Technology.am (Sept. 10, 2009) — Scientists in Germany reported that a combination of LED light exposure and green tea extract reduces skin wrinkles ten times faster when compared to treatment with LED light alone.
The new treatment for facial wrinkles could emerge as an alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery.
Researchers have used light-therapy for more than 40 years to help heal wounds. But recent study showed that use of high-intensity LEDs, could help reduce skin wrinkles when applied daily for several months.
But exposure to intense LED light is also involved in generating high levels of reactive oxygen species as byproducts that can potentially damage cells. To combat that effect, the researchers combined the LED with a potent antioxidant in green tea extract called epigallocatechin gallate.