At My Concierge MD, we offer various growth factor injection therapies, including PRP injections, PRF injections, stem cell therapy, growth hormone therapy, peptide therapy, mesenchymal stem cells, umbillical cord blood stem cells, and more.
We use equipment and techniques to administer these growth factor therapies and work closely with each patient to create treatment plans for them.
Simply put, a growth factor is a group of proteins that can affect the growth of cells . It can promote or stop cell division and can affect the development of different types of cells. It stimulates the growth and differentiation of specific tissues in humans, plants, insects, and amphibians.
Growth factors act as diffusible signaling proteins that can be secreted by neighboring cells, distant tissues, and even tumor cells themselves. They play important roles in promoting cellular differentiation and division, tissue repair, cell rejuvenation, survival, and inflammation.
They can promote or inhibit mitosis and affect genetic expression, ultimately regulating cell cycle progression.
What is a growth factor injection?
A natural growth factor injection or biological growth factor injection is a medical procedure that consists of injecting a solution containing growth factors into specific areas of the body to stimulate tissue growth, regeneration, and repair. Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that play a crucial role in regulating cell growth, differentiation, and proliferation.
During this medical procedure, a solution containing growth factors is injected directly into the targeted tissue or organ such as hair, skin, muscle, tendons, and joints. The growth factors then bind to receptors on the surface of cells, triggering a cascade of cellular events that promote tissue growth and repair.
Growth factor injections are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including bone fractures, joint pain, muscle injuries, tendonitis, chronic wounds, hair loss, and for skin rejuvenation purposes.
There are different types of growth factors used in injections, and the specific type and concentration depend on the condition being treated. Some growth factors used in injections include platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), insulin-like growth factor (IGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β).
Growth factor injection for skin rejuvenation
Biological growth factor injections involve the use of growth factors extracted from a patient’s blood, which are then converted into a gel and injected into targeted areas to stimulate skin renewal and add volume. The growth factors can also be administered via microneedling, allowing topical solutions to penetrate deeply into the skin for increased effectiveness. This treatment is a natural and effective method for achieving a more youthful appearance.
During the procedure, a patient’s blood is collected and processed in a centrifuge to separate the growth factors from the rest of the blood. The resulting gel can then be injected into the skin as a dermal filler, often referred to as a vampire facelift. As the treatment uses the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction, and the results are long-lasting, typically lasting up to two years.
Biological growth factor injections can be used to treat static wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and to add volume to thinning or sagging skin. The treatment is particularly beneficial for those who are beginning to see the effects of aging and gravity. Recovery time is minimal, and side effects are generally mild and temporary, including bruising, swelling, and redness around the injection site, similar to other dermal fillers.