Epidermal Growth Factor was first discovered by Stanley Cohen, an American Biochemist at Vanderbilt University, together with Rita Levi-Montalcini. The discovery of EGF won this dynamic duo a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1986.
What Is EGF and How Does It Work?
EGF stands for epidermal growth factor. It is a small polypeptide of 53 amino acids that behave as cell-signaling protein molecules to the skin matrix (our skin’s first line of defense against aging) to stimulate epithelial cell growth and reproduction, collagen synthesis, and blood-vessel formation. Epidermal growth factors facilitate communication between cells during repair or cell growth. They are a key component of the cell growth and regeneration process.
The problem is our growth factor levels diminish over time – meaning that we are more prone to a breakdown in our collagen support system. The good news is that growth factors rebuild and heal the skin. Multiple clinical studies show that topical application of growth factors reduce the signs and symptoms of skin aging including fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and also increase collagen production.
What Are the Visible Effects of the EGF?
Results from multiple controlled clinical studies have shown that the application of skin creams containing growth factors:
- reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- stimulates the synthesis of collagen
- improves the appearance of age spots
- reduces pigmentation and skin irregularities
- improves the texture of the skin and its elasticity
Kimberly’s product recommendation for women concerned with the signs of aging:
PCA SKIN’s Total Strength Serum
Here at Basile Medi Spa we carry a full line of professional medical grade skin care products.