- Exovex is a type of exosome therapy, a form of regenerative medicine that signals the body to produce new, healthy cells.
- The treatment claims to reverse hair loss, address multiple signs of aging and speed healing after other cosmetic procedures.
- Exovex is not FDA approved, and its efficacy and safety are not yet well known.
Exovex is a serum that’s applied to the face or scalp to encourage new collagen production or hair growth. It purports to reduce inflammation, speed healing and boost results after cosmetic procedures such as microneedling. Currently, Exovex’s efficacy is not well established and it is not approved by the FDA, but this type of therapy shows promise.
What is Exosome Therapy?
Exosome therapy is a fast-growing treatment category in the field of regenerative medicine. Biocompatible, safe and stable, exosomes show promise in a number of medical applications similar to stem cell therapy, including treating degenerative diseases, musculoskeletal injuries and wounds. Recently, exosome treatments have been used in medical aesthetics for their anti-aging benefits.
Exovex is an exosome product created by Exocel Bio, a US-based biotech company. It’s a serum created from isolated mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that’s applied topically after a microneedling, laser, chemical peel or hair growth treatment.
An Exovex infusion contains billions of exosomes, microvesicles containing proteins, MRNA, micro-RNA, lipids and signaling cytokines. These exosomes serve as messengers to your skin cells, signaling them to repair and restore themselves.
Exosome therapy benefits
An Exovex treatment claims to:
- Decrease post-laser burning sensations
- Encourage new hair growth
- Help you achieve a healthy, youthful glow
- Shorten post-procedure downtime
- Slow the common signs of aging
Are You a Good Candidate for Exovex?
Exovex is suitable for almost anyone and safe for all skin and scalp types. It’s used in conjunction with other treatments to address:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hair loss
- Psoriasis and other skin conditions
- Redness and irritation
- Rough skin texture
- Uneven skin tones
Before your procedure, your provider will go over your medical history to ensure that exosome therapy is appropriate for you.
What to Expect From Your Exovex Treatment
Exosome therapy doesn’t require any preparation, but be sure to follow all pre-appointment instructions for the treatment it’s being combined with.
After you’ve received your chemical peel, laser or microneedling treatment, your provider will cleanse your skin if necessary. They’ll then smooth the Exovex serum all over the treated area.
Exovex comes in three formulas, each optimized to reduce discomfort, shorten downtime and maximize results of different aesthetic procedures.
- Exovex Restore – for full-scalp hair restoration procedures
- Exovex Revive – for microneedling and under-eye treatments
- Exovex Renew – for deeper aesthetic treatments and alopecia spot treatments
Applying the Exovex serum only takes about a minute and is completely painless.
Drink plenty of water and wait at least 12 hours before cleansing your skin with a product approved by your provider. For 24 hours, keep your skin dry, don’t apply any makeup or skin care products and avoid activities that make you sweat.
The makers of Exovex claim when the serum is applied after an aesthetic treatment, you’ll notice a faster healing process and more immediate results than if you received the aesthetic treatment on its own. However, this has yet to be proven in clinical trials.
For treating androgenetic alopecia, exosome therapy has been shown to increase hair growth with no reported side effects; however, as of yet, no clinical trials have been conducted to confirm these effects.
Exovex is a brand name for a type of exosome therapy, a kind of regenerative medicine involving microvesicles isolated from mesenchymal stem cells. These exosomes contain messenger RNA, microRNA and precision growth factors that promote tissue repair and decrease the body’s inflammatory response.
It comes in the form of a serum that’s applied to the skin after microneedling, laser treatments, chemical peels or energy-based therapies. Exovex exosomes can also be used to treat hair loss.
While no clinical trials have proven the efficacy of Exovex, exosome therapy is a promising new avenue in the field of cellular rejuvenation.
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