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Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst have been studying the evolution of wrinkles in a recent dermatological study, and have published several papers in the current issue of Physical Review Letters about their findings. Scientists are attempting to understand the formation of wrinkles in biological tissue, and looked at how wrinkles in a sheet adapt to an edge that tends to be flat.

In a related study, researchers looked at the transition from soft wrinkles to sharper folds, and proved that folds in the tissue, like the edges of a neatly made bed, strain the sheet and help to smooth out wrinkles.

Many people with skin discoloration have turned to hydroquinone and other skin lightening agents to help brighten up the skin and reduce pigmentation. However, recent studies in Europe have shown that hydroquinone can be harmful to one’s health and may have some toxic side effects. Other skin lightening agents may cause hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation of the skin, resulting in an even more uneven skin tone.

Fortunately, there are now other options. At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology this March, Keith Veseleny, Editor of American Health & Beauty, talked about the benefits of Lumixyl, a new skin lightening compound that can effectively reduce age spots, brown spots and signs of sun damage on all types of skin.

Nanotechnology may have a future in cosmetic products, as researchers continue to study the effects of nano-sized particles in topical skincare solutions including sunscreens and anti-aging serums.

Several major cosmetic manufacturers are waiting for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve the safety of the technology, and are still researching the side effects and outcomes of certain applications.

“The Early Show” on CBS News recently showcased some of the latest developments in cosmetic and plastic surgery in a special broadcast called “New Year, New You.”

Thousands of Americans are already making plans to update their look in 2010, and plastic surgeons are unveiling a wide range of innovative procedures including Zerona non-invasive liposuction, and minimally invasive breast lifts.

While the acai berry was deemed the superfood and anti aging ingredient of the moment for 2009, 2010 may be the year of the Swiss Apple.

Scientists are speculating that the Swiss Apple is designed with a set of resilient stem cells that may help to reduce wrinkles and prevent skin cells from dying. These rare cells could be the answer for reducing the effects of aging, and beauty companies including Lancome are already producing a set of serums and beauty treatments made with Swiss apple extracts.

Today’s most popular dermal fillers include Restylane, Juvederm and Botox, and hyaluronic acid fillers ar frequently used to correct wrinkles and fine lines, reshape and contour the face, and to create a more youthful appearance. Researchers are now reviewing an innovative dermal filler called ATX-104.

Unlike regular injectables that are simply injected into the skin to produce immediate results, the ATX-104 works only after it comes into contact with an external light source. After it is injected, the filler is shaped and polymerized transdermally with the help of external light.

Researchers at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia have been studying the effects of acetaminophen, a common pain reliever in the United States, and its link to helping prevent muscle loss due to aging.

Study leader Dr. Eric Blough reports that, "Using a model that closely mimics many of the age-associated physiological changes observed in humans, we were able to demonstrate that chronic acetaminophen treatment in a recommended dosage is not only safe but might be beneficial for the treatment of the muscle dysfunction many people experience as they get older." (Source: UPI.com)

The SkinTyte laser is designed to firm and tighten skin without surgery, and is starting to become available at several medical spas and aesthetic surgery centers around the country.

The SkinTyte treatment is designed by a company called Sciton and can be administered to the face, abdomen or neck area to firm up and tone loose skin – all without anesthetic or needles.

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetic surgery procedures that reverse the signs of aging, and on vitamin supplements that promote longevity and well-being. However, tapping into the ‘fountain of youth’ may soon be as easy as taking a pill.

According to a recent study by scientists at the Sirtis Pharmaceuticals center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a class of drugs called sirtuin activators may have an anti-aging effect that increases the lifespan.  In recent years, scientists have been documenting the effects of calorie restriction and genetic modifications of single gene. Both of these strategies show that these changes can bypass the natural aging process and increase the lifespan by as much as 40 percent.

Dr. Nicholas Perricone, one of the industry’s leading anti-aging specialists, has recently introduced a new fragrance that promises to improve memory and mental clarity, reduce stress and boost self-confidence. The Neuropeptide Synergy elixir is now available on the market for $5 a drop, or $250 for a 25 ml bottle. Smaller quantities priced at $75 are also available, and it’s the first of its kind to promise the effects of a youthful state of mind with just a sniff.

The ‘magic’ behind this elixir is the mix of fragrances that deliver pheromones to the brain, causing several changes in the mental state and improving overall well-being. It’s been deemed an ‘anti aging perrfume’ because it uses the power of neuropeptides to increase the level of pheromones circulating in the body. The product just needs to be dabbed on the wrists or the nape of the neck, and results can be experienced within a few minutes.