UK researchers say that a special infrared device can dramatically reverse signs of skin aging.
The researchers, from the University of Sunderland, say that the device, called Restorelite, has demonstrated a 90% success rate in initial trials.
They say that double blind trials should be completed in December.
A Sunderland news release reports,
the device, which reduces wrinkles and takes away bags, was discovered by chance after research at the University of Sunderland’s School of Health, Natural and Social Sciences.
The makers of Restorelite also have a product called Virulite, which uses a narrow bandwidth of infra red to treat cold sores twice as fast as other treatements.
Academics at Sunderland were asked to investigate how the infra red light delivered by the Virulite machine actually worked. By chance, they found that a certain wavelength of infra red kept white blood cells alive in adverse environmental conditions.
They also found that this wavelength protected against UV, which is a major contributor to the ageing process. Based on this discovery the Restorelite machine was produced.
Dr Gordon Dougal, who devised the Virulite and Restorelite technology, said: “As a direct result of the research at Sunderland we devised Restorelite. Initial tests have been very positive.