Regenerative medicine is one of the most exciting, fastest growing fields in medicine today. It is the scientific process of creating living tissue from a patient’s own cells to replace or repair damaged cells in various areas of the body. It’s a form of cellular engineering and self-healing. A new frontier in regenerative medicine is exosome therapy.
Exosomes are the tiny structures that reside in cells and are released by stem cells to carry information to other cells during injuries. They also act as shuttles for proteins to other cells. Cell-to-cell communication is possible because of exosomes as they transport molecules in between cells near and far. They bring the necessary information from place to place with different purposes and functions telling cells when and how to react.
Exosome therapy is similar to stem cell therapy. Research with stem cells has shown the positive effects of them on tissue repair which can also be replicated when just the exosomes from these cells are used. Exosome therapy provides a systemic rejuvenation that enables the body to heal in an easier way. There are many ways exosome therapy can be used.
In some cosmetic anti-aging clinics, facial cell rejuvenation that uses exosomes is a treatment that is already in use. It is rumored that Hollywood stars are using exosome face cream to keep their cheeks looking dewy, but this treatment goes a step beyond that. It uses microneedling to infuse the exosomes into the skin, which has a deeply regenerative effect.
Hair Loss Treatment
While hair restoration typically means implants these days, exosomes could change that. With exosomes, you may be able to regenerate hair follicles. Research has shown that exosomes have a good deal of potential when it comes to re-growing hair that is no longer growing. This also would keep recovery time and side effects to a minimum.
While medications like Viagra and Cialis are typically effective, they can also have a lot of side effects. Other mechanical means can be far too invasive. Exosomes, however, can help men grow healthy penile tissue.
Other Current and Future Uses for Exosome Therapy
Exosome therapy is currently used to treat many other conditions such as:
- Vaginal rejuvenation
- Shoulder pain
- Foot/ankle pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Wrist pain
- Elbow pain
- Degenerative diseases
- Osteoarthritic conditions
Exosome therapy will also hopefully be used for the following in the future:
- The treatment of Lyme disease
- The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
- Therapeutic Delivery Systems
Exosome therapy is an exciting new treatment in the field of regenerative medicine. To learn more about the exosome therapy we offer with RExO, click here.