Posted on Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 | 36 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Based on a drug used in the treatment of AIDS, the gel may soon remove the need for shaving entirely.
Trials conducted using the new cidofovir based gel demonstrated that a 3% concentration provided significant reduction in beard growth. Scientists are now hoping to refine the treatment to halt beard growth completely, opening up the possibility of a future in which shaving will become a thing of the past.
"The daily rub-on gel is made from a drug called cidofovir, which has been around for more than a decade and is widely used in high doses in the treatment of AIDS."