What are Stem Cell Exosomes?
Exosomes are nano-scale extracellular vesicles- exceedingly 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.
Exosomes 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 does a Stem Cell Exosome treatment cost?
Exosome treatment is $800. Depending on the area you are treating, 1-3 treatments may be required to reach your desired result. Your treatment includes the Stem Cell Exosomes, injections and microneedling.
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 1-2 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 30-45 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 prep for this treatment?
Skin that is sunburned or has open wounds or rashes cannot be treated. Please discontinue the use of any retinols 7 days before your treatment. To minimize the chance of bruising and swelling we recommend you avoid any medication that thins your blood (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc) as well as alcohol for 3 days.
If you are on prescription medication for blood thinning, please consult your doctor before stopping any medications. If you are prone to bruising/swelling it is recommended that you come well hydrated and start a course of Arnica Montana (a homeopathic remedy for bruising and swelling) several days before your treatment. They are available at WinterRidge and Sandpoint Super Drug.
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 4 hours after treatment, and you need to avoid any sun exposure for 7 days after your treatment.
Mild swelling and occasionally bruising can occur. Most clients return to their normal activities on post treatment day one.
Are there any products I should be using at home?
We recommend using medical grade skincare products all the time, and our favorites are SkinMedica and Skin Better Science. After your treatment it is especially important to wear SPF. During your appointment we can make recommendations based on your skin type and skincare concerns.
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