Plasma Eye Lift: The Best Non-Invasive Alternative

By Emily M.| Last updated on August 17, 2023

Thinking about an eye lift but don’t want to go under the knife? Learn all about the plasma eye lift here: the procedure, the cost, risks, recovery & aftercare!

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An eye lift can do so much for your appearance! It can give you a fresher look or help you achieve the sultry and popular fox-eye effect. But the surgery is not only expensive – it’s invasive and entails a complex recovery.

So, if you’re looking for a better and more comfortable alternative that can give you the same effect but won’t put you through all the trouble, a plasma eye lift might just be the thing for you!

Here’s all about the fibroblast eye lift!

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What Is the Plasma Eye Lift?

The plasma eye lift, like any plasma pen treatment, is a simple and non-invasive procedure that aims to tighten your skin.

The plasma pen procedure, or simply fibroblasting as it’s also known, is most commonly used to reduce the signs of aging. However, there are other applications too, such as a nose contour, lip tug, and the eye lift.

Let’s take a closer look at how the procedure works, what you can expect from it, and answer some common questions. We’ll also talk about possible side effects and share aftercare tips, so make sure to read all the way through to be able to make a well-informed decision.

Click here for the full guide on plasma pen fibroblasting!

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How Does the Plasma Pen Eye Lift Work?

The tool that’s used for the plasma fibroblast eyelid treatment is called a plasma pen. It’s used to blast your skin with electrical energy in the form of plasma, which induces a tiny amount of trauma to the skin.

This blast triggers the skin’s natural regenerative processes and causes it to produce more collagen, the protein responsible for your skin’s firmness.

The zaps tug on the skin surrounding the targeted spot, so working the tool with precision can help alter the appearance of any part of the face.

So, targeting the area just above the eye or eyebrow will lift up the skin around the eye, creating a lifted effect.

Although it might sound a little scary at first, rest assured that all the pens need to be FDA-approved in order to be used.

Similarly, anyone working the tool needs to have a special certificate proving their competence, so just look for an esthetician with relevant experience.

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What Does a Fibroblast Eye Lift Appointment Look Like?

If you do decide to undergo this procedure, there are a few things to keep in mind first:

  • The results last up to 5 years,
  • They won’t be as drastic as surgery.

But, if you’re fine with that, here’s what you can expect from the treatment.

It’ll all start with a consultation. The therapist in charge of the procedure will have to evaluate your skin and tell you exactly what they’ll do and how many sessions will be necessary. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have.

The appointment itself will start off with cleaning and disinfecting the area.

To make this process faster, come in with no makeup or other products on your face. Then, they will ask you to remove your lashes and contact lenses – make sure to plan and book your lash appointment accordingly.

After that, they’ll apply a local anesthetic. Depending on your sensitivity, this will be either an injection or, more commonly, some numbing cream.

Finally, they’ll turn on their plasma pen and begin the fibroblast eyes treatment, which should last around 30-90 minutes.

Does It Hurt?

Most clients say that it doesn’t. If the topical numbing cream works as it should, there probably won’t be any pain.

However, some discomfort is to be expected. However, keep in mind that the anesthetic will wear off and you will most likely feel some pain then. Still, it won’t be anything too bad – it’s usually described as a bad sunburn.

If you feel pain during the treatment, make sure to let your therapist know as soon as you feel it.

Plasma Pen for Hooded Eyes

Another application of fibroblasting is plasma blepharoplasty or augmentation of the eyelids. Although this treatment can be used to fix minor blemishes like asymmetry, it’s also popular for fixing naturally hooded eyes.

It works the same as it does for any other kind of eye lift. The plasma pen targets the skin just above the eyelid, tugging on it, and making it tighter. In this way, fibroblast for hooded eyes is a great way to fix your insecurity without the need for surgery.

Keep in mind that the results aren’t permanent, so weigh your options carefully.

Image source: Instagram @fibroblast_by_ginamarie

Plasma Eye Lift Side Effects & Risks

As is the case with any cosmetic procedure, no matter how non-invasive and technologically advanced it is, there will always be some considerations and side effects to keep in mind.

Some unpleasantries you may encounter during your healing period are inevitable, as your skin does suffer some damage.

Normal side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Scabbing and then flaking
  • Some swelling
  • The sensation of a sunburn

All these are to be expected and are no cause for concern if the skin heals fine.
But there are also some more serious risks you should be aware of.

The worst thing that can happen is scarring. The dots left behind when you fibroblast eyelids may not heal properly and leave scars in the same pattern. The best way to prevent this is to be extra careful with aftercare and not pick at the scabs.

Another possibility is that you will develop hyper- or hypopigmentation in those spots. Again, this can be prevented with proper aftercare and is taken care of more easily than scarring (at least in the case of hyperpigmentation).

Since people with darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation, the fibroblasting treatment might not be the best choice.

Plasma Eye Lift Recovery

The recovery period after a plasma eye lift won’t be particularly long or stressful, but you will require some downtime, especially since the scabbing will be in a very visible area.

Here’s what to expect & how to take care of the area, but keep in mind that the healing process looks different for everyone. Don’t be alarmed if yours deviates from the timeline below. If anything looks or feels suspicious, consult with your GP or dermatologist.

Week 1

During the first week post-treatment, you can expect a sunburn-like sensation, some swelling, and the scabs to form.

Stick to the prescribed aftercare routine.

Week 2

Week 2 will consist of shedding the crusts. Your skin will get flakey and won’t look that great. Reminder: don’t pick at the flakes!

Keep up with the aftercare routine!

Week 3

Week 3 will leave you with reddish spots where the scabs once were, but they will also begin to fade.

At that point, you can start reintegrating your usual makeup and skincare products, but exercise reasonable caution and don’t use anything that causes any burning or discomfort.

Follow this link for a complete day-by-day guide through plasma pen recovery!

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Plasma Eye Lift Aftercare

When it comes to aftercare, remember that it’s more important to follow your treatment provider’s advice than anything you find online.

With that being said, let’s go over some general rules you should stick to:

  • Use mild products,
  • Apply ice packs to help the swelling,
  • Avoid friction as much as you can,
  • Only go out with an SPF and/or sunglasses and/or a hat that provides shade over your eyes,
  • Avoid tanning,
  • Avoid shaving and waxing your brows,
  • Avoid exfoliants, both physical and chemical,
  • Avoid chlorinated water,
  • Avoid contaminants (and wash your hands before touching!),
  • Avoid makeup until the scabs fall off,
    Avoid excessive sweating (gym, sauna, whatever).

Find the complete list of plasma pen aftercare do’s and don’ts here!

Plasma Eye Lift Cost

On average, fibroblasting a small area such as just your eyelids costs around $500, but it can depend, primarily on the exclusivity of the salon.

We suggest finding a middle ground. Don’t go to the most luxurious salon, since they’re notoriously prone to overcharging, but also don’t go to the cheapest one you can find, either.

The risk of infection or malpractice is very real if you end up working with an inexperienced aesthetician.

For a more detailed overview of fibroblasting prices, click here!

Plasma Eye Lift – Main Takeaways

To highlight the main point, let us reiterate that a plasma eye lift is a non-invasive yet effective method for creating a fox-eye look, tackling hooded eyes, and opening up the eye in general.

A significant drawback is that it isn’t a permanent solution, but the risks are minimal and there’s not a lot of downtime after the treatment. Now that we’ve given you an overview of what you can expect, it’s up to you to make the decision.



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