A woman holding her wrist in pain while she is exercising outside.
A woman holding her wrist in pain while she is exercising outside.

Stem cell therapy is a new way to help treat various illnesses, injuries, and conditions. By using the power of stem cells, treatments can aid the repair of damaged tissue and joints, help heal injuries, and improve overall health and wellness. 

Stem cell shots are a unique and effective way to regain mobility and feel less pain. Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain, a sports injury, or simply looking to improve your overall health and wellness, stem cell therapy has the potential to help. Today, we will explore the exciting world of stem cell therapy and discuss the different types of stem cell shots, the science behind them, and their potential benefits. 

What are Stem Cell Shots?

A blonde nurse holding and looking at a single, upright syringe shot in her hand while wearing protective gloves.Stem cell injections are becoming a popular alternative treatment option for various medical conditions. The idea behind stem cell therapy is to use the body’s natural healing abilities to repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation. Stem cells can differentiate into many different types of cells found in the body. They can develop into specialized cells needed to repair damaged tissue or joints.

The procedure for a stem cell injection typically begins with a consultation with a licensed doctor. During this appointment, the doctor will look at the patient’s medical history and current health to decide if stem cell therapy may be beneficial.

The most common sources of stem cells are bone marrow or fat tissue. Once the stem cells have been extracted, they are processed and purified. This is done to ensure that the stem cells are of the highest quality and free of contaminants. The processed stem cells are then injected into the target area, such as a joint or tissue that has been damaged. Stem cells can then get to work repairing the damaged tissue.

Most patients can return to normal activities within a few days after the procedure. It should be noted that each person’s results may differ, and some may need more time to improve.

How do Stem Cells help Repair Damaged Joints and Tissues?

Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into many different types of cells and replace cells lost due to death or damageStem cell injections deliver high concentrations of stem cells to the site of injury or damage. Stem cells promote the body’s natural healing process by triggering the growth of new, healthy tissue. Studies1 have shown that stem cell injections are especially good for treating damage to joints and tissues, like osteoarthritis or torn tendons.

In a study of people with knee osteoarthritis,2 for example, stem cell injections relieved pain and promoted function better than traditional treatments like physical therapy or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Additionally, stem cell injections may help reduce inflammation and slow the progression of joint and tissue damage progression. They also have the potential to slow or even reverse the effects of aging on tissues and joints.

While stem cell injections can be an effective treatment option for many people, they may not be the right choice for everyone. Factors a reliable doctor will consider during your health evaluation include the severity of joint and tissue damage, your general health, and your medical history.

How Effective are Stem Cell Injections for Joint and Tissue Repair?

A single dart hit right in the "bullseye".Stem cell injections may help treat osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears,3 and chronic joint pain, among other joint and tissue problems. In the case of osteoarthritis, stem cells can help regenerate cartilage and reduce pain and inflammation. In patients with rotator cuff tears, stem cells can promote healing and reduce re-injury risk.

Stem cell injections are less invasive than surgery, a significant benefit. Many people can return to normal activities within a few days of the procedure with minimal discomfort. Stem cell injections have also been shown to be a safe and effective alternative to surgery, with few reported side effects.

Another benefit of stem cell injections is that, in certain cases, they are made from the patient’s body, reducing the risk of rejection or infection. Because of this, the procedure is a good choice for people who can’t or don’t want to have surgery. Additionally, because these types of stem cells are taken from the patient’s body, there is no need to worry about compatibility issues.

When researching options, you should know not all stem cell therapies are the same. Some providers may use embryonic stem cells, which can carry ethical and legal issues, while others may use stem cells that are not pure or processed properly. This can result in lower-quality treatments and a lower success rate. Choosing a reputable provider that uses high-quality stem cells and follows strict processing standards is vital.

Overall, stem cell injections can be a promising option for repairing damaged joints and tissues. With their ability to regenerate damaged tissue and reduce pain and inflammation, stem cell injections can help people get back to normal activities and enjoy a better quality of life. Choosing a reputable provider can help ensure you achieve the best results possible.

What are the Side Effects of Stem Cell Therapy for Tissue and Joint Repair?

