American CEO claims his blood made his father look 25 years younger; can exposure to blood plasma reverse ageing?

New Delhi: Bryan Johnson, an American CEO, recently claimed that his father’s age reduced by 25 years after he was given 1 litre of plasma.

And it seems that the same sustained for six months after the therapy. This seems to have surpassed the conventional concept of ageing wherein the older one gets, the faster one ages – however, as per the CEO, his 71-year-old father starting ageing at the pace of a 46-year-old after receiving plasma.



At a time when poor diet, pollution, inflammation and other factors of ageing are at an all-time high, News9Live connected with dermatologists to know the possible effects of plasma on ageing, whether or not it can reverse the inevitable.

Dr. Asmita Dhekne Chebbi, Dermatologist and Cosmetologist at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore, explained what blood plasma is and its effects on skin. She also shed light on the history of the same.

‘The concept of using blood plasma to reverse ageing has garnered attention in scientific circles, spurred by the idea that young blood may contain rejuvenating factors. This line of research, often referred to as parabiosis, involves connecting the circulatory systems of a young and an older organism. While initial studies in animals have shown some promising results, it’s essential to approach the idea of blood plasma reversing ageing with cautious optimism,’ the expert explained.

‘Blood plasma is a complex mixture of proteins, hormones, and nutrients. Studies suggest that factors within young blood may have a positive impact on tissue regeneration and cellular functions. However, the translation of these findings to humans requires rigorous investigation and understanding of potential risk factors associated with it,’ Dr Chebbi added.

‘As research advances, ethical considerations surrounding the use of such therapies in humans become paramount. The potential benefits must be weighed against the need for thorough clinical trials, long-term safety assessments, and a clear understanding of the mechanisms involved. While the pursuit of innovative approaches to age-related issues is commendable, a cautious and evidence-based approach is crucial in navigating the uncharted waters of potential anti-ageing interventions,’ she said.

What are the benefits of plasma treatments for the skin?

Dr Neha – Aesthetics and Cosmetology Expert at The Rosia Wellness, spoke about the non-surgical ways of improving skin health.

‘Blood plasma helps your skin mature gracefully and beautifully and helps your skin preserve its youthfulness. Through, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is a non-surgical treatment can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin. To help you reduce fine lines and wrinkles and restore the fullness of your skin,’ she said.
The expert also listed the benefits of getting platelet-rich plasma:

  1. Stimulate collagen production
  2. Plump sagging skin
  3. Diminish acne scars
  4. Treat hyperpigmentation
  5. Improve hair health and volume

Dr. Saru Singh, Aesthetic Consultant and Physician, on the other hand, seemed to be skeptical about the possibilities around plasma use to reverse ageing.

“The recent assertion by an American CEO that exposure to blood plasma has the potential to turn back time and make his father look 25 years younger is certainly intriguing. However, while harnessing the rejuvenating properties of blood is not entirely new, it requires meticulous examination and thorough scientific scrutiny. I approach the concept of reversing aging with fascination and caution. And validation of any claimed anti-aging intervention requires rigorous clinical trials and peer-reviewed research,’ Dr Singh said.

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