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What Are Exosomes?

You might have heard about the Vampire facial or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy popularized by Kim Kardashian. Exosomes are the new and improved PRP because they contain all the benefits and more without patients having to undergo a blood draw. Unlike stem cell therapy, exosomes are derived from donated mesenchymal stem cells instead of your own donor cells. This means patients do not have to undergo a blood draw.

In the body, exosomes are naturally responsible for cell communication, protein and RHA exchange, wound healing, and tissue repair. The Exosome Complex used for aesthetic treatment contains a blend of growth factors, peptides, amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, and nourishing humectants. When applied topically to the skin, exosomes encourage tissue regeneration of healthy skin cells that resurface the skin and combat signs of skin aging. They also promote collagen and elastin production to replace collagen that has been lost due to natural aging. For the hair, exosomes encourage the hair follicles to enter the active growth phase and grow new, healthier hair.

Conditions that can be treated with exosomes include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull or dehydrated skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Acne scars
  • Thinning hair or damaged hair follicles

Who Can Benefit from Exosomes?

Almost all healthy adults who want to improve age-related skin conditions can benefit from exosome treatment. Exosomes can be applied alone to maintain healthy skin or used in combination with laser resurfacing, microneedling, radiofrequency microneedling, or chemical peels. Combining an exosome facial with minimally invasive treatments is especially beneficial for deeper skin concerns. Microneedling and laser treatments create microchannels in the skin that allow exosomes to penetrate the deep dermal layers, renewing healthy skin from the inside out. Along with these enhanced results, you can enjoy a faster recovery process!

The Exosome Procedure

Exosome treatments are completely non-invasive and relaxing. The Exosome Complex will be massaged into your skin and/or scalp by your skincare specialists. A full-face treatment takes less than 30 minutes. Exosomes can also be used with a laser treatment to reach the deeper skin layers. Anti-inflammatory properties from the antioxidants in exosomes also soothe skin irritation and boost the skin rejuvenating benefits of your treatment.

Exosome Results

Patients can return to work or other daily activities immediately after exosome treatment. Laser treatment used in combination with exosome therapy might require a short downtime. For skin rejuvenation, patients will immediately see a glowing complexion and improvements in the quality of their skin. Results can be improved with additional treatments. The results for hair restoration will take about 5 treatments to be noticeable. Significant hair growth of healthier, fuller hair can be seen after 10 treatments.

What are exosomes in the context of cosmetic treatments?

In the context of cosmetic treatments, exosomes are used in aesthetic treatments to promote tissue regeneration and combat the signs of aging. The Exosome Complex contains amino acids, growth factors, vitamins, enzymes, and humectants,

How long do the effects of exosome treatments last?

The results of exosome treatments can last six to eight months.

Are there any potential side effects of using exosomes for cosmetic purposes?

There are no known potential side effects to using exosomes for cosmetic purposes.

Are exosome treatments safe and non-invasive?

Yes. Exosome treatments are completely safe and non-invasive.

Can exosomes replace traditional cosmetic treatments like Botox or fillers?

Exosomes can be used along with cosmetic treatments like Botox and other fillers for more anti-aging benefits. Depending on the results you're looking for, it can also be used on its own instead of Botox or dermal fillers.

Is there any downtime associated with exosome procedures?

No. Exosome procedures on their own don't come with any downtime. If exosomes are combined with other procedures like laser treatment, a short downtime may be required.

What benefits do exosomes offer for skin rejuvenation?

Exosomes can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate dull, dry skin, and diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.

Are exosomes suitable for all skin types?

Absolutely! Exosomes can be used on all skin types.

What kind of results can I expect from exosome treatments?

For skin rejuvenation, you can expect to see improvements in the quality of the skin immediately. After multiple sessions, you may also notice a reduction in the visible signs of aging, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. Hair restoration treatment can take five treatment sessions before you start seeing results.

Can exosomes help with specific skin conditions like acne or hyperpigmentation?

Exosomes can help diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and acne scars. As it can also help reduce inflammation, it can help with acne as well.

Are there any contraindications for using exosomes in cosmetic procedures?

No, there are no known contraindications for using exosomes in cosmetic procedures.

Do exosome treatments require any special post-procedure care?

After getting exosome treatments, you'll want to avoid excessive sun exposure, use gentle skincare products, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Can exosomes be combined with other cosmetic treatments for enhanced results?

Absolutely! Exosomes can be combined with laser treatments, Botox, and fillers.

Are exosomes ethically sourced for cosmetic use?

Absolutely! All the exosomes we use are ethically sourced.

Is the use of exosomes in cosmetics supported by scientific research?

Several studies have shown the benefits of exosomes for cosmetic use, but further research is still being done.

How do exosomes work for cosmetic purposes?

When exosomes are applied topically to the skin, the exosomes can regenerate healthy skin cells, promote collagen and elastin production, and encourage the growth of new, healthier hair.

How are exosomes obtained for cosmetic use?

Exosomes are extracted from donated human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and can be applied directly to the skin.

How many sessions of exosome treatments are typically required?

Some people may only require one treatment, but others may need multiple treatments to see the result they're looking for. For hair treatments, 5-10 treatment sessions are needed to see results.

How do exosomes compare to stem cell-based treatments for skin rejuvenation?

Exosomes work as, if not more, effectively as other stem cell-based treatments for skin rejuvenation.

Are there any age restrictions for undergoing exosome procedures?

No, there are no specific age restrictions for exosome procedures.

Meet Our Team of skin experts

Meet Our Team
Nicole Devos, RN

Injection and Laser Specialist

Erica Christiansen

Licensed Aesthetician

Jeana Elhart

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Contact Our Office

To learn more about the exosome skin treatment in Grand Rapids, schedule a consultation today with our team at SkinCeuticals SkinLab™ by Plastic Surgery Associates. We will be happy to discuss a customized treatment plan that meets your unique skin needs and cosmetic goals.


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