The second skin is coming

From the NYTimes piece about a new synthetic polymer that could be used medically to keep topical medications on the skin, maintain moisture in conditions like eczema, and—of course—to temporarily reduce wrinkles:

A Harvard colleague, Dr. Mathew Avram, who was not associated with the company or its product, said he had tried second skin, putting it under his eyes.

“It does work,” he said.

“But it was a little depressing,” he added. “I didn’t realize I had those bags.”

Is this going to replace some surgeries, make us all feel worse about the superficial effects of aging, or both?

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