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Stem Cell Exosomes
The future of all-natural skin rejuvenation is here
By Bri Williams, RN, BSN
Refined Aesthetics Med Spa, pllc
When it comes to aging, many men and women are willing to go to great lengths to fight the process. There are varying degrees to how extreme that fight can be. Everything from plastic surgery, Botox and injectables to an at-home skin-care routine. However, one common theme often reigns through: I want to look natural!
If a subtle and natural look is what you are after, and even more important, you want an all-natural treatment, look no further than stem cell exosomes. Below we break down all the info.
What are stem cell exosomes?
Exosomes are nano-scale extracellular vesicles—very small packages of signaling information one-thousandth the size of a cell. They are produced by virtually every cell type as a means of intercellular communication. They contain proteins such as growth factors, enzymes, receptors, transcription factors and matrix proteins that govern cell structure, function and signaling. They are harvested from donated umbilical cords, purified and packaged, and are free of all blood products, making them safe regardless of blood type.
What does this mean for skin rejuvenation?
Exosomes can be injected or microneedled into skin tissue to rejuvenate collagen in aging skin and reduce inflammation. Results include an improvement in skin texture, reduced scarring, improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, and even stimulated hair growth.
How much do stem cell exosomes cost?
Price varies from practice to practice. On average, exosome therapy ranges from $800 to $1,000 per treatment. Depending on the area you are treating, one to three treatments may be required to reach your desired result.
How long do results last?
If you are using exosomes to treat a scar, the results are permanent; your scar will not reappear. If they are being used to treat the signs of aging (fine lines, wrinkles, large pore size, reduced elasticity), it is recommended that you continue with maintenance treatments one to two times per year. The aging process is constantly happening, and maintenance treatments will help you to continue to see the benefits and slow down the aging process.
How long will the appointment take?
Exosome treatments take approximately one hour. The first part of your appointment will be spent applying topical numbing cream and waiting for it to take effect, and then the actual treatment is between 30 and 45 minutes.
Do stem cell exosome treatments hurt?
Prior to your treatment, a topical lidocaine numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. It is left on for 15 minutes, and most clients feel little discomfort during the treatment.
Is there any downtime or recovery after this treatment?
Most clients look a little red the first 24 hours after treatment (like a sunburn). No products can be applied during the first four hours after treatment, and you need to avoid any sun exposure for seven days after your treatment.
Mild swelling and occasionally bruising can occur. Most clients return to their normal activities on post treatment day one.
Repair. Regrow. Rejuvenate. Stem cell exosomes are the future of aesthetic medicine for an all-natural approach to aging gracefully. For further information, reach out to your aesthetic provider.