FAQS - THE INS & OUTS OF RED LIGHT AND INFRARED THERAPY
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.
HOW MUCH FAT LOSS CAN BE EXPECTED?
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).
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
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.
WILL RED LIGHT THERAPY WORK FOR OBESE PEOPLE?
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.
WHAT AREA OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED?
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.
DO I HAVE TO EXERCISE?
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.
ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS?
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*
HOW CAN RED LIGHT SLIM THE BODY?
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 blood stream 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.
DO SOME PEOPLE RESPOND BETTER THAN OTHERS?
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.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
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 is designed for weight management and assists to improve physical fitness and weight loss goals.
DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW A DIET?
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.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FAT CELL?
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.
WHAT WRAP SHOULD I ORDER, THE LIPO WRAP OR THE THERAPY WRAP?
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.
HOW DO I ADJUST THE SETTING?
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. Each wavelength runs at 37 joules per cm2, at 40hz. These settings have been chosen for their ability to best treat pain, fat, cognition and skin repair / rejuvenatation.
WHEN TREATING MY FACE WILL THE LIGHT DAMAGE MY EYES?
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.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
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.
HOW WILL MY ORDER SHIP?
Your order will ship via USPS priority mail, which generally takes 2-3 days within the USA after being processed by our shipping center. If you would prefer to receive your order with FEDEX please email us.
HOW LONG DOES DELIVERY TAKE?
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 2 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.
WHERE DOES MY ORDER SHIP FROM?
All our products ship from our warehouse in Vermont, unless rush ordered direct from our factory, which is sometimes available by request for the most urgent orders.
I RECEIVED MY WRAP BUT I CAN'T TURN IT ON WITH THE BATTERY PACK
If you load the batteries into the battery pack in the wrong direction, it will not work - so, be sure to line up the + and the - in the correct direction! Attached is a video clip illustrating how to connect and power the wrap with the battery pack.
I'M HAVING ISSUES WITH MY WRAP, I THINK SOMETHING IS WRONG?
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.
Need more proof regarding the incredible capabilities of LED Phototherapy? Please enjoy some related studies documenting the effect of various uses:
The Anti-Aging benefits of LED Light Therapy or Photo Rejuvenation
WebMD, Doctors Unveil a Quick, Easy Solution to Aging Skin
iEnhance.com, "Your Skin"
Wired News, Light at the End of the Tunnel
LED for photo-aged skin
LED for reversal of photo-aged skin
LED for Photo-aged skin
LED for facial skin rejuvenation
LED for facial rejuvenation
LED for reversal of photo-aged skin
LED for non-melanoma skin cancers
LED for protection from sun (like a sunscreen effect)
LED for cellulite
LED treatment for skin reactions from radiation treatment for breast cancer
Shows collagen being created by fibroblast cell
Shows the large area that collagen and elastin actually make up
LED illumination for assistance in dermatology digital photography evaluation
The no-knife facelift: How one doctor claims he can reverse the ageing
process without surgery or needles
More Science, Studies and References behind Red Light Therapy And Infrared Light Medicine.
Red Light Therapy is Growing Like Crazy.
Below Are Some Footnotes from The Light Medicine Book, and Our Favorite Studies.
Over 100 cases providing depth and understanding as to why Light Medicine is one of the greatest discoveries in all natural healing, wellness, and rejuvenation for both the mind and body.
2. History, Mechanism, Dose, Mitochondrial, Anti-inflammatory
3. History, Mechanism, Dose, Mitochondrial, Anti-inflammatory
4. Visible Light therapy vs. Near Infrared Light therapy
5. History, Mechanism, Dose, Mitochondrial, Antinflammatory
Sunlight Incidence, Vitamin D Deficiency, and Alzheimer's Disease
6. Artificial Light and Cancer - Mal Illumination
7. Artificial Light and Obesity
8. Light at night clock and metabolism
9. History, Mechanism, Dose, Mitochondrial, Antinflammatory
10. Diabetic Neuropathy
Wound Healing, dairy cattle, cat tongue
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16. Wound healing LED shows significant speed of recovery with 633nm.
18. Dermal Abrasions
Transcranial effect of LED
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Headache Light therapy modulates serotonin levels and blood flow in women with headache. A preliminary study.
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Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Myofascial Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Comparison of Red and Infrared Low-level Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris.
Comparison of Red and Infrared Low-level Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris.
Sunlight Incidence, Vitamin D Deficiency, and Alzheimer's Disease.
Depression Long term study
Psychological benefits 2 and 4 weeks after a single treatment with near infrared light to the forehead: a pilot study of 10 patients with major depression and anxiety:
Transcranial Laser Stimulation as Neuroenhancement for Attention Bias Modification in Adults with Elevated Depression Symptoms.
Low-Level Laser Irradiation Improves Depression-Like Behaviors in Mice.
