Frequently Asked Questions
How Quickly Do Exosomes Work In Hair?
Patients often begin to see some results within a few weeks of their second session. Some may see results following their first session. It depends on how your body responds to the treatment, the cause of your hair loss, and the advancement of the hair loss. While results are not instant, patients are often satisfied when they see their results.
It often takes multiple sessions to see results because the exosomes and PRP must start the healing process. Over time, the results of the healing process and collagen production become more evident.
Are Exosomes Better Than Stem Cells?
Exosome hair restoration is comparable to stem cell hair restoration. One may work better for the other based on certain factors. At PRP In Seattle, we offer exosome hair restoration. Though, platelet rich fibrin contains natural stem cells from the patient’s body. Therefore, PRF can help boost the results of exosome hair restoration.
Can You Combine Them With Other Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Methods?
Yes, patients can combine exosome hair treatments with other hair restoration methods. For example, it is common for patients to undergo platelet rich plasma or platelet rich fibrin injections alongside exosomes. Outside of in-office procedures, it is often safe to use topical hair loss treatments such as minoxidil between your exosome hair restoration sessions. With that said, you will want to wait a few days before resuming at-home treatments.
Your provider will further discuss this with you, especially if you are currently using another hair restoration product or treatment. Normally, patients do not need to completely cease the treatment. These treatments can also help supplement the results of PRP or exosome hair restorations.
How Are They Created?
The exosomes used for our hair restoration procedures are derived from donated mesenchymal cells. The exosomes are duplicated and lab-created as well as purified. Deriving exosomes this way reduces risks and helps ensure a better quality product.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Exosome Hair Restoration?
People who are good candidates for exosome hair restoration vary based on several factors. In general, though, exosome hair restoration patients will be on the younger side and in the earlier stages of hair loss. Advanced hair loss does not respond well to non-surgical treatments and is often best treated with a hair transplant surgery.
Characteristics of patients who tend to be good candidates for non-surgical hair restoration often include:
- Under age 35
- Hair loss is primarily due to genetic conditions/aging (this is most common but not the only cause of hair loss exosome hair treatment can address)
- In good general health
- Have not reached advanced stages of hair loss
- Not yet good candidates for hair transplant surgery
- Have realistic expectations