Growth factors are natural messenger proteins that allow communication between cells in our bodies. They advance wound healing as well as repair skin that is damaged from natural aging. As we age, our bodies produce lower levels of natural growth factors resulting in more breakdown of collagen that is the foundational support to the skin. Over the past decade, research has asked if supplementing skin with topical growth factors may enhance natural repair processes that accelerate the reversal of skin aging. In fact 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 increase in the production of collagen.
There are two main ways to harvest growth factors: 1) derive the growth factors from natural skin cells, or 2) synthetically create individual growth factors. Research demonstrates that the ideal topical product is a physiologically balanced mixture of skin cell derived growth factors (active proteins) that work synergistically to promote skin repair. This mixture is superior because it most closely resembles the complexity of the skin’s natural process of combating aging. Such a complex mixture cannot be reproduced by using synthetic substances and is best derived from skin cells. This natural mixture is found in only one such growth factor product, Skin Medica TNS Recovery Complex. The growth factors in TNS are obtained naturally from active skin fibroblast cells and contain the highest levels of multiple growth factors in a marketed product.
Complementing the skin rejuvenation effects of TNS with a combination of proven-effective antioxidants and peptides, SkinMedica created SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. This all-in-one anti-aging product provides a comprehensive product to address the needs of aging skin. Two clinical studies prove that this potent combination of ingredients improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, skin tone and texture, and skin elasticity, fights environmental damage, and rapidly smoothes and tightens the skin which provides a more even toned, youthful appearance. TNS Recovery Complex® and TNS Essential Serum® are “first in class” products that offer state of the art technology to reverse the appearance of skin aging and make your skin look healthy again.
Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, founder, SkinMedica