Humans have been trying to escape the ravages of time since time itself has been recorded. In service of that desire, there has always been a steady stream of magicians, snake oil salesmen, and self-proclaimed beauty experts promising to slow time down and restore youth. It seems that every decade or so we are presented with news coming out of research labs and told that it is the answer we have all been awaiting.

At Team Costhetics, we’ve learned to be sceptical, not cynical, about these breakthroughs. Many of the pitchmen behind these announcements are hucksters selling drugs, foods, and devices that are debunked as quickly as they are unveiled. On the other end of the spectrum, however, you’ll find a growing number of medical professionals whose scientific research and clinical trials have proven that anti-ageing medicine works.

The research has earned more and more respect for its adherence to these three principles:

  • Diagnostic and treatment practices are supported by sufficient research numbers that they cannot be dismissed as anecdotal.
  • Anti-ageing medicine is practiced in accordance with established medical principles and the objective assessment on which effective treatment is based.
  • It is the subject of a library of peer-review journals (The National Library of Medicine in the U.S. has more than 3,000 peer-reviewed articles on this topic).

Anti-ageing medicine is a clinical specialty founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related problems, including fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of facial ageing.

“Hundreds of scientific research studies clearly prove that modest interventions in diet, exercise, nutrition and single-gene modulation in the laboratory setting beneficially and significantly impact healthy function in old age.” – The American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine

This news couldn’t come at a better time, especially for millennials. Staying young physically and mentally is a top priority for this demographic and the generations that come after it.

For you, too? If so, you may be interested in a new development that’s making waves in anti-ageing medicine.

Your First Look at Second Skin

In May of this year scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published a report in the Journal of Nature Materials. The article raised the curtain on XPL, the latest entry in the anti-ageing medicine field.  XPL is a silicone-based polymer that is painted onto the skin, where it provides visible anti-ageing benefits. Once there, researchers say it can

  • Temporarily protect and tighten skin
  • Erase wrinkles
  • Smooth out eye bags
  • Create a protective barrier against the sun
  • Deliver medication to skin conditions like eczema and other types of dermatitis

Studies showed that XPL can reshape the skin surface and mechanically flatten herniated fat pads responsible for under-eye bagging. Researchers also documented a marked decrease in skin wrinkling, and an improvement in surface smoothness.

Sounds promising!

Will You Jump on the Anti-Ageing Bandwagon?

Regardless of what you think about the long-term possibilities presented by XPL, you may find yourself on jumping on the anti-ageing bandwagon just to feel in step. At Team Costhetics, we take this kind of information under advisement and suggest you do the same.

When the media presents you with a new anti-ageing miracle that you simply must try, think before you shop. Better yet, consult with your dermatologist or another medical professional for the information you need to become an educated consumer.

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