What is Contour Light?
Contour Light is a light emitting diode (LED) system that delivers red and infraredlight. 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.
How quickly does Contour Light work and what results can I expect?
Results can be seen immediately. Individuals have lost anywhere from two inches to eighteen inches over the course of a series of treatments. Individual results vary.
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 30 minutes treatment.
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 using their choice of cardio exercise.
Does Contour Light help with loose skin?
Anecdotal evidence suggests that clients undergoing Contour Light have noticed an improvement in skin tone and texture.
What are the side effects?
There are zero side effects. The treatment is painless and normal activities can be resumed immediately.
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.
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.
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 bod shaping option available to clients who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure.
What is mid-600nm Technology?
The label of mid-600nm refers to the wavelength of light emitted by the LEDs. In clinical studies, it was proven that mid-600nm light initiates a photobiostimulation of the fat cell, causing the cell to release its contents, resulting in a deflation or shrinkage of the cell.
What does a Contour 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, some will even take a short nap.
What type of results can be expected?
The recommended Contour 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?
A Contour 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 Contour 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 not make an attempt to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A small amount of exercise and a recommended level of water consumption will help with lymphatic stimulation to optimize results. The Contour Light protocol can help to motivate a person and jumpstart 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 Contour Light 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 mid-600nm treatment will cause an elevation of triglyceride or cholesterol levels. These treatments are totally safe.
Will a mid-600nm device work on an obese individual?
Clinically obese patients can benefit from a treatment involving a mid-600nm device. Just as with any other type of patient, the improvement in appearance has a motivating effect, enabling the patient to apply effort that can provide exceptional results in the long term.
Is the Contour Light device safe?
Yes. The light emitted by the Contour 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 Contour Light treatments, the patient should follow the simple steps outlined in our protocol. This protocol involves a moderate diet, minimal exercise and reasonable water consumption. Any individual who is committed to improving their appearance will have no problem following these guidelines.
Why should clients avoid alcohol during the Contour Light process?
There are three main reasons why alcohol should be avoided while receiving the Contour Light treatment.
- Alcohol is a diuretic and it is critical that the body stays optimally hydrated throughout the treatment program.
- Alcohol is high in calories and directly conflicts with the recommendations of any diet/body modification program.
- 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 series. When the liver is occupied by the processing of alcohol, it is less able to process any additional fat or waste.