Fibroblast Nose Job: How It's Done & Does It Work

By PMUHub Editorial Team| Last updated on August 30, 2023

Want to reshape your nose without surgery? You can do that with a fibroblast nose job! Read the full article and learn all about it here.

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Getting a fibroblast nose job is a viable alternative for anyone considering rhinoplasty, especially if the corrections they want to make aren’t drastic. This type of procedure can give you great results, but keep in mind that it can’t alter your bone structure.

Still, the procedure is much more convenient – it’s not as invasive as surgery and there’s a lot less hassle around both recovery and aftercare.

So, if you feel like this could be the right choice for you, read on and learn all about what it’s like to use a plasma pen on nose imperfections!

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What Is a Fibroblast Nose Job?

Fibroblasting is a type of procedure in which a pen-like tool is used to zap your skin cells with plasma.

This results in the skin increasing its production of collagen as a natural response to trauma. The cells also shrink under impact, so your skin appears more even and tighter.

For these reasons, fibroblasting is most commonly used as a method to reduce the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. However, the plasma pen has also found its application in slightly altering facial features through eye lifts, lip lifts, and nose contours.

Find the full guide on fibroblasting here!

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How Does a Fibroblast Nose Contour Work?

Like we already mentioned, the plasma pen can be used to slightly alter the appearance of your facial features.

This works by aiming the tool precisely at certain spots around the feature in question and allowing the blast to do the work – the place of impact tugs on the surrounding skin and makes it tighter.

This procedure is usually used to tackle smaller imperfections since the effects aren’t nearly as drastic as with rhinoplasty – non-invasive procedures such as this one can’t alter your bone structure.

However, you can make the nose appear slimmer, reshape the tip of the nose, or deal with asymmetry, especially around the nostrils. If you look at before and after fibroblast nose job pics, you’ll see that the results are still subtle but significant!

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What Does a Plasma Pen Nose Contouring Appointment Look Like?

The number of appointments you’ll need to achieve the best results depends on the size of the area you want to target and the severity of your issue.

Since the nose is such a small area and the imperfections usually aren’t too harsh, you’ll most likely require just one appointment.

But, before you can go through with that appointment, the very first thing you’ll need to do is have a consultation. During this visit, the therapist will tell you what you can expect to see in terms of results and guide you through the procedure.

It’s best to ask anything you want during this first visit and mention any previous skin conditions and allergies you know of.

The typical fibroblasting appointment begins with cleaning and disinfecting the area. To make this go faster, come to the appointment without any makeup or products on your face.

Then, the therapist will apply a local anesthetic, most likely in the form of a numbing cream.

The treatment itself will last around 30 minutes to 2 hours.

The results typically last 2-4 years, so after that you’ll need to come in again if you want to maintain your new look.

Does Plasma Pen Nose Contouring Hurt?

Since a local anesthetic is applied, there should be no pain – if you feel something, let the therapist know immediately.

But, even though the procedure itself doesn’t hurt, the numbing cream will wear off and the recovery process might get a little uncomfortable, especially in the first few days – scroll down for a recovery timeline.

Plasma Pen Nose Job Risks & Side Effects

Fibroblasting, in general, is a pretty safe procedure. All the devices that are used are required to be certified by the FDA in order to hit the market.

Side effects you’ll almost certainly encounter, especially in the first few days following your nose job include:

  • Redness,
  • Scabbing followed by flaking,
  • Potential swelling,
  • Burning/stinging that gradually fades away.

Other than these completely normal side effects, there are only a few things that can go wrong. Those are:

  • Scarring – This usually happens due to the scabs being picked off or other poor aftercare habits,
  • Hyper/hypopigmentation – Also a result of not tending to your healing skin properly. Darker skin tones are more prone to this side effect.

So, as you can see, even the worst-case scenarios are easily preventable, so there’s not a lot to worry about with plasma pen nose jobs!

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Image source: Instagram @fibroblast_by_ginamarie

Plasma Pen Nose Contour Recovery

Here’s an overview of what you can expect during your healing process following a fibroblast nose job. Still, it’s important to keep in mind that this process doesn’t look the same for everyone, and some slight differences are completely normal.

If you feel that something is just too suspicious, don’t hesitate to ask a dermatologist, GP, or the therapist who did the nose job.

  • During the 1st week, dot-like scabs will start to form. You’ll also see the side effects we talked about (redness, swelling, burning), but they shouldn’t be debilitating – it should feel like a sunburn.
  • During the 2nd week, the crusts will start shedding. It’s crucial that you don’t pick them. The entire region will probably feel flakey and still a little red.
  • During the 3rd week, the crusts will have completely gone. They will probably leave red spots in their place, which will fade gradually.

After these 3 weeks, you can go back to your usual skincare and makeup routines, but be careful – if anything starts to feel like it’s irritating your skin, wash it off, and try again in a few days once it’s fully healed.

Click here for a more detailed guide through the fibroblast recovery process!

Plasma Pen Nose Reshaping Aftercare

When it comes to post-fibroblast nose job recovery, there’s not a lot of effort that will be required on your part. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do:


  • Use gentle products,
  • Use ice packs or a drip-free ice roller to reduce the swelling, if necessary,
  • Wear an SPF when you go out,
  • Wash your hands before touching the nose,


  • Expose the nose to friction,
  • Go tanning or sunbathing,
  • Exfoliate in any way,
  • Wear makeup until the crusts fall off,
  • Sweat excessively.

With all this general advice in mind, remember that it’s more important to listen to the instructions your treatment provider gives you, and don’t be shy to ask any questions you have.

Follow this link for more details about fibroblast aftercare!

Plasma Pen Nose Reshaping AftercareImage source: Instagram @anaceliaesthetics

Fibroblast Nose Job Cost

The average price of a fibroblast nose job is $450.

This figure may vary depending on your location, and might even reach up to $1000 if you go to a really fancy salon. Either way, it’s still cheaper than a regular nose job!

Fibroblast Nose Job – Key Takeaways

Like we said at the very beginning – the fibroblast nose job is a great alternative to rhinoplasty, especially if you only want to fix minor imperfections.

The recovery process isn’t stressful and the aftercare is pretty simple – it consists more of avoiding certain situations than putting in any actual effort.

On top of all that, the risks are minimal and the price is much more enticing than cosmetic surgery, so if this is something you were considering, we say go for it!



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