Epidermal Growth Factor Promotes Skin Regeneration

Epidermal growth Factor

Skin rejuvenation techniques continue to be developed and although nobody has yet found the definitive answer, new treatments and supplements do come from research which can significantly improve procedural results.  One such example is epidermal growth factor (EGF). Stanley Cohen and Rita Levi-Motalcini received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1986 for their work in determining how epidermal growth factors facilitate communication between cells during repair or cell growth. This has had a major impact on the understanding and improvement of skin regeneration.

EGF is a synthetic age-prevention ingredient that supports cell renewal and wound repair. It has potent regeneration properties. It is invaluable for restricting the age process and maybe even reversing it. EGF is also vital protein found in the fibroblast cells of the dermal layer which stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen.

Skin regeneration takes place when trauma has taken place, EGF is released by platelets during the inflammatory phase of healing and attracts osteoblast cells to the wound site in order to begin the repair process. Osteoblasts process EGF, speeding up wound-healing and allowing the skin to repair itself evenly and quickly.

EGF can be applied to the skin to boost tissue regeneration. EGF supports cell renewal by promoting the development of proteins such as collagen, increasing cell division, increasing circulation, increasing the number of fibroblasts, and promoting blood-vessel formation.

Natural EGF production significantly decreases under ultraviolet (UV) light which reduces the body’s ability to repair itself. Because the skin is constantly subjected to UV rays during the daylight hours, topically applied growth factors are useful agents in reversing the harmful effects of these rays.

Research on clinical treatments like chemical peels and dermal needling techniques has shown the potent regeneration powers of EGF to enhance their regenerative effects. Pre treatment and also post treatment offer significant benefits.

Beyond age reversal, EGF also supports recovery from skin issues such as acne. Salicylic acid peels, retinoids and agents such as benzoyl peroxide remove layers of skin and EGF can help rebuild and heal the skin.

EGF can also calm and sooth irritated skin and so offers additional post clinical treatment benefits.