What's the deal with exosomes?
There’s a lot of buzz about exosomes and I have to say I’m a big fan and use them frequently on my clients. I know it can be confusing having so many different things happening in the world of aesthetics especially when it comes to knowing what to take seriously and what to ignore. So I’d like to add my opinion.
Let’s start with what exosomes actually are. In basic terms they are extracellular vesicles involved in cell-to-cell communication that carry nucleic acids, proteins, growth factors, lipids and metabolites. They penetrate tissues very well and that makes them great for use in medical aesthetics. They work by communicating and transmitting signals between cells telling them to regenerate for example if they are damaged. This makes them excellent at healing and are particularly great after CO2 fractional laser treatments, microneedling or peels.
As we get older, our skin cells start to atrophy and our bodies produce fewer exosomes, so exosome therapy basically kick starts inactive skin cells and older exosomes so they can start repairing and rejuvenating skin again. The result is increased collagen and elastin production, improved wound healing and decreased pigment production. In other words, plumper, more dewy skin. On top of this using exosomes speeds up recovery time and boosts the effectiveness of your cosmetic procedure. Exosomes are also a great alternative to those who are scared of having PRP or PRF treatments because it doesn’t involve a blood draw. I use plant exosomes that are derived from plants and not animal sources but are just as effective at remodeling the skin or enlivening the hair follicles. I use them in the Aquafirme XS treatment for revitalizing, correcting and detoxifying facial, neck or chest skin. Or I add them to the PRP for hair restoration procedure which combines both PRP with plant exosomes to boost the hair follicles that might have fallen asleep! Exosomes can regulate hair follicle growth at different stages and encourage delayed hair cycles to restart.
Come in and see us at Invigorate Advanced Aesthetics in Centennial, Colorado for Aquafirme XS for hair or skin.