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