Growth factors play a pivotal role in maintaining firmness and elasticity in your skin. Daily use of skin care products containing growth factors are known to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture. But, not all products containing growth factors have the same benefits. Dr. Rahul Mehta, Head of Research and Development at SkinMedica® (a pioneer in using growth factors in cosmetic treatments), explains why growth factors are imperative for skin rejuvenation.
Stem cell is the basic building blocks of live tissue, where it can either multiple or differentiate into another type of cell or tissue.
There are many different alternative sources to harvest growth factors used in the aesthetics industry- from fibroblasts, to adipose stem cells, umbilical cord, and amniotic fluid. But what is the ideal cell source to culture in order to harvest these proteins for aesthetic applications?