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Microneedling with exosomes is a cosmetic treatment that rejuvenates the skin and reduces the signs of aging. The procedure is comparable to a vampire facial or microneedling with PRP injections, but exosomes are 100 times more powerful. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about microneedling with exosomes.

What is microneedling with exosomes?

This treatment has been gaining popularity because it can show signs of improvement in only one or two applications. It is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses tiny needles to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Then, an exosome serum is applied to penetrate the channels in the treated skin.

Exosomes are nanoparticles our bodies release naturally. The exosomes of the skin contain lipids, proteins, amino acids, peptides and growth factors. The cells can trigger the skin to repair and regenerate.

When used with microneedling, exosomes can promote the production of new collagen and elastin. These proteins give the skin its elasticity and firmness.

What does this treatment do for the skin?

Microneedling with exosomes can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns. The combination of treatments allows for multiple problems to be addressed at once, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull skin

The skin becomes more hydrated and brighter after a microneedling exosome treatment. Scars and textured skin will become less pronounced, and signs of aging skin will be improved.

The treatment does not break down the outer layer of the skin, so there is little downtime and no scarring. The body will repair the tiny punctures, which encourages new cell growth.

What is a microneedling with exosomes treatment like?

During the treatment, a dermatologist will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. Then, a microneedling pen is used to create tiny punctures on the skin’s surface. Finally, they will apply a serum or gel containing exosomes to the treatment area to penetrate the channels made by the microneedling.

Exosomes cannot absorb through the skin without the small punctures made by the microneedling pen, so the treatments must be done together.

After the procedure, you will be advised not to apply any products to your skin for 24 hours.

How will I look right after the treatment?

One of the primary benefits of micro needling with exosomes is that it immediately produces noticeable results. Right away, you may notice that your skin looks and feels firmer and more youthful. The microneedling and exosomes stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, which can result in a temporary plumping effect.

You may also notice a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improved skin tone and texture. The results typically become more noticeable in the weeks following the treatment as the skin produces new collagen and elastin.

What happens long term?

This treatment produces impressive long-term benefits that will be seen up to six weeks after treatment. You may notice fewer fine lines and wrinkles over time. As the skin cells regenerate, you will see improved elasticity and firmness.

In addition to its cosmetic benefits, the procedure can also help improve the skin’s overall health. It may also help with inflammatory conditions like psoriasis or atopic dermatitis. Your dermatologist can assess your skin to see if you are a good candidate for the treatment.

How is it different from a vampire facial?

Microneedling with exosomes is similar to a vampire facial because a pen is used to create tiny punctures in the skin to promote the body’s repair response.

Before a vampire facial, also known as microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), your blood is drawn and used to create the liquid plasma that will be put on your skin. Plasma contains a high concentration of platelets, stem cells and growth factors, which help with new cell growth.

After microneedling with PRP therapy, the plasma liquid is rubbed on your skin so that the new channels in your skin will absorb it. It can increase the benefits of microneedling because the plasma aids in collagen and cell production.

With exosome treatment, you will not have to give blood. Exosomes contain more than 300 growth factors, while PRP contains around 12. You can see results from exosome treatment much faster than with PRP therapy, and you may only need one or two applications. You may need three to six PRP therapy sessions to see your desired results.

Is microneedling with exosomes right for you?

This is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment that can benefit almost anyone who wants to improve their skin in a shorter amount of time. As with any cosmetic treatment, discuss your needs and concerns with a board-certified dermatologist before undergoing the procedure.

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If you are interested in micro needling with exosomes, schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dermatologists to learn more. During the consultation, the dermatologist will evaluate your skin and discuss your cosmetic goals. Together, you can develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your needs.

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