Maintaining healthy skin function and structure is one of the most effective ways to prevent signs of aging. At Cope Cosmetic Dermatology, we offer a variety of growth factors to support and firm your skin.

What are Growth Factors?

Growth factors are proteins that promote and regulate cellular activity. They’re naturally secreted by skin cells and help the process of skin repair and regeneration, as well as support the growth of collagen and elastin.

Collagen and elastin are proteins found in the skin that give it support and help repair wounds. Beginning as early as your 30s, your body’s reproduction of collagen and elastin begins to slow down and deteriorate. As your skin loses support, it begins to sag and create deep lines and wrinkles. For this reason, it’s important to continue to promote collagen production over time.

As you age, your body’s process of cellular repair and regrowth slows down. Fewer growth factors are created, allowing the signs of aging to accelerate. By incorporating growth factors into your regular skincare regimen, you can support your skin’s cell activity and promote collagen and elastin.

What Are the Benefits of Growth Factors?

Growth factors can boost cell turnover and promote the growth of new cells and structures, including collagen. This process can have a variety of benefits, including:

  • Smoother texture
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Reduced pigmentation and age spots
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles

How Should I Use Growth Factors?

Growth factors are most available in the form of professional-grade skincare treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP). However, less potent forms are available in a variety of medical-grade skincare products. You may benefit most from a combination of both forms to aggressively reverse aging, or you may benefit from at-home use to prevent aging signs from forming. Your board-certified dermatologist can help you determine the right approach for your unique anti-aging goals.


Dr. Cope can help you achieve a new level of confidence with aesthetic experience and a laid-back approach. To learn more, contact us through our online form or give us a call.

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Dr. Austin Cope is a Utah native as well as a highly educated and well-trained cosmetic dermatologist. At Cope Cosmetic Dermatology, our team is here to help you look and feel your best.