Cosmetics: The Newest Wrinkle

Why do-it-yourself dermatology gadgets have the attention of the consumer-products giants

Illustration for TIME by Sharon Watts

Look at that unflattering brown spot on your cheek. It doesn't need to be there if you don't want it to be. All it takes is a little money, and a dermatologist's laser can zap it away in a flash. Last year, in fact, dermatologists performed about 60 million noninvasive antiaging treatments in the U.S. alone. But soon, thanks to a group of medical-device makers, you'll be able to remove age spots, zits, even wrinkles, without a dermatologist, without leaving your house. And if all goes according to plan, you won't even have to worry about singeing your eyebrow in the...

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