Would you pay as much as $8,000 to be injected with teenage blood in hopes of turning back the clock?
The Doctors discuss patients paying up to $8,000 to be injected with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from teenagers. The idea for this comes from a study from Stanford University, where older mice were injected with the blood of younger mice. The study showed improved hearts, livers, and muscle functions in the older mice. But would this work in humans?
The Doctors explain that PRP, which our bodies produce on their own, is commonly used now for anti-aging procedures. They note that the professor behind the Stanford study has come out against the human study and criticized that it is profiting off of the participants.
Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra believes that translating the mice study into uses for humans may eventually happen, but she believes the current study on humans is not being conducted properly.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says his best advice for anti-aging is diet, exercise and a good skin care program.