Discomfort/pain during the treatment is mild to moderate depending on the area being treated. Topical or injectable numbing is used to make the treatment tolerable. Slight discomfort and sensitivity during the healing process are to be expected. You can use Tylenol or an ice pack for pain, as needed.
At Skin Deep, we define downtime as being unable to work or go out in public. Downtime is unique to every patient. Typically plasma fibroblast treatment has 1-2 weeks of “downtime.” Warmth, redness, swelling, weeping, scabbing, and tenderness/soreness can occur. Any warmth to the area will typically resolve in 24 hours. Redness and tenderness/soreness may persist for 24-72 hours.
The swelling usually begins the day after, and peaks around day 3; after the third day, swelling in the area starts to subside, and scabs start to form if they have not already. Do not pick scabs. Scabs begin to fall off around the 6th or 7th day (for face and neck).
Results will last 1-3 yrs.