As we age, our skin loses up to 80% of its thickness. Wow! The loss is caused by a drop in the production of collagen, elastin, and other components necessary for repairing environmental damage and retaining the structure of our skin. Epidermal growth factors are an essential part of an anti-aging skincare regimen to fight this loss. But, what does the latest medical research say about using growth factors?
- Who - Everyone! Starting at age 20 (yes, 20!) we start to lose our collagen production. By age 40, our natural collagen production stops completely. On top of that, the loss of estrogen during menopause can also cause drier, thinner, more sensitive, and less toned skin.
- What - Growth factors are a naturally-occurring protein capable of stimulating cell growth, increasing cell production, and promoting healing. As a skin care product, they are often applied in the form of a serum.
- When - Growth factors may be applied in our office as part of an anti-aging treatment or at home as part of your skin care regimen. If you are using a growth factor product at home, it is likely the first product you would apply after washing your face.
- Where - Growth factors can be applied anywhere you notice a loss of the quality of your skin with age. This is especially common in areas frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, décolletage, forearms, and hands.
- Why - Topical application of growth factors has been proven to safely and effectively stimulate your body's natural process to repair damaged and aged skin, reduce wrinkles, improve elasticity, increase hydration, and increase skin thickness, resulting in healthier skin and a more youthful appearance.
If you would like to learn more about whether growth factors are right for you, please schedule a consultation with one of our skincare experts.