Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy for Body Contouring and Spot Fat Reduction

@article{CarusoDavis2011EfficacyOL,
  title={Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy for Body Contouring and Spot Fat Reduction},
  author={Mary K Caruso-Davis and Thomas S. Guillot and Vinod K. Podichetty and Nazar Mashtalir and Nikhil V Dhurandhar and Olga S Dubuisson and Ying Yu and Frank L Greenway},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={722-729}
}
BackgroundLow-level laser therapy (LLLT) is commonly used in medical applications, but scientific studies of its efficacy and the mechanism by which it causes loss of fat from fat cells for body contouring are lacking. This study examined the effectiveness and mechanism by which 635–680 nm LLLT acts as a non-invasive body contouring intervention method.MethodsForty healthy men and women ages 18–65 years with a BMI <30 kg/m2 were randomized 1:1 to laser or control treatment. Subject's waistlines… CONTINUE READING

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