There is a real breakthrough in more natural options when it comes to cosmetic beauty procedures, and one really taking off is Factor4. So what’s the buzz? What’s it all about? Factor 4 is a highly concentrated and super potent serum extracted from your own blood extremely rich in growth factors and cytokines.

FacePlus Medispa in Bondi and Bankstown in Sydney have embraced this treatment and they say it’s fast becoming one of their most popular!

So, what is Factor4 and how does it work?

Factor4 is generated by placing extracted patient blood in technologically advanced tubing and then incubated for between 6 and 9 hours exposing the blood to pyrogenic free surfaces eliciting a vigorous and rapid increase in the synthesis of growth factors. Following centrifugation, serum extraction and filtration the serum is portioned and stored in a freezer at -18°C. In a nutshell, Factor4 is a completely natural treatment to stimulate your own collagen growth, which helps to increase skin elasticity, texture and tone.

What areas can Factor4 help with?

Factor4 is applied by way of skin needling, into the areas you wish to stimulate collagen production, and therefore is able to assist the following areas:

  • All areas of the face
  • Circles under the eyes
  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Fine lines
  • Crepey skin/skin tightening/saggy skin
  • Knees (yes, it can help to smooth those pesky wrinkles on the knees!)
  • Neck
  • Forearms (wrinkle smoothing)
  • General skin brightening
  • Scars and stretch marks

Minimal Downtime

FacePlus Medispa says “Factor4 is designed to have minimal interference to your daily life; the treatment itself lasts up to one hour. Skin redness can persist for up to 12 – 24 hours – very occasionally this may last a little longer. You may also have mild bruising or swelling around the eyes and lips – as with any clinical procedure. Ensure you drink 2 litres of water to assist the skin’s hydration process. Once you leave the clinic please leave your skin application free for a minimum of 12 hours. We suggest you limit your physical activities after your treatment to avoid sweating or increasing the possibility of swelling or bruising. We also recommend to avoid wearing makeup or washing the treatment areas for 12 hours post treatment.”

Factor4 is an autologous system… this means pure, in that it is completely derived from your own body. Factor4 does not contain any foreign additives or extra enzymes that make it difficult for your body to process, so it is a more natural option than other skin treatments. This is why we are really interested in this treatment and excited about this new technology. For such advanced processes to be available to the public in selected medispas, it shows just how advanced our cosmetic industry is becoming.

Face Plus Medispa in Sydney is just one of the first clinics in the country to offer this amazing new procedure.


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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