Growth Factor Treatments
Skin Tightening – Scars – Acne
AQ Growth Factor Treatments
Dr Ahmed Al-Qahtani, Ph.D., studied growth factors while researching the stages of wound healing in third degree burn patients. He realised that these incredible cells were able to promote healing in a number of ways and developed an effective treatement to address skin rejuvenation, acne, scar tissue and fresh scars and hair loss. These essential skin messengers accelerate the bodies abilty to heal, rejuvenate and strengthen.
Growth factor facials take facial treatments to the next level, providing the perfect solution for visible signs of stress, ageing and sun damage without the need for surgery. This specialised treatment, often referred to as the “Oscar Facial’ is our go to treatment for anyone with a special occasion or event coming up.
Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished, the skin looks lifted, tighter and firmer with an amazing glow.
The treatment takes only 20 minutes with little to no downtime
GFIT for Acne
This intensive treatment has an amazing and immediate effect on active acne. The healing properties of the Growth Factors calm active acne, reducing the size and quantity within 24 hours of treatment.
This versatile treatment will also reduce the appearance of acne scars irrespective of age.
Noticeable improvements are seen after one session but a course is likely to be recommended for persistent acne.
GFIT for Scars
We have seen astonishing results combining Growth Factor Induction with microneedling or complimentary therapies. We have successfully used GF on raised scars to smooth and soften, depressed scars (such as acne or chickenpox), and really impressive results when tacking self-harm scars whether they are old or new.
We recommend between 3-6 sessions (depending on the severity of the scar) improvements are usually seen after the first session.
What happens during the treatment?
One of the key elements involved within the growth factor facial is the use of a concentrated growth factor, AQ’s Recovery Serum contains the highest concentration of natural growth factors, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans. This recovery serum is applied to all areas before a derma stamp is used, otherwise known as micro needling.
The purpose of the micro needling is to help create an effective delivery system or channel, to infuse your skin with concentrated growth factors, allowing the recovery serum to penetrate deeper. Further recovery serum will then be applied to make use of the channels created by the derma stamp. While Growth Factor Induction Therapy does make use of micro-needling all over the skin, it still remains a relatively comfortable procedure. If however your skin is particularly sensitive to the needles, we are able to apply a numbing cream in order to alleviate any discomfort. Here at Borciani London, our Growth Factor Facials start from £300 per session.
AQ Growth Factor Therapy for scars. We use this protocol to reduce and soften scars on the face or body and have seen significant reductions in the size and texture of scars combining various depth microneedling with AQ Growth Factors.
Commonly Asked Questions
What happens during the treatment?
Your skin will be cleansed and prepared for the treatment. The Growth factor will be applied directly to the skin and then a dermastamp will be used to ‘push’ the serum into the skin and create a micro channel, the Growth Factor is then reapplied and left on the skin for 24 hours
Is the treatment painful?
This facial is completely comfortable as the demastamp used is 0.8mm. If we are treating scars then we will apply a topical numbing cream.
How long is the process?
It will take around 20 – 30 minutes.
When will the results show?
You will see a difference immediately, the next morning your skin will look, tighter, more radiant and your pores will have diminished. This will continue to improve dramatically if you are using the complimentary ‘Active Serum’.
How will I look afterwards?
Your skin may look a little red but this will be gone by the following morning, please do not apply and makeup to the skin until 24 hours after the treatment.
What is the cost?
Growth Factor Induction Therapy is £300 per treatment or 3 x £700. Please contact us for pricing for scars.
“Natasha provides an impeccable service. From the point of initial email enquiry, I have had a 5 star experience from start to finish. I cannot recommend her highly enough. The quality of her treatments and the skill with which she executes them.”
Does it hurt ?
It is completely normal to feel anxious about the procedures. We use a range of topical anaesthetics to ensure that you are as relaxed as possible during the treatment and that any discomfort is kept to an absolute minimum. Most clients describe the sensation as ‘tingling vibrations’ rather than pain and many fall asleep during the procedure.
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 9pm
Thursday: 10am - 10pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm