When it comes to skin care, it can be difficult to know which products work best for you. Whether you’re looking to improve skin tone or plump fine lines, there is one ingredient that could do both and more: growth factors.
Found in abundance throughout the body, growth factors are large proteins that float between cells communicating crucial messages relevant to growth, healing, and survival. When these signaling proteins bind to receptors on cell surfaces they send commands to replicate, repair, and rejuvenate.
Growth factors are natural substances that play a pivotal role in maintaining healthy, youthful skin. They are responsible for supporting the repair of damaged skin, blood circulation, and making components that provide firmness and elasticity to the skin while helping to maintain skin’s protective functions. Aging and sun-damaged skin require growth factors to maintain itself. However, cells in aging skin make less growth factors, which means less cell growth and thinner, less supple skin.
Advances in biotechnology over the past decade have created multiple sources of growth factors. The three main types of growth factors on the market are derived from plants, snails, and humans. Although there are plenty of plant and animal growth factors to choose from, ones derived from human cells make the biggest difference since they match closer to our own cells.
When it comes to growth factor containing products we recommend TNS® Advanced+ Serum by SkinMedica. It leads the way with more clinical studies than any other growth factor product on the market today. This next-generation, skin rejuvenating formula contains more than 450 growth factors and improves the appearance of coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, and texture. It’s the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin. Visible results in just 2 weeks. Results continue to improve through 24 weeks of use.
ReGen GF booster can be added to our Hydrafacial treatment providing you with targeted results. This booster contains a proprietary blend of next generation growth factor-mimicking peptides that boost production of collagen and elastin, treat inflammation, accelerate skin repair and provide hydration. It uses a molecular delivery system to enhance the absorption beyond the surface level, leading to faster, more visible results.
Microneedlingis another in office treatment we offer with an optional growth factor add-on. Micro-needling is a procedure that stimulates the body’s own natural wound healing process. The addition of growth factor serum during treatment can magnify the results of regeneration and repair. Growth factor speeds recovery while promoting collagen production, healthy circulation, and encouraging cellular renewal.
Looking to maximize your skin-care regimen? We would be happy to help answer any of your questions on growth factors and get you on the right path to smoother smile lines! Schedule a free consultation today! Book online now.