Your body contains an astonishing capacity to heal itself at the cellular level. The administration of exosomes – little fluid sacs called extracellular vesicles – stimulates anti-inflammatory and reparative processes in your body to heal injuries and reduce pain. The exosomes send messages to cells throughout the body, instructing them to repair degenerated or injured tissue.
Why are Exosomes an Important Part of Regenerative Medicine?
Exosomal therapy is applied to a range of ailments:
- Poor healing
- Chronic pain/joint pain
Exosome treatment uses exosomes from young cells in order to repair older, deteriorated cells.
Here’s how a typical treatment session goes: You relax in the treatment chair. A numbing topical cream may be applied or lidocaine may be injected into the treatment area. Then, the exosomes are injected directly into the diseased, deteriorated or painful tissue/joint. This appointment is completed in-office and you will return home shortly after.
Most people get right back to their normal activities. It would also be appropriate to take a little downtime, especially from strenuous exercise. The injection site may be sore, red and tender for a few days. In order to let the exosomes do their work, you will need to not use anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen for a couple weeks.
How Do Exosomes Work?
Exosomes expose your cells to new growth factors. A growth factor is a protein, and it stimulates cells to grow, differentiate, proliferate and heal.
Exosomes are basically a by-product of a stem cell. In your body, exosomes are released from certain cells, and then travel throughout the body carrying messages to other cells. They contain genetic information and prompt cells to behave in certain ways.
In regenerative medicine applications, exosomes are injected into the treatment area. The exosomes most often come from mesenchymal stem cells harvested from amniotic fluid. These young exosomes communicate with the cells in the treatment area, stimulating the healing process and reducing inflammation.
Learn More about Exosomal Therapy
Consult with an experienced regenerative medicine provider to find out if exosomal treatments may be right for you. As a first step, your current symptoms and health conditions must be assessed. After an exam and consultation, you will be armed with the right information to make this choice.