How does Low Level Laser Work?
Low level laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of low-level red and near-infrared light to interact with tissues to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects:
Rapid Cell Growth – Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
Faster Wound Healing – Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
Increased Metabolic Activity – Increased Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP), through increased cellular respiration and metabolism. (Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells).
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation – Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.
Anti-Inflammatory Action – Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
Increased Vascular Activity – Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas thus increased nutrients, toxin removal and lymphatic drainage.
Stimulated Nerve Function – Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in "dead" limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.