Factor 4 Skin Rejuvenation - Adelaide
Discover a groundbreaking anti-ageing treatment that harnesses the power of your body's own healing mechanisms to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin.
Factor 4, often referred to as the "vampire facial," is a revolutionary procedure that utilizes a serum derived from your own blood plasma.
Factor 4 works by stimulating collagen production, which plays a crucial role in tightening the skin and reducing the size of pores.
The serum, devoid of any additional chemicals or additives, ensures a natural and holistic approach to skin rejuvenation. This makes Factor 4 an ideal choice for individuals seeking an all-natural treatment to enhance their skin's youthful appearance.
By utilizing your body's own resources, Factor 4 promotes a safe and effective method of turning back the clock on your skin. The treatment effectively addresses signs of ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. The result is a revitalized and more radiant complexion that exudes natural beauty.
Choose Factor 4 for a non-invasive, chemical-free approach to skin rejuvenation that taps into your body's innate healing abilities. Experience the transformative power of this innovative treatment and rediscover a youthful, vibrant complexion.
1. Stimulates collagen production:
Factor 4 treatment harnesses the power of the body's own growth factors to stimulate the production of collagen, a crucial protein that improves skin elasticity, texture, and firmness.
2. Natural rejuvenation:
As Factor 4 utilizes the patient's own blood, it promotes a natural rejuvenation process without the use of synthetic substances or foreign materials, ensuring a more organic and authentic outcome.
3. Long-lasting results:
Factor 4 treatment offers long-lasting results due to its ability to enhance collagen production. Over time, the increased collagen levels continue to improve the skin's appearance, resulting in sustained rejuvenation.
4. Improves skin texture and tone:
By stimulating collagen synthesis, Factor 4 treatment can improve skin texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. It also helps to even out skin tone, creating a smoother and more youthful complexion.
5. Minimal downtime:
he downtime associated with Factor 4 treatment is minimal compared to more invasive procedures. Patients can typically resume their daily activities shortly after the treatment, making it a convenient option for individuals with busy schedules.
6. Versatile treatment:
Factor 4 can be used on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, hands, and décolletage. This versatility allows for comprehensive skin rejuvenation, addressing multiple concerns in different areas for a more harmonious overall appearance.
How it works
What Is Factor 4?
Factor 4 is an autologous skin rejuvenation therapy – that means the product we use on you was produced by your own body – to address facial volume loss and delay the formation of wrinkles. Not only that, but this treatment also improves skin texture and elasticity, brightens skin tone, reduces the appearance of pores and slows down the ageing process of the skin.
Factor 4 serum contains concentrated amounts of repair and growth factors and cytokines that stimulate tissue repair while negating any inflammatory response in the skin. Compared to other blood-derived treatments like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), Factor 4 contains four times more growth factors and does not contain any additives – it’s 100% you.
What is the difference between Factor 4 and PRP?
Factor 4 and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) are both blood-derived treatments used for skin rejuvenation, but they differ in several key aspects. Factor 4 contains four times more growth factors than PRP, making it a more potent and concentrated therapy.
Unlike PRP, Factor 4 does not require the addition of any additives or anticoagulants, ensuring that the treatment is 100% derived from your own blood.
Additionally, Factor 4 focuses on harnessing the power of a broader range of regenerative factors, including growth factors and cytokines, to stimulate tissue repair and enhance skin rejuvenation. This makes Factor 4 a cutting-edge and highly effective option for those seeking natural and comprehensive skin revitalization.
How is Factor 4 Produced?
Before your treatment, you will visit ACM for the doctor to extract the blood which will be used to produce your serum. 40 ml will be taken, about 10% of the amount given at blood donations.
This blood will undergo six to nine hours of incubation, during which your blood cells release the growth factors that activate cellular and wound repair.
Next, a highly concentrated serum rich in growth factors is produced by centrifuging the blood. The resultant serum is filtered to remove any impurities and is four times richer in growth factors than your original blood – hence the name ‘Factor 4’.
After your serum is completed, it is stored in separate vials at -18oC and is individually thawed for each appointment.
What Problems Can Factor 4 Treat?
