Alternative to Botox - Strong LED Lights

posted on 31 October 2008 | posted in Health and Beauty Articles

open quoteScientists in Germany, meanwhile, believe that they have discovered how strong light from LEDs may offer an alternative to Botox for wrinkles. Intense visible light has been used for 40 years in medicine to speed wound healing. Now the Ulm University investigators say that they have found that the 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 and hearts. The light strips off the water layer, gradually restoring the elastin's elasticity and thus reducing wrinkles, claims a report in the journal, Crystal Growth and Design. close quote

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