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Can You Wash Your Face After a PlasmaPen Treatment?

by Plasma Pen UKSep 4,2023Plasma Pen™ Advice

If you know anything about PlasmaPen, you will know that it’s a safe and non-invasive way to treat an array of skin complaints. Whether you are feeling down about saggy skin or you would like to see the back of fine lines and wrinkles, PlasmaPan is sure to help. It’s also one of the few treatment options that doesn’t require a lot of downtime and a lengthy recovery. This is great news if you want to improve the appearance of your skin, but you don’t want to take time away from work or hiding away inside.

However, aftercare is key with PlasmaPen treatment. To get the most out of your cosmetic treatment, there are certain aftercare steps that you need to follow. One of these is not washing your face right away, and we have explained why below.

How Long Should You Wait to Wash Your Face?

After PlasmaPen treatment, you should wait at least 24 hours before you wash your face. Though you might be tempted to wash beforehand – let’s be honest, sometimes you just feel as though your face needs a good scrub – but it’s important to resist. As PlasmaPen treatment causes a small amount of controlled damage to the surface of the skin, keeping the area as dry as possible is key. Otherwise, you could prevent the skin from healing effectively. This means not washing your face, but also keeping it dry when you have a shower or bath.

Your skin needs adequate time to heal after treatment, and washing your face will prevent this from happening. Not only could this delay the healing process, but it could stop the area from healing as well as it’s expected to. This also means avoiding wearing makeup or moisturising the area, as doing so can have the same effect.

How Should You Wash Your Face After Treatment?

Once you have waited at least 24 hours after PlasmaPen treatment, you can wash your face, but you need to do so carefully. You should begin by gently cleansing the treated area with a soft cloth, and avoiding anything that’s abrasive or rough. It’s also important to use a mild fragrance-free cleanser, preferably something aimed at sensitive skin. Avoid harsh scrubs or exfoliants, as they can irritate the healing skin. Once you have finished washing the area, gently pat the area dry with a clean and soft towel.

Other Notes on Aftercare

To get the most out of your treatment, you need to take care of your skin in the days and weeks afterwards. This is something that your PlasmaPen clinician or practitioner can provide guidance on, but the following notes are a good place to start.

  • Cooling Masks and Cooling Balm – Looking after your skin following PlasmaPen treatment is key, and applying cooling masks or a cooling balm is a huge part of that. This helps to keep the skin cool, which helps with the healing process and encourages the skin to rejuvenate.
  • Avoid Heat and Sunlight – Similarly to appealing a cooling mask, you should avoid heat and direct sunlight during the healing process. It’s important to keep the skin as cool as possible, so try to stay in the shade as much as possible. You don’t want to risk damaging the skin further by getting sunburned, as this will set the healing process back.
  • Avoid Makeup – There is no downtime after PlasmaPen treatment, but this doesn’t mean that you can run home and immediately put a full face of makeup on. It’s understandable that you’ll want to cover up any blemishes or redness caused by the treatment, but this could prevent the skin from healing effectively.
  • Stay Hydrated – It’s important to stay hydrated after your treatment, as this will give your skin the best chance of healing quickly and effectively. PlasmaPen is a safe and straightforward treatment, but it does involve damaging the skin ever so slightly. Staying hydrated helps your skin to remain supple and healthy, which is vital for successful healing.
  • Make Sure to Moisturise – Once you have avoided washing your skin for 24 hours, you should focus your attention on moisturising. Using a gentle and fragrance-free moisturiser, keep your skin as hydrated and moisturised as possible. Look for a moisturise that lists hyaluronic acid, aloe vera or ceramides as key ingredients. This will stop your skin from becoming dry and flaky, which isn’t uncommon during the healing process.
  • Be Patient – If there is one part of aftercare that you can’t skip, it’s being patient. You’ll heal quickly from PlasmaPen treatment and you can go back to your usual tasks straightaway, but your skin won’t heal overnight. The healing process varies from patient to patient, and it’s not something that you can rush. As long as you follow the suggested aftercare steps and listen to the advice of your clinician, there is no reason as to why your skin won’t heal correctly and quickly.

At PlasmaPen, we are firm believers in the benefits of fibroblast treatment. We know that PlasmaPen can achieve impressive results – this is the case whether you are combating fine lines and wrinkles, or dealing with saggy skin – but taking care of your skin after treatment is just as important. Otherwise, you could undo everything that fibroblast treatment has achieved, taking you back to square one.

Though things such as not washing your face for 24 hours and avoiding sun exposure might seem small, they will have a significant impact on the healing process. When it comes to PlasmaPen aftercare, putting the effort in really does pay off. Get in touch with our talented team to find out more about PlasmaPen aftercare.

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