Saltmarche AE, Naeser MA, Ho KF, Hamblin MR, Lim L. Significant Improvement in Cognition in Mild to Moderately Severe Dementia Cases Treated with Transcranial Plus Intranasal Photobiomodulation: Case Series Report. Photomed Laser Surg. 2017;35(8):432-441
45. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28186867 dementia, memory, mood
General Brain Health & Cognitive Performance.
Transcranial infrared laser stimulation produces beneficial cognitive and emotional effects in humans.
Shining light on the head: Photobiomodulation for brain disorders
Significant Improvement in Cognition in Mild to Moderately Severe Dementia Cases Treated with Transcranial Plus Intranasal Photobiomodulation
Review of transcranial photobiomodulation for major depressive disorder: targeting brain metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress, and neurogenesis
Emotional responses and memory performance of middle-aged CD1 mice in a 3D maze: Effects of low infrared light
Improving executive function using transcranial infrared laser stimulation.
Cognitive enhancement by transcranial laser stimulation and acute aerobic exercise.
Neurological and psychological applications of transcranial lasers and LEDs.
Low-Level Laser Therapy Ameliorates Disease Progression in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
55. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263742704_Low- Level_Laser_Therapy_Ameliorates_Disease_Progression_in_a_Mouse_Model_of_Alzheimer's_Disease
Photobiomodulation with near infrared light mitigates Alzheimer's disease-related pathology in cerebral cortex - evidence from two transgenic mouse models.
Low-level laser therapy rescues dendrite atrophy via upregulating BDNF expression: implications for Alzheimer's disease.
Is bipolar disorder an inflammatory condition? The relevance of microglial activation.
mice subjected to acute arthritis condition.
Effect of low-level laser therapy on the expression of inflammatory mediators and on neutrophils and macrophages in acute joint inflammation.
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62. The effects of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on the testis in elevating serum testosterone level in rats http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/96971683/effects-low-level-lasertherapy-red%20and%20near-infrared%20light-testis-elevating-serum-testosterone-level-rats
Regulation of Skin Collagen Metabolism In VitroUsing a Pulsed 660 nm LED Light Source: Clinical Correlation with a Single- Blinded Study
Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring
Low Level Laser Therapy: A Panacea for oral maladies
NUTS AND BOLTS OF LLLT - Survey of Basically Everything treated by LLLT
MECHANISM OF ACTION OF LLLT - dose, etc. Biphasic Dose Response in Low Level Light
The role of nitric oxide in low level light therapy
68. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237089612_The_role_of_nitric_oxide_in_low_level_light_therapy How Mitochondria absorb visible light
REVERSAL OF AGING USING RED LIGHT AND NEAR-INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY
A controlled trial to determine the efficacy of red and near-infrared light treatment in patient satisfaction, reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, skin roughness, and intradermal collagen density increase.
Effects of radiofrequency, electroacupuncture, and low-level laser therapy on the wrinkles and moisture content of the forehead, eyes, and cheeks Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring.
ELIMINATION OF FAT
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Health After Cancer
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LIGHT MEDICINE AND ANIMALS
Therapeutic photobiomodulation: nitric oxide and a novel function of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase.
Inflammation in general:
Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation
Veterinary Medicine and Photobiomodulation
An investigation into the depth of penetration of low level laser therapy through the equine tendon in vivo
EYE HEALTH AND WOUND HEALING
Photobiomodulation for the treatment of retinal diseases: a review
Photobiomodulation reduces drusen volume and improves visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in dry age‐related macular degeneration
Mitochondrial signal transduction in accelerated wound and retinal healing by near-infrared light therapy.
Effect of equal daily doses achieved by different power densities of low-level laser therapy at 635 nm on open skin wound healing in normal and diabetic rats.
Improved Sleep & PTSD
Thyroid Tissue Generation
Muscle Performance and Recovery Effect of low-level laser therapy on muscle adaptation to knee extensor eccentric training
107. Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) on muscle tissue: performance, fatigue and repair benefited by the power of light.
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Does Phototherapy Enhance Skeletal Muscle Contractile Function and Postexercise Recovery? A Systematic Review. Paul A Borsa et al. 2013
109. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3554033/ Verifies the benefit of LLLT in all phases of muscle recovery: 107
Photobiomodulation therapy for the improvement of muscular performance and reduction of muscular fatigue associated with exercise in healthy people: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Photobiomodulation Therapy Improves Performance and Accelerates Recovery of High-Level Rugby Players in Field Test: A Randomized, Crossover, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study. Pinto HD et al. 2016
Light-emitting diode therapy in exercise-trained mice increases muscle performance, cytochrome c oxidase activity, ATP and cell proliferation. Ferraresi C et al. 2016
Effects of Light-Emitting Diode Therapy on Muscle Hypertrophy, Gene Expression, Performance, Damage, and Delayed- Onset Muscle Soreness: Case-control Study with a Pair of Identical Twins. Ferraresi C et al. 2016