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Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy
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What is Cold Laser or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?  

Cold lasers are a different type of laser than a standard hot laser, which is used for tasks like precision cutting. Cold lasers are often used to heal nerve endings and cell degeneration.  These lasers operate by firing light at a very specific wavelength that is much shorter than the wide wavelength of a standard laser.  Cold lasers operate in a very similar fashion to the natural healing power of the sun. The light from the cold laser mimics the healing power of UV light generated by the sun, and speeds up the natural recovery process of the cell.  When not used for healing, cold lasers are used for things like tattoo removal and corrective eye surgery. This is because they can help repair damaged cells and skin tissue.


What are some of the outcomes of this treatment?

  • Pain relief – as a result of increased endorphin release.
  • Faster healing -healing time may be less than one-third to one-half as long when compared to treatment without the laser therapy.
  • Anti-inflammatory action -reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to improve joint mobility.
  • Reduced scar tissue formation -following tissue damage due to trauma, cuts, scratches, burns and surgery.
  • Increased metabolic activity -it helps your body increase output of specific enzymes, greater oxygen to blood cells, and more effective immune response.
  • Increased vascular activity - stimulates lymph and blood circulation to allow the tissue to have maximal circulation.
  • Strengthening the immune system – via increasing levels of white blood cell activity.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Cold Laser Therapy Safe?  The use of cold laser therapy is FDA approved, and is used for many different medical applications.  Cold Lasers are commonly used in the Dermatology, Pain Management, and Sports Medicine fields.
  • Is it painful?  Chances are you will not feel anything during your treatment.  At most, you may feel a tingling sensation.
  • Am I a candidate for treatment?  Cold laser can be a great addition to your therapy or as a stand-alone service.  There are however some situations where laser therapy is not appropriate. Contraindications are as follows:  Pregnancy/Breast feeding, Carcinoma, Fever (greater than 100.4 ◦F), Over Hemorrhages, or In the vicinity of a Pacemaker.  Your therapist will help determine if treatment is an option.

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