Jump starting your own cells to regrow hair can seem like something from a science fiction novel, but exosome therapy is a safe and effective way to gain results in hair growth. Exosome therapy uses medical advancements in cell regeneration technology to achieve new growth in cells.
Exosomes are an important part of transmitting information at a cellular level and is a unique way to stimulate new growth in cells. By passing along information on what action to take, exosomes can tell your cells, whether skin cells or hair cells, to kick in and start repairing or healing itself. Usually, exosome therapy injections contain growth factors, messenger RNA, microRNA, and other molecules to help your cells rejuvenate.
By carrying genetic information, exosomes help your body’s own cells to regenerate and reply in a desirable fashion. Once the information is passed to your cells, then microneedling may be used to encourage cellular action.
Microneedling is usually done to fire up the cells. This causes the hair follicles and skin cells to wake up and be receptive to the exosome therapy. This allows the residing exosomes to enter cells and do their work.
This minimally invasive technique is a great way to stimulate your own body to get desired results in hair loss and certain skin conditions.

Hair Loss

Your doctor may suggest exosome therapy for hair loss. By injecting exosomes directly into the affected area, your thinning hair can be rejuvenated to repair itself and become fuller and more luscious. If you are balding, thinning or have a receding hairline, exosome therapy combined with microneedling may be the right solution for you.

Facial Features

Exosome therapy combined with microneedling can also help your skin look younger and free of blemishes. The healing properties of exosomes will help repair dead cells and regenerate new cells. If you have wrinkles, dark spots, scars or other skin issues, your doctor may recommend exosome therapy for clearer, younger looking skin.

The Procedure

Most exosome therapy patients will have a consultation to determine if the therapy is the right option for your condition. If you are a good candidate, the doctor will go over the procedure with you and describe the pre and post procedure follow up care.
The appointment is done in office and doesn’t take very long. Usually an hour is enough to complete the exosome therapy and microneedling, however your doctor will give you a better approximation of procedure length during your consultation.
Because exosome therapy injections can cause discomfort, Dr Yaplee at the Triangle Eye Institute will use a local anesthetic to numb the area before injections and microneedling start. If you are nervous about pain and discomfort, let your doctor know beforehand so they can address your concerns.

After the Procedure

After the exosome therapy and microneedling, you can usually resume activities and go back to work the next day. Your doctor may have other guideline about sun exposure and you may feel a little sensitive for a few days.


Results can vary, but it is possible to start to see new growth in as little as 8 weeks. Definite results can be seen in about 4-6 months. Depending on your hair loss condition and severity, you may need another treatment. If so, second treatments are usually 9 months to a year later.
Even though exosome therapy is relatively new treatment for hair loss, Dr. Yaplee and his staff have extensive experience and can answer any questions you have. If you are concerned about hair loss or thinning hair, schedule an appointment today to see if exosome therapy and microneedling is right for you.