When looking to improve the appearance of your skin texture without using synthetic solutions, Blood Derived Growth Factors are a versatile and effective option. Blood Derived Growth Factor injections improve skin tone and elasticity with incredibly long lasting results. Overall, there are numerous benefits to choosing Blood Derived Growth Factors over other aesthetic treatments. It is an excellent way to rejuvenate your skin using your own body’s growth and healing factors.
What are Blood Derived Growth Factors?
This natural treatment created by your own body is a cosmetic injectable treatment that promotes collagen growth and rejuvenation of aging or uneven skin. The growth factors comes from your own blood, which contains red and white blood cells, along with platelets. Platelets are your body’s powerhouse growth and healing agent.
During a treatment session, we draw about 20cc of blood and process it at high speeds in a centrifuge to concentrate the growth factors and platelets. That portion is then injected into areas of the skin needing improvement in elasticity and tone. The total process takes about 30 minutes. After the procedure, you’ll see results in 2-4 weeks that can last up to 18 months.
Are There Any Risks?
Since only the patient’s own blood is used, this procedure doesn’t carry the same risks as transfusion or using donor products. However, there are some limitations to ensure the safety and efficacy of Blood Derived Growth Factors. This treatment cannot be used on patients who are on blood thinners (Coumadin, Plavix, etc). The use of anti-inflammatory drugs, either prescription or over-the-counter, must stop 7 days prior to the procedure. However, cardiac patients who are on an Aspirin regimen may continue their medication.
Aside from these stipulations, the treatments are considered very safe. Though the cosmetic application is fairly new, the technology is not. These same technologically advanced treatment concepts have been used in other medical applications since the 1970s.
What Are The Benefits of Blood Based Growth Factors?
These treatments have the advantage of being a natural injectable. As a result, there are no side effects related to foreign matter. The procedure stimulates collagen and elastin, which tightens the skin and eliminates fine lines and wrinkles. It improves overall skin tone and texture, especially in the case of rosacea or acne. We especially like Blood Derived Growth Factor treatments for delicate or hard-to-treat areas like under the eye.
Are you considering Blood Derived Growth Factors as a treatment option? Give us a call or contact us online to make an appointment. We will discuss your options and if you are a good candidate for the procedure.