We lead busy lives that demand all of our time and energy, so it makes sense that we occasionally feel run down. But there is a difference between normal lag and the burnout associated with plummeting health. This is especially true when your body and joints are aching for a break and it doesn’t seem like any of the rest you take is making a difference in your quality of life. At Advanced Regenerative Therapy in Savannah, GA we keep up to date on all promising treatments that can help revitalize your health, such as exosome therapy.
What Is Exosome Therapy?
Exosome therapy is a type of minimally invasive injectable treatment that encourages your body’s natural regenerative abilities to function at a higher level. Similar to IV or PRP treatments, this therapy can be used in many different ways to boost your healing response to help renew your energy and ease any aches or pains. This is a promising new therapy rooted in molecular biology and other advanced sciences. Take a moment to learn more about this revolutionary new treatment before you call to schedule your appointment at our clinic.
What Are Exosomes?
An exosome is a small “extracellular” vesicle that bounces between neighboring cells. You can think of these vesicles as being cell phone signals, internet connections, or even cloud data. These vesicles are essentially cell-to-cell communicators. Just a fraction of the size of an average human cell, these vesicles can attach and re-attach to cells in the body, spreading information between cells for better communication.
What Do They Do?
These tiny vesicles are responsible for cell-to-cell communication, but they do so much more. They can ferry around genetic information between cells, instructions for how neighboring cells should behave, and even carry other proteins and lipids to support neighboring cells.
More importantly, research is revealing just how essential these vesicles are for the overall function of the human body, as cells rely almost entirely on these vesicles to communicate with each other. Without these vesicles, cell-to-cell communication is much slower, which ultimately means that the function of the cells making up the human body would also be less efficient.
How Are They Beneficial?
So, how do these speedy little communicators benefit you? Research and clinical trials show that introducing new vesicles to the body can help boost the immune system response as well as reinforce the normal body processes. When new vesicles are injected either into the bloodstream or into targeted treatment areas, studies show that the overall performance of the body’s regenerative abilities is elevated.
What Does Exosome Therapy Treat?
This is a versatile therapy that can address many general health concerns. In the broadest sense, this therapy is designed for whole-body rejuvenation, meaning it mainly addresses age-related concerns. This therapy can help with concerns such as:
- Immune system problems
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Anti-aging needs
- Orthopedic injuries
- Joint pain
In particular, joint pain and arthritis are two of the main health concerns that this therapy is used to treat at our clinic. Many patients who are suffering from joint pain seek alternatives to invasive surgeries and opt to try this therapy as a way of alleviating many of the symptoms of arthritis.
What Causes Joint Pain?
Generally speaking, joint pain is either caused by inflammation of the cells around the joint or by the cartilage of the joint wearing down over time and causing the bones to rub together. Joint pain is typically associated with aging, especially for those over the age of 40. However, joint pain has many other causes, including injury, heavy physical activity, and even prolonged lack of use. Joint pain can also be caused by disease, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Joint pain can occur in any joint on the body, including the jaw, neck, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, and knees. Joint pain can occur on only one part of the body or on multiple parts. Particularly bad joint pain can affect your range of motion, your ability to work, and even your overall quality of life.
How Can This Therapy Help?
How does this therapy help to manage joint pain? Therapy such as this would be considered a type of interventional management for pain, meaning that a minimally invasive injection of a beneficial solution is used to correct damage and reduce inflammation. Mending damage to the joint and reducing the inflammation around the joint are essential in easing joint pain.
What Can You Expect During This Treatment?
At our clinic, there are a few steps you can expect when you see this therapy. We follow a standard set of procedures for each patient while also prioritizing compassionate care customized for your exact needs. The steps you can expect during treatment will include:
You will first need to attend a consultation appointment. The consultation is an opportunity for us to determine if you are qualified for treatment. We will examine your areas of concerns, talk about your overall health goals, and outline your expectations for treatment. We will also need to gather some information about you, such as your general medical history, current medications and supplements you are taking, any injuries you may have sustained, and your lifestyle habits.
After your consultation, we may ask that you complete certain labs or exams. These labs or exams are important pieces of information that are used to track your response to the therapy.
