Factor 4 is a highly effective skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing treatment derived from natural proteins present in our bodies. By stimulating collagen in the skin, this treatment enhances elasticity, slows the ageing process and treats a number of skin concerns.
Factor 4 is more refined and targeted than platelet rich plasma (popularly referred to as the ‘vampire facial’) and offers a natural
alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery. With Factor 4, you can naturally achieve a much brighter, healthier complexion and younger looking skin.
Factor 4 is here for:
- Full face rejuvenation
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
- Stretch marks
- Crepey skin
- Under eyes
- Front, side and back of neck
- Skin brightening
- Skin tightening
- Dark eye circles
- Back of hands
- Wrinkly knees
- Collagen regeneration
- Hair rejuvenation in men
HOW FACTOR 4 IS MADE:
To create your very own Factor 4 formulation, we take a sample of your blood and incubate it using a patented scientific technique.
Your blood is processed using patented technologically advanced tubing, producing your Factor 4’s highly concentrated serum. This 6–9 hour incubation process separates the cellular matter of your blood and extracts the super-concentrated rich growth factors and cytokines from your blood. The plasma concentrate is then spun and filtered to purify, making your serum four times richer. Generally 8–10mls of serum will be collected, which can vary from patient to patient.
ADMINISTERING FACTOR 4
Factor 4 can be administered through micro-needling or combined with a Vivace RF micro-needling treatment. Your body will naturally accept Factor 4 because it contains a super-concentration of your own growth factor and cytokines. Factor 4 is available for all skin types. Your practitioner will advise a suitable treatment for you at your consultation.
BENEFITS OF FACTOR4
Factor 4 naturally stimulates your body’s own collagen, which in turn improves skin elasticity, slows ageing and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It also treats scarring and helps to minimise pores. Factor 4 will help you to achieve a younger, brighter, healthier complexion while improving the tone and texture of your skin. You can expect to see improvements after a couple of weeks from your first Factor 4 treatment. Once you have had 3–4 treatments, you will experience the most beautiful results. Results may vary between individuals.
How much blood is extracted?
Two x 10 ml vials. Your serum is portioned and frozen ready for your next appointments and used to treat your areas of concern.
How do I prepare for blood extraction?
Consume between two to four litres of water in the 24 hours prior. Reduce or avoid alcohol consumption the night before as this can dehydrate you and increase the risk of bruising. The more hydrated you are beforehand, the more serum produced.
Is Factor 4 mixed with anything else?
No. It is not diluted with any other liquid and is a truly autologous system (obtained from the same individual) making it completely natural and extremely rich in growth factors and cytokines, allowing for the creation of new collagen structures.
How much serum is needed to treat an area? Can more than one area be done in the one visit?
The face is one area and the neck/chest can either be one or two areas depending on the surface area. A good guide is four treatments of 2.5mls = 10mls which is generally required for one area, however this can vary from patient to patient. It is best practice to only treat one area at a time.
How is Factor 4 administered?
Factor 4 treatment can be administered using a skin needling device or combined with a Vivace RF micro needling treatment, over a course of four treatments, every 5–10 days. Treatments usually last up to one hour and top up treatments are recommended every 6–12 months for optimum results.
Is it painful?
A topical anaesthetic cream can be used / applied prior to the treatment to ensure comfort.
Are there any side effects?
Skin redness can persist for up to 24–48 hours and occasionally this may last two days.
What is the recommended post care?
Please ensure you drink plenty of water and do not wash your skin for twelve hours. Moisturise your skin 3–5 times a day for 3–5 days. You may experience drier skin in the following days which is completely normal. Once the redness has completely dissipated, you can resume your normal skin care regime, however we suggest you check with your skin therapist, should you have any questions or concerns.
Can I return to normal activities after a Factor 4 treatment?
It is strongly recommended to limit exercise and sweating to avoid the possibility of swelling and bruising for twelve hours.