by Mark Gray August 18, 2016
Since Botox emerged as a cosmetic treatment in the 1990s, people have been trying to find a way to deliver its wrinkle-eliminating effects without the need for needles.
That dream may soon be achieved.
Botox-maker Allergan has spent $90 million to acquire Anterios, a biotech firm that’s developing a topical formulation of the botulinum toxin.
Anterios specializes in botulinum toxin-based prescription drugs and has developed technology for the delivery of Botox and other neurotoxins through the skin.
You’ll still need the services of a qualified practitioner to administer the cream – botulinum is a nerve toxin and needs to be carefully controlled. But needlephobics will be able to get their Botox dose in the form of a lotion instead of flinching as a tiny needle is poked into their crows’ feet.
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by Mark Gray May 10, 2018
by Lilly Falcon May 10, 2018
While the anatomy of the skin is the same from person to person, there are some gender differences in the physiology of our skin. But is there really a need for skin care products based on gender, and specifically something as universal as moisturizer? To answer this question, we take a look at the differences between male and female skin.
by Mark Gray April 26, 2018
Technologies such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) are commonly used for wrinkle reduction, and of course there’s a place for lasers in tattoo removal. This suggests a philosophy of aggressive intervention rather than the approach we generally prefer, which is to promote homeostasis, i.e. the skin’s natural ability to maintain itself.
But it’s not quite that simple.
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