Everything You Need to Know About Exosomes

Exosomes treatments and skincare products
Dr. Barbara Sturm

Exosomes have recently emerged as one of the newest buzzwords in beauty, capturing attention as an innovative treatment in the fight against premature ageing. We spoke with Emma Wedgwood, a medical aesthetic injector and skin specialist, to delve deeper into what exosomes are and why some experts consider them the new gold standard for skin rejuvenation.

What are exosomes?

Exosomes are micro-vesicles released from nearly all types of cells. They are packed with proteins, lipids, and genetic materials. “They operate by transporting growth factors, cytokines, and other signalling molecules directly to skin cells,” explains Wedgwood. “This sophisticated delivery system initiates a cascade of cellular activities, including repair, collagen synthesis, and comprehensive skin regeneration, fundamentally enhancing the skin’s natural processes.”

How do exosomes benefit the skin?

Exosomes are celebrated for their ability to enhance skin texture, firmness, and elasticity. “These potent vesicles are effective in diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and uneven pigmentation,” Wedgwood highlights. “Beyond cosmetic improvements, their properties extend to accelerating wound healing and reducing inflammation, addressing a broad spectrum of skin concerns and conditions.”

Wedgwood further notes that exosomes provide a uniquely tailored approach to skincare. “Exosomes can be sourced from specific cell types or tissues, enabling customised treatments that meet individual skin requirements,” she explains. This personalised treatment leverages the regenerative capabilities of exosomes to optimise the treatment for each person’s unique skin needs.

What products or treatments use exosomes?

The versatility of exosomes has led to their incorporation into various skincare products. As Wedgwood explains, “Several skincare products and treatments now feature exosomes as a pivotal ingredient, including serums, creams, and masks. By treating skin at a cellular level, these exosome-infused solutions are particularly valued for their ability to promote skin regeneration, repair damaged cells, and deliver profound anti-aging benefits.”

Wedgwood continues, “In more clinical settings, exosomes are often combined with advanced procedures such as microneedling or RF microneedling to enhance their absorption and effectiveness.”

Are there any downsides?

Despite their benefits, the field of exosome research is still evolving. “The source and purity of the exosomes are critical, requiring stringent quality control to ensure safety and effectiveness,” states Wedgwood. “While many people experience significant improvements in skin health and aesthetics, outcomes can vary, and ongoing treatments may be necessary to achieve and maintain optimal results.”

As research continues, the potential of exosomes to revolutionise aesthetic medicine is immense. Their ability to act on a cellular level offers hope for not just cosmetic improvements but for comprehensive solutions to a wide array of skin issues, setting the stage for future advancements in skincare technology.

Where can I try exosome therapy?

If you’re interested in experiencing exosome therapy, we recommend the following skincare experts…


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