Dr Bryan Mendelson has given over 100 presentations to surgeons around the world. His global audience has developed as a result of his 25 years of research into facial anatomy, facial aging and new techniques to provide natural and lasting rejuvenation for patients.
Dr Mendelson is in private practice at The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery in MelbourneAustralia. He graduated from Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, and Interned at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne, then became a Demonstrator in Anatomy at Monash University for a year. In 1971 he moved to the USA to train in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota for six years. There followed a fellowship at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York under Doctors Converse, Rees, Aston and others. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Back in July, I completed a series of four Factor 4 treatments at the highly regarded Skin & Injecting Clinic on behalf of Dr Bryan C Mendelson. It was an incredible experience, but before I divulge just how effective this treatment was for me, let’s remind ourselves exactly what Factor4 is.
Factor4, an autologous conditioning serum (ACS), is a highly concentrated and super-rich blood serum, extracted from the patient’s blood. It’s like liquid gold to look at and it contains four times more growth factors than any brand blood-rich injection product or treatment available on the market.
When used in conjunction with Medical Skin Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy), the area is treated with the body’s own potent growth factors. The result is faster healing and less down time.
Sometimes referred to as the Vampire Facial, the combination of Factor4 and Medical Skin Needling is powerful to say the least.
At the end of my last post I was a few weeks past my very first session with Dermal Clinician, Natasha Laouta. The reaction to my skin was surprising this early on. After a few intense days of redness and a little flaking, thanks to the Environ products provided as part of the treatment, my skin started to change dramatically and I still had three treatments to get through.
Heading into my second treatment, my nerves were steadier as I knew what to expect. The numbing cream was applied and I was in the chair ‘relaxing’ as Natasha took the Medical Skin Needling to the next level. Areas of concern like the open pores between my eyebrows and my concentration lines were focused on. I could feel the pressure, and it did result in a little bleeding, but it didn’t hurt.
Undergoing Factor4 in the cooler months is a blessing, if not an actual necessity. The fresh Melbourne air felt great on my warm post treatment skin as I left the clinic however by the morning, following use of the Environ products, the redness had significantly reduced.
Over the next four weeks I undertook two more Factor4 sessions (they can be done as closely as 5-7 days apart) with Natasha and each time she knew exactly the intensity required to achieve a good result. I always felt like I was in great hands. This combined with professional skin care products and the right medical make-up got me through the sessions with ease.
According to Natasha, results are at their best at five to six months post treatment, which is where I am right now, and I have to say I agree. My skin feels soft and smooth and the tone is still improving; glowing skin is not as hard to achieve as it was 12 months ago. In fact, I am no longer afraid to leave the house without makeup and I probably do it more now than I have in the past decade.
So, has turning back the clock made me want to throw in the routine and go to bed with my make up on like years gone by? Absolutely not! At home I now use a dermal roller and have stuck religiously to the Environ skincare routine Natasha started me on. In addition, there are maintenance programs of top up treatments at six months and annual boosters that I can take advantage of to continually improve my skin.
The Factor4 verdict
Overall, I would highly recommend Factor4 combined with Medical Skin Needling to anyone wanting to bring their skin back to peak condition. In fact, I would say don’t hesitate. So successful has been my treatment that a few friends and family are now planning their own visit to the Skin & Injecting Clinic for Factor4 treatments.
I honestly feel like I have discovered a treatment like no other in terms of results and wish to thank the Skin & Injecting Clinic, under the direction of on behalf of Dr Bryan C Mendelson, for such superb service and attention.
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For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Factor4 is fast becoming one of the most talked about treatments of 2016. Some of Australia’s best practitioners and surgeons have also embraced Factor4 – one of the more well-known and respected being Dr Bryan Mendelson and his Skin & Injecting Clinic in Toorak, Victoria. We contacted Dr Mendelson, and his Dermal Clinician Natasha Laouta who has over 20 years of industry experience and is trained to the highest level to administer and assist in non-surgical skin rejuvenation, including medical, aesthetic, cosmetic skin care treatments, as well as the operation of laser and electrical based equipment; to get the lowdown on why everyone is loving the Factor4 treatment and why their unique method of micro-needling combined with the Factor4 treatment is producing superior results.
PSH: Does the process hurt, and how long does it take?
Each treatment takes approximately an hour and a half. This includes time for the numbing cream to take effect, followed by the skin needling procedure with the Factor4 serum and 13 minute LED therapy which assists with healing.
Due to the numbing cream, patients feel little more than light scratching on their skin. We also gauge the intensity on the client’s comfort levels as some areas of the face are more sensitive than others.
PSH: The results are said to improve over time. What is the recommended number of treatments (we hear 4 – 6 treatments will be needed with 2 or so weeks in between each treatment)? How long do the results last and how often do you need “top ups”?
A minimum of 4 treatments is generally required to achieve the optimum rejuvenation of the area. Recent research has resulted in a recommendation that skin needling treatments should be performed at weekly to fortnightly intervals to achieve the best possible results.
The true result of the treatment will be apparent approximately 3-6 months post treatment as your skin regenerates and continues to produce more collagen and elastin. Top ups are recommended every 6 months or annually depending on the condition and quality of the skin. A maintenance program can also be considered ie. an additional 4 treatments 6 weeks apart.
Treatment #1 Before Treatment #2 After