Factor 4 Skin Rejuvenation
Factor 4 improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone and scarring whilst difussing redness.
FACTOR4 is a revolutionary, scientific anti-aging treatment that is derived from your body’s own blood. This treatment involves concentrating your own blood plasma, and administering it to the face to improve lines, rejuvenate the skin and give a more youthful complexion.
Containing anti-inflammatory, repair and growth factors, FACTOR4 (also called Autologous Anti-ageing serum) is a super-rich conditioned serum with 4 times more growth factor than any other blood-derived treatment such as the more commonly known platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment,
About Factor 4 Skin Rejuvenation
To create your personalised Factor 4 formulation, we take two 10 ml vials of your blood. We then incubate and process it using patented scientific techniques. This process separates the cellular matter of your blood, extracting the super concentrated rich growth factors and cytokines.
This plasma concentrate is then spun and purified, making your Factor 4 serum four times richer. No other liquid or material is added to dilute the treatment, ensuring the formulation is 100% natural and ready to stimulate your body’s own collagen for a healthier, younger-looking complexion.
Factor 4 is administered through micro-needling or combined with a Vivace RF skin needling treatment. A topical anaesthetic cream can be applied to reduce any discomfort. Redness may persist for 24-48 hours after treatment before revealing fresher, rejuvenated skin.
Factor 4 Skin Rejuvenation are used to treat:
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
- Stretch marks
- Crepey skin
- Skin tightening
- Dark eye circles
- Wrinkly knees
- Collagen regeneration
- Hair rejuvenation in men
Benefits of Factor 4 Skin Rejuvenation:
- Stimulates your body’s own collagen
- Improves skin elasticity
- Slows ageing
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves Scarring
- Minimises pores
- A brighter, healthier complexion
- Improves the tone and texture of your skin
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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