Science & Studies

What does the research say about Red Light Therapy?

With over 4000 basic science research and clinical studies according to pubmed.gov, and low complication rate, LLLT / Light Therapy / Red Light Therapy is now known as a first-line treatment option for conditions like acute neck or back pain, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, mild carpal tunnel syndrome, and ligamentous sprains... among others.

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Below are links to our favorite studies demonstrating the effects of Red Light and Infrared Therapy - over 100 cases providing depth and understanding as to why Light Medicine is one of the greatest discoveries in natural healing, wellness, and rejuvenation for both the mind and body.

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With over 4000 basic science research and clinical studies according to pubmed.gov, and low complication rate, LLLT should be considered as a first-line treatment option for conditions such as acute neck or back pain, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, mild carpal tunnel sndrome, and ligamentos sprains

1903

Red light therapy first gained prominence in 1903, when Danish physicst Niels Ryberg Finsen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicin and Physiology, for his pioneering work on the therapeutic and physiological effects of light treatment from artificial light sources and his invention of light therapy for skin tuberculosis.

1967

Hungarian physician, Endre Mester, developed the first low-level laser therapy device in 1967 and tested its effects on skin cancer. He later used the device to show the effects of laser light on wound healing processes. In the 1960s LED Therapy was being used for treatment of chronic pain, arthritis and associated conditions, joint rehabilitation, and soft-tissue injury along with other medical ailments in Eastern Europe and in the USA for equestrian rehabilitation.

1990

The study of Red light therapy grows vastly, with trials being done at leading research centers and institutions like . Many professional sports teams and athletes begin using LED therapy to aid in sports related injuries, and physical therapists discover recovery times up to 50 times faster than without Red light therapy.

2000

NASA discovers red light therapy is effective for treating pain while maintaining astronauts' muscle mass while in space, and reports a 40 percent improvement in musculoskeletal training injuries treated with the light-emitting diodes - and publishes a press release stating “NASA scientists have found that cells exposed to near-infrared light from LEDs, which is energy just outside the visible range, grow 150 to 200 percent faster than cells not stimulated by such light. The light arrays increase energy (ATP and nitric oxide) that speed up the healing process.”

2002

Despite being used effectively for nearly a decade the FDA approves the first low level laser therapy devices to treat inflammation, acne and pain

FAQS About Red Light Therapy & Fat Loss

I'VE HEARD OF LASER LIPO, ULTRASOUND CAVITATION, AND FREEZING FAT WITH CRYPOLISIS. HOW DOES LED PHOTOTHERAPIES COMPARE TO OTHER TECHNOLOGIES FOR FAT LOSS?

 

The main difference is The Lipo Wrap treats a larger treatment area with 600 diodes consistently working over the entire area during the treatment, with the added benefit of infrared heat to increase results, something lacking in other treatments. Results can be seen as early as the first treatment, as opposed to weeks of regular treatments with other competing technologies. With The LipoWrap, because you own it, maintenance sessions won't cost a thing - so you can use it as often as needed for desired results.

For professional in spa/office treatments, it is not uncommon for one to two inches in the first hour when protocol is followed (we ask that you increase water intake, eat primarily low fat, low carb foods as well as refrain from drinking alcohol for 24 hours before and after the treatment). If you are using our portable treatment wrap and using red light therapy at home, it will depend on your activity level, alcohol intake, and diet, but you can expect a similar effect, at a slightly slower rate (because fewer areas can be treated in a session using our wrap as can be treated with a professional, where the entire body can be treated in just an hour).

Those who maintain their weight with a good lifestyle should enjoy their results indefinitely. Of course improvements will be lost or maintenance sessions will be required to keep results should you not keep a healthy diet and exercise routine, and slip into unhealthy habits.

Yes, although more sessions will be required proportionately to how much fat a client is seeking to lose. No matter the size the treatment will target fat in the underlying tissue and help shrink the volume treated areas immediately.

Red light can effectively be used on every part of the body where unwanted fat deposits exist, including the waist, hips, upper thighs, neck, and upper arms.

Each time red light is used for slimming you should follow treatment with 10 minutes on a vibration plate or at least 20 minutes of light cardio to stimulate the lymphatic system and help burn the fat that has been released. If you workout regularly you will want to use your Lipo Wrap before your workout for best results.

