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Botox is a treatment where botulism toxin is injected into the face to reduce wrinkles. Although this is a temporary treatment, many people get the injections before going to special events. However, it is important to know when, or if, you can apply makeup after the treatment.

Time Frame

While it is not advisable to wear makeup during your Botox injections, you can apply it soon after. According to Siena Lasers and Aesthetics, you can put your makeup on four hours following treatment.


Botox sometimes causes swelling or bruising at the site of injection. Many Botox clinics recommend you cover the site with makeup, proving it safe to put on makeup after Botox.


Although Botox is safe and well-tolerated, recommends you do not lie down or rub the area for few hours following treatment, which includes rubbing makeup over the site.