LEDs may reduce appearance of skin wrinkles

Scientists have reported that light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could provide an alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgery methods designed to enhance the appearance of ageing facial skin.

According to researchers in Germany, the technique could be used instead of cosmetic surgery or botox for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

The team discovered that patients who were treated with high intensity visible light from LEDs every day for several weeks benefited from "rejuvenated skin, reduced wrinkle lengths, juvenile complexion and lasting resilience".

The light treatment has already been used to speed the healing of wounds for over 40 years. According to the research team, it works by restoring the elasticity of the skin.

The findings are set to be published in the November 5th issue of the journal Crystal Growth & Design, which is published by the American Chemical Society.

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