The Science Behind Contour Light Therapy
Ready for a quick history lesson & interesting clinical research data? Look no further! Here is a bit more in-depth information on the history, development, and research done on Contour Light Therapy.
The theory behind 635 nanometer (nm) light technology started in the late 1990's when a Columbian physician discovered that exposing a patient to mid-600nm light prior to liposuction made the procedure much easier to perform. The patients who were exposed to the light and underwent liposuction surgery immediately afterward had fat that was easier to extract, as if the fat had been liquified while still in their bodies. To determine what occurred in this process, a clinical study was performed that involved fat cells from 12 subjects being exposed to 635nm light energy. Within 6 minutes of exposure, 99% of the cell contents were released through the cell membrane wall, allowing these openings to release the contents of the cell. Additional clinical studies have proven that this release of the cell contents causes the patient to experience a reduction in the circumference of the treated area. One study involving 689 patients showed an average loss of 5 inches per patient.
When the mitochondria of the fat cells are stimulated by the 635nm light energy, referred to as photo-bisostimulation, a signal is generated that opens the transient pores of the cell wall, resulting in a release of the contents of the cell. These contents are triglycerides, fatty acids, and glycerol. At this point, the fat cell deflates much like a balloon that is emptied of its air. The cell contents are deposited in the interstitial region which is then carried to the liver, processed, and released to the kidneys resulting in the elimination of those fatty acids. If the patient is drinking a sufficient amount of water and gets minimal exercise (or utilizes the vibration plate) immediately after exposure to the light, their lymphatic system will be stimulated causing the interstitial region to be flushed of excess fatty acids. Once the intersitial space has been vacated of most of the fatty acids, the circumference of the treated area will be reduced.
Maintaining a healthy diet, drinking adequate amounts of water, and refraining from eating two hours before and two hours after exposure to the light will aid in overall success. This is because more fatty acids will be processed and eliminated. If the patient also takes a Lipotrophic Detox, which assists the liver, they will have even greater success eliminating more fatty acids. A lifestyle that creates stress on the liver will obstruct the process of eliminating fatty acids, resulting is decreased results. Therefore, consumption of alcohol is not recommended while undergoing treatments.
To sum it all up, if you want to get the best results possible during the Contour Light Program (and beyond!), make sure to hydrate and healthfully fuel your body, stress less, and play more!