Clinical studies show when a fat cell is exposed to mid-600nm red light, the cell will release 99% of it’s contents within just a few minutes, leaving the cell deflated – much like when a balloon releases its air. The light stimulates the mitochondria of the fat cell in a process call photobiostimulation, causing the cell wall to open and allow the cell contents to escape. The fat that is released is then removed from the body by the lymphatic system via the kidneys and liver.
This treatment is totally non-invasive – no surgery or downtime. Contour Light’s red and infrared LEDs deliver energy at a very high volume, but there’s no heat involved due to the system’s proprietary”heat -sink” technology, which draws the heat away from the skin. There is no pain or discomfort. The Contour Light pads are large, soft, and flexible. They can safely be used on virtually every part of the body – neck, back, arms, chest, abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
Patients typically experience a reduction from 1-5 inches during the first treatment, with some patients seeing an even greater change! Call our clinic and schedule your consult and be on your way to a slimmer you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will It Hurt?
Your Contour Light sessions will be 100% painless! Most of our clients actually find the 20-minute session to be very relaxing. For this treatment, you’ll be laying down and relaxed in a private room with soothing music and the lights off. The LED pads will be positioned on top of and under the areas you would like treated, like your stomach, arms, legs and neck. They are not restrictive and will cause no discomfort. You might even be able to sneak in a quick nap!
How quickly does Contour Light work and what results can I expect?
Results can be seen immediately. Individuals have lost anywhere from 2 inches to 18 inches over the course of a series of treatments. Depending on how many treatments you commit to and how much weight you have to lose. Individual results vary. The more inches you have to lose, the more you can expect to lose during each session.
How long is a Contour Light treatment and what does it feel like?
Clients can expect to feel a gentle, warm sensation. Most individuals read, watch television, or take a nap during the 20 minutes treatment light session.
How can I optimize my Contour Light results?
Hydration and exercise are critical. Drink plenty of water (ideally at least 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water) spread out throughout the day to flush the fat from the system. Diuretics (coffee, alcohol, etc.) are discouraged. The client should be active and burn 350 calories every day during their choice of cardio exercise.
What areas of the body can I treat?
Essentially all parts of the body where subcutaneous deposits of fat can be found may be treated with Contour Light, especially those resistant to diet and exercise.
How is Contour Light different than liposuction?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure involving the mechanical removal of fat cells. By contrast, Contour Light is completely non-invasive and only affects fat cells temporarily. Contour Light does not compete with liposuction; it is simply a body shaping option available to clients who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure.
Will It Tighten My Skin?
Yes! The Contour Light increases Collagen and Elastin production, which will tighten skin and create a slimmer appearance.
Does Contour Light help with loose skin?
Anecdotal evidence suggests that clients undergoing Contour Light have noticed an improvement in skin tone and texture.
Does Contour Light improve the appearance of cellulite?
Anecdotal evidence suggests that clients undergoing Contour Light have noticed an improvement in the appearance of cellulite.
Are There Side Effects?
There are zero side effects. The treatment is painless and normal activities can be resumed immediately. The Whole Body Vibration Session is post contour light and you may feel slight itch after your 10-minute vibration plate session. The vibration plate is designed to support the lymphatic system in flushing the fat from your cells after your Contour Light treatment. Even if the vibration plate does make you itchy, it will be very mild and should only last a few minutes.
Are The Results Instant?
Yes! You will be measured before and after your treatment so you can see your results right away. Many clients report continued benefits even hours after treatment.
How long will results last?
Contour Light does not destroy fat cells but empties them of their contents which means that fat cells are capable of restoring fat should the client have a chronic caloric imbalance. A balanced diet is the only way to ensure long-term improvement. Clients who eat more calories than they burn will see their improvement decrease over time.
How many treatments will I need?
Normal weight requires 10 to 12 treatments, overweight requires 12+ treatments
Would more treatments lead to better results?
Yes, additional treatments will lead to improved results. An additional series of Contour Light treatments can begin immediately after the first series.
Why should clients avoid alcohol during the Contour Light process?
There are three main reasons why alcohol should be avoided with Contour Light:
- 1. Alcohol is a diuretic and it is critical that the body stays optimally hydrated throughout the treatment program.
- 2. Alcohol also contains a lot of calories: a 5-ounce glass of red wine packs 100 calories! This directly conflicts with the recommendations of the program which calls for a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
- 3. Third and most importantly, alcohol is processed as fat by the liver which directly restricts the body’s ability to process the newly liberated fat. Once liberated by Contour Light, the fat that is not used up as energy to fuel the body’s normal metabolic needs is processed by the liver using enzymes. The total amount of fat being processed at any given time is limited by the amount of enzymes produced by the liver. Alcohol is processed as fat by the liver using the same enzymes. So, when the liver is busy processing alcohol, it is not able to process the fat liberated by Contour Light. Hence more time/treatments are required to achieve results.
Where does the fat go?
The fat is distributed back into the body and eliminated through the lymphatic system. Following treatment, 10 minutes of aerobic excercise or 10 minutes on a whole body vibration plate will help with this process • The lymphatic system is a system of lymph nodes and vessels for transporting fatty acids through the circulatory system. • The lymphatic system is powered by muscle movement. • Aerobic exercise or time spent on the vibration plate is necessary to stop the fat from being reabsorbed into the body