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The Latest Breakthrough

Updated: May 11, 2023

Revitalizing your skin and hair with exosome therapy By Laura Jane Brougher, R.N., Owner at Gig Harbor Aesthetics

In recent years, regenerative medicine has emerged as a groundbreaking field that aims to use the body's natural healing processes to repair and restore damaged tissues. One of the most exciting areas of research in this field involves the use of exosomes—tiny cellular structures that play a critical role in cell-to-cell communication and tissue regeneration.

Exosomes are small vesicles that are produced by various types of cells in the body. They contain a variety of signaling molecules, including information to regenerate tissue and regulate cell growth. Researchers have found that exosomes can be used to deliver these signals to other cells, promoting tissue repair and regeneration.

One of the most promising applications of exosomes is in the field of aesthetic medicine. Exosomes are being used for skin rejuvenation, hair restoration and anti-aging treatments. There are several ways that exosomes can be administered, including through microneedling, microneedling RF and injections.

Microneedling involves the use of a small device that creates tiny punctures in the skin, allowing exosomes to penetrate more deeply and deliver their regenerative signals. Microneedling RF, or radiofrequency microneedling, combines microneedling with the application of radiofrequency energy to further enhance the effects of the exosomes. Injections of exosomes can also be used to target specific areas of the skin, face, scalp, and anywhere the skin needs rejuvenation. There are many different companies that produce exosomes through donor cells and are generally considered safe and effective. However, it is important to note that exosome therapy is still a relatively new field, and there is ongoing research to fully understand its potential benefits and risks.

One of the biggest advantages of exosome therapy is that it is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime. Patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. The exosomes can be applied or injected immediately after a skin procedure to produce faster healing and increase collagen in the skin. Results may vary depending on the individual, but many patients report improved skin texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and when used on the brows and scalp there is increased hair growth.

The cost of exosome therapy varies depending on the brand, specific treatment and the provider, but it is generally considered to be more affordable than many other regenerative medicine treatments. It is also worth noting that exosome therapy is not currently FDA approved, although it is widely used by many practitioners.

In conclusion, exosome therapy represents an exciting and futuristic approach to aesthetic medicine. By harnessing the power of these tiny cellular structures, patients can expect beautiful skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, and achieve a more youthful appearance. While more research is needed to fully understand the benefits and risks of exosome therapy, it is a promising area of research that holds great potential for the future of regenerative medicine.

Gig Harbor Aesthetics is now offering this exciting treatment for increased results for beautiful skin and hair restoration.

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