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FIbroblast Healing Process

The healing process for plasma arc fibroblast therapy is basically the same for all skin tightening treatments. Eyelid tightening and tattoo removal are a little different than other parts of the face or body. We’ll go over them separately.

Please be aware that the skin on your face heals more quickly than it does on your body and that the time sequences that we are stating here are the average times for recovery. It is possible that your healing time will differ from these guidelines.

Immediately after your treatment, the skin in and surrounding the area that was treated may be red and feel like a mild to moderate sunburn. This effect can last for a few minutes to a day or so. About an hour is common. Slight swelling can occur. The area may be tender to the touch for a couple of days. The area should not hurt.

Scabs or “crusting” usually forms within 1-3 days. Some people do not scab, but most do. The scabs will fall off on their own. It is important that you don’t rub, peel, scratch or pick them off. If you do, you can cause scarring.

The scabs usually fall off between 5-10 days. Some people that heal slower may have scabs up to 14 days. If you have body work done, it does take a little longer for them to fall off. Make sure that you keep the area clean and wear clothes that don’t rub on the bodywork scabs.

Once your scabs fall off, it is important to start applying broad spectrum sunscreen to prevent hypo-pigmentation. It is suggested that you try to avoid direct sunlight for 2-3 months. DO NOT TAN! After the scabs have fallen off, it is ok to wear makeup and your normal moisturizer. It is highly suggested that you don’t wear any kind of makeup until the scabs have fallen off. Makeup is not sterile and may cause infections and can then cause hypo/hyper pigmentation.

The eye area is more tender than other parts of the face and body. It tends to swell more than other treated areas. You may have some mild immediate swelling, but swelling tends to be at its worst on days 2 & 3. Usually by the fourth day the swelling will start to subside. It is not recommended to use ice or other cold therapies on the treated sights unless there is severe swelling that interferes with your vision.

Tattoo removal may take longer to heal than skin tightening procedures. The site may be tender to the touch for a week or more. You should form a scab within 3 days. If you don’t and you are concerned, please contact the office @ 520 275-4510. If the area starts to get runny, smell bad or get red around the area treated you may be getting an infection. Please call us, or see your medical practitioner.

It is very important to keep the area clean and dry. The scab may have colors in it. This is normal as the procedure draws the ink to the surface of your skin and it leaves the body through the scabbing procedure. After a week or so, you may see white skin peeling off, this is completely normal. DON’T pick or peel the scabs or peeling skin!