What Can Growth Factors Do For You?
You may have heard of the term “Growth Factor” before when used in the context of skincare. Simply put, growth factors are natural substances found within your body that repair damaged cells. In this case, they are used to repair damaged skin cells to combat anti-aging. These substances promote and accelerate the rate at which collagen and elastin is produced by your skin to provide firmness and elasticity. The other thing they do is they act as a signal for your skin’s biochemical pathway to start its repair and regeneration process.
There is a debate within the dermatological world whether growth factors can actually help with anti-aging, because they need to penetrate the skin deep enough to do their magic. There is research about how growth factors in topical skincare does show improvement in combating anti-aging, and the results are positive, especially when combined with other serums like antioxidants and peptides. However, this process can take up to two months before seeing mild results.
The best way to apply growth factors is through this procedure called PRP, or platelet-rich plasma. PRP therapy uses your own blood’s growth factors to be reinjected back into your skin to combat anti-aging. This procedure uses a tool that creates tiny needle-sized pricks into your skin and injects growth factors and other potent ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and plump up your skin.