Before your therapy, we will give you a list of pre-treatment instructions to follow to help prepare you for treatment. Some pre-treatment instructions may include:
- Avoid alcohol or tobacco for 24 hours
- Eat lightly
- Drink at least 48 oz of water
We may provide you with additional pre-treatment instructions that are specific to your personal needs and treatment plan. Because this is a simple out-patient therapy, you will not need to arrange for transportation on the day of your appointment.
Your treatment will be performed in one of two ways. If you are having IV treatment, then the therapy will be done by establishing an IV line in your hand or arm that will deliver the vesicle solution to your blood to spread through the rest of your body. If you have injection treatment, then a concentrated vesicle solution will be administered directly to the areas of treatment. Your treatment should take 30 to 60 minutes to complete from start to finish.
After your treatment, we will give you a list of post-treatment instructions to guide you through the recovery period. Some post-treatment instructions may include:
- Avoid alcohol or tobacco for 24 hours
- Do not eat foods high in sodium or sugar
- Drink at least 48 oz of water
- Avoid strenuous movement for 1 to 3 days
We may give you additional advice to follow after your treatment is complete. Some advice may include how to use warm or cold compresses and the type of over-the-counter products you can use after your treatment.
The recovery period for this therapy is very limited. Most patients are free to return to normal daily activities the 1 to 3 days following treatment. Patients treated for joint pain are encouraged to engage in light stretching exercises for the joints during the recovery period, including walking.
Results for this therapy appear gradually over 1 to 2 weeks following treatment. The results will be reduced inflammation in the joints and an improved sense of well-being. Overall, results for many patients are noticeable in a reduced amount of joint pain or other bodily aches. Patients who use this therapy for anti-aging and rejuvenation also report improved overall health and an improvement to the tone and texture of the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is This Therapy Safe?
Clinical studies have found no long-term negative side effects of this therapy. In fact, current clinical studies are showing improved overall health for participants, particularly those who have orthopedic health concerns such as joint pain.
How Long Do Results Last?
Results for this treatment appear gradually over the course of 2 weeks and taper off after about 6 months or more. Overall, this therapy can produce long-lasting results for all patients. The length of time you can enjoy the results of this treatment depends on what area of the body is being treated and how well your body responds to treatment.
Will You Need Multiple Treatments?
You will likely require another treatment when the effects of your initial therapy begin to wear off. Many of our patients prefer regularly scheduled appointments once every 6 months to maintain the results of treatment. We will help you determine how often you require therapy to achieve your ideal results.
Can You Combine This Treatment With Others?
This treatment is very compatible with other treatments of its kind, including cosmetic treatments. It is common for this treatment to be combined with cosmetic facials and other injectable treatments. It is also common for this treatment to be combined with IV therapy and PRP.
PRP is a treatment that uses your body’s own platelets to reinforce your natural regenerative abilities. PRP combined with this vesicle therapy can support the renewal of new tissue growth, both inside and outside the body. PRP, in particular, is a favorite for patients who are seeking anti-aging treatments such as facial rejuvenation.
IV therapy is one of the safest, most direct treatments for supporting your overall health. IV treatments combined with this therapy are ideal for patients who want to boost and support their immune system. IV treatments are often used by patients who have trouble absorbing all nutrients from foods in their regular diet. IV treatments can also treat dehydration and ensure that your body is functioning at optimum levels.
Who Are Good Candidates?
There are several good candidates for this therapy. We determine candidates based on the information gathered from the consultation as well as how beneficial this treatment is for their health concerns. Good candidates include patients who would prefer to heal joint pain instead of replacing the damaged joint with invasive surgery. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Relieve joint pain
- Reduce fatigue and burnout
- Boost immune system
- Support bodily health
- Improve anti-aging treatments
Revitalize Your Health With Exosome Therapy!
Feeling sluggish and run-down is only normal to a certain extent. If you feel like your health and your quality of life are lagging, then it might be time to start looking for the right regenerative solutions. It’s time to stop letting joint pain and fatigue decide how you live your life. If you want to revitalize your health with revolutionary exosome therapy, contact Advanced Regenerative Therapy in Savannah, GA to schedule your consultation appointment today! We look forward to the opportunity to help you feel healthy and youthful once again!