Plasma Growth Factors

Growth factors are special proteins that are inside the platelets that circulate in the blood and whose function is to reconstruct the damaged tissues.

What are growth factors for?

Growth factors are special proteins that are inside the platelets circulating in the blood and whose function is to reconstruct the damaged tissues.

Many medical specialties have long used growth factors healing potential because, when injected into tissues, normal biological functions are stimulated, and cells continue to fully function. There are virtually no contraindications and the fact that they are not using products ‘strange’ to the body makes them absolutely safe.

In aesthetic medicine, they are mainly used for non-surgical rejuvenation of the face, neck, neckline and hands. This is because the effect of plasma growth factors will be felt at the tissue level (skin, muscle, support tissue and fat) favoring normal biological activities as well as activating and enhancing cellular repair functions.


Who is a good candidate and how is it done?

Plasma growth factors are obtained from blood platelets using Up Clinic proprietary technology. An anesthetic cream is used so that application to the tissues, which is done with small needles, does not cause pain or bruising.

Each treatment takes about an hour and normal life can be resumed immediately. We use growth factors as part of a global smart aging strategy that is not repeated before a year has passed.

This technique is indicated in “modern and active” men and women whose signs of aging are not yet fully installed. Simultaneously, the entire face, neck and neckline can be treated.


The results

The results are progressive with the appearance, texture and tone of the skin improving and the brightness, luminosity and tensor effect naturally appearing over the following weeks. Plasma growth factors are particularly useful in the ‘oval of the face’ and neck, improving the sagging of the lower face and jaw line.

By enhancing normal biological functions and softening the degenerative processes of tissues, it is a excellent choice for delaying the aging process.


Complementary Treatments

Being a technique with good results, in the neck can be performed at the same time with facial threads to enhance the results in this area of ​​the body. On the face, for even better results it is also possible, at the same time, to make a peel and use injectables to correct any volume deficiency or refine the results on dark circles or lips.


Dr. Vítor Figueiredo

Dra. Renata Morais

Clinical case

Clinical case of Plasma Growth Factors

During consultation the plastic surgeon will discuss the procedure details with the patient, in all its phases and using images of similar cases as well as leveraging patient expectations.


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The plasma growth factors is a medical procedure with local anesthesia and its an outpatient procedure. It has a one week of downtime and between 2 weeks and 1 month for final results.


2 hours




Doesn’t have


1 week


2 weeks to 1 month

Physical activity inhibition

2 hours

Flying inhibition

1 day

Driving inhibition

Doesn’t have

Sexual activity inhibition


Sun exposure inhibition

15 days to one month