Although Plasma Pen treatment is abrasive on a micro level, causing small, burn-like injuries around the treated site, these injuries are typically quite superficial and result in only minor discoloration and swelling. The healing from Plasma Pen treatment can be described as similar to an extremely small sunburn or tattoo, and typically clears up naturally within a few days of treatment.
Bruising, swelling, and overall discomfort can sometimes persist beyond the healing period, but it’s very rare for these symptoms to last any more than five to seven days, and can typically be treated with common over-the-counter medications.
The dermis layers of the skin will continue to heal “behind the scenes” for many weeks after the procedure is completed. It is during this extended healing process that the skin begins to tighten, ramp up production of additional collagen, and create the desired results. That’s why the treated area might very well look better twelve weeks after your treatment than one week, and the results will remain noticeable for literally years after that.