These packages are so small that they can easily travel through the body, even passing through barriers like the blood-brain barrier.
Exosomes are important for many different biological processes, including the immune response, cell signaling, and tissue repair. They have been studied for their potential to be used in medicine, as they may be able to deliver therapeutic drugs to specific areas of the body.
Think of exosomes like tiny postmen carrying letters between cells, (or Uber cars getting you to where you need). The exosome is the letter the contents are the special messages and growth factors telling the specific area you deliver the letter to what to do. Thus exosomes are important messengers that help cells communicate and work together to keep the body healthy.
While studies are ongoing in many different fields of health below there are included 10 medical conditions that have been studied in relation to exosomes:
- Cancer: Exosomes have been studied as a potential tool for cancer diagnosis and treatment, as they can contain markers of cancer cells and may be able to deliver drugs directly to tumor cells.
- Neurological disorders: Researchers have explored the potential of exosomes to treat neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, as they can cross the blood-brain barrier and potentially deliver therapeutic molecules to affected cells.
- Cardiovascular disease: Exosomes have been studied for their potential to improve heart function and prevent damage to the heart after a heart attack.
- Wound healing: Exosomes have been investigated for their potential to promote tissue repair and wound healing, as they contain growth factors and other molecules that can stimulate the healing process. It’s important to note that alone they aren’t sufficient and their response may vary depending on the recipient's age, circulation, electrolytes, and vitamin levels.
- Autoimmune diseases: Researchers have explored the use of exosomes to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, as they may be able to modulate the immune response and reduce inflammation.
- Kidney, lung in particular chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) & Liver disease: Exosomes have been studied for their potential to treat kidney, lung, and liver disease by delivering therapeutic molecules, drugs, or growth factors to damaged cells in these organs.
- Skin disorders: Exosomes have been investigated for their potential to treat skin disorders such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, as they can deliver growth factors and other molecules that promote skin cell repair.
- Infectious diseases: Researchers have explored the use of exosomes to treat infectious diseases such as viral infections, as they can contain antiviral molecules and potentially deliver them to infected cells.
- Hair regrowth: Exosomes have been used to regrow hair and even return its color. I have used it on myself and on others successfully.
- Skin rejuvenation: It has been used as an adjunct to chemical peels laser resurfacing as well as micro-needling. The combination allows for improved local penetration of the exosomes where their effect leads to faster skin healing (thus less downtime), and improved aesthetic results due to the growth factors they carry.
While studies are ongoing I have been using this therapy for aesthetic uses since 2021 on himself and in selected patients.
Not all exosomes are the same and the tissue they are taken from, the number of exosomes, and their storage and preparation vary as does their efficacy. In my opinion, this is the most exciting frontier in medical therapeutics and aesthetics that if done properly will help us teach our bodies to help themselves.
To see the results and how I used exosomes for himself (for healing a fractured bone and for aesthetic use) you are welcome to watch my video on YouTube or Instagram.