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What Are Exosomes and Why Should They Be In Your Skincare?

Updated: Sep 4, 2023



If you like to stay up to date on advanced, anti-aging skincare products and services, you may have heard a new word floating around. Exosomes have been creating quite a buzz as of late and for good reason. We absolutely love exosome skincare here at Coco Med Spa. Today we’ll discuss some of its uses, who it’s best for, and how it differs from other anti-aging treatments that you may already know and love.


What are exosomes?


Exosomes are cellular components called “vesicles” that exist outside of the cells themselves. They not only contain valuable parts of cells that offer benefits to the skin, but they also act as messengers between cells. Applied to the skincare industry, they function in several valuable ways.


How are they used?


The current use of exosomes in skincare is through topical application. At Coco Med Spa, we carry a topical exosome treatment derived from platelets called ( plated )™ for use in your everyday skincare routine. We also administer it after certain treatments to boost results and reduce healing time.


Exosomes are made up of molecules like protein and lipids that, when applied, boost the skin’s natural ability to heal, hydrate, and protect itself. These powerful little messengers also communicate instructions to the skin for regeneration and repair, making it highly effective at reducing inflammation, stimulating collagen, and improving the function of other high-quality skincare ingredients.


What is the difference between exosomes and PRP?


While exosomes and PRP both function as rejuvenating growth factor therapies that stimulate collagen and boost skin repair, there are a few key differences to understand between the treatments.


PRP requires a blood draw and uses the patient's own platelets to deliver growth factors to benefit the skin. Alternatively, exosomes are lab-derived and deliver a much higher dose of growth factors making it a more powerful treatment that generally requires fewer rounds of treatment to see prolific results.


Am I a candidate for exosome use?

The great news about topical exosomes is virtually everyone is a candidate. They are even safe for use while pregnant and breastfeeding. Although, you should always check with your healthcare provider before starting anything new.

If you’re ready to experience the impressive benefits of exosomes with us at Coco Med Spa in St. Pete, call us to schedule an appointment or stop by to learn more about our exosome skincare, ( plated )™.

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