The Fibroblast Plasma Pen treatment will produce side-effects after the procedure. This is common and normal. Side effects expected is redness, swelling, and slight pain, this generally subsides after a day or two.
- Eye Treatment Area
- Day of treatment: Some swelling. Feels hot like a sunburn. This feeling can last for up to 3 hours+
- Day 1 (Next day post-treatment): Lots of swelling (the most swelling), especially in the morning
- Day 2: Swelling
- Day 3: Itchy sensation and tightness. Swelling decreases. Dots dry and may start to fall off
You will notice most of the swelling on the first morning after treatment, particularly around the eyes. Swelling usually lasts two to three days. To minimise swelling do the following:
- Follow Lymphatic Drainage Protocols
- Sleep elevated the first night. Use as many pillows as you can tolerate
- Avoid salt and alcohol
- Body dry brushing
- Jade rolling
Feeling hot like a sunburn stinging sensation is normal immediately after the treatment and for the rest of that night.
You will start to feel itchy from the 3rd day. Do not pick at the dots. The itchiness sensation means that the dots are starting to heal and are getting ready to dry and fall off.
Your skin may feel dry, peel or flake. You may notice a “sandpaper” texture a few days after treatment. This is the treated tissue working its way out of your body as new fresh skin is regenerated.
Most redness resolves during the first week after treatment, but a rosy “glow” can remain for several weeks. After the carbon crusts (dots) have fallen off, 5 to 7 days after the treatment, that’s when you can apply your normal coverage of makeup.
Bronzing, Crusting and Small Dark Dots
The Fibroblast Plasma Pen treatment causes destruction to microscopic cylinders of skin which then exfoliates during the healing process. The treatment can make the skin look bronzed, or small areas appear crusted (do not try to scratch them off). Scratching off any carbon deposits (dots) may result in infection, scarring and hypo-pigmentation of the skin that may not be able to be reversed. Please refrain from scratching any areas that are healing.
If you develop areas of raw skin post treatment, keep them moist with the provided ointment and our Fibroblast Aftercare. You do not need to apply band-aids, but keep the areas moist and do not pick at them. They will heal very rapidly on their own and without problems.
Initially, after treatment and for a day or so afterward, there may be occasional weeping (yellow pus). This is simply plasma and is a natural healing response. This simply flakes off after a few days but in some cases can take over 1 week.