CLINICAL SKIN & BODY TREATMENTS

FACTOR 4 – SKIN REJUVENATION

appointment Duration: 60 Minutes

Factor 4 is a revolutionary, rejuvenating treatment that is derived from our bodies own natural proteins to increase collagen and elastin in the skin.

What is Factor4?

Factor 4 is a minimally invasive unique treatment that uses growth factors from your own blood to rejuvenate and regenerate your skin, capable of treating a vast multitude of skin concerns. Factor 4 treatment involves withdrawing a small amount of the patient’s blood (similar process to a blood test) which is then purified through a patented scientific technique in clinic.  Factor 4 serum is then injected or infused during other cosmetic treatment techniques such as micro-needling or Morpheus8 RF similar to a “vampire facial”.

Factor 4 can target many skin concerns, making it an effective treatment for a wide range of people. It can combat issues such as:

  • Scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Crepey skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Dull skin tone
  • Dark undereye circles
  • Redness
  • Pigmentation issues
  • Hair loss
  • General skin ageing

The Factor 4 treatment can be safely performed and is effective anywhere on the face or body where skin concerns are present. Factor 4 Treatments can be undertaken in combination with other inject and skin treatments to enhance results.  The serum created from your blood is a highly concentrated, super-rich autologous conditioning serum and contains four times more growth factors than any other blood rich injection treatment available. Therefore, it is a highly versatile treatment that can improve your overall skin quality, slow the process of ageing, tighten and brighten the skin, and stimulate collagen and elastin production to rejuvenate the targeted areas completely. At Aesthete Sunshine Coast, we offer skin rejuvenation treatments and hair regrowth therapy.

Cost of Anti Wrinkle Injections at Aesthete Sunshine Coast

The cost of Factor 4 will differ depending on the extent of your treatment and what type and technique of treatment you undergo. This will be discussed and decided upon at the consultation with your clinician. Factor 4 skin rejuvenation treatments are priced at $1800 for four treatments

Procedure

In the 24 hours before your Factor 4 treatment, we will advise you to consume roughly two to four litres of water and avoid excessive alcohol consumption. This will leave your body fully hydrated, ensuring that the maximum amount of serum can be produced. Your blood will then be collected to concoct your personal Factor 4 serum, using a patented scientific technique where the blood is incubated, spun, and filtered to produce the blood’s potent growth and repair factors. These growth and repair factors are vital to achieving a youthful, brightened, healthier complexion with significantly improved skin tone, texture, elasticity, and reduced wrinkles.

Factor 4 treatments can take around 45-60 minutes to complete. The procedure may vary depending on how the serum will be administered, which will differ for every individual based on their skin concerns and desired outcomes. Your Factor 4 serum can be injected directly into the dermis layer of the skin in the targeted areas. Factor 4 treatments are also commonly administered via non-invasive skin needling, creating micro-injuries to the deeper skin layers and stimulating your body’s natural healing processes to trigger collagen and elastin production. At Aesthete Sunshine Coast, we offer both techniques, and the choice of which treatment is suitable for you will be discussed during a consultation with one of our highly knowledgeable staff.

After a couple of weeks following your Factor 4 treatment, improvements to the treated areas will be seen. One of the most significant benefits of the Factor 4 treatment is that your personal serum can be frozen and stored for up to seven months to be used in subsequent treatments.

We recommend that patients have a course of four treatments every two to three weeks, as results will continue to improve every 5-10 days after your last treatment.

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Aftercare

Immediately following your Factor 4 treatment, you may experience redness and slight swelling for 2-4 days. You may also experience bleeding, bruising, and discomfort, which may take several weeks to recover fully. These are normal post-treatment experiences for patients, and we always advise patients follow their aftercare instructions to lessen some of these symptoms.

Aftercare for Factor 4 includes:

  • Drink plenty of water to maintain hydration
  • Moisturise the skin up to 5 times a day for 3-5 days as your skin may be dry post-treatment
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption for the next 12 hours
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, swimming pools, and any activity that may cause excessive sweating or dehydration for 12 hours
  • Avoid makeup if possible, and the use of skincare with active ingredients
  • Do not touch or rub the treated areas

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Factor 4 better than PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma)?

Both treatments can have their benefits and advantages for patients depending on what outcomes they are looking for. There are several critical differences between Factor 4 and PRP treatments, such as:

  • Factor 4 is 100% autologous compared to PRP, which injects a mixture of your blood with other fluids and proteins and is also completely natural with no added chemicals or additives.
  • Your blood will only need to be extracted once to receive multiple Factor 4 treatments, unlike PRP, which requires blood to be drawn at every session. As mentioned, your personal Factor 4 serum can be stored and frozen for up to seven months.
  • Factor 4 contains four times more growth factors than PRP due to the incubation technique used when creating your serum. Growth factors are an active component in the stimulation of collagen production. Since Factor 4 treatments achieve the maximum number of growth factors, this may provide more enhanced collagen production than PRP.
  • Factor 4 treatments are vastly more comfortable than traditional PRP treatments, which are known for their intense pain due to the scientific process behind PRP.
How much blood is extracted?

Two vials of 10ml are extracted and put through the purification process. Your serum is then portioned for use. In general, 2.5ml is used over four treatments for one area. The other 10ml vial is frozen and stored for maintenance and follow-up appointments. This will vary depending on the type of Factor 4 treatment a patient has and the extent of their concerns being treated.

Why choose Aesthete Sunshine Coast for your treatment?
Aesthete Sunshine Coast, perform 100’s of these treatments every year. We are privileged to have highly skilled and internationally trained injectors who are passionate and committed to helping patients achieve their desired outcomes.
Is Factor 4 painful at all?

At Aesthete Sunshine Coast, we ensure all our patients feel comfortable during their Factor 4 treatment by providing a topical numbing cream to ensure they feel very minimal discomfort.

Risks and complications

There are potential risks and complications that can arise with any medical or cosmetic treatment patients may undergo. It is crucial that individuals are aware of these risks before choosing a suitable treatment. Potential risks and complications associated with Factor 4 include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Infection

Another added benefit to Factor 4 treatments is that patients rarely, if ever, experience adverse reactions to the serum because it is entirely autologous, meaning it only contains cells obtained from you and, therefore, is a wholly natural treatment. However, patients should still follow their aftercare plan as advised by their clinician to mitigate the potential for risks.

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