In the ever-evolving landscape of skincare, exosomes have emerged as a revolutionary tool in the pursuit of radiant, youthful skin and hair. Rooted in recent scientific research and backed by peer-reviewed studies, exosomes offer a multifaceted approach to skin rejuvenation and hair regrowth. In this comprehensive guide, we address the top questions surrounding exosomes, shedding light on their nature, mechanisms of action, benefits, candidacy, risks, and more.
1. What are Exosomes?
Exosomes are extracellular vesicles released by stem cells, and are characterized by their ability to transport bioactive molecules, such as proteins, lipids and other bioactive substances, between cells. These tiny vesicles play a pivotal role in intercellular communication and the regulation of physiological processes within the body.
To put it simply, Exosomes in the skin are like tiny messengers that carry important signals between skin cells, helping to regulate processes like cell growth, repair, and communication, which ultimately contribute to healthy skin function and appearance.
2. How Do Exosomes Work on the Skin?
Exosomes can be applied topically, through skin needling devices or mesotherapy. Upon encountering skin cells, exosomes deliver their cargo of growth factors, cytokines, and signaling molecules, initiating a cascade of intracellular events that promote cellular repair, regeneration, and rejuvenation including but not limited to:
Skin cell regeneration
Accelerate skin cell turnover
Enhanced wound healing
Stimulation of Collagen and Elastin Production
Improvement in wrinkles, fine lines and skin laxity
Improved hydration levels and HA expression
Recovery of fibroblasts damaged by UVA
Improvement in pigmentation though melanin & tyrosinase inhibitory effect
3. What are the Benefits of Exosomes for specific skin concerns?
Exosomes offer a myriad of benefits for skin rejuvenation, including:
- Skin Aging and Fine Lines/Wrinkles:
Exosomes harness the regenerative potential of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production, thereby diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restoring skin elasticity and firmness.
- Pigmentation & Brightening:
Exosomes exert regulatory effects on melanocytes, helping to mitigate hyperpigmentation and promote a more uniform skin tone.
- Wound Healing and Acne Scars:
Exosomes accelerate the wound healing process by promoting angiogenesis, re-epithelialization, and extracellular matrix remodeling, making them invaluable in the treatment of acne scars and other dermal injuries.
- Improvement of Skin Tone, Pore Size and Texture:
Exosomes enhance skin texture and radiance by promoting cellular turnover, exfoliation, and the regeneration of healthy skin cells.
4. How Do Exosomes Help with Hair Regrowth?
Exosome can stimulate the proliferation of hair follicle, accelerate hair regrowth cycle, increase hair density, and help protect the follicle cells from damage caused by things like stress and hormones. In a study with 20 patients (41.9 6 13.4 years old) hair density increased from 105.4 to 122.7 counts/cm2 (P<.001), while mean hair thickness increased from 57.5 to 64.0 mm (P<.001), after12 weeks of treatment. None of the patients reported serious adverse reactions (Huh and Kwon, 2019).
To sum up, Exosomes can be an effective and safe alternative therapeutic strategy for hair loss:
Restore and strengthen hair follicles
Stimulate hair growth
Improve scalp health
Increase hair density and thickness
5. Am I a Good Candidate for Exosome Treatment?
Individuals seeking more natural approach to healthier more radiant skin and ageing prevention would definitely benefit from Exosomes therapy. If you are seeking to address skin aging, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation issues, wound healing, acne scars, or hair loss, you may be a good candidate for exosome treatment. Consultation with a qualified Aesthetic professional can help determine whether exosome therapy is appropriate based on individual needs and medical history.
6. What Are Possible Risks and Side Effects of Exosomes?
While exosome therapy is generally considered safe, potential risks and side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, or discomfort at the injection site. Rarely, individuals may experience allergic reactions or infection. It’s essential to undergo treatment under the supervision of an experienced Aesthetic healthcare provider to minimize risks and ensure optimal outcomes.
Unlike traditional stem cell therapy, Exosomes, such as the advanced Exomide™, exhibit exceptional regenerative power without the risks of cell transformation or rejection.
7. How many Exosomes treatments do I need?
For the best skin treatment results, it is recommended to have a course of 3-4 treatments at monthly intervals.
As for hair regrowth, it is recommended to have 4 treatments at 2 weeks intervals.
To achieve long-lasting results maintenance is recommended every 4-6 months.
8. Does Exosome Therapy Hurt?
Exosome Therapy is a non-invasive procedure, and any discomfort is minimal. It depends on the type of application.
Numbing cream can be used if needed.
9. What areas can I treat with Exosomes?
Exosome treatments can be applied to various areas of the face, neck, and décolletage to address specific skincare concerns. Some common areas that can benefit from exosome treatments include:
- Full face
- Under eyes
- Accordion lines
- Around the cheeks
- Around the lips aka smoker’s lines
- Scalp for hair regrowth
10. What is Exomide?
Exomide is first of its kind Exosomes-based product in Australia created for skin and scalp care. Exomide delivers stem cell-derived exosomes to target skin rejuvenation and hair growth.
The formula contains:
- 7 types of growth factors: EGF, VEGF, HGF, bFGF, TGF-β1, KGF and PDGF
- 17 types of amino acids: Lysine, Phenylalanine, Valine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Threonine, Methionine, Histidine, Arginine, Glycine, Serine, Proline, Tyrosine, Cysteine, Alanine, Aspartic acid and Glutamic acid
- 6 types of peptides: Copper Tripeptide-1, Hexapeptide-9, Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 and Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4
- 8 types of hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid (HA): using ultra-low molecular Hyaluronic Acid manufactured though unique enzymatic decomposition technology.
- Additional active ingredients: Niacinamide (B3), panthenol (B5), glutathione.
One skin ampoule of Exomide contains 5 billion exosomes and one hair ampoule of Exomide contains 10 billion exosomes!
I am considering Exosomes therapy but where should I start?
To achieve natural-looking and effective results, firstly take the time to research and choose a reputable and experienced medical professional for your exosomes treatment.
Schedule a consultation with the chosen Aesthetic Practitioner to discuss your goals, concerns, and medical history and CLEARLY communicate your desired outcome.
If you have any further questions or are interested in scheduling a consultation, reach out to our nurse Diana who is always happy to answer all your questions.
Disclaimer: Please be advised that the before and after images showcased for cosmetic non-surgical procedures have not been edited. The displayed photos are provided by Xytide. However, individual outcomes may vary, and it is crucial to consult with a Medical Practitioner or Registered Nurse to discuss personalised treatment plan and options. This content is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as a medical advice.