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Anti-Aging Beauty Breakthroughs

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

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Laser-like Treatments

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.

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