Is Exosome Therapy for Hair Loss Safe?
June 24th, 2020 | Categories: Hair Loss
Is Exosome Therapy for Hair Loss Safe?
Exosome therapy for hair loss uses natural growth factors from the human body to help regenerate and regrow hair in both men and women. Exosome Therapy is particularly effective at restoring hair growth in the earlier stages of hair loss.
Exosome Therapy is a very specific, cutting-edge form of stem-cell hair loss treatment. Stem cells are routinely used by doctors in many fields of medicine to naturally repair and heal the body. Stem cells are used in joint repair, sports injuries, burn wound healing, and even treatment of certain cancers.
Nonetheless, some people are still “skeptical” about anything related to stem cells because of rumors and misunderstandings that circulated when stem cells were first being used in medicine. Because of this we are often asked by patients if Exosome stem cell therapy for hair loss is safe.
The answer is a resounding yes! Not only is exosome treatment for hair loss extremely safe, it is exceptionally effective. In this article we hope to put your mind at ease, by discussing the safety behind the use of exosomes for hair restoration.
Exosomes vs. Stem Cells in Hair Loss Treatments
Exosomes are microscopic particles that are naturally released by the body’s stem cells – and are involved in communication between the body’s different cells. Cells – including the cells in hair follicles – react to the messaging signals delivered by the exosomes. In the case of hair restoration, exomes “tell” the hair follicles to start producing hair shafts.
Exosomes are so tiny and agile that they also carry multiple doses of proteins across barriers that other cells are not able to cross.
Rather than use the entire stem cell in hair loss treatments, scientists isolate just the “messenger” exosomes -which can deliver beneficial hair restoration “signals” and “proteins” to the body.
Exosomes vs. PRP in Hair Loss Treatments
PRP or platelet rich plasma hair loss treatments use the patient’s own blood to obtain and concentrate the growth factor rich plasma that is naturally present in the blood. However, PRP hair loss treatment does not provide any stem cells or any exosomes – because as a person ages they contain less and less stem cells in their blood.
How Exosomes Are Obtained for Hair Loss Treatment
Exosomes are isolated by scientists from donated human amniotic mesenchymal stem cells. and purified using proprietary processing. The unique benefit of these exosomes is that they are stem cell-derived and bring a wide array of growth factors.
At Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC, our hair loss experts only use exosomes which are procured and processed in the United States of America. These exosomes are collected and processed in strict accordance with the standards and regulations established by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), and the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Part of this safety protocol includes adherence to donor ethics and non-reactive FDA approved serological screening. This includes screening for: HBsAG (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen); HBcAb (Hepatitis B core Antibody); HCV (Hepatitis C Antibody); HIV 1/11-Ab (HIV Nucleic Acid Test) and HCV NAt (HCV Nucleic Acid Test).
After thorough screening, the exosomes are cryo-frozen and hygienically packaged in a sterile vial ready for use in hair loss treatment.
Why Exosomes are So Safe for Hair Loss Treatment
Exosomes are not, themselves, cells. They are just particles released by cells. So, they cannot replicate or reproduce. This means that they cannot transform into tumors or other malignant cells growths.
Exosomes also are very unlikely to trigger an “immunogenic response” – meaning that they do not provoke an immune response in the body like foreign cells or objects do.
Additionally, because they are just particles and not actual cells, exosomes cannot be infected with a virus or bacterial infection.
For all of these reasons, exosomes are very safe when injected into the scalp for hair loss therapy.
Contraindications for Exosome Hair Loss Therapy
There are no known contraindications for exosome injections.
Patients should stop taking NSAIDS (Aspirin, Aleve / Naproxen, Advil / Ibuprofen) for 72 hours prior to the injection and for 3 weeks afterwards – because they can potentially lessen the effects of the exosome hair loss treatments.
Patients can also combine exosome therapy with other hair loss treatment methods. In some cases Propecia, Finasteride or Minoxidil may be prescribed in conjunction with exosome therapy for hair loss.
Exosome Therapy for Hair Loss – NYC
Exosome therapy can begin promoting natural hair regrowth in as little as two to three months – with the most noticeable results typically seen six months after the exosome hair loss treatment.
Exosome therapy for hair loss is an all natural, state-of-the-art hair loss treatment that take stem cell hair restoration to the next level of science and safety!