After your laser eye surgery, you may feel excited to take full advantage of your new vision with a full day of beautification. However, it’s important to let your eyes heal before you get back into your regular beauty routine. Learn about our recommended timelines to wait for beauty treatments after your LASIK surgery.

1 Week After LASIK – Makeup and Eye Creams

Prior to wearing makeup again, wait at least one week after your LASIK surgery, and take care to apply gently around the eye area. It’s also a good idea to purchase new eye makeup, as this will minimize your risk of infection. Be sure to keep any powders out of your eye to prevent irritation. When removing makeup, take extra precautions and try not to rub your eyes, as this can harm the flap that was created during LASIK.

2 Weeks After LASIK – Cosmetic Injections, Fillers, Facials, and Eyebrow Waxing

After you’ve given your eyes two weeks to heal, you’ll be able to get back to a variety of beauty treatments, including cosmetic injections, fillers, facials and eyebrow waxing. When looking into certain treatments, you may be at higher risk for dry eyes, so use eye drops regularly and contact your doctor if any irritation persists. It’s best to take caution and only get treatments from trusted practitioners in order to minimize your risk of reaction.

1 Month After LASIK – Chemical Peels and Spray Tans

Chemical peels and spray tans should be avoided for your first month after LASIK, as these treatments can increase your risk of infection or delay recovery time. However, if your spray tan routine includes only your body and does not include your face, you only need to wait until two weeks after your LASIK surgery.

3 Months After LASIK – False Eyelashes and Tanning Beds

It’s been three months since your LASIK surgery, and you’re ready to get back to your final round of beauty treatments – false eyelashes and tanning beds. If you were a PRK patient rather than a LASIK patient, however, you’ll need to stay out of the tanning bed for at least one year after your PRK procedure.

No matter the beauty procedures that are in your regular beauty routine, be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations for recovery prior to scheduling your appointments. If you’re not sure about a specific treatment type, you can always reach out to our office and we’ll provide a recommended recovery time.

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