Unbelievable results

At first glance this cellulite paper looks like a well designed study, but if you are familiar with LLLT parameters then you may notice something odd about them:
6 treatments (3 x week for 2 weeks) this is probably a good treatment interval
8 x 10 inches (516 cm2) that is a very large area
5 x 17mW Green 532nm this is a poor penetrating wavelength
Combined power of 102mW that is a tiny amount of power for such a large area
Irradiance 0.2mW/cm2 that is less than sunshine on a clear day
15 mins twice (two side of the body) that is a long treatment time
Fluence (dose) 0.18J/cm2 per side that is not enough to do anything

In summary:
Poor penetrating wavelength
Exceedingly low irradiance
Exceedingly low fluence “dose”
Poor distribution of light due to delivery method being circular spinning stripes of light providing uneven coverage (same as their red light Zerona product to see click here )

To my mind the claimed clinical results are unbelievable. If anyone has a rational explanation that explains these results please comment below.

Trial abstract available here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=23508376

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