Anti-cancer cream can treat aging skin and wrinkles
However, the process isn't particularly pleasant as the cream damages the skin, which forces a wound healing response. In this way, it works like laser, microdermabrasion or a retinol cream, causing significant inflammation of the skin before the healing process sets in.
Not surprisingly twelve of the nineteen patients reported the treatment to be very or moderately uncomfortable, said the scientists. However, 17 said they would be willing to undergo the treatment again. As well as causing discomfort, the cream could bring forward the Hayflick Limit. When the skin is stressed - ie by a peel - it starts to speed up the cell reproduction. Unfortunately the cells don’t regenerate indefinitely. Since there is effectively a cellular clock (50 divisions until the Hayflick Limit is reached) then with each peel time is ticking by.