GROUND BREAKING GROWTH FACTORS
Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that stimulate cellular renewal. When there is damage, cells produce growth factors that communicate to surrounding cells that repair is needed. Growth factors were first used to treat patients in burn centers.
Cells naturally secrete growth factors as signaling molecules that keep cells healthy and stimulate them to divide. However, the aging process leads to a decrease in growth factors. When growth factors are applied topically, the stratum corneum stimulates a repair message that goes into the dermis via a signaling cascade, stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen and revitalize damaged or aging skin.
*Growth factors are often cocktailed with peptides, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and growth factor precursors - stem cells.