AQ's GF technology refers to an advanced, innovative method of producing human growth factors and employing them in topical cosmeceuticals. Growth factors (GFs) are a group of specialized, fragile proteins that act as chemical messengers between many cell types. Critical for the activation of cellular functions, GFs are found naturally in the human body, specifically fibroblast cells. Selective growth factors play a role in increasing cell production, cell division, blood vessel production, and collagen and elastin production.
Combining authentic research with advanced clinical experience, AQ employs a proprietary blend of the appropriate combination and concentration of applicable GFs in Growth Factor Induced Therapy (GFIT).
Medical research has found that GF can speed and improve healing when applied to areas of the human body damaged in surgery, burns, wounds, or accidents. The mechanism behind the benefits is facilitation of changes at the cellular level to revert damaged cells to a younger state, healing the damaged skin in the process. GF-technology is now being shown to improve the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin and to help restore normal hair growth. Cosmetic patents of early GF-technology were first issued in 1994.
In 2001, two independent double-blind studies testing topical serums containing either natural or bio-engineered GF were presented to the Society of Investigative Dermatology. The results were surprising when applied to skin twice a day for four–six weeks, both types of serums produced better results than Botox! Each study showed significant increases in production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, fibroblasts, and epidermal thickness.
Ahmed Al-Qahtani, Ph.D, was inspired to start AQ Skin Solutions by his extensive work in medical applications of Growth Factors (GF) for healing wounded tissue and creating artificial skin grafts. He applied his knowledge and experience in growth factor biotechnology to develop a process for producing the highest quality GF media available, containing only those growth factors that have been identified as the most effective for improving the appearance of skin and hair, in the exact quantities and combinations needed for fast, unprecedented results. This formulation is also the most stable for growth factor products on the market. Dr. Al-Qahtani’s technology is covered by multiple patents throughout the world including the USA ( US 8,518,879, US 8,877,494, US 9,119,974), EU (2680865), Japan (5981947), and Korea (10-2013-7026105).