Natural Growth Factors
Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.
When it comes to facial rejuvenation, collagen is the name of the game. Collagen is a protein your body naturally produces, and it plays a large role in giving the skin its firmness, smoothness, and elasticity. But your body gradually produces less and less collagen as you age, and while the collagen breaks down naturally, it can also be broken down faster by factors like sun exposure and smoking. Ultimately, this results in wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging. But the good news is that one of our newest treatments focuses on restoring collagen by combining several techniques, and this can go beyond facial rejuvenation to also improve acne scars, stretch marks, large pores, and more.
Natural growth factors are components within your blood that help to stimulate collagen. At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we have a treatment that harnesses their rejuvenating effects. We begin with Réjuvapen® microneedling, a process that uses ultrafine needles to activate your body’s natural healing process. This can break down old scar tissue while also stimulating new collagen production. We then draw a small amount of blood (the same size of vial used for most medical testing) and extract only the natural growth factors from the blood. Because the microneedling has created pathways into the deeper layers of the skin, the growth factors are then applied topically and can stimulate collagen growth and tissue repair at varying depths for more comprehensive and effective results.
Downtime is minimal after a microneedling and growth factor session, but because the process promotes your body’s natural processes rather than using artificial products like facial fillers, the results can take two to four weeks to begin developing, and they can continue to improve for several months.
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