What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a non-invasive technique to help reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. This pain relief treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery.
Laser therapy is the use of a laser to promote cell growth. Its frequency promotes the production of adensine triphosphate (ATP) within cells. High amounts of ATP give cells more energy to multiply quickly and speed healing. Cold laser is especially recommended for tendon and ligament tears, but will also work for muscle or other tissue damage.
Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Multiple sessions are recommended to maximize benefit.Treatment effects are cumulative, and most patients experience results after 3-4 treatments. Some patients notice improvement after the first session, while others do not notice a change until 4-5 treatments. Lack of results after the first few sessions does not mean nothing is happening. Since treatment effects are cumulative, it may take several treatments to activate tissue to a perceptible level.
See video below how it work.
What is Laser Therapy used for?
Any acute or chronic pain or injuries can be helped with cold laser, including, but not limited to:
- Arthritis (all types)
- Disc herniation
- Neck pain
- Temporomandibular (TMJ) pain and arthrosis (arthritis)
- Shoulder/rotator cuff injuries
- Frozen shoulder
- Elbow pain and injuries
- Wrist pain and injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hand pain and injuries
- Lumbar pain, sprain, and strain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain and sprain
- Achilles tendonitis\
- Heel spur
- Plantar fasciitis
- Foot pain
Most patients report relief in the first treatment.
Laser Therapy for Beauty
Few side effects have been reported over 20 years of use. Occasionally, pain may temporarily increase or old injuries may become sensitive in response to the accelerated tissue growth and healing. New pains usually resolve within a few days after each treatment and will become less pronounced with continuing treatments.
Over the years, the delicate facial skin is exposed to the elements, environmental pollution, and stress.
Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation techniques can address some of these concerns, but a time comes when surgical intervention becomes necessary. Light Laser therapy is one of the newest pain management and inflammation reducing modalities available today.