Frequently Asked Questions

What is Integrated Light Therapy?

Integrated Light Therapy is a light-emitting diode (LED) system that delivers light in the 635nm and 880nm wavelength. The system is comprised of large, flexible, soft pads that are very similar to a heating-pad. These pads can be placed beneath or on top of the patient. The treatment does not cause any pain or discomfort.

 

What is 635nm and 880nm Technology?

The label of 635nm and 880nm refers to the wavelengths of light photons emitted by the microchips in the pads. In clinical studies, it was proven that 635nm and 880nm light frequencies initiate the photobiostimulation of the fat cell, causing the cell to release its contents, resulting in a deflation or shrinkage of the cell.

 

What does An Integrated Light treatment feel like?

The patient will lie on a treatment bed and the pads are placed over the area to be treated. The system will be turned on and the patient will feel a slight warming sensation, but no pain or discomfort. Most patients can read or use their phone/portable device, while some will even take a short nap.

 

What type of results can be expected?

The recommended Integrated Light treatment protocol involves 10 treatments in a series, delivered every other day or every 3 days. Patients typically see a noticeable improvement within the first 2 or 3 treatments, many as early as the 1st treatment. The full series of 10 treatments should address most patient expectations, but some patients may want to continue with additional treatments.

 

How long will the results last?

Results will vary from patient to patient, primarily due to the commitment by the patient to their goals. If a patient maintains a healthy lifestyle of a diet and exercise program that promotes weight control, their results can be long term.

 

Can anyone be treated?

An Integrated Light treatment is safe and effective for anyone who does not have a medical condition that reduces their ability to eliminate waste via the liver and kidneys. Patients are recommended to consult their physician before starting any type of diet or exercise program.

 

Do patients need to follow a strict diet and exercise regimen?

The protocol associated with the Integrated Light system involves simple-to-follow directions but does not require a strict diet or strenuous exercise. As with any type of weight modifying program, diet and exercise will have an effect on the results, specifically if a person does make an attempt to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A specific supplement, a small amount of exercise and a recommended level of water consumption will help with lymphatic stimulation to optimize results. The Integrated Light protocol can help to motivate a person and jump start a person’s determination to improve their appearance, making it much easier to attain their goal of a sleeker and sexier profile.

What areas of the body can be treated?

The Integrated Light system can be used on any part of the body; hips, waist, thighs, back, upper arms and neck.

 

Will cholesterol and triglyceride levels increase after a treatment?

There is no evidence that a 635nm and 880nm treatment will cause an elevation of triglyceride or cholesterol levels. These treatments are totally safe.

 

Will a 635nm and 880nm device work on an obese individual?

Clinically obese patients can benefit from a treatment involving a 635nm and 880nm device. Just as with any other type of patient, the improvement in appearance has a motivating effect, enabling the patient to apply an effort that can provide exceptional results in the long term.

 

Is the Integrated Light device safe?

Yes. The light emitted by the Integrated Light does not generate excessive heat and will not cause a burn. The light is very bright and should not be looked at directly for an extended period of time, but is much safer than a laser device that can damage eyes with even a slight glance into the beam.

 

What can a person do to optimize their results?

To achieve optimal results with the Integrated Light treatments, the patient should follow the simple steps outlined in our protocol. This protocol involves a moderate diet, minimal exercise, reasonable water consumption and daily supplements. Any individual who is committed to improving their appearance will have no problem following these guidelines.

 

Why should Patients avoid alcohol during the Contour Light process?

There are three main reasons why alcohol should be avoided while receiving the Integrated Light treatment.

  1. Alcohol is a diuretic and it is critical that the body stays optimally hydrated throughout the treatment
  2. Alcohol is high in calories and directly conflicts with the recommendations of any diet/body modification
  3. Third and most important, alcohol is processed by the liver, which directly restricts the body’s ability to process the fat released during the treatment. When the liver is occupied by the processing of alcohol, it is less able to process any additional fat or waste.