What Is Red Light Technology?
Contours utilizes a red light technology, which was invented, tested, manufactured, and distributed by Ward Photonics, Inc. The FDA has approved the medical device for body contouring (K 160880) and skin treatments (K 150336). The technology reduces the size of fat cells by modulating a specific type of narrowband non-coherent light. The modulated light tricks the mitochondria in the nucleus of the fat cell into creating a transitory pore in the cell membrane, allowing the fatty acids and triglycerides to escape into the interstitial space. The liberated fat cell contents are then drained by the lymphatic system and processed by the liver and kidneys as part of the body’s normal course of detoxification. The pore in the fat cell will close in about 48-72 hours and the liberated contents will be expelled in the client’s waste over the next few days. In clinical trials, patients averaged 1.6 liters of fat loss from each treatment. Over 98% of patients lost at least two inches of fat at each initial visit, and every patient lost at least 717cc of fat at each visit (1 5/8”). Whole-body vibration therapy has been shown to achieve significant lymphatic stimulation. Results may also be enhanced with massage following treatment. The red light also stimulates the production of collagen for skin rejuvenation.
How We Are Different
|How it Works||Uses non-confluent photonic energy to stimulate the natural process of lipolysis||Uses laser-generated heat to destroy targeted tissue.” The FDA describes the Lipolysis Method as being “Heat-assisted"||Uses extreme cold to destroy targeted tissue The FDA describes the Lipolysis Method as being “Cold-assisted"||Highly invasive technique in cosmetic surgery for removing excess fat from under the skin by using suction under the skin.|
|Results||Immediate measurable results that are extended and optimized with further treatments.||Within a few months||In 2-3 months|
|Guarantee||Lose at least 2” of fat on your first visit or you can choose a full refund.||None||None|
|Side Effects||No known side effects or adverse conditions.||Reported side effects are pain (including long-term), laser burns, nodule formation, blistering, scars, swelling, fever, abscess, tenderness, and cellulitis.||Reported side effects are pain (including long-term), umbilical hernia, gaining fat, enlargement of fat, stretch marks, prolapsed bladder, uterus, and rectum, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, inflammatory colitis, and deep vein thrombosis.||As with any major surgery, liposuction carries risks, such as bleeding and a reaction to anesthesia. Possible complications specific to liposuction include:
Contour irregularities- Your skin may appear bumpy, wavy, or withered due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity, and unusual healing. These changes may be permanent. Damage beneath the skin from the thin tube (cannula) that's used during liposuction may give the skin a permanent spotted appearance.
Fluid accumulation- Temporary pockets of fluid (seromas) can form under the skin. This fluid may need to be drained with a needle.
Numbness- You may feel temporary or permanent numbness in the affected area. Temporary nerve irritation also is possible.
Infection- Skin infections are rare but possible. A severe skin infection may be life-threatening.
Internal puncture- Rarely, a cannula that penetrates too deeply may puncture an internal organ. This may require emergency surgical repair.
Fat embolism- Pieces of loosened fat may break away and become trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain. A fat embolism is a medical emergency.
Kidney and heart problems- Shifts in fluid levels as fluids are being injected and suctioned out can cause potentially life-threatening kidney, heart, and lung problems.
Lidocaine toxicity- Lidocaine is an anesthetic often administered with fluids injected during liposuction to help manage pain. Although generally safe, in rare circumstances, lidocaine toxicity can occur, causing serious heart and central nervous system problems.
Tested and Proven
Our technology has been FDA Cleared as a safe and effective treatment for fat reduction and skin rejuvenation.
Clinical Study: Intra-Surgical Study of Fat Reduction in Vivo
The study found that the treatment immediately reduced the thickness of subcutaneous fat by one-third with one 8-minute treatment.
— Ward Photonics LLC, 2017
Clinical Study: A Retrospective Analysis of the Effects of Red Light Therapy on Body Contouring
Multi-site study found that the Contours technology achieved an average combined reduction of the waist, hips, and thighs of 3.5” at one visit. Further, 98% lost 2” or more at the first visit.
— Ward Photonics LLC, 2015
Clinical Study: Noninvasive 360 degree Body Sculpting and Cellulite Treatment Study reported an 11.5 inch (29.21 cm) average total abdominal dimension loss.
Patents and Trademarks
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded our inventors U.S. Patents No.: 9,044,595, 9,498,641, and 9,808,314 and has accepted our pending U.S. Patent Application No.: 63/074,790 for respiratory treatments.
We also have patents issued or pending in 146 other countries.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has also awarded several registered trademarks, including UltraSlim®.
Our patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property are held by Blue Water Innovations, LLC.