Frequently Asked Questions

  • HOW DOES THE PURE GOLD FACIAL WORK?

    The Pure Gold Facial uses the power of your own golden goodness found in your serum, spun from your blood cells that are rich in stimulating growth factors. This is used in combination with the Dermapen micro-needling treatment. The micro punctures from the skin needling become transport delivery channels for the specially prepared Pure Gold Plasma, which is then drizzled over your prepped skin. The Pure Gold Facial becomes a golden facial mask, which is left on overnight to penetrate through the micro channels deep into your skin’s layers. Within four weeks new collagen cells being to grow throughout your skin, giving your skin that golden glow that reflects light, health and vitality.

  • HOW DOES THE PURE GOLD FACIAL IMPROVE MY SKIN?

    We’ve learnt that by our mid thirties our skin starts to loose its collagen stores and elasticity. By the time we hit our forties there is approximately 1% collagen loss each year thereafter. By our fifties, when most of us go through menopause, we all but stop producing collagen and our skin becomes dry and loses most of its elasticity. In addition, sun exposure, smoking, stress and other environmental factors cause the rapid destruction of collagen cells and prematurely ages our skin. Consequently the skin loses its youthful bounce as the scaffolding collapses, leading to dull, dry skin with poor tone and the formation of wrinkles. Your newly harvested golden plasma growth factor cells work to restore and strengthen the skin’s matrix, slowing down the ageing process, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall skin elasticity, tone and texture.

  • WHAT AREAS CAN THE PURE GOLD FACIAL TREAT?

    • Full Face
    • Fine Lines
    • Crepey Skin
    • Sagging Skin
    • Dark Under Eyes
    • Sun Damage Skin
    • Acne Scarring & Pitting
    • Backs of Hands
    • Wrinkly Knees
    • Stretch Marks
    • Under Eyes
    • Chest
    • Neck
  • HOW IS THE TREATMENT PERFORMED & WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE?

    Before any treatment we have a complimentary consultation to discuss the process of preparing your plasma into pure gold, the treatment process and after care. We also like to determine if you and the area you want treated are suitable. The consult is a good opportunity to discuss any health or lifestyle issues you may have which helps us determine how many treatments you may require.

    Once we agree on your suitability we work out your payment and treatment plan:

    STEP ONE

    First we have to turn your plasma into Pure Gold! To do this we have to take your blood – which is just like having a simple blood test. YOU MUST DRINK LOTS OF WATER THE MORNING BEFORE WE TAKE YOUR BLOOD!

    STEP TWO

    Because we use a plasma preparing process called FACTOR4 we only have to take your blood once. This is unique to FACTOR4, unlike other plasma PRP treatments where you have to have your blood taken each time before each treatment.

    STEP THREE

    After your blood has been collected it is then incubated for 6 hours. This ‘cooking’ process concentrates the Growth Factors, which in turn helps produce four times more collagen. We then spin the blood to separate the red cells giving us a vial of your concentrated gold-looking plasma cells. We then process and filter out any debris, making your plasma as PURE as GOLD!

    STEP FOUR

    You may choose to return 6 hours later to have your first treatment OR alternatively can have your golden plasma serum frozen, to commence your treatments on another day that suits better. NB Your Pure Gold Plasma can be kept frozen for up to 6 months.

    STEP FIVE

    On the day of your Pure Gold Facial treatment we get you to come in 30 minutes prior and apply a super strong anaesthetic cream. Your face will be very numb which will help you to relax without the worry of discomfort during the Dermapen Skin Needling. (To see how comfortable other clients are during this treatment click here to watch a short video on Skin Needling).

    STEP SIX

    Once numb, your skin is thoroughly cleansed and a hydrating Hyaluronic Acid serum is applied. Next, we do a gentle pass with the Dermapen skin needling device over the treated areas. Our Dermapen skin-needling treatment is less invasive than standard injections, guaranteeing little or no swelling or bruising of the treated area. Skin needling alone is a process that yields far superior results as it further increases plasma absorption and promotes collagen stimulation itself.

    STEP SEVEN

    After the final cleanse we then drizzle your Pure Gold Plasma over your skin. The gold plasma can now penetrate throughout the tissues and forms a golden mask, which you leave on and wear over night, allowing the enriching gold plasma to penetrate to the deepest layers of your skin.

    STEP EIGHT

    Once your treatment is finished your treated skin may feel a bit warm and look a bit red like a mild sunburn, it may feel tight and shiny too, but you’ll definitely be wearing that golden glow!

    STEP NINE

    We strongly encourage you to stay out of direct sunlight for 5-7 days, to use SPF 50+ and protect your skin as it will be sensitive to burning. As your skin may be red and sensitive in the first week we recommend you use gentle cleansers and moisturisers. Our clinicians will discuss this with you before you leave.

    HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

    A minimum of 4 treatments spaced at 4 week intervals is recommended for best results. Depending on the desired result and the condition of the area more treatments may be required. Maintenance may involve ‘top-up’ treatments which are recommended at 12 month intervals.

  • HOW LONG WILL MY TREATMENT LAST?

    Your newly grown Factor4 collagen fibres are expected to survive around 12 to 18 months in your skin, this is why we recommend a yearly top-up. Areas of high movement, such as around the mouth may breakdown sooner. Some people will break down their new collagen stores quicker than others, smokers and sun lovers in particular. Others will hold the collagen for as long as 2-3 years, though this is rare. One thing is certain, we will all continue to age regardless of our genetics or lifestyle choices. The good news is that Factor4 gives us the opportunity and advantage of markedly slowing down that ageing process and keeping our skin looking youthful, healthy and radiant!

  • WHO CAN HAVE THE PURE GOLD FACIAL?

    The beauty of this treatment is that it is safer and has less down time than any other injectable treatment used for anti-ageing because you can’t be allergic or reactive to your own plasma cells! So it’s a great option for those who don’t want fillers or muscle relaxant treatments. Unlike other treatments used to stimulate collagen and rejuvenate the skin such as laser therapies, anyone with any skin type can have the Pure Gold Facial as it doesn’t discriminate over skin colour! Very pale to very dark skins can have the Pure Gold Facial and any one at any age (over 18) is suitable for this treatment. REMEMBER: Plan your treatments on a day where you don’t have social commitments as you will not be able to wear makeup and must avoid sun exposure afterwards.

  • WHO SHOULDN’T HAVE A PURE GOLD FACIAL?

    Normally, if you are taking certain medications, such as blood thinning medication like Aspirin, having long-term steroid therapy, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have cancer, it is not recommended to have The Pure Gold Facial. However, at the consult we will assess your medical status and discuss whether you are a suitable candidate.

  • WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS & WHAT WILL I SEE?

    Watching results grow over long periods, like anything, can be frustrating as it takes from 1-4 weeks to grow new collagen cells. For this reason we take a series of pre-treatment photos so you have a baseline to check your progress, and in case you forget what it looked like at the beginning!

    Once treatments commence you may start to see results after a couple of weeks as your skin starts to feel and look softer. Then after the second and third treatments you will notice your skin will start to glow and reflect light. By your last treatment you will see how the texture of your skin has vastly improved, fine lines and any areas of laxity or crepey skin will look toned, silky and fresh. Remember, the production of collagen is a gradual process and repeat treatments are required. The final result will be seen at approximately 4-6 weeks after your final treatment. Now that’s got to be PURE GOLD!

Got more questions? To find out more please do not hesitate to contact us at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa for more information on: 5447 4227.