How is Factor 4 produced?
Your blood is processed using patented technologically advanced tubing, producing your Factor4’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.
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 Factor4 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 do I prepare for the treatment?
Simply arrive early to allow for a topical anesthetic cream application to the treatment area.
How is Factor4 administered?
A Factor4 treatment can be administered using a skin needling device such as the MDerma pen or by injection into the dermal layers of the skin, over a course of four treatments, every 5–10 days. Depending on your practitioner’s preference, other applications range from blebs, threads, direct injection, cannula and drizzle techniques. 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 anesthetic cream is always used 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. You may also experience mild bruising or swelling around your eyes and lips.
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 practitioner, should you have any questions or concerns.
Can I return to normal activities after a Factor4 treatment?
It is strongly recommended to limit exercise and sweating to avoid the possibility of swelling and bruising for twelve hours.