It’s always important to be well-informed about a new service before you offer it to your patients. Particularly services that are trendy and seem to be capturing everyone’s attention. Lots of online buzz can lead to misinformation and harm to your patients. Red Light Therapy, although quite popular, is a treatment option with proven effectiveness and measurable results. But it’s important to measure the Red Light Therapy pros and cons.Red Light Therapy pros and cons


Red Light Therapy is only as effective as the device it comes from. Contour Light Devices offers one of the most reliable and sought-after devices on the market: The Contour Light System. In this blog, we will explore the working mechanism of Red Light Therapy, its pros and cons, and the Contour Light System. 

How Does Red Light Therapy Work?

Red Light Therapy is a simple process of exposing the skin to specific wavelengths of red LED and near-infrared light to stimulate the mitochondria to produce more cellular energy. This process is natural and works to heal and energize the body, and at the same time, prompt the lymphatic system to more fully detoxify the body. 


With Red Light Therapy, cells become stronger, healthier, better able to respond to damage, and can actively rejuvenate themselves.


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Red Light Therapy Pros and Cons 

There are several benefits of Red Light Therapy but many people wonder if there are dangers or adverse effects of the treatment. Here are the Red Light Therapy pros and cons


Fat Loss

Red Light Therapy is beneficial for those seeking body contouring services. The treatment works to melt the fat cells and flush them out through the lymphatic system. 

Skin Rejuvenation

Studies have shown that Red Light Therapy can increase fibroblast production in the skin and the process, generates collagen and elastin. This results in a supportive and tightening effect that improves the look and feel of the skin.

Inflammation Reduction

Numerous studies have proven that the combination of 635 nm and 880 nm wavelengths improves blood and lymphatic circulation, thus reducing inflammation and cleansing the body of free radicals. 

Safe and Non-Invasive

There are no reported side effects of Red Light Therapy and because the treatment only involves exposure to a light source, it’s completely non-invasive and some patients have even reported a calming and relaxing effect. 

Helps with Seasonal Depression

Red Light Therapy acts like a substitute for the sun – without the harmful effects of UV rays. Light exposure can be used to combat the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).


It’s Not a Cure-All

While Red Light Therapy is an excellent source for those seeking treatments for pain management, circumference reduction, and skin rejuvenation, it’s not a cure-all solution. It won’t solve all of your patients’ problems. 

It Can Be Harmful If Used Incorrectly

It is important that you are using a Red Light Therapy machine from a trusted source, like Contour Light, and that you know how to use the machine properly. If used incorrectly, you may not achieve the desired results.

May Not Be Covered By Insurance 

Red Light Therapy is not typically covered by insurance providers. Especially if your patients require multiple sessions, you may want to encourage them to reach out to their insurance companies to inquire about covering the treatment. 


There is a lot of misinformation on Red Light Therapy on the internet. It touts the treatment as the “fix-all” and a miracle for any issues your patients may have. Although Red Light Therapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues effectively, it is important to be realistic with your patients and provide them with information only from sources that you trust. 


Contour Light Devices is a leader in Red Light Therapy technology that you can trust to provide accurate and up-to-date information about Red Light Therapy. The Contour Light System utilizes the latest advancements in LED technology for a powerful and effective Red Light Therapy device.  

Red Light Therapy with Contour Light

The Contour Light System is the only pad-based, FDA Cleared red light therapy device for body contouring (circumference reduction), pain management (temporary pain relief for joint and muscle pain, arthritis, and other pain-related issues), and increased local blood circulation.  


The system is unique due to its flexible pad system and proprietary reflective coating.  The pads can be wrapped easily around any area of the face or body, conforming to the contours of a patient’s treatment area, and allowing the light source to be as close to the skin as possible. With the reflective coating on the pads, the light that would normally bounce off the skin and dissipate is captured and reflected back into the skin, resulting in a much higher retention of light energy than with other similar devices. 


The Contour Light System is a highly sought-after red light therapy device that is flexible and comfortable, easy to administer and produces consistent measurable results. 


Want to bring Contour Light Therapy to your practice? Contact Joe Martin at to get started.

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