Let’s agree on one thing: we hate wrinkles. No matter how confident you pride yourself on being, chances are you secretly wish you could improve or at least maintain your skin’s health over time. The promise of eternal youth has – and continues to – obsess humanity over the centuries. And science is listening. Have you ever wondered what’s coming next when it comes to treating wrinkles? “What the mind can conceive the man can achieve”, right? You’ll be amazed at how far we’ve come:
Better than Botox: The future may be closer than you think. Take Botox, for instance. What if we told you it may already be a thing of the past? Dysport was approved by the FDA in May 2009. It’s a new injection that works faster and lasts a longer than Botox to fight frown lines with the bonus promise of more natural and less overdone results.
The invisible ‘second skin’: Imagine if you could always have flawless, wrinkle-free skin. Even though we know it sounds utopic, we all dream of a new pain-free, non-invasive, non-surgical face lift or treatment. What if we could simply wear another skin on top of ours to correct our flaws? MIT and Harvard researchers have recently developed what is known as a ‘second skin’. Although this is still a work in progress, research is also fueled by the wide range of uses that this second skin could have. Aside from the cosmetic and aesthetic benefits mentioned, it is aimed at helping treat patients with severe skin problems like eczema or psoriasis.
The Youth Pill: Injections are temporary and a second skin my sound a bit uncomfortable and too sci-fi for some. Let’s just go ahead and say it: where’s that magic and effortless anti-aging pill we’ve all been waiting for? Almost by chance during unrelated trials, science has indeed stumbled upon drugs that have shown significant anti-aging effects. You want it now—and we do too!—but if you can wait another 10 years, a pill promising to add more youthful years to our life is coming.