once more. However, your eyes will continue to look more open than if you had never had eyelid surgery. If you would like to refresh your results, Dr. Lanfranchi and his team are happy to work with you again! To help your results last longer, you can:
- Apply sunscreen when necessary
- Wear sunglasses
- Use dermatologist-recommended skin care products
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Two months ago I had a lower lifestyle facial lift. I was apprehensive, but it was well worth the effort and expense. Dr. Lanfranchi and his entire staff were kind, caring and very professional, from the first meeting to the follow up appointments.
The procedure is done under a local, not general anesthetic, and it was easy. I healed quickly and am very satisfied with the results.
His fee was very reasonable. Any further facial work I want done, I will be sure to come back here.
Take The First Step – Request A Consultation
Ready to learn more about blepharoplasty? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our office directly at (702) 929-3880 during normal business hours (please leave a message if we are unable to answer). The Lanfranchi Center serves the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas.