Non-Surgical Exosome Hair Restoration | PRP In Seattle

Hair restoration is one of the ultimate crossovers between the medical and aesthetic fields. People often want to restore their hair for cosmetic reasons, but are losing it due to medical conditions or processes. Thus, medical technology and evaluation are necessary to restore hair growth. One of the most effective, non-surgical ways to restore hair is with a procedure known as exosome hair restoration. PRP In Seattle provides the best exosome hair restoration Seattle offers.

Overview: Non-Surgical Hair Restoration

Non-surgical hair restoration comes in several forms. The most well known of these are topical medications applied to the scalp such as minoxidil. These medications have been around for decades and can help slow the progression of hair loss. Though there are limitations to this treatment and it is not right for everyone.

Newer non-surgical hair restoration options include low-level laser therapy, PRP injections, and even supplements. Similar to PRP—and often combined—exosome hair restoration uses growth factors and biological agents to naturally stimulate the repair of hair follicles and new hair growth.

Like all treatments, the right non-surgical hair restoration treatment for you is going to vary based on genetic, biological, environmental, and anatomical factors. Your provider at PRP In Seattle will evaluate your medical history and hair loss to create an individualized hair loss treatment plan.

What Are Exosomes?

The easiest way to understand exosomes is to think about them as messenger bubbles that help cells communicate. Nearly all eukaryotic cells produce exosomes, but the exosomes that certain cells create contain more growth factors or specific messages that we can use to trick the brain into producing more hair and repairing damaged skin near the hair follicles.

The exosomes used at PRP In Seattle are produced via an FDA-inspected process. Donated mesenchymal stem cells—or cells from connective tissue, blood vessels, and the lymphatic system—are replicated and then the lab-created exosomes are purified and used for medical purposes, such as hair restoration procedures.

Benefits Of Exosomes For Hair Restoration

Using exosomes in non-surgical hair restoration procedures comes with many benefits. Depending on the patient’s stage of hair loss and how their body responds, exosome hair restoration may provide different benefits and results. Some of the benefits include:

  • Promote a healthier environment for hair growth
  • Help repair damaged hair follicles
  • Curate thicker hair
  • Addresses male pattern baldness
  • Slow overall hair loss process
  • Contains many growth factors and natural beneficial properties
  • Viable for men and women
  • No incisions
  • Non-surgical
  • Minimal pain or discomfort
  • Little to no downtime
  • Can be combined with other hair restoration procedures and products
  • Low risk
  • Customizable at each session based on results and pattern of hair loss
  • Performed by plastic surgeons and aesthetic medicine physicians experienced in non-surgical hair restoration procedures

Exosome Hair Restoration vs. Hair Transplant

One of the most popular and well-known solutions to hair loss is hair transplant surgery. This is usually effective and can treat more advanced hair loss than any current non-surgical solution. However, it is a surgical procedure—albeit a non-invasive one—and comes with more risks than non-surgical hair restoration such as exosome hair restoration. The table below compares the two procedures to help provide insight into which may better benefit you.

Exosome Hair RestorationHair Transplant
  • Non-surgical
  • Prioritizes growing new hair
  • Little to no downtime
  • Requires multiple treatments
  • Ideal for younger patients and those in the beginning stages of hair loss
  • Fewer risks and side effects
  • Also treats the skin
  • New hair still susceptible to hormonal hair loss
  • Surgical
  • Prioritizes replacing lost hair
  • Some downtime
  • One session
  • Ideal for older patients and those at more advanced stages of hair loss
  • Results tend to last longer
  • Normal amount of risk and side effects
  • Transplanted hair is hormone-resistant

The two procedures also share some similarities. There is little risk of scarring with modern hair transplant techniques and almost no risk of scarring with exosome hair treatments. While a hair transplantation procedure is technically a surgery, patients rarely undergo full general anesthesia. In both procedures, only local and/or topical anesthetics are necessary.

Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Treatment

When you come to PRP In Seattle for exosome hair restoration treatment, your provider will first start by applying numbing agents. This may include numbing cream and/or lidocaine injections. Your provider will also likely draw your blood to obtain platelet rich plasma or platelet rich fibrin because the exosomes are usually added to PRP or PRF to promote better results.

Your provider will then begin the series of injections into the scalp. They will focus on the areas of hair loss and thinning. The injections are fairly shallow and quick. However, the procedure consists of hundreds of injections in many cases. The entire treatment can take between one and three hours depending on the specifics of the procedure.


Non-surgical hair restoration does not involve a traditional recovery. However, patients do need to follow some aftercare instructions to promote the best results.

  • Avoid washing your hair or getting it wet for a few days
  • Refrain from strenuous exercise or anything that may cause sweating
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid touching the area unnecessarily
  • Protect the scalp from sun exposure
  • If wearing hats, ensure they are loose fitting
  • Avoid using products not previously discussed with your provider

Otherwise, patients can return to their daily routine immediately. Some side effects are expected such as minor swelling and scalp tightness. These are normal and should subside over time and with basic at-home remedies. Rarely do these side effects interfere with a patient’s routine.

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

The Best Non-Surgical Hair Restoration At PRP In Seattle

PRP In Seattle is a leading medical spa specializing in regenerative non-surgical medical procedures such as PRP, PRF, and exosomes. Performed by plastic surgeons and aesthetic medicine physicians who have undergone training in regenerative medicine hair restoration, they customize each procedure to the patient and their needs. PRP In Seattle offers the best exosome hair restoration Seattle provides.

With the top non-surgical hair restoration expertise in Seattle, the providers at PRP In Seattle continually refine their knowledge of this quickly evolving field. The use of exosomes is one example of PRP In Seattle becoming one of the first in the area to offer such procedures.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.