What is Factor4 ?

We are proud to introduce the new generation of thread lifting from Aptos, the world leader in thread lifting technology. Internationally acclaimed and winner of numerous trophies for thread excellence, Aptos has the largest range of threads and thread lifting techniques available in Australia. 

Factor 4 is a super-rich autologous preventative aging conditioning serum with four times more growth factors and cytokines.

A Factor4 treatment naturally stimulates your body’s own collagen benefiting skin elasticity. This slows down the aging process, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing pores and scars. The result is a much brighter, healthier complexion, giving your skin a more youthful look, with even tone and texture.

What can Factor4 treat?

  • Collagen regeneration
  • Scarring
  • Full face rejuvenation
  • Fine lines
  • Crepey & sagging skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin tightening & brightening
  • Dark eye circles
  • Back of hands
  • Decolletage
  • Under eyes
  • Front and back of neck
  • Wrinkly knees

How Factor4 is produced?

Your blood is processed using patented technologically advanced tubing, producing your Factor4’s highly concentrated serum. This 6-9 hour incubation process separates the cellular matter of your blood and extracts the super concentrated rich growth factors and cytokines from your blood. The plasma concentrate is then spun and filtered to purify, making your serum four times richer.

Generally 8–10 mls of serum will be collected, which can vary from patient to patient.

How much blood is extracted?

Two x 10 ml vials. Your serum is portioned and frozen ready for your next appointments and used to treat your areas of concern

How do I prepare for blood extraction?

Reduce or avoid alcohol consumption the night before as this can dehydrate you and increase the risk of bruising. Consume between two to four litres of water in the 24 hours prior. The more hydrated you are beforehand, the more serum produced.

How much serum is needed to treat an area? Can more than one area be done in one visit?

The face is one area and the neck/chest can either be one or two areas depending on the surface area.

A good guide is four treatments of 2.5mls = 10mls which is generally required for one area, however this can vary from patient to patient.

It is best practice to only treat one area at a time.

How do I prepare for the treatment?

Simply arrive early to allow for a topical anaesthetic cream application to the treatment area.

How is Factor4 administered?

A Factor4 treatment can be administered using a skin needling device or by injection into the dermal layers of the skin, over a course of four treatments, every 5-10 days Depending on your practitioner’s preference, other applications range from blebs, threads, direct injection, cannula and drizzle techniques.

Treatments usually last up to one hour and top up treatments are recommended every 6–12 months for optimum results.

Is it painful?

A topical anaesthetic cream is always used to ensure comfort.

Are there any side effects?

Skin redness can persist for up to 24-48 hours and occasionally this may last two days. You may also experience mild bruising or swelling around your eyes and lips.

What is the Recommended post care?

Please ensure you drink plenty of water and do not was your skin for twelve hours. Moisturise your skin 3-5 times a day for 3-5 days. You may experience drier skin in the following days which is completely normal.

Once the redness has completely dissipated, you can resume your normal skin care regime, however we suggest you check with your practitioner, should you have any questions or concerns.

Can I return to normal activities after a Factor4 treatment?

It is strongly recommended to limit exercise and sweating to avoid the possibility of swelling and bruising for twelve hours.