7 Innovative Skin-Care Treatments That Will Change the Way We Age
Monday, August 21, 2017
In the Allure September issue, we took a vow — a big vow — to no longer use the term "anti-aging" in all of our lexicon. Aging is the natural progression of humans — it's just what happens. "If there's one inevitability in life, it's that we're getting older. Every minute. Every second," Michelle Lee, Allure's editor-in-chief, wrote in her September issue editor's letter. "We produced a video recently that featured 64-year-old gray-haired Jo Johnson, who made the poignant observation that aging should be appreciated because "some of us don't get an opportunity to age." Repeat after me: Growing older is a wonderful thing because it means that we get a chance, every day, to live a full, happy life."
But just because we're aging doesn't mean we can't take care of ourselves in the process. Because let's face it, thanks to the latest technology, there are some really cool innovations that help slow down the process (think: need-free fillers, "DNA sunscreen," and more). Here, seven innovative, up-and-coming skin-care treatments that may just change the way we age.
There are now three forms of muscle-freezing botulinum toxin: Botox (the OG), Dysport, and Xeomin. They all smooth fine lines for a few months, and they all involve a needle (and sometimes bruising). That could change in 2019, the soonest a topical form of botulinum toxin — temporarily named DaxibotulinumtoxinA Topical Gel (RT001), and we totally get why that’s temporary — could become available. The wipe-off gel has been tested on crow's-feet in 1,600 subjects in clinical trials. One note before you get too excited: It won't be DIY. A physician will have to administer it, but at least you won't hear the words, "This is going to sting a little." —Joan Kron
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