Anti-Ageing Treatment Erases Wrinkles Regenerating Fat Cells, Restore The Youth (Study)
Wrinkled faces might not be that difficult to deal with any more. Scientists have come up with a revolutionary discovery. According to the study, the scientists have found ways to restore the fatty cells in order to keep the skin smooth and encourage proper wound healing.
As per The Telegraph, this study has not only brought a breakthrough, but also suggests that it could lead to outstanding anti ageing treatment. The adipocytes or fat cells found in the skin result in scars due to ageing. A lack of these cells is what gives rise to the unwanted wrinkles.
Interestingly, the US scientists have found a way that shows how the hair follicles hold the ultimate key to keeping the skin free from scars as well as make the skin smooth by releasing a molecule known as Bone Morphogenetic Protein or BMP.
Now, this BMP was found to force the scar forming cells to heal myofibroblasts and wounds as well as transform them into adipocytes. Professor George Cotsarelis of the University of Pennsylvania said, "Essentially, we can manipulate wound healing so that it leads to skin regeneration rather than scarring.
"Typically, myofibroblasts were thought to be incapable of becoming a different type of cell. But our work shows we have the ability to influence these cells, and that they can be efficiently and stably converted into adipocytes."
Even though the research was focused on scarring, this discovery, as mentioned in the Science Journal might have other implications as well. According to The Sun, the test was thoroughly conducted on both mice as well as human scar forming tissues which were grown in the laboratory.
The lead author of this study, Dr Maksim Plikus from University of California, Irvine had said that this discovery might also pave way for several other treatments to eliminate scars after someone has faced an injury or so.
The desire of millions of people across the globe to fight the signs of ageing skin has never been the same. The anti ageing market already brings forth a whopping 150 billion pounds that is expected to reach 216 billion pounds within 2018.