How Do Natural Growth Factor Injections Minimize Sun Damage?


Sun damage to the skin is more than just a cosmetic concern; it’s a health issue many of us face. While sunscreen and hats are great for prevention, what can be done about existing damage? That’s why we offer natural growth factor injections, a promising approach to skin care. These aren’t your average skin treatments that you can find in over-the-counter options. Taken from natural sources, growth factors are proteins that can make a difference in maintaining healthy skin cells. They’re like a rejuvenating nudge to our skin cells, encouraging repair and renewal. But how exactly do they tackle the effects of sun damage? If you are curious about how this treatment can potentially address your sun damage concerns, here’s what you should know: 

What are Natural Growth Factors?

Natural growth factor injections, specifically Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) treatments, are at the next level of skin care aesthetics, and they are more effective than any skincare product you can find in stores. Offered at places like Skin Savvy Aesthetics, these treatments use something you already have in your body — your blood. 

The process is simple: a bit of your blood is taken, processed in a centrifuge to extract PRF, and then this enriched substance is injected back into your skin. This procedure triggers your body’s natural healing, pushing the skin to revitalize its texture, tone, and elasticity.

Our clients typically see improvements like reduced under-eye darkness and less crepey skin within two to three weeks. The longevity of these results can extend up to 12 months or more, and they can vary based on individual characteristics such as age and lifestyle. The beauty of this method lies in its natural approach: it uses your body’s growth factors, which means you won’t have to worry about adverse reactions. Plus, it’s minimally invasive with little downtime. Our providers can customize each treatment, guaranteeing we can meet your skin’s unique needs.

But How Does It Address Sun Damage?

Sun damage weakens the skin by breaking down collagen and elastin, leading to lines, sagging, and discoloration. When injected, growth factors signal the skin cells strongly: it’s time to ramp up collagen and elastin production. This action goes right to the root of sun damage, repairing the deep-down issues caused by UV exposure and giving you visible improvements like smoother, more even-toned skin. It’s a smart way to use the body’s own healing tools to fix what the sun has done.

The Procedure: What To Expect

This process, while it might sound complex, is rather straightforward and won’t take too much effort on your part. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:

  1. Blood Collection: First, a small amount of your blood is drawn, similar to a standard blood test.
  2. Centrifugation: The collected blood is then spun in a centrifuge. This process separates the Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF), rich in natural growth factors, from the other blood components.
  3. Extraction: The PRF, now a concentrated source of growth factors, is carefully extracted from the centrifuge.
  4. Injection: This PRF concentrate is then injected back into targeted areas of your skin. This could be areas affected by sun damage, wrinkles, or other signs of aging.
  5. Activation: Once injected, these growth factors get to work. They activate your skin cells, signaling them to ramp up their repair and rejuvenation processes.
  6. Regeneration: Over time, these signals from the growth factors encourage new cell growth, increased collagen production, and the repair of damaged skin cells.
  7. Visible Improvement: Gradually, you begin to see the results – improved skin texture, tone, and elasticity, and a reduction in signs of aging or sun damage.

How many PRF treatments will I need?

The number of PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) treatments you’ll need can differ from person to person, as it hinges on your specific skin concerns and goals. Generally, most clients achieve their best results after undergoing a series of 3 to 4 treatments. This series allows the natural growth factors more opportunities to stimulate the skin’s healing and rejuvenation processes. Each procedure appointment builds on the last, building the overall effectiveness on top of each other, effectively addressing issues like sun damage, wrinkles, or loss of skin elasticity. Your skincare professional can tailor the treatment plan to suit your needs, ensuring you benefit most from your PRF treatments.

Who’s A Good Candidate?

Deciding if you’re a good candidate for growth factor injections is mostly about your current skin health and other factors. You’re starting on the right foot if your skin is generally healthy, without ongoing conditions like severe acne or eczema. Pregnancy is a no-go for this treatment, so that’s something to consider. Also, a key thing is how your skin feels about needles – if you have no allergies or adverse reactions to injections, you’re likely in the clear. To top it off, a patch test is a just-in-case measure. This is a simple precaution to ensure your skin says a big ‘yes’ to the treatment. If all these boxes are ticked, you’re a great candidate, ready to explore what growth factor injections can do for your skin.

Side Effects

After a PRF treatment, it’s standard to experience minor side effects, like a bit of swelling, redness, or even some bruising at the injection sites. These are usually just your skin’s way of saying something got pricked here. But don’t worry; these signs typically clear up within a few days. On the rarer side, there’s a slight chance of more serious issues like infections or other complications. That’s why sticking to your provider’s aftercare instructions is super important. They know the drill and will guide you on caring for your skin post-treatment to keep risks minimal and ensure a smooth recovery.


Ready to rejuvenate your skin with the natural power of PRF treatments? Skin Savvy Aesthetics is here to guide you on your journey to healthier, more radiant skin. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your unique needs. Don’t wait longer to address sun damage, fine lines, and other skin concerns. Book an appointment with Skin Savvy Aesthetics today, or consider an online assessment and take the first step towards unlocking your skin’s potential. Your journey to revitalized, glowing skin starts here! Don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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