Red Light therapy

Red Light Therapy

How does Red Light Fat Reduction Work?

Integrative Health Center of Charlottesville’s Red Light Technology has been designed to produce results without the dangers of invasive liposuction surgery . It painlessly emulsifies fat in the tissue under the skin and allows the body to safely eliminate the emulsified fat to reduce inches from target areas; slimming and reshaping body lines while tightening and toning loose skin.

The modulated red 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.


Where does that fat go?

The liberated emulsified fat is released into the lymphatic system and processed by the liver as part of the body’s normal course of detoxification. The transitory pore in the fat cell will close in about 48-72 hours and the liberated contents will be expelled in the patient’s stool and urine over the next few days.

Is it safe?

Yes! Completely non-invasive, red light technologies have never shown any recorded side effects and patients do not experience any discomfort during the treatments. Some people ask if the light is too bright. The Red Light modulator is not as bright on your skin as walking into the midday sun, and does not include dangerous UV like the sun.

Do some people respond better than others?

Yes. Patients with a higher metabolic rate are better able to excrete the fat cell contents and enjoy better results. However, the technology works for patients of all ages and skin types.

Is Red Light Fat Reduction for everyone?

No. It should not be used by pregnant women, individuals with active cancer or people with cirrhosis of the liver. When fat cells are emptied, the fatty acids and triglycerides are processed by the liver to be voided from the body. Accordingly, individuals with compromised liver function should not receive Red Light Therapy.

What can Red Light Therapy do for me?

  • Reshape your body
  • Slim down targeted areas
  • Tighten and tone loose skin
  • Reduce stubborn fat from arms, hips, thighs, tummy, love handles, bra line, knees, and ankles
  • Reduce the appearance of cellulite


Infrared Light Technology has been extensively researched and used by NASA, the Mayo Clinic, the US Military, and National Health.

Other Red Light Therapy Benefits:

  • Makes your skin look & feel younger
  • Dramatically reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Firms & tones skin
  • Reduces redness and flushing
  • Promotes collagen production for plumper, more youthful skin
  • Evens out pigmentation
  • Smoothes skin texture
  • Increased radiance (photo-therapy glow)
  • Helps alleviate acne by killing the bacteria that causes acne
  • Lessens pore size
  • Helps eliminate stretch marks in most clients
  • Helps damaged skin heal up to 200% faster
  • Reduces scarring
  • Relieves joint pain
  • Increases circulation

Non-invasive body contouring is currently the highest in-demand aesthetic treatment caused by an increased public awareness of the non-surgical options to reduce unwanted fat on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and chin.

Clinical studies have proven that exposure to 635nm light causes a stimulation of the subcutaneous fat cells, resulting in the release of triglycerides into the interstitial region of the body. This requires the proper balance within a person’s system to efficiently process the excess fatty acids.

Results for the patient are the utmost priority and providing every patient with a complete set of tools to reach their individual goal is a necessity. The patient should drink plenty of water to flush their lymphatic system, and of course their diet is important and adding some form of exercise is beneficial, but neither has to be restricting or stressful to achieve the desired effect.

All light in the mid-600nm wavelength, whether it is laser or LED, will cause the reaction of the fat cells and the two key factors are the amount of light energy delivered and the wavelength.

Our Technology uses up to 100 times more light energy than competing systems in this market, at the same 635nm wavelength that has been proven to deliver inches lost in multiple, independent clinical studies. It is pain-free, with no heat or discomfort, and is safe to operate for both the patient and the technician.