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October 7, 2017Trends in Technology

Nanotechnology: Where Dermatology Meets Science Fiction!

What is nanotechnology? Nanotechnology is the creation of super-small particles through the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. Translation: yes, it’s like science fiction.

Nanotechnology is now used to develop cosmetics and skin care products that contain super small particles designed to do a certain job in the skin. For example, sunscreens can contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide nanoparticles to block ultraviolet rays while minimizing the white coating on the skin. When you see the words “invisible” or “sheer” on sunscreen labels, it is likely based on nanotechnology.

The question I get all the time in my office is: Is nanotechnology safe? Check out this video to find out more!

Dr. Whitney