How your skin looks on the outside typically reflects what’s going on underneath the surface. Symptoms like loss of elasticity, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles and fine lines are all clear indications of the underlying aging process in your body. Although fillers and Botox can work wonders for lines and wrinkles, there is also a less invasive alternative called growth factors.

What Exactly Are Growth Factors?

Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins responsible for developing, maintaining, and organizing various tissues and cells in our bodies along with the skin. Skin cells naturally release growth factors that aid in the healing and regeneration of the skin and the development of elastin and collagen.

How Do Growth Factors Function?

Inflammation of the skin triggers the production of enzymes that can damage cells and compromise the skin’s structure. Thus, growth factors act like emergency first responders and deliver signals to fibroblasts to initiate the repair process and restore your skin’s integrity.

Advantages of Growth Factors

Growth factors offer several advantages by enhancing cell turnover and facilitating the development of new cells and structures, such as collagen. The benefits include:

  • Minimized appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Enhanced skin texture
  • Better skin elasticity
  • Reduced occurrence of age spots and pigmentation

How Should You Utilize Growth Factors?

Expert-grade skincare therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), commonly contain growth factors. You can also find less powerful variants of growth factors in different medical-grade skincare products.

Combining growth factor therapies and skincare products with growth factors can reverse the sign of aging or prevent them from forming in the first place. You can discuss which treatments are best for you with Dr. Cope.

Why Would You Need Additional Natural Growth Factors If You Already Have Them?

Although our bodies naturally produce growth factors, our levels of growth factors decrease with age and our cells don’t repair and regenerate as quickly or as effectively as they once did.

Because of this, the skin can show signs of aging and look less healthy. So adding growth factors with different skin treatments ensures you maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin.

Schedule A Consultation

At Cope Cosmetic Dermatology, we provide several forms of growth factors to help strengthen and tighten your skin. Dr. Cope’s expertise can assist you in achieving a new level of confidence.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Highland, UT office at 385-273-1007 or use our online scheduling form.

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Restoration, not augmentation. That’s the Cope Cosmetic Dermatology philosophy when it comes to skincare. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Cope guides his patients to the best skin of their lives. A big believer in daily habits and routines, he knows what works and what doesn’t. Dermatology and skin care can be very confusing and complicated. He loves to simplify and teach his patients about what really works. He creates customized plans and accountability to deliver the best results possible.

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