Scientists at MIT created an invisible second skin cream, that disappears wrinkles.
Scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs, developed a new material called Second Skin, that can temporarily smooth wrinkles, protect and tighten skin.
A chemically created material, could potentially treat wrinkles and other skin conditions. Image credit Melanie Gonick/MIT
Researchers showed that the material can stay on for at least 24 hours and can also stay on despite being exposed to water and sweat.
With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and other types of dermatitis.
Daniel Anderson, an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering and a member of MIT’s Koch Institute, said:
“It’s an invisible layer that can provide a barrier, provide cosmetic improvement, and potentially deliver a drug locally to the area that’s being treated. Those three things together could really make it ideal for use in humans.”
The untreated skin does not bounce bank as quickly as the treated skin. Credit: MIT
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