Introduction – Factor4
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains and releases several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of soft tissue.Unlike other blood serum treatments, FACTOR4’s difference is in its high concentration of autologous growth factors and cytokines. This concentration is achieved using technologically advanced tubing to encapsulate and incubate your venous blood, providing 4 times more growth factors and cytokines that any other blood treatment.
Factor4™ is the most advanced anti-ageing treatment and it can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve your skin’s tone and reduce pore size, treats wrinkles, crepiness, scars and stretch marks, treat dark eye circles, treat face, neck, décolletage and hands. The treatment is available for all skin types. Source: Factor4™
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prepare for the extraction of my serum?
Preparation for the FACTOR4 treatment is fairly straightforward. Reduce or avoid alcohol consumption the night before as this can dehydrate you and increase the risk of bruising during the treatment. Consume 2 – 4 litres of water in the 24 hours before you come in to have your blood taken to ensure you are nicely hydrated.
How much blood is extracted?
You will require 3-4 FACTOR4 treatments, these are usually given at 1-2 week intervals. In order to allow the required amount of serum, 2-4 x 10ml tubes will be taken followed by centrifugation, serum extraction, and filtration. The serum is portioned and stored ready for your next appointments. FACTOR4 is then used to treat your areas of concern
How much serum will be collected?
Between 10 – 20mls.
What can I expect during the FACTOR4 treatment?
These treatment applications range from blebs, threads, direct injection, cannula, drizzle, micro-needling and massage techniques.
What should I expect after a FACTOR4 treatment?
Skin redness can persist for up to 24 hrs, very occasionally this may last for 2 days. You may also have mild bruising or swelling around the eyes and lips, as with any clinical procedure.
What is the recommended post care?
FACTOR4 is designed with minimal interference to daily life, with the treatment lasting up to an hour. Ensure you drink a litre of water, assisting the skin’s hydration process. Once you leave the clinic, it’s recommended that you leave your skin application free for minimum 12 hours. Define Aesthetics recommends Beaute Pacifique Serum Paradoxe and the Beaute Pacifique product line.
Can I return to activities after a FACTOR4 treatment?
It is suggested that you limit your activities after your treatment, to avoid sweating or increasing the possibility of swelling or bruising. It is also recommended not to apply makeup or wash the treatment area for 12 hours.
Contact Define Aesthetics Mandurah for further information, our staff are here to help. We offer the latest medically proven, professionally supervised skin care treatments. Our Trained Nurse | Dermal Therapist will consult with you about your skin needs and the results you would like to achieve. Please call (08) 9534 7225 or email our staff.