NATURAL BEAUTY – LOCAL GROWTH FACTORS AND HORMONES
We love Natural Beauty! We love assisting you in maintaining your Natural Beauty. We enjoy helping you to optimize your very own beauty. We don’t like the plumped up artificial appearing faces, that to some degree look all the same.
So, how does this work? The role of local growth factors and hormones in facial aging and skin care are probably one of the most exciting and hottest topics related to anti aging, and maintaining a truly natural, and youthful appearance.
The aging process is significantly influenced by hormones and local growth factors. Every women notices changes in body fat distribution, facial volume (fat) loss, and skin elasticity. Although these changes are also related to environmental factors and lifestyle, hormones and local growth factors play an important role. Think about all the different changes you already went through. Starting from acne, being slim but having a full face, loosing facial volume in your 30’s to 40’s, getting somewhat thinner, drier and less elastic skin.
Despite the fact there are many treatments, cosmetics, cremes, devices promising more or less successful treatments, wouldn’t it be best just to replenish what the body / skin is missing and use it’s own potential?
THIS IS WHY KNOWLEDGE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING
Local growth factors are produced by your own body, and are regulated amongst other things by different hormones. Local growth factors regulation and its effects on a cell is a fairly complex process, which is still not fully understood. Some local growth factors are playing an important role in regenerative anti-aging medicine and treatments.
- Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) regulates proliferation, migration, and differentiation in fibroblasts (fibroblasts are found in your skin)
- Transforming growth factor (TGF) regulates amongst other things collagen production
- Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) regulates cell proliferation, migration, wound healing, and angiogenesis
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) regulates cell proliferation.
These growth factors are playing an essential role in wound healing, the positive effects of microneedling, and nano fat grafting. Microneedling for example causes micro injuries, in the dermal layer of your skin activating your regular wound healing cascade which can be enhanced by an additional application of local growth factors.
Considering the hormonal changes that men and woman (more so women) undergo in their lifetime, it only makes perfect sense to include hormones and local growth factors into your regenerative, anti-aging treatment regime.
During your consultation Dr Knoll will go over in detail with you how your current concerns, hormone levels, and age related changes interact, and what treatment options might be beneficial to you. To learn more about the exciting topic contact the office of Dr. Knoll to set up you consultation.