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Understanding Growth Factors in Skincare

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Most people desire smooth, youthful-looking skin. As we age, lines, wrinkles, and other common signs of aging can occur due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Growth factors are a cutting-edge solution to help boost skin health for a healthy, glowing complexion.

What are Growth Factors?

Growth Factors are fascinating ingredients with a wide range of skincare benefits and have become a popular buzzword in the beauty and aesthetic industry. They are a naturally occurring protein that exists in our bodies and binds to cell receptors to send vital messages. These receptors are what tell our cells to make more collagen and elastin, key factors in keeping our skin tissues young and healthy. As we get older, our bodies naturally stop producing as much growth factor as it once did, leading to collagen loss, signs of aging, and thinner skin. Growth factors also aid in wound healing, which is why cuts, scrapes, and injuries heal slower as we age.

It is important to note that growth factors can be synthetically derived, or they can be naturally obtained, and not all are created equal. Furthermore, because growth factors are proteins, they are fairly large molecules that must be formulated so that these molecules can effectively penetrate the skin to ensure optimal efficacy. Here at CARE, we offer two incredible growth factor products that have been proven to pass through the skin barrier.

How do Growth Factors Work?

Growth Factors work by repairing damaged skin, communicating with cells, and stimulating renewal, leading to an increase in collagen production. Because of this, growth factors are an incredible anti-aging skincare ingredient. Growth factors also help reduce the amount of inflammation in our skin, which can lead to quicker wound healing and healthier skin.

What Products are Combined with Growth Factors in a Typical Skincare Regimen?

Growth factor serums work well with all other ingredients, including Vitamin C, retinol, niacinamide, and hydroquinone. They can also be used as a stand-alone product and can be a great alternative to retinol.

What Growth Factor Products are Offered at CARE?

At CARE Plastic Surgery, we offer two different growth factors: SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ Serum and ZO Growth Factor Serum.

TNS Advanced+ Serum is a human-derived growth factor serum consisting of two formulations dispensed through a dual chamber system. It contains a blend of peptides, antioxidants, and botanicals that are scientifically proven to reverse signs of aging.

ZO Growth Factor Serum is formulated with plant and enzymatically derived growth factors. This lightweight gel serum is fantastic for smoothing the skin, reversing signs of aging, and providing intense hydration.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about how growth factors can aid in your anti-aging journey, contact CARE Plastic Surgery in Cary, NC, today by filling out our online form. You can also reach us by calling us at 919-374-2492.

Frequently Asked Questions About Growth Factors

Are growth factors safe?

Because growth factors are naturally occurring substances, they are not only completely safe but also non-irritating and friendly to all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Where can growth factors be found?

Growth factors are usually obtained from either cultured human cells or genetically engineered microorganisms.

Are there different types of growth factors?

The body creates many different growth factors, but those relevant to the skin are epidermal growth factor (EGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), and vascular endothelial growth factor. These growth factors affect dermal fibroblasts and the extracellular matrix. Skincare products may contain one or several growth factors.

What is cellular proliferation?

The word “proliferation” refers to the rapid reproduction of a cell. Cellular proliferation refers to the increase in the number of cells, which, in turn, results in tissue growth. Growth factors are regulators of cellular proliferation.

What is cellular differentiation?

Cellular differentiation refers to how a stem cell can transform from one type to another. Growth factors may promote cell replication and result in cell differentiation.

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