The future has arrived. And it's looking smoother, firmer, and younger by the nanosecond. Bold new technologies are pushing the boundaries for amazing, ageless skin.
By Ilana Blitzer
The Science: Certain wavelengths of light are beneficial in skincare. For example, to treat brown spots, you zap skin with green light; for firming, you use red, says Audrey Kunin, MD, a dermatologist in Kansas City, Missouri. A laser treatment at the derm's office works by sending a colored beam deep into the skin to target troubled areas. Now some companies are creating lotions that mimic the effects of a laser treatment.
The Goal: Eliminate wrinkles—without a hefty price tag. While the in-office devices provide the best treatment for stimulating collagen and smoothing skin, at-home advances are providing budget-friendly ways to get similar results from a bottle.