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SEP 2017

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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DETAILS | By Rachel Shor t Camoufl age makeup can dramatically improve the quality of life for your clients with chronic skin conditions and increase patient satisfaction following aesthetic treatments, while also serving as a profi table new revenue stream for your aesthetic practice or medspa business. A November 2012 review study published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology revealed that people with acne and rosacea experience increased anxiety and depression as well as poor self-esteem. Researchers Lauren L. Levy, MD, and Jason J. Emer, MD, found that the immediate improvement offered by cosmetic camoufl age results in a rapid and dramatic improvement in quality of life scores for people with these skin problems. There are several camoufl age makeup lines currently available. The key to getting the necessary coverage lies in selecting foundation colors with the appropriate undertones and applying them properly for all-day coverage. Here's how to select and properly apply camoufl age makeup for patients with rosacea, acne and postprocedure bruising. CAMOUFLAGING ROSACEA FLARES For clients with rosacea, avoid any shade that is too pink or cool in color, such as blues and purples. These under- tones exacerbate the appearance of erythema. Instead, use a neutral tone with a hint of yellow or beige to mute the redness. I use Dermablend's Flawless Creator line for my clients. Once I've selected the shade, I tap two to three drops of the product directly onto the skin using my fi ngertips or a blending sponge. I apply the product directly to infl amed areas, and blend it outward toward the jaw and forehead. If the patient has only mild redness, the makeup can be mixed with her favorite moisturizer or BB cream to provide lighter coverage with bumped-up moisture. Once I've covered the face, I touch up any infl amed or swollen areas with a concealer—I use Smooth Liquid Camo Concealer. Apply the concealer using light fi ngertip pressure or a concealer brush. Once coverage has been achieved, set the makeup PHOTO COURTESY OF DERMABLEND 26 SEPTEMBER 2017 | Med Esthetics Temporary Coverup How to apply camoufl age makeup to cover acne, rosacea and postprocedure bruising.

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