Active lesions in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) present successive phases, from formation through their chronic stage. Characterizing these phases may help us better comprehend the disease evolution. In this work, multiparametric MRI was performed in a 12-month longitudinal study of MS patients presenting new active lesions. An exponential recovery model was proposed to characterize the evolution of MR metrics in these lesions, allowing derivation of the recovery rates of inhomogeneous MTR, conventional MTR, DTI and T1-weighted images. Results show that recovery capacities are patient-dependent and that metrics differ in performance, presumably due to their respective sensitivity to the underlying MS mechanisms.