Growth Factor Induced Therapy is a procedure that triggers skin rejuvenation through the introduction of active peptides, growth factors and proteins into the skin. These proteins create a response to reduce the appearance of ageing and result in skin that looks younger and is more resilient. It can be utilized for both men and women to promote healthy skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, scars and acne.
The major benefits of Growth Factor Induced Therapy include:
The consequences of environmental exposure and the normal processes of ageing lead to excessive free radical damage resulting in the breakdown of collagen and elastin networks in the dermis and producing premature ageing. This same type of damage eventually impairs growth factor function, so they are less able to repair oxidative damage, and the damage becomes permanent.
Growth factors are proteins naturally produced by the body that promote the growth, organization and maintenance of cells and tissues.
In multiple clinical studies, topically applied growth factors have been shown to reduce the signs of skin aging, including statistically significant reductions in fine lines and wrinkles and increases in dermal collagen synthesis. Growth factors technology is also being used successfully for encouraging healthy hair growth, reducing the appearance of scars, supporting the skin during post-procedure healing, and shortening the healing time of burn wounds.
An initial consultation with you and your therapist will determine your skin concerns and goals. Your practitioner will discuss with you the most suitable treatment plan taking into consideration your concerns, recovery time and goals for the treatment.
The skin is then cleansed to remove any make-up or impurities from the surface of the skin. Before the procedure a topical anaesthetic cream is applied over the entire surface area which is left on for 20 minutes. The anaesthetic cream is then removed with antiseptic to ensure that the skin is clean and ready for the microneedling treatment. A growth factor serum is then added to the skin and microneedling treatment is performed. Following the procedure, the final step is the application of sun screen protection. Most clients experience little to no pain throughout the whole process.
After the treatment, the skin will look red, like a mild sunburn, and slightly inflamed.