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.
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:
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.
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.
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
Do not use Actives or Anti Ageing Creams (Retinols, Tretonin, Retin A)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do not do any cosmetic treatments on the treated area of the following until the skin is healed at 6 weeks.