London, Aug 12 : Forget getting painful botox jabs in a bid to reduce those pesky wrinkles, for researchers at the University of Massachussetts Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center have developed a skin cream that can do the same trick.
Botulinum toxin or botox is injected by cosmetic surgeons to paralyse muscles and decrease the appearance of wrinkles, reports New Scientist.
However, this method can be painful and even cause tissue damage leading to problems such as drooping eyelids.
Now, Robert Nicolosi and Jonathon Edelson from the university have developed a skin cream that could help you get rid of the problem.
It had been thought that botox could not pass through the skin but the researchers have found that the toxin passes through with ease if it is attached to a nanoparticle in an emulsion.
They claim that the nanoemulsion also keeps the toxin stable, giving the cream a possible shelf life of up to two years.