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October 2008 -- Researchers in Germany are describing a potential alternative to Botox
and cosmetic surgery for easing facial wrinkles. Their study reports
that high intensity visible light from light emitting diodes (LEDs)
applied daily for several weeks resulted in "rejuvenated skin, reduced
wrinkle levels, juvenile complexion and lasting resilience."
LEDs are the miniature lights used in an array of products, from TV remote controls to traffic lights.
In the study, Andrei P. Sommer and Dan Zhu point out that
high-intensity visible light has been used in medicine for more than 40
years to speed healing of wounds. That light actually penetrates into
the skin, causing changes in the sub-surface tissue. Until now,
however, scientists have not known the physicochemical nature of those
They report identifying how the visible light works — by changing
the molecular structure of a glue-like layer of water on elastin, the
protein that provides elasticity in skin, blood vessels, heart and
other body structures. Figuratively speaking, the light strips away
those water molecules that are involved in the immobilization of
elastin, gradually restoring its elastic function and thus reducing
facial wrinkles. "We are justified in believing that our approach can
be easily converted to deep body rejuvenation programs," the
Reference: Sommer et al. From Microtornadoes to Facial Rejuvenation: Implication of Interfacial Water Layers. Crystal Growth & Design, 2008; DOI: 10.1021/cg8000703.
Source : American Chemical Society
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