Cold Laser Therapy uses concentrated beams of light, placed over specific points or areas of the body, in order to stimulate healing and reduce pain. The name "cold laser" is derived from the fact that the therapeutic device used in treatment does not produce enough energy to raise the temperature of the body's tissues. Unlike with surgery, or even acupuncture, cold laser therapy is entirely noninvasive. Other than the device producing the light being held directly against the area being treated, nothing will pierce you skin and there will be no physical sensation during the treatment.
Cold laser therapy has been approved for the treatment of aches and pains, localized inflammation, minor injuries, sprains, and skin rejuvenation (including psoriasis and rashes), and much more. While many patients report positive initial effects from cold laser therapy, it is common to require up to a month of regular treatment to experience full therapeutic benefits.
Specific wavelengths of light are used to treat conditions at various depths beneath the skin. Relatively superficial issues or conditions are commonly treated with light in the 600-700 nanometer wavelengths, while conditions or injuries deeper in the patient's body typically require wavelenghts between 780-950 nanometers in order to penetrate far enough to be considered effective for treatment.
LASER Therapy has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of a wide range of ailments. These are only a few:
Soft Tissue Injuries
- Back and Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Sprains, Strains
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- Plantar Fascitis
Degenerative Joint Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Most commonly questions by Patients:
WHAT IS LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY?
Low-level LASER treatment (also known as COLD LASER therapy or just LASER therapy) stimulates cellular metabolism by using light and photon energy. Cold laser therapy has been shown to be useful in the treatment of a number of painful and inflammatory soft tissue and joint diseases, including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, back pain, and sports injuries. Cold laser has the unusual ability to penetrate up to two inches into the skin's surface, increasing cellular metabolism while inflicting minimal tissue harm.
IS COLD THERAPY IS PAINFUL?
No, the treatment is completely painless and non-invasive. As your body's cells respond to the light, you'll feel a deep, peaceful warmth.
IS LOW-LEVEL THERAPY SAFE?
The treatment has been verified to be safe by the FDA. The sole contraindication (caution) is that it should not be used directly in the eye.
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF EACH TREATMENT?
Depending on your injury and the body portion being treated, treatments might last anywhere from 8 to 20 minutes.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED TO SEE RESULTS?
Within 5 to 10 quick sessions, you should notice an improvement in your condition.