Monday, April 13, 2009

Synthetic Snake Venom: Is it just snake oil?

From the Telegraph:

"A new cream claims to smooth wrinkles using a synthetic form of the poison produced by Asian temple viper snakes.

The £6 tubes of Lacura Wrinkle Stop contain a compound called Syn-Ake, which mimics the snake's paralysing venom. It promises to block the nerve signals which cause facial muscles to contract and can lead to lines.

Tests show that twice-daily application of the cream for four weeks may reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 52 per cent. "

This is interesting. Lots of drugs come from toxin, so there may be actual benefits from this.

Dr. David J. Goldberg
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center
Skin Laser Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center

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