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What is the difference between Body Sculpting and Body Contouring

Body sculpting

— also known as body contouring — is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses some sort of modality to either melt or destroy fat cells causing inches loss and enabling the person to “spot treat” hard to tone areas like the belly and upper arms. Body Contouring or Body Sculpting procedures tend to be done in medical offices and they come with many risks.

At Red Light Method in Bentonville, Arkansas we offer Medical Grade Body Contouring or Body Sculpting Treatments using the only noninvasive risk-free option on the market. We use Red and Near infrared Light technology that wraps directly around your body. Our Body Sculpting Treatments cause inches loss, reduced pain and increased circulation and are clinically proven and FDA-Cleared. Red Light Method is a hybrid boutique Gym-Spa offering Body Contouring sessions in Northwest Arkansas that do not cause damage to your cells.

Old-school forms of Body Contouring are more invasive and use heat, cold, or injectables to eliminate or destroy fatty tissue. These can cause damage to your tissue and health. There are many ways to perform body sculpting, but the only risk-free way is through Red Light Therapy and diet and exercise. Red Light Therapy gently releases fat cells into the lymph and is then eliminated via the liver. The traditional types of Body Contouring are: CoolSculpting, Kybella, Vanquish, & SculpSure. Red Light Method uses the safest form of Body Contouring in the U.S.

Red Light Therapy
Using the Contour Light System

There are no cons associated with Red Light Therapy Body Contouring. The Contour Light System used at Red Light Method is FDA-Cleared for circumferential reduction, reduced pain, and increased blood flow. Members have reported reduced pain with arthritis and neuropathy and other members have noted drastic improvements with the quality of their sleep and their skin. Increased energy is another side effect of Red Light Therapy Body Sculpting. 2-12’’ of circumferential reduction has been recorded in one 25-minute session. The treatment is warm, but not hot, and relaxing. Many members use Noise cancelling headphones and meditate or listen to music during their procedure.

invasive body sculpting

Traditional Body Contouring
Procedures and the Risks


CoolSculpting, also known as Cryolipolysis, is a body contouring method that targets fat tissue by freezing it. CoolSculpting is considered non-invasive however you should expect to experience numbness for a few hours and that numbness can last 6-8 weeks! There are no needles or anesthesia involved and generally, there’s very little downtime required after the procedure; however, some people may experience minor redness or soreness which can last a few weeks. CoolSculpting has been around for quite a while —it has a long track record of success at this point. The downside is that it kills or destroys cells, causes numbness, potential pain, nausea and is quite expensive.


Kybella, is another form of body sculpting that involves the chemical injection of a chemical called deoxycholic acid to reduce fat cells in the target area. Kybella body sculpting includes chemical injections and is performed under local anesthesia and treatment takes anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes to complete. You will experience some discomfort for a few hours after the treatment. It gradually and permanently destroys fat cells. Pain, swelling and bruising are to be expected, but more serious side effects can occur like difficulty swallowing and nerve damage.


Vanquish uses radio frequency to heat the target area and destroy fat cells. Much like CoolSculpting, Vanquish is non-invasive and no medical instruments will even touch the face during the procedure. This treatment can sometimes cause burns to the skin known as hotspots and produce fat necrosis nodules.
SculpSure destroys fat cells using targeted laser energy. The main benefit of SculpSure is that the laser technology used is very precise, allowing a greater deal of control over where fat is removed. The main risks are soreness and stiffness. Some patients experience paradoxical hyperplasia at the treatment site where the fat cells become larger rather than smaller.


All of the fat-destroying body contouring treatments we just mentioned cost thousands of dollars and destroy fat cells and your liver processes the fat cells and you eliminate the fat cells. These treatments all come with many side effects, from numbness to not being able to swallow. Not to mention they cost thousands of dollars.

At Red Light Method our body contouring treatments gently liquify the fat cells and the liberated fat is also eliminated through the liver. For the $4000 it would cost to get Coolsculpting, you can come to Red Light Method for 4-years, get healthy body contouring done 2x each week, workout as often as you like and create lasting body contouring at your own pace. You can suck fat out all you want and destroy it and kill it, but if you don’t build muscle and make changes the fat will come back.

At Red Light Method your first body contouring or body sculpting treatment is always free! And we are centrally located close to Rogers Arkansas and Bentonville Arkansas.