A black doctor looking at the posterior skeletal system from a notepad while having a crafted wooden hand and plastic heart on the table.Stem cell therapy is considered a safe and minimally invasive way to fix joints and tissues that have been damaged. But, as with any medical procedure, you should be aware of possible side effects.

Stem cell injections may cause pain or swell at the injection site, as well as redness, bruising, and pain. Most of the time, these symptoms are mild and only last a few days to a week.

In very rare cases, side effects like infections, bleeding, nerve damage, or the growth of tumors can happen. But these cases are rare and usually happen when the procedure is done by someone who isn’t licensed or trained.

It is also important to note that stem cell therapy is still a relatively new field of medicine, and its long-term effects are not yet fully understood. Some experts also say that there is a chance that the stem cells won’t grow in the right way in the damaged area, which could make the treatment less effective.

To reduce the risk of side effects and make sure you get the best results, take care to choose a licensed and experienced doctor to do your stem cell therapy. Also, discuss any worries or questions regarding the procedure with your doctor. This will help you decide if stem cell therapy is the right choice for you.


Stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising solution for repairing damaged tissue and joints. It can help enhance the effects of traditional surgery and drugs because it can heal wounds and grow new cells. While the results and success rates vary, the procedure has proven effective for many individuals.

However, like all medical procedures, stem cell therapy has its own set of risks and side effects. Before choosing a course of treatment, you should do research and talk with a doctor. Also, choosing a reputable clinic and a licensed practitioner can help ensure the procedure is done safely and effectively.

As stem cell therapy evolves and advances, we’ll likely see more individuals opting for this type of treatment. Despite its potential benefits, weighing the pros and cons and making an informed decision regarding medical procedures is important. Stem cell therapy can be a great option, especially when used in conjunction with positive health and wellness practices.

Book Your Stem Cell IV Therapy

Are you experiencing joint pain, inflammation or tissue damage? Our Stem Cell IV Therapy stimulates your body's natural healing mechanism for improved health and wellness. It targets a wide range of conditions related to aging, and our undifferentiated cells naturally seek out damaged areas for widespread repair and regeneration.

Schedule your Stem cell IV today, sit back relax and our registered nurse will come to your location , whether that's your home, office, or hotel!

Stem Cell & Exosome IV Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

How can Stem Cell IV therapy help you?

Stem cell IV therapy is a way to promote healing and repair damaged tissue throughout the body. By delivering high-quality, mesenchymal stem cells directly into the bloodstream, stem cell IV therapy can provide targeted treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, cognitive functions and more.

Additionally, stem cell IV therapy can support overall health and well-being by providing essential vitamins and nutrients that can boost the immune system and promote healing.

At Drip Hydration, our stem cell IV therapy treatments are administered by trained medical professionals and use only the highest quality stem cells sourced from trusted suppliers.

Is Stem Cell IV Therapy Safe?

There are different safety considerations for stem cells depending on their origin.

Stem cells from a patient’s own body (eg. bone marrow or adipose tissue) do not carry the risk of immune rejection. Stem cells from birth tissue may be rejected by the patient’s body and cause adverse reactions.

The purity of the stem cells used for IV stem cell therapy will reduce the chance of immune rejection. Our birth tissue-derived stem cells have undergone stringent testing and screening prior to accepting them for use to ensure both the effectiveness and safety of the procedure. Few patients report adverse effects following treatment.

Regardless of the source of the stem cells, there is a very small chance of infection from the procedure itself. That’s why our registered nurses are trained in administering IV treatments for your optimal safety and comfort.

How Is An IV Dose Determined?

Unlike some clinics, which base their dose on the patient’s weight, we only have one type of infusion. Our infusion contains 4.2cc of stem cells (approximately 40 million cells).

How to Book an Appointment?

Unlike other IV treatments, a consultation is required prior to stem cell IV therapy. Our medical director evaluates potential patients during a preliminary consultation to determine whether stem cell IV treatment is right for them.

Where Do You Source Your Stem Cells From?

