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Platelet Derived Growth Factors

The main platelet derived growth factors are explained outlining how they benefit your skin.

Platelet Derived Growth Factors

The Main Platelet Derived Growth Factors


Platelet-Derived Growth factors


PRP is a concentration of platelets which contain several growth factors.


PRP's regenerative and healing effects result from these signalling molecules, some of which only last a few milli-seconds; this is enough time for them to have a long-lasting impact.


A common theme among the key growth factors is that they improve the blood supply to the skin. This is called angiogenesis - a collective term for new blood vessel formation.


More blood means more oxygen and a better supply of nutrients for growth and repair.


See PRP for hair loss treatment, where using PRP makes sense as the hair follicles are starved of oxygen and nutrients. Improve this, and the follicles start to regrow.


The main growth factors are:


PDGF (Platelet Derived Growth Factor)


Increases the number of new cells in the skin and increased new collagen production. Improves the blood flow.


VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor)


Increases the number of microscopic blood vessels in the skin. More blood means more oxygen and nutrients to the skin.


EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor)


Helps form the outer skin cells and forms new blood vessels to improve the blood supply to the skin


FGF (Fibroblast Growth Factor)


Forms new skin cells during healing


IGF (Insulin-Like Growth Factor)


Regulates skin cell growth


TGF - β (Transforming Growth Factor Beta)


Promotes growth of new blood vessels and skin cells.


CTGF (Connective Tissue Growth Factor)


Increases the number of blood vessels and helps platelets to stick to tissues so they can produce an effect.


KGF (Keratinocyte Growth Factor)


Increases the number of new skin cells




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