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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