The theory behind the 635 nanometer technology started in the late 1990’s when a Columbian physician discovered that exposing a patient to mid-600nm light prior to liposuction made the procedure much easier to perform. The patients who were exposed to the light and underwent liposuction surgery immediately afterward had fat that was much easier to extract, as if the fat had been melted while still in their bodies. To determine what occured in this process, a clinical study was performed that involved fat cells from 12 subjects being exposed to 635 nm light energy: within 6 minutes of exposure, 99% of the cell contents were released through the cell membrane wall, allowing these openings to release the contents of the cell. Additional clinical studies have proven that this release of the cell contents causes the patient to experience a reduction in the circumference of the treated area. One study involved 689 patients showed an average loss of 5 inches.

     When the mitochondria of the fat cells are stimulated by the 635nm light energy, referred to as photo-bisostimulation, a signal is generated that opens the transient pores of the cell wall, resulting in a release of the contents of the cell. These contents are triglycerides, fatty acids, and glycerol. At this point, the fat cell deflates much like a balloon that is emptied of its air volume. The cell contents are deposited in the interstitial region which is then carried to the liver, processed, and released to the kidneys resulting in the elimination of those fatty acids. If the patient is drinking a sufficient amount of water and gets minimal excercise immediately after the exposure to the light, their lymphatic system will be stimulated and their interstitial region will be flushed of the excess fatty acids. Once the intersitial area has been vacated of the majority of the fatty acids, the studies proved that the treated area of their body will become reduced in circumference.