According to a study by German scientists, a new solution for facial wrinkles could be just around the corner!

Physicians have long used light-therapy, also called LED therapy for over 40 years to heal wounds. German scientists reveal that the use of high-intensity LEDs, like those in auto tail lights and computers, could help reduce skin wrinkles when applied daily for several months.

Unfortunately, exposure to intense LED light can generate byproducts that damage cells. To combat that effect, the researchers added a potent antioxidant in green tea extract called epigallocatechin gallate.

After applying a daily combination of LED light and green tea extract to the facial wrinkles of a human volunteer for one month, the volunteer had smoother skin, with “less pronounced wrinkle levels, shorter wrinkle valleys, and juvenile complexion,” the scientists claim. The combination treatment showed promising results in only 10% of the time it took for LED therapy alone to reduce wrinkles.

We’ll be following this interesting discovery and let you know any updates!

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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