Growth Factors are a group of specialised proteins with many functions, the most important being the activation of cellular proliferation and differentiation — in other words, skin repair.
Growth Factors have the ability to turn essential cellular activities ‘on’ and ‘off’. They play a role in increasing cell functions, which include, cell division, blood vessel formation, and collagen and elastin production. The application of GF technology to skin care is helping to achieve a more youthful and vibrant look without plastic surgery or expensive cosmetic procedures.
At Kate Kerr London we have created the most comprehensive and advanced Dermapen Micro-Needling with Growth Factors treatment available. By adding epidermal growth factors to the Micro-Needling treatment magnifies the results of the needling procedure and speeds up the healing process.
The best source of Growth Factors for skin is human fibroblast cells. This finding has been supported by numerous scientific publications, and are considered the key cells in wound healing.
There are no scientific publications supporting the claim that stem cells produce growth factors beneficial to the skin.
Yes and No. Plants produce GFs conducive to their biological functions and are a completely different organism as their biology is obviously far different from humans. More specifically, our cellular biological activities are different, including the way we repair cellular damage. Therefore, any plant GF does not work on humans.
The importance of a consultation
Before commencing any skin treatment it is important to have a thorough consultation. ALL skin and skincare concerns will be taken into account before a treatment regime and home care advice is recommended. By visiting Kate Kerr London you can be sure you are getting the most extensive experience across a wide range of treatments to help you achieve the results you are looking for.
Kate’s knowledge and experience as a skin specialist enables her to treat most skin concerns but she will always make the appropriate referrals when necessary.