Body Contouring FAQ page

Frequently Asked Questions

Contour Light is a light emitting diode (LED) system that delivers red and infrared light. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

There is no evidence that a mid-600nm treatment will cause an elevation of triglyceride or cholesterol levels. These treatments are totally safe.

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.

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.

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.

There are three main reasons why alcohol should be avoided while receiving the Contour Light
treatment.
1. Alcohol is a diuretic and it is critical that the body stays optimally hydrated throughout the treatment
program.
2. Alcohol is high in calories and directly conflicts with the recommendations of any diet/body
modification program.
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 series. When the liver is occupied by the
processing of alcohol, it is less able to process any additional fat or waste.

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