Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) Skin Rejuvenation
What is Fibroblast Growth Factor?
Fibroblast Growth Factor also called as Human Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor is a member of group of messenger proteins that of involved in variety of biological functions like cells growth, morphogenesis and tissue repair. In normal human tissue it is present in the matrix surrounding the cells and gets activated during tissue injury for repair.
FGF in the treatment provided is recombinant protein with exact same amino acid composition.
This can be used for following 2 functions
FGF is mixed with carrier gel and delivered at the site and level of interest with help of micro needling.
What improvement could be seen with FGF skin treatment?
FGF skin treatment has following benefits
Reverses signs of aging
Reverses signs of sun damage
Improves fine lines
Improves appearances of scars
Is this treatment painful?
The treatment is done with help of topical numbing and sometimes nerve blocks for the scalp, with numbing the treatment is very tolerable.
What is post treatment course?
Depends on the depth, and aggressiveness of the treatment with micro needling, bruising, mild soreness for 1-2 days, redness and swelling form 1-5 days, mild itching sometimes, mild peeling if superficial micro needling. The area should be kept moisturized. Avoid direct sun for 2-3 weeks, stop retinoic acid topical for 1 week.
What is the treatment course?
Weekly 3-4 treatments then maintenance about 3-4 times/year
Can it be combined with other treatment?
Yes it could be complemented with other procedures like botulinum toxin, collagen generating or hyaluronic acid fillers, skin peels, laser and RF treatments or it could be solo treatment alternative to all the above treatments.