A new era of beauty treatments is rushing in, and at the center of it all is a revolutionary new treatment, called Exosomes.
While the cutting-edge technology of Exosomes has been used for years in the medical field to treat serious conditions, now it’s set to take the beauty industry by storm. And the best news? The treatment is becoming more available in the country, thanks to a partnership between leading biotech company ExoCoBio and Venn Intelligent Aesthetics spearheaded by Dr. Hayden Kho.
At a recent symposium at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati, Dr. Kho introduced the incredible potential of “cell-free” cell therapy using ASCE+ exosomes. These tiny packages of cellular material stimulate the body’s own cells to regenerate and repair themselves, offering a natural and powerful solution to a range of beauty concerns. From loose, sagging skin to hair loss and even serious burns, exosomes have the ability to soothe, reconstruct, and totally regenerate damaged tissue.
The first in the Philippines to use exosomes for dermatological purposes was Dr. Vicki Belo’s Belo Medical Group. Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach was among the first to try the treatment making waves in the beauty industry, shining the limelight on how exosomes are a game-changing solution for those seeking naturally perfect skin.
With new innovations by Exocobio at Venn Aesthetics, this is the next level of beauty, and it’s now available in Manila, poised to become a beauty industry staple.
A Full House at the Inaugural Symposium
Dr. Hayden Kho unveiled the “effective and ethical wellness solution” at the inaugural symposium, stating it would be just the first of many. The scientific lectures took place in front of a full house attended by the best aesthetic medical experts and doctors.
While the symposium revolved around keynote presentations on exosome science and technology, the night had something different—The advanced scientific lectures became livelier with good food and flowing wine, with the conversation hosted by stars Raymond Guitierrez and Bianca Valerio.
Guests were even treated to an unexpectedly star-studded night with a surprise performance of Christian Bautista as he got on stage to croon Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
The lecture series opened with a talk by Professor Jan Lotvall, the leading expert and chief scientist of ExoCoBio. A renowned expert in the field and the former first president of the ISEV (International Society for Extracellular Vesicles), he has a number of citations and accolades under his belt. Yet he opened with a light statement, “Science is sexy even without wine,” he said, before delving into the lecture.
One of the examples Dr. Lotvall gave to the audience on the breakthroughs was a video of tests on two mice with multiple sclerosis. While the mouse injected with exosomes bounded around the cage, the one without lay immobile.
The CEO of Exocobio Byong Seung Cho even flew in from Korea to speak, “taking the message further” to illuminate the safe, ethical, and scientific processes of the product to the audience of medical professionals. He showed evidence of the treatment with “before and after” photos of instant, visible improvements of those with alopecia and even radiation burns—all from the topical application.
Among the panel speakers was Dr. Rosario Blas, board-certified dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City.
“With ExoCoBio, I know for a fact that they control everything — from the donor selection, the screening, the source, to the patient. So that’s one thing I have with them — confidence in their product.” said Dr. Blas as she showcased before and after photos of patients she treated with acne, wounds, various skin lesions, and even hair loss.
The Science Behind The Beauty
So what are exosomes exactly? After 15 years of big scientific questions, many of the questions have already been answered.
Exosomes are tiny, naturally occurring structures found in nearly all types of cells in the body. They are released by cells and can be thought of as messengers that carry important information between cells. In a roundtable discussion with Dr. Vicki Belo, one of the metaphors was that exosomes are similar to a delivery service that sends you that package you’ve been waiting for—or like an influencer who spreads excitement through their images and videos.
In recent years, scientists have discovered that exosomes have incredible regenerative properties. They can help stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, promoting the growth of new tissue and reducing inflammation. These can be used for musculoskeletal injuries, autoimmune disorders, and even cancer. While in beauty, exosome therapy can promote the growth of new skin cells, reduce inflammation, and drastically improve the overall appearance of skin and hair. With such great utility, these Exosomes are important for the balance and well-being of the human body.
While it’s been compared to Stem Cell therapy, there are differences. While stem cell therapy introduces new cells to replace damaged ones, ASCE+ Exosomes help existing cells replace themselves. So the treatments are different as well. Exosomes are targeted, non-invasive, and act through cell-to-cell communication, restoring the natural cells of the body. With such advanced discoveries, it’s thrilling to think of the possibilities.