When Can I Wear Makeup After Morpheus8 Treatment?

By: Morpheus8 Australia

One of the most common questions we get is when can I wear makeup after Morpheus8?

The answer to this question isn’t so simple, there are some other things to consider besides the application of makeup.

When Can You Wear Makeup After Morpheus8?

The simple answer to this question is 1-3 days.

Although everyone heals at different rates our advice is to go as long as possible without makeup to ensure a perfect clean environment for your skin go through the Morpheus8 healing process.

What we’re waiting for is the very top layer of skin to completely heal so foreign creams and makeup don’t get below the surface.

This can often happen 24 hours after the procedure but for some people, it may take a little longer.

Our advice: Go for a treatment on a Friday and aim to be makeup-free until Monday.

This will allow plenty of time for your skin to be clear from makeup and heal completely.

What Happens If I Wear Makeup Too Soon?

The treatment area is very sensitive post-Morpheus8 treatment and has hundreds of microneedling holes in the skin (you’ll notice small needle marks).

These microchannels are a great opportunity to introduce serums such as hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin, but also a great amount of care has to be taken when applying things like makeup.

If you apply makeup too soon you run the risk of skin irritation, redness or infection (low risk).

The most common side effect will be a little irritation and redness that could have been avoided.

It also means your body is now working hard to fight this foreign cream rather than healing and producing more collagen.

If you’re spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on this treatment, you want to give yourself the best results possible.

Any Tips Regarding Makeup After Morpheus8 Treatment?

After a few days, the top layer of the skin is completely healed so you can apply your makeup as normal.

If you’re cutting fine with time and you wish you could have a longer makeup-free face here are some things you can do to help the process.

  • Clean your makeup brushes
  • Wear non-toxic makeup
  • Apply as little as possible
  • Clean it off as soon as you can
  • Keep the skin dry (treated area)


Adverse reactions in the treatment area from wearing makeup too close to treatment time are low. You’ll likely experience a little redness and irritation at most.

That being said, it’s not worth the risk.

Stick to hyaluronic acid serum or a gentle moisturizer and avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible.

After a few days, you can resume your regular skin care regimen and introduce a soothing cleanser and your skin will love you for it.

Whether you’re looking for Morpheus8 treatment for skin tightening, acne scars or even just a more aggressive treatment for anti-ageing, we know you’ll love the results on your chosen treatment area.

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