Boost your collagen

Factor 4

Boost your collagen

Factor 4

Boost your collagen

Factor 4

Factor 4 is a revolutionary anti-ageing treatment that uses the body’s own growth factors to increase collagen and elastin in the skin. As a result, it improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone and scarring. This treatment has gained popularity with celebrities and has also been referred to as the ‘Vampire Facial’. It is also a highly effective treatment for hair loss.

About Factor 4

What conditions can Factor 4 treat?
Fine lines & wrinkles
  • stimulates fibroblasts in the skin to produce increased amounts of collagen and elastin
  • increases the thickness of the dermis and smooths out the skin
  • particularly effective for treating the fine lines around the eyes
Skin tone & texture
  • by increasing the amount of collagen in the dermis and correcting textural irregularities light is able to be reflected more readily
  • this causes skin to appear more plump and hydrated, or what some may consider a ‘glow’
  • can be used on the face, neck, décolletage and back of the hands
Scarring
  • causes collagen remodelling in scars and an improvement in both flat and raised scars
  • is effective in improving the appearance of acne scarring when combined with skin needling
Hair loss
  • causes an increased amount of hair follicles to be in the growth phase at any one time thereby thickening hair
  • stimulates fine, downy hairs to revert back to thick, terminal hairs
  • often used in conjunction with oral medication to treat hair loss

FAQ

How many treatments do I need?

After your blood has been harvested you will have four treatments for skin rejuvenation and six treatments for hair loss. The first treatment can often be performed on the same day as the blood harvest. Each treatment is generally spaced 2 weeks apart. During each treatment we prepare the skin and supply you with all of the pre- and post-treatment creams you will require.

Possible side effects

Most patients will have some degree of swelling and redness associated with the treatment. This is known as a microvascular reaction and is expected, but it usually settles within 24 hours. There may also be some discomfort, bleeding or bruising. Infection is rare, but can occur.

Recovery

The redness and swelling generally resolves within 24 hours. Small bruises may take 1-2 weeks to resolve, however these can often be covered up with makeup.

When will I see results?

For skin rejuvenation improvement in skin tone and texture are often noticeable after the first treatment. Induction of collagen will take 4-6 weeks and will continue for several months. In hair loss treatment most patients will notice a thickening in their hair by 6 weeks, however this will continue to improve over the following 12 months.

Aftercare

Hydrate your skin 3-5 times a day using a recovery balm or hypoallergenic moisturiser. Use mild cleansing products only. Do not use any ‘active’ products such as retinol or AHA’s for 5 days. Avoid touching or rubbing the area. Sun protection is vital for the first week to prevent pigment changes in the skin. No swimming for 5 days.

Cost

Please see our prices.

DR. ALLISON CONSULTS AT ASCENSION IN NEW FARM

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