Stem cell therapy, a rapidly advancing field in regenerative medicine, is gaining public awareness and popularity due to its immense potential in treating various degenerative diseases and reverse the signs of aging. There are different sources of stem cells available such as plants, animals, and of course humans. A particular focus has been on human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), which have remarkable regenerative capabilities.
In recent years, a new dimension has been developed to the stem cell therapy with the discovery of cell-derived exosomes.
What are exosomes?
Exosomes are extracellular nanovesicles secreted by cells and participate in intercellular communication. They are encased in cell membranes carry a variety of biological components such as protein, lipid, cytokines, RNA and growth factors, from the donor cells to the recipient cells. Their action as messengers between cells has sparked interest in the potential use of exosomes in medical treatments, both as therapeutic agents themselves and as drug delivery vehicles.
In the context of aesthetic medicine, exosomes play a significant role in skin rejuvenation and hair growth.
Exosomes have a thousand times stronger regenerative power as compared to PRP (platelet rich plasma) due to its abundance in growth factors. When an unhealthy tissue receives exosomes, the damaged cells within begin to repair and regenerate. Each exosome treatment delivers 5 billions of exosomes for the face and 10 billions for the case of scalp treatment. Besides exosomes, each vial of Exomide comes with 7 types of growth factors, 6 types of peptides, 8 types of hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, total of 60 active ingredients.
Exosome treatments are recommended for those with:
- Fine linesand wrinkles
- Loose and sagging
- Large pores
- Acne scars / surgical scars
- Dull skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Sensitive skin
- Hair loss
- Poor wound healing
Other than face and scalp, exosomes can be used on other areas such as neck, hands and body. It can be injected manually or using microneedling or combination of both.
We recommend 3 to 4 sessions for the face and neck, once every 4 weeks.
For hair growth indication, 4 sessions are recommended, treatment to be done once every 2 weeks.
Maintenance treatment shall be done once every 6 to 9 months.
Downtime is minimal if using microneedling method.
For manual injections there will be some redness, swelling and needle marks after the treatment, which will resolve within hours. Occasionally there might be bruising, which takes up to a week to resolve.
Numbing cream will be applied on the treatment area prior to the injections. This will significantly reduce the discomfort you may feel during the procedure.
Yes, exosomes can be combined with other treatments such as laser, HIFU and dermal fillers either on the same day or separate days for better rejuvenating effects. Clinical studies have shown that combined treatments provide better clinical outcomes.
Before & After
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