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Growth Factors: What are they & How do they work?

Updated: Feb 20, 2023

Dr. Hayley Elsmore tells us more about the latest anti-ageing product that can boost your skin cell turnover and combat fine lines & wrinkles

The Courtyard Aesthetic Clinic Newport Isle of Wight

With autumn fast approaching, patients concerned with anti-aging may see the impact summer sun has had on their skin. A combination of UV exposure, humid environments, and drying air conditioning not only aggravate existing skin conditions but highlight fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, flaking, and discoloration.

In trying to visibly improve signs of aging, you may have noticed a new ingredient making its way to the top of many medical-grade skincare products...

What are Growth Factors?

Growth factors are groups of proteins that occur naturally in our bodies. They’re produced by all types of cells and are responsible for commanding your cells to replicate, repair and rejuvenate. In the skin, various growth factors tell cells to “produce collagen” or “create more elastin”. Unfortunately, as we age, our body produces lower quantities of growth factors. This results in a decrease in collagen production and a weakening of elastin, which causes signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging, and thinning skin.

What do Growth Factors do?

Growth factors–when applied topically–help improve the appearance of aging skin by supporting skin’s natural collagen and elastin. These collagen-supporting skincare ingredients can be found in formulations for the face, eye and other areas.

Growth factors are a collagen-supporting skincare ingredient that will provide year-round anti-aging benefits.

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