Factor 4 visibly slows skin ageing, improves skin texture and elasticity and rejuvenates tired, dull skin. It can be used to treat the face, front and back of neck, décolletage, forearms, back of hands and knees. Factor 4 may be the treatment for you if you have any of the following skin concerns:
- Large pores
- Fine lines
- Crepey skin
- Sagging skin
- Stretch marks
- Dull or lacklustre skin tone
- Dark eye circles
How do I prepare for a Factor 4 procedure?
To prepare for your Factor 4 treatment, there are a few important steps to follow:
- Consultation: Schedule a consultation with the experts at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in Adelaide. During this session, the doctor will assess your skin, discuss your goals, and determine if Factor 4 is the right treatment for you.
- Avoid blood-thinning medications: Prior to your treatment, it is advisable to refrain from taking blood-thinning medications or supplements, as they can affect the blood's clotting ability. This includes medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil. Consult with your doctor before making any changes to your medication routine.
- Hydrate well: Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your treatment to ensure that you are well-hydrated. Hydrated skin is better able to absorb the Factor 4 serum and maximize its effectiveness.
- Arrive well-rested and relaxed: Factor 4 treatments are generally well-tolerated, but it is always beneficial to arrive at your appointment feeling well-rested and relaxed. This will help you have a more comfortable experience during the procedure.
What happens in a Factor 4 treatment?
Prior to commencing your treatment, your skin will undergo a thorough cleansing process to ensure the removal of any makeup and skincare products. For your comfort, we recommend arriving early so that an anaesthetic cream can be applied to the designated treatment areas. Although not mandatory, this step contributes to a more pleasant treatment experience.
At ACM, we utilize various application techniques for Factor 4, including direct injection, cannulation, micro-needling, drizzling, and massaging.
To enhance the effectiveness of your treatment, we combine the rejuvenating effects of micro-needling with the transformative Factor 4 treatment. Micro-needling creates tiny punctures in the skin, triggering the skin's natural healing response. Following this, your Factor 4 serum is meticulously applied to the treatment areas, facilitating accelerated skin regeneration and stimulating collagen production.
This innovative combination ensures optimal treatment results and promotes a revitalized and youthful complexion. The treatment typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
What can I expect after having factor 4 treatment?
Following your FACTOR4 treatment, it is normal to experience redness and slight swelling in the treated area for a period of 2-4 days. Some individuals may also notice mild swelling and occasional bruising.
To promote optimal healing, it is recommended to keep your skin makeup-free for at least 12 hours after the treatment and stay well-hydrated.
What aftercare is required for Factor 4?
- Keep the treated area dry for 24 hours.
- Avoid shaving the treated area for 24 hours.
- Do not touch or rub the treated area.
- Protect your skin from the sun with a broad-spectrum sunscreen and protective clothing.
- Follow a gentle skincare routine using mild, non-irritating products.
- Moisturize the treated area regularly (after the first 24hours)
- Avoid intense physical activities that may cause excessive sweating or irritation.
- Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare professional.
- Contact your healthcare professional if you experience unusual or persistent side effects.
Remember, following these aftercare instructions will help promote healing and enhance the results of your Factor 4 treatment.
Dr Rahma Targett
Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide. She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques. At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.
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How often should I have Factor 4 treatment?
For optimal results, we recommend three to four treatments spaced 10 to 28 days apart. The length of time between each treatment depends on the course of your treatment.
The effects of your Factor 4 treatments will last approximately 12 months, depending on your lifestyle and certain health factors. Typically, alcohol and cigarettes negatively affect the duration of the effects of the treatment.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, It is considered a safe treatment. It uses the patient's own blood, minimizing the risk of adverse reactions or complications. The procedure is performed by trained professionals in a controlled and sterile environment to ensure safety and optimal results.
Is there any downtime?
It is a minimally invasive procedure, and most individuals can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment. However, mild redness, swelling, or bruising at the treatment site may occur, but these effects usually subside within a few days.
Does the treatment hurt?
Treatments are generally well-tolerated. Before the procedure, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied to the treatment area to minimize any discomfort. Some individuals may experience a mild sensation during the treatment, but it is usually well-managed and tolerable.
Who is a good candidate for Factor 4 ?
This treatment is suitable for a wide range of individuals, including those who want to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing. It can be beneficial for people with dull or uneven skin tone, acne scars, or those looking to enhance overall skin texture and firmness. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if Factor 4 is the right treatment for your specific concerns.