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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Could gold dust cure your acne?

It may sound like the stuff of fairytales, but it seems gold dust might actually be the key to beating a very modern day problem.

Scientists say they have developed a treatment to help put an end to the agony of acne.

It involves coating the troublesome areas with gold nano - particles. As the pores are blasted with light, the gold dust penetrates them.

A harmless laser beam is then fired heating the particles to the point where they destroy the acne creating sebaceous glands.

Although it appears to work, consultant dermatologist at Hammersmith Hospital Dr Tony Chu has expressed concern.

He’s told the Daily Mail that destroying the glands could cause problems as we may need them for later life when our skin begins to dry out.

He fears this treatment could accelerate that process and give people irritable skin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

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