Research in light therapy has been conducted for decades, starting with NASA experimentation in the 1980’s, culminating with the aesthetic and orthopedic industries of today. Following the recent discovery that 635nm light has an effect on fat cells, this new technology has created an explosion in the already robust Non-Invasive Body-Contouring marketplace.
In 1998, a Columbian physician discovered that exposing a patient to a mid-600nm red light prior to liposuction surgery caused the subcutaneous fat to be much easier to remove.
Additional testing was conducted and the results were astounding; upon exposure to 635nm light, the Mitochondria within the fat cells became stimulated causing them to create “transient pores” in the cell membrane. These transient pores allow the contents of the cell to escape and be released into the interstitial area of the body, resulting in a shrinking of the fat cell. The contents, triglycerides (water, glycerol and fatty acids), then enter the lymphatic system and are transported to the liver.
The studies indicated that, as the triglycerides are carried away by the lymphatic system, the volume of the treated area contracts, resulting in a reduction of the circumference of the patient’s body.
Because the Contour Light device delivers up to 100 times the light energy of competing systems, the fat cells are bathed in the highest level of 635nm energy, providing the deepest and most complete exposure to the light. The treatment is painless; there is no heat or discomfort involved and no risk to either the patient or the operator. The procedure is completely safe and totally effective. In patients that are maintaining a healthy diet, exercise regularly and drink plenty of water, the results can be dramatic and measurable with just one treatment.