Regenerative Medicine treatments are defined as “treatments that support the body in repairing, regenerating, and restoring itself to a state of well being”. The aesthetic community has been using Regenerative Medicine in the treatment of aging skin for some time now. This is in the form of stem cell treatment, PRP (plasma rich protein), and the newest addition – Exosomes. These treatments are similar in effect however very different in their preparation.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are the body’s raw materials — the cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. They are used in various medical conditions to regenerate and repair tissues that have been affected by various diseases – such as cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, strokes, and burns. The stem cells become healthy cells that replace the cells that are affected by disease. It would make sense then that stem cells used in aesthetics and skincare treatments yield great results in anti-aging and rejuvenation of the skin.
What are Exosomes?
Through cell division, stem cells create Exosomes. Exosomes are actually the substances that rejuvenate the aging face. By applying Exosomes directly to the skin with microneedling, we can bypass that STEM cell process and skip right to the rejuvenation. Exosomes increase the collagen production by up to 300% -resulting in younger looking beautiful skin.
What is PRP?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a 3 step aesthetic treatment. The patient’s blood is drawn, spun down in a centrifuge and injected into the patient’s skin. The plasma is rich in Exosomes, which is what stimulates collagen production and tissue repair.
What is the difference between PRP and Exosomes?
The obvious difference is that Exosomes are readily available in the form of a serum, therefore no blood draws or equipment is needed. Rather than using the patient’s blood, they are derived from donor adipose tissue in FDA registered labs. While there have been no specific studies to document this, many feel that the Exosomes contain a higher concentration of growth factors and have better results.
What skin disorders can be treated with Exosomes?
Microneedling with Exosomes can treat the following conditions:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin
- Age spots and sun damage
- Uneven skin tone and texture
BeautoxEtc is one of the few practices in the area that offer this cutting edge treatment. Book a consultation today to see how this can work for you!