Aging skin is to turn to well-known injectables for a plumping and tightening-effect.

Katz, M.D., some of the benefits of the approach are that it’s noninvasive, requires no anesthesia, and is a virtually pain-free skin rejuvenation treatment. ‘Skin tightening laser light treatments that are much less invasive and provide for a speedier recovery are very important to patients now,’ explains Bruce E. Katz, M.D., director of JUVA Laser and Skin Center. ‘With the Accent Dual Mode RF System patients see a significant difference in skin laxity rigtht after the procedure.’ Accent Dual Mode was developed by Alma Lasers Ltd., a leading developer and marketing expert of light-, laser – and radiofrequency-based aesthetic devices used in dermatology.Alliqua’s patch technology allows the delivery of drugs and active ingredients straight through the stratum corneum, avoiding ‘first move’ of the digestive system and the liver.

Addiction to chocolate Chocolate may be the most widely and frequently craved food. People easily admit to getting ‘addicted to chocolate’ or willingly label themselves as ‘chocoholics’. A popular explanation for this is certainly that chocolate contains mood-enhancing ingredients that give it special appeal. Logic and Evidence, however, find little support for this. Substances present in chocolate which were highlighted as potentially pharmacologically significant include serotonin, tryptophan, phenylethylamine, cannabinoids and tyramine. However, many of these substances exist in higher concentrations in other foods with less appeal than chocolate.