The 411 On Stem Cells & Growth Factors: What do Growth Factors do when used in skincare and why do you use them?What do Growth Factors do when used in skincare?
When growth factors are utilized in products they have two major benefits: protect the skin and stimulate growth of new cells. The growth factors that are secreted from adult human stem cells benefit all skin conditions. For example:
HGF (Hepatocyte Growth Factor) enhances wound repair and increases the number of macrophages for scar tissue removal.
TGF-B (Transforming Growth Factor Beta) increases new blood vessel formation and collagen production.
FGF (Fibroblast Growth Factor) elevates the number of collagen manufacturing cells along with increasing their production levels.
IFNg (Interferon Gamma) fights viral and bacterial infections and increases “Natural Killer” cell activity.
PDGF-AA (Platelet Derived Growth Factor) creates new fibroblasts, increases the number of macrophages, increases angiogenesis and new cell development.
Why do we choose to use Growth Factors?
We choose to use growth factors because we can obtain hundreds of them from stem cells, and when applied topically to the skin, we can encourage multiple cell type growth to repair and replace damaged cells.