Fibroblast Recovery - What to Expect Day by Day

By PMUHub Editorial Team| Last updated on May 8, 2024

Fibroblast recovery doesn’t take too much time and doesn’t cause too much discomfort, but there are still quite a few things you need to know, so keep on reading!

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Fibroblasting is one of the most advanced non-invasive ways to tighten and enhance your skin’s appearance. It works by blasting the skin cells with the plasma pen which will boost the skin’s natural production of collagen and make it tighter.

This procedure is a popular way to achieve a more youthful look by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, but it can also be used for different kinds of facial lifts.

The recovery process is significantly easier, less intense than with the more invasive procedures, and you can expect to get back to your normal life in a matter of days!

Here’s everything you need to know about the fibroblast recovery process.

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How Long Is Plasma Pen Healing Time?

There is no one correct answer to this question.

In general, the initial fibroblast healing time is only a few days, if you count only the period of swelling and discomfort that requires a change in your lifestyle. The dots, however, will be visible for around 10 days.

But in most cases, it will take up to 12 weeks to restore your skin to its original, resilient, completely non-sensitive state.

Keep in mind that all these times vary depending on your skin’s natural healing abilities, the number of treatments you get, the area of the skin treated, and its sensitivity.

Fibroblast Healing Stages

Like with any other treatment, the plasma pen healing process happens in stages.

Compared to more traditional, surgical approaches to various lifts, this one is pretty mild – it doesn’t take as long, it requires lower effort on your part, and it’s much less painful.

Although the plasma pen recovery journey can differ depending on a number of factors, especially the area where you had the treatment done, there are some common factors.

Let’s take a look at the plasma pen healing process day by day:

Plasma Pen Recovery Day by Day

Day 1: After you just got home from the treatment, you can expect discomfort and a mild burning sensation in the treated area. The dots where the skin got blasted are raw.

Day 2: You can expect some swelling the day after the treatment. The dots are still raw, and the burning may get worse, but this is completely normal, so don’t be alarmed. Most report that the 2nd day is the peak of discomfort.

Day 3: This is the day when scabs usually begin to form over the dotted skin. Do not pick them! By now, the swelling and burning should also start to subside.

Day 4: The scabbing continues, while the discomfort and swelling have either completely disappeared, or are steadily moving towards it.

Day 5: The unpleasant sensations should be completely gone by now, and, if your skin generally heals fast, the scabs are already starting to fall off on their own.


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Normal Deviations from the Plasma Pen Recovery Schedule

Don’t get scared if your fibroblast day-by-day healing process looks nothing like the one we described. Variations in the journey are not only expected but are probably more of a rule than an exception. What we described here is just the best-case scenario.

The swelling can last up to 3 weeks, especially if you’re either generally prone to slower healing, or got the treatment done on a particularly large or sensitive area of the skin.

The scabbing may take more than a few days, and it can take up to a week to even begin peeling. Again, don’t rush this process by trying to pick them yourself, it can lead to scarring!

After the crusts have fallen off, the fresh layer of skin underneath will be very sensitive. You’ll notice the pinkness or even redness and probably experience discomfort to the touch. This could either be day 6, day 21, or day 40 – it depends on your skin.


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NOTE: What You Need to Avoid

Before the skin returns to its normal, pretreatment state, it’s best to avoid harsh skincare agents, direct sunlight (especially sunbeds), and friction, so be extra gentle when removing your makeup or putting your clothes on.

How to Care for the Eye Area After Fibroblasting

The eye area is often treated with fibroblasting to get rid of crow’s feet or minimize under eyes, but it’s also the area that needs the most care during healing. 

Fibroblast Eyelids Healing

When it comes to plasma eye lift recovery, remember that this is one of the most sensitive areas of your body – the eyelid is where your skin is the thinnest. That’s why fibroblasting it can be more painful.

Ideally, you should take a day or two to just rest after the procedure.

The complete healing process may last a little bit longer than with, for example, your cheek or neck area. The complete journey can take up to 12 weeks.

For at least two weeks after the treatment, you should avoid using any makeup on the eyelid. If possible, extend this period until you can no longer feel any discomfort upon touching your eyelid.


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Plasma Pen Under Eye Recovery

This is one of the most popular fibroblast treatments because it has proven to be very effective.

But similarly to the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid and its surrounding area is also an extremely sensitive patch of skin.

The fibroblast under eyes recovery time is also around 12 weeks in total. The first few days are crucial and the most uncomfortable. The swelling may cause you to feel a bit discouraged since it will seem like the procedure’s gone wrong and you’re getting the opposite effect.

Redness, dryness, swelling, and burning are all normal symptoms of fibroblast healing.

The spots, at first in the form of tiny wounds, then scabs, and finally fresh pinkish or reddish skin will be visible for the first 10 days or so (usually longer), so don’t plan any big events in the first few weeks following the procedure.


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Plasma Pen Aftercare

Ultimately, the plasma pen treatment is a burn on your skin. It’s not a serious one – more like a bad sunburn, as many would describe it. So, don’t apply anything you wouldn’t use after a long day at the beach.

For the first day or two following the procedure, you may only want to use aloe-based products or similar, very mild cooling agents to soothe the burning sensation as it can get annoying if not painful.

Your skincare and makeup routines will also require some adapting, and you should skip them altogether for the first week or so, depending on the area.

It’s best if you check the ingredients list on your products and then decide when to continue as usual.

One of the most important aftercare steps is to use SPF (at least 30) for a few months after your fibroblasting appointment.

The areas of the skin that received the treatment will be much more prone to burning, which, in some cases, can result in hyperpigmentation and higher pain levels compared to regular sunburns.

Here are some gentle products that can be helpful to your recovery process:

Fibroblast Recovery – Main Takeaways

Like with any other kind of recovery journey, the plasma pen healing process has a lot of individual aspects to take into consideration. Usually, you will experience swelling and discomfort for the first few days.

The scabs should appear and begin to shed during the first week but remain visible for up to two weeks.

Keep in mind that longer recovery times aren’t a reason to panic – it may take longer due to your skin’s sensitivity and natural aptitude for healing. Don’t apply friction and aggressive products, and you’ll be good to go!

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