Exosomes are extracellular vesicles (that’s particles that release naturally from a cell that cannot replicate) that are responsible for certain genetic information, otherwise known as Exosomes cell to cell communication. They transport molecules that are essential regulators of intracellular information between close and distant cells.
Exosomes play a vital role in the communication and rejuvenation of all the cells in our body. Despite not being a cell, Exosome has proven to be quite important in maintaining a healthy cellular terrain.
Exosomes are typically made by growing stem cells in culture. Taking the media where they grow and then getting rid of the stem cells. Due to the small size of Exosomes, the media is then ultra-centrifuged to concentrate the exosomes.
Exosomes contain different molecular constituents of their cell origin; these include proteins and RNA. Meanwhile, the Exosomal protein composition varies with the cell and tissue of the origin; most Exsomes contains an evolutionarily conserved common set of protein molecules.
Exosome therapy is one of the hottest areas of regenerative medicine treatment. Researchers have given us valuable insight into the practical functionality of exosomes. While stem cells are usually responsible for the rejuvenation of older cells, they may not be able to supply all the information needed. So supporting Exosome function could have a greater positive effect, by providing a new piece of information to enhance the healing process.
Exosome therapy is a minimally invasive procedure commonly used in orthopedic injuries, for anti-aging and some other degenerative diseases. Exosomes treatment contains growth factors, messenger RNA, micro RNA, cytokines, and other biologically active molecules in conjunction with stem cell therapy to speed up healing benefit.
Exosome therapy can be injected into the affected area like in orthopedic injuries or given intravenously for anti-aging. This Exosome injection is administered directly into the affected area, and the dosing for every patient varies, and there is no set protocol.
Exosomes treatment is gaining popularity recently, due to its ability to transfer molecules from one cell to another via membrane vesicle, therefore influencing the immune system, such as dendrite cells and B cells.
What is Exosome Therapy Used For?
- HAIR LOSS: Exosomes injection can be used to regrow hair loss due to its growth factor content. When injected, Exosome will trigger healing, cell stimulation, and natural regeneration of these hair follicles. Exosome hair loss therapy is cutting-edge in hair restoration. According to research, there is a positive relationship between Exosomes and Hair loss. Exosomes are ideal for people with thinning hair, excessive shedding or hair loss proper. This is because Exosomes are regenerative cells that can heal, repair, stimulate, and restore cells and tissues.
- LYME DISEASE: Exosomes may help to regulate processes in the body, and may also be beneficial to patients with Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a very complex disease, which compromises the immune system. Many Lyme patients suffer from dysfunction of the mast cells, increasing their inflammatory response and metabolic function. Incorporating Exosomes treatment in their treatment regimen may help break the inflammatory response and provide the body with necessary cellular information to facilitate healing.
- ARTHRITIS: Arthritis as we all know, is the joint inflammation resulting from an autoimmune disease. Although various types of treatment are available to alleviate symptoms, no known therapy has been confirmed effective in reversing the disease progression.
The Benefits of Exosome Therapy
- Helps Treat Pain and Mobility Problems
Exosome therapy, and stem cell therapy in general, is an effective and non-invasive way to treat pain. While the medical minutia is much more complicated, exosomes are essentially tiny buses inside your body that transport biological materials from one cell to another. They’re like little delivery vehicles that are constantly dropping off helpful packages to areas of your body in need.
This process is essential in healing pain. Exosomes contain proteins, DNA, RNA, microRNA, and lipids, all of which can contribute to faster healing and improved immune responses.
- Helps With Arthritis and Joint Inflammation
Arthritis and joint inflammation are connected to what we mentioned above — they’re both a type of pain that the body experiences, albeit on a more chronic basis. Good news — exosomes can treat these things too! Exosomes, when utilized effectively, boost one’s immune response. So whether you’re dealing with a severe case of one-time pain, such as an injury you sustained playing sports, or you have a chronic condition, know that exosome therapy is a non-invasive treatment that could reduce your burden.
- Exosomes Can Help With Hair Loss or Dry Hair
To be totally clear, there still isn’t a miraculous panacea that can reverse the problem of hair loss, but exosomes have done a far better job than a lot of other “solutions” on the market. Indeed, exosome therapy has actually produced verifiable improvements in the hair of many patients. In some cases, it facilitates improved hair growth, and even if it doesn’t do that, it helps tremendously with dry or lackluster hair.
- Exosome Therapy Can Improve Your Libido
As you can see, exosomes are quite effective little helpers in your body. Who would have thought that one type of treatment could ease pain, improve hair growth, and improve your sex life? While we want to stress again that exosomes aren’t a miracle cure for every condition, they do help various problems in small ways, and libido is one of them. Exosome therapy has been shown to help patients who have been experiencing reduced sexual interest or sexual dysfunction.
- Non-Invasive and Non-Surgical
It’s impossible to deny how groundbreakingly important surgery is. We have been able to overcome countless amounts of previously insurmountable problems by perfecting the art of modern surgery. However, it’s also impossible to deny that surgery can hit the human body pretty hard. We’re not meant to be cut up and rearranged, and while it absolutely solves certain problems, surgery requires a significant amount of pre-op preparation and post-op recovery.
In other words, surgery is best reserved for situations where there is no other viable option for treatment. Exosome therapy is non-invasive, so you won’t be dealing with lasting post-op pain, or worrying about having to be put under with anesthesia. Simple, easy, and effective!
Should I consider Exosome Therapy?
If this is the first time you’ve ever read the words “exosome therapy,” we wouldn’t blame you. Despite its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions, exosome therapy isn’t a widely known technique for the average layman. But it’s something we do here at Aspen Institute for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and it falls under the umbrella of our stem cell therapy program.
If you have no idea what exosomes are or what they can do for your body, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Dr. Solt has long been a pioneer in the field of exosome therapy.