Our stem cells come from Chara Biologics, a trusted specialist in regenerative medicine. They carefully vet, screen, and source their stem cells from donors in the United States. They follow strict protocols to collect and process the stem cells to preserve the integrity and purity of the stem cells. These protocols help ensure that the stem cells are both high-quality and safe for our patients.

How Does At-Home Stem Cell IV Therapy Work?

During a stem cell IV treatment, one of our registered nurses arrives at the patient’s location with all the necessary equipment for the appointment. The patient will then sit in a comfortable location while the nurse administers the IV line into one of the patient’s arms.

The IV treatment itself takes about 60 minutes, during which time the patient can read, watch a show, browse social media, or even work. The nurse remains with the patient during the entire appointment to monitor the IV and answer questions. Once the IV has been administered, the nurse packs the equipment and departs. Patients can contact Drip Hydration with any further questions or concerns at any time.

What Are The Potential Side Effects Of IV Stem Cell Therapy?

Side effects are very rare due to the quality of the stem cells that we use. Potential side effects include sneezing, sniffling, watery eyes, chest tightness, shortness of breath, malaise, or low-grade fever. These side effects generally go away within 1 - 3 days of treatment.

How Often Do I need To Have Stem Cell IV Therapy?

The frequency of a patient’s stem cell IV therapy treatment depends on several factors. For example, a single injury may only require treatment until the injury has healed. A chronic condition, on the other hand, may need ongoing treatment. Our medical director consults with every patient to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s health needs and desired health outcome.

Are The Stem Cells In A Single Treatment From One Or Multiple Donors?

The stem cells in a single treatment are from one donor.

How Long Will It Take Before I Feel The Effects Of IV Stem Cell Treatment?

The area being treated plays a large part in how quickly a patient feels the effect of treatment. For instance, a person may notice pain relief more quickly than someone getting treatment for tissue regeneration, since tissue repair naturally takes more time.

Is Exosome Therapy Safe?

Exosome therapy is considered safe, particularly since this is a non-cellular therapy. Exosomes are cell ‘messengers’, not stem cells. Therefore, this type of therapy does not come with the risk of the patient’s body rejecting treatment.

Is Exosome Therapy FDA Approved?

Exosome therapy is not yet FDA approved. However, our exosomes are collected and processed under strict guidelines in an FDA-approved facility.

Is Stem Cell Therapy FDA Approved?

No, our stem cell therapy is not FDA approved. However, our supplier processes their stem cells in an FDA-approved laboratory and adheres to cGMP (current good manufacturing practice) guidelines for quality assurance.

What Kind Of Cells Are In Drip Hydration’s Stem Cell IV Treatment?

Our stem cells are Meschenymal Stem Cells, which can become different types of tissue throughout the body.

Is There Any Risk Of Immune Rejection Following Treatment?

Yes, there is a small chance that the patient’s immune system will reject the stem cells following treatment.

What Are The Potential Side Effects Of Exosome Therapy?

Exosome therapy is injected into your bloodstream, so the most common side effects are the same as with any type of injection - mild swelling, redness, and/or bruising at the injection site.

Rarely, patients may experience a mild fever or headache that typically resolves within 24 hours.

What’s The Difference Between Exosomes And Stem Cells?

Exosomes and stem cells both promote healing throughout your body, but they are very different. Exosomes are vesicles that carry messages between cells in order to help your body function normally. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can become any type of cell in the body.

As a non-cellular therapy, exosome treatment can be valuable for individuals who do not want to receive cell-based therapy for personal reasons.

How Often Do You Need To Get Exosome Treatment

There are no set guidelines for dosing or frequency of exosome treatment. We personalize treatments to the individual’s health and recovery goals, meaning that no two plans are the same.

Since everyone is different, we regularly assess patients to evaluate when they need a booster treatment to maintain optimal results.

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[1] Falanga V. - Stem Cells in Tissue Repair and Regeneration. National Library of Medicine. Published June 2012. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4084617/;

[2] Uth K. - Stem cell application for osteoarthritis in the knee joint: A minireview. National Library of Medicine. Published November 26, 2014. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4178263/;

[3] Wang HN. - Advances in Stem Cell Therapies for Rotator Cuff Injuries. National Library of Medicine. Published May 25, 2022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9174670/;