Another in a series of stories that the NY Daily News simply picks up from an overseas paper and treats as its own – even putting its own reporter’s byline on the story!
And another "fountain of youth" anti-aging story.
The only one of our criteria that the story addressed was cost – which is high.
Sensational, non-evidence-based – not much else to say about this one.
We’re told that "each visit runs a little over $800, and Dr. Sister recommends follow-up visits every four to six months."
None provided. Just the lone doctor’s claims that it "stimulates DNA repair, heals scars and revitalizes wizened skin."
No discussion of potential harms.
If you even cared about this idea, the story didn’t provide you with one bit of evidence on how well it works.
And not one bit of evidence that the doctor’s concoction of blood, vitaminins and amino acids really is an "enriched serum" as the story states.
Not even one comment about how "dull and wrinkled skin" is not a disease that must be treated.
No independent sources; no evidence of any independent reporting.
The story simply states that the blood and "enriched serum" approach works "without turning to synthetic fillers or invasive laser treatments or peels." But no evidence of any comparison was given.
We learn about one French doctor using this approach in London. We are given no sense of whether anyone else is doing this or where.
Readers aren’t given any sense of the novelty of this approach, nor how it compares with other wrinkle treatments.
We don’t know if the story relied on a news release, but we do know the story was lifted from the UK Daily Mail. There is no evidence of any independent reporting.