How do I prepare for the extraction of my serum?
Preparation for the FACTOR4 treatment is fairly straight forward. 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 a 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 is factor 4 produced?
FACTOR4 is generated in technologically advanced tubing. Your blood is processed using advanced technology. The 6 – 9 hour incubating process separates and produces super concentrated growth factors from your blood serum. The serum is then spun and filtered to purify and refine your serum, making it four times richer.
How much serum will be collected?
What to expect after a Factor 4 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.
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 possibilty of swelling or bruising. It is also recommended not to apply make up or wash the treatment area for 12 hours.
Is Factor 4 mixed with any other liquids?
FACTOR4 is truly an autologous system and is not diluted with any liquids keeping it free of additives or extra enzymes that the body has to process. It is completely natural and extremely rich in growth factors allowing for the layering of new collagen structures.