By now, most of us know that sun damage is a major player in aging skin. But it’s not the only factor. Biology is a big one, too. As we age, our skin loses its ability to fight off environmental pollutants, renew damaged cells, and rejuvenate itself.
Scientists across the world work tirelessly to develop skin care products that reverse the visible signs of facial aging so we can look fabulous for as many years as possible. (Let’s just take a second to appreciate that.) One of the most groundbreaking advancements in recent years is the use of growth factors in topical skin care products.
What are growth factors and why are they important in skin care?
Growth factors are large proteins manufactured by all types of cells in the body. They send activation signals, telling the cells to grow, divide, repair, and so on. In the skin, growth factors communicate that it’s time to make more collagen, repair sun damage, increase blood flow, and a number of other tasks that aid in skin health and result in a firm, supple texture, and smooth appearance.
As we age, the number of growth factors in our skin decreases. And when these growth factors are not available to signal our skin cells to grow, repair, and rejuvenate, it leads to sagging and wrinkling, uneven skin tone, and dullness.
Skin care products containing high concentrations of growth factors help initiate a communication chain that stimulates cells to tackle the tasks that aid in skin repair and rejuvenation. Growth factors work on a cellular level, and consistent use is key to getting results. It might take four to six weeks to see those results, but the great news is that growth factors work beautifully in combination with other skin care products, and will even boost their effectiveness.
Benefits of growth factors in topical skin care products
When the right growth factors are added to skin care products in the right concentrations, magic happens. While some of the best products may be a little more pricey than your typical drugstore cosmetics, the results are worth it.
Quality skin care products containing growth factors provide a number of benefits, including:
Promotion of collagen and elastin growth
Address multiple skin concerns at once
Natural anti-aging ingredients
Safe for all skin types
Maximize effectiveness of other products
Boost results from beauty procedures
Of course, in order to achieve great results, you’ll need great products. Do your research before you buy.
The best growth factor skin care products
Not all products containing growth factors are worth your money. They have to have a high concentration in order to work. At Siti Med Spa in Bankers Hill, San Diego, we like to follow the science, and what we’ve found is that the growth factor products from SkinMedica are the best of the best.
Here are our two favorites:
1. TNS Essential Serum
There’s a reason why SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum® product lands on so many “best of” lists. It’s used personally by plastic surgeons and other beauty experts because it works. The combination of naturally secreted and stabilized growth factors plus antioxidants, hyaluronic spheres, and brightening ingredients is, as one popular beauty website wrote, “practically mind-blowing.”
2. TNS Recovery Complex
Talk about high concentrations of growth factors. SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex® patented blend of 380 growth factors combined with antioxidants, soluble collagen, and other powerful ingredients make this serum work magic on aging skin. With twice-daily use, you can expect a significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improvements in your skin’s tone, texture, and radiance.
Ready to rejuvenate your skin? Visit Siti Med Spa
At Siti Med Spa, we carry a wide range of SkinMedica products, including those mentioned above. We also offer services and procedures that work beautifully in combination with these products to restore your skin’s youthful appearance. Not sure if growth factors are right for you?
Come in for a consultation, and we’ll create a treatment plan that addresses your skin’s needs so you look and feel your best heading into the holiday season and beyond. Have a question for us? Call today at (619) 717-8484.