Transcript for Possible New Breakthrough Against the Signs of Aging
Next tonight here, what's being billed as a possible new weapon against aging. Scientists revealing what they call a second skin. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: What if a band-aid could make wrinkles disappear? A new report out today makes Harvard and M.I.T. Scientists sound a lot more like magicians. Look at the before and after pictures of this woman. On the left, treated skin. On the right, untreated. It's a so-called second skin that they say rubs on like lotion and makes those unwanted bags under your eyes vanish. Poof, they're gop. And all without an inject or pricey procedure. Well, it also can act as kind of a liquid spanx. Reporter: What how they found is, if you combine this invisible cream with a catalyst, it creates an adherent layer on top of the skin that is invisible and can mimic the properties of young skin. Scientists say it's composed of commonly used chemicals deemed safe by the food and drug administration, and can also be used to hold medicine in place to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. To date, they say none of the 170 subjects included in the study has reported irritation or allergic reactions. This skin can last for more than a day and can be removed by washing it with a solution. No word just yet on when it will be available, but certainly a market for it. Linsey, thank you. When we come back here,
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