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.


  • Swelling

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


  • Heat/Sunburn/Stinging

Feeling hot like a sunburn stinging sensation is normal immediately after the treatment and for the rest of that night.


  • Itchiness

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.


  • Dry skin

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.


  • Redness

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.


  • Raw Skin

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.


  • Weeping

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.


How to Care for Your Skin After Treatment

For 1 week After Treatment

Wash the area gently with warm water, carefully pat dry. Apply a small pea size of Aftercare cream 2 x per day

No Makeup

No Swimming

Do not use Actives or Anti Ageing Creams (Retinols, Tretonin, Retin A)

No Sauna

No exposing the area to sunlight


For 2 weeks After Treatment

Moisturise the area 2 x per day, using products that are hydrating and repairing eg La Roche Porsay Cicaplast Baume. Ingredients such at Hyaluronic Acid and Centella help heal the skin as well as hydrating it.

Gentle cleansing

Do not use AHA’s Glycolics or Retinols

Do not use Exfoliating Products


At all time during the course of Treatment (1 week on)

Sun exposure should be avoided, if not, wear 50+ Sunscreen

Moisturise the area 2 x per day, using products that are hydrating and repairing eg La Roche Porsay Cicaplast Baume. Ingredients such at Hyaluronic Acid help heal the skin as well as hydrating it. You want to ensure that the skin is prevented from drying out and peeling.

No Sun beds or Sun baking


  • Skin Care Products

All of your skin care products should be non-irritating and non-clogging for the first week or so after the treatment. For best results, we advise to use products that contain healing and hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Centella.


  • Sunscreen

You should first apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside, and again, immediately before. After that, reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours. If direct sun exposure is necessary, wear a hat and clothing that covers the treated area. Use this regimen during the healing period and always.


  • Moisturiser

Remember that peeling and/or flaking is normal during the healing process. Therefore, the product should be non-irritating and non-clogging, or else you could develop breakouts. During the healing period your normal moisturiser may be too occlusive, so please consider using our aftercare products. Reapply whenever your skin feels dry.


  • Scrubs, Toners, Glycolic Acid, and Retin A

Your skin will be sensitive for the first week or so after treatment, so do not use products that will cause irritation during this time. Do not use abrasive scrubs, toners, or products that contain glycolyic acids or Retin A. Read the product labels.


  • Resume your normal skin care regimen when your skin has fully healed.


  • Cosmetic Treatments

Do not do any cosmetic treatments on the treated area of the following until the skin is healed at 6 weeks.

  • Skin Needling
  • Hair Removal laser
  • Carbon Peel laser
  • PRP
  • Botox/Fillers
  • BB Glow
  • Active Peels (AHA, Enzyme, etc)