Lipo-alternatives should not be used by pregnant women or individuals with active cancer.When the light empties the cell, the liver causes fatty acids and triglycerides to be voided from the body, a process in which the liver plays a critical role. For this reason any individuals with compromised liver or kidney function should not undergo red light therapy for slimming purposes.
Disclaimer: *Individual results may vary*

The unique wavelength of light emitted from the LED diodes reaches the fat layer and causes the membranes of the fat cells to temporarily alter the permeability of the cell wall. While under the red light the fat cell wall opens, dispelling contents from within the cell out into the interstitial layer. The fat is broken down into free fatty acids and glycerol and enters the bloodstream where the body can use it as fuel, or eliminate it naturally in stool and urine via the lymphatic system and liver. Please read through some of the studies on our Studies and Science page, or download our free book to dig deeper into how red light therapy can shrink fat cells and help lose weight.

Yes. Those with a higher metabolic rate are able to excrete the fat cell contents more quickly and efficiently. Results are seen within 24 hours or less, but please allow up to 3 days for the full effect of the session to be achieved, depending on your body.

Red light therapy is entirely non-invasive with the only side effects being more even skin tone, firmer skin, smoothed lines and faded stretch marks due to increased collagen production- all positive "side effects" to red light LED in 635nm and 660nm waves. Based on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical devices, Led Phototherapies is categorized as a "non-significant risk" product under low level light therapy. It is designed for weight management and assists to improve physical fitness and weight loss goals.

No changes are required, however better results will be achieved if you reduce your caloric intake and increase water consumption. Please also note that alcohol can impede your results, as the liver will treat alcohol as a toxin and stop processing the released fat to prioritize the alcohol.

The fat cells treated with 635nm waves dispel fats from within the cell to be released through the body's natural processes. The cell will shrink to a fraction of their original size. The cell is not damaged or destroyed as in some other lipo-alternatives, making red light lipo the only truly non-invasive lipo alternative.

The Lipo Wrap is the best for fat loss because it uses the only wavelength of red light clinically proven to drain fat cells and shrink them in size. However the Therapy Wrap still supports weight loss, and The Lipo Wrap still supports skin healing and anti-aging. If your primary goal is treating fat and cellulite you'll want to order The Lipo Wrap. If wrinkles and skin rejuvenation is your primary concern then you'll want to order The Therapy Wrap, which more quickly treats wounds and surface skin issues. Both wraps feature incredible pain relieving benefits with near-infrared 850nm waves for deep penetration of the muscles, bones and tissues, increased ATP production and decreased inflammation. The Lipo Wrap can be used for anti-aging, wrinkles and fine lines, but with a shorter treatment time and only on off days when not following a fat loss program to avoid potential loss of volume in the face. Using the Therapy Wrap for fat loss benefits is not as effective as The Lipo Wrap, but will improve weight loss results and even increase localized fat loss in trouble areas. However if your primary goal is fat loss, choose The Lipo Wrap.

Both The Lipo Wrap and The Therapy Wrap come preset. Both wraps use red light therapy in either 635 (lipo) or 660 (therapy) in conjunction with infrared in 850nm waves. Settings have been chosen for their ability to best treat pain, fat, cognition and skin repair / rejuvenation.

The LED lightwaves we use are known to be non-invasive, safe, and carry no known side effects. Some studies of the same lightwaves even show healing and improvement to the vision of subjects. However until more studies are done you may purchase light blocking goggles on Amazon to make you feel comfortable.

Your purchase comes with a risk-free guarantee and a one-year warrantee you can find on our terms and conditions page. After your warranty replacement parts are provided if needed so you won't need to buy a new wrap if something goes wrong with your wrap. Making a return is easy - simply send it back to our warehouse within 14 days with your reason for return.

Your order will ship via USPS priority mail or DHL / Fedex for factory direct orders. If you would prefer to receive your order with FEDEX instead of USPS please email us.

If we have inventory in stock at the time of order your order will be shipped within 3 days with 2-3 day free delivery. However due to high demand our inventory level is changing daily and orders are shipped as inventory becomes available. Backorders can take up to 3 weeks to ship and delivery times change also due to circumstances like Covid-19, fires, flooding. Please check our terms and conditions for current shipping times as they're changing daily.

All our products ship from our warehouse in Vermont, unless we send them directly from our factory, which is sometimes done for the most urgent orders or if regular shipping is taking too long due to courier or holiday delays, etc.

For your wrap to work correctly and effectively, you must be mindful of the following: Limit any given use to no longer than 20 minutes at a time and then power off to cool down. For best results the total treatment time we recommend in a given day is no longer than 50 minutes or an hour to avoid "overdose" - while red light therapy is totally safe and non-invasive too much treatment time can result in lethargy or alternatively restlessness. Use the light treatment panel directly over skin, not over your shirt or clothing. Do not cover the wrap with heavy clothing or under bedding. Use your wrap with a gentle hand - pulling, stretching or flexing the wrap too aggressively or with too much pressure may cause the wires inside that connect the power to the LED array to break off and need replacement. Assemble and operate with the battery pack only as instructed.