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LEDs may reduce wrinkles – household light bulbs gather in dejected huddles


German boffins have come up with a theory that ‘high intensity’ light from LED lamps could be as effective as Botox therapy in removing facial wrinkles. Apparently the light does this by removing the moisture on sub-surface tissue thereby restoring its elasticity. Here’s the actual report for those who’re interested. That sound you hear? Aging ladies from around the world rustling around in attics for their old discarded sun-lamps. [Via]

 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 changes. 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.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • LED lights are becoming very useful these days, but its hard to believe light can reduce wrinkles.

  • WOW. That's a great news for LED lighting. Woman will love this feature for LED indoor lighting.

  • Hahaha, really nice if it's true…:)

  • amazing, multi-function LEDs. haha

  • well ,LED light is really good for us people. if you are interested in it ,PLS go to to find more information.thanks.

  • Yes, LED light is the trend. When you cut a LED strip, do you find it inconvenient to solder the wire on the PCB? Try to get some small kits to help you: LED connector. You can easily connect it to the power supply.

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