GFC – Growth factor concentrate
Growth factor concentrate consists of two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell that plays an important role in healing throughout the body. Because the treatment uses patient’s own tissues, GFC injections are safe and can be used alone or with conjunction with other procedures. To create platelet-rich plasma, clinicians take a blood sample from the patient and place it into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, separating out the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrating them within the plasma. GFC is used in wound healing, hair loss, skin rejuvenation.
1. Is GFC – Growth factor concentrate painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. A topical anaesthetic is used in the area of treatment 30-45 mins prior to treatment.
2. What are the common side effects of GFC – Growth factor concentrate?
Common side effects of mesotherapy treatment are mild pain, swelling, bruising etc. They are temporary and will subside in 2-7 days.
3. What do I avoid post treatment?
Avoid strenuous exercise, sauna, steam, glycolic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, any brightening or lightening serums, moisturisers and face washes for 24-48 hours after treatment. Avoid coffee and alcohol for 24 hours as they may exacerbate bruising and swelling.
4. What do I avoid before treatment?
Avoid blood thinners, anti-oxidants and multivitamins for 24 hours before treatment