What Is Therapeutic Laser Therapy and How Does it Work?
Laser Therapy is the application of laser light over injuries or lesions to improve wound / soft tissue healing which gives relief for both acute and chronic pain.
Therapeutic Laser Therapy utilizes lasers to alter light giving it the power to penetrate skin and drive healing energy into the tissues. The main therapeutic effect of these lasers is to stimulate the repair and healing process of an injury or wound. It has also demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defenses while reducing the pain. The effect is photochemical (like photosynthesis in plants) The laser aids the production of ATP thereby providing the cell with more energy which in turn means the cell is in optimum condition to play it’s part in a natural healing process.
What Does Therapeutic Laser Therapy Feel Like?
Most people feel nothing at all during the treatment, while some may feel a slight tingling. Our lasers will generate a slight perceivable heat. Therefore, when the laser contacts the skin, the patient experiences warmth as a result of the laser.
When Should I Feel the Results Of Laser Therapy?
The healing effect of laser therapy is often noticed within hours after each treatment. Also, Laser Therapy is cumulative which means that each visit builds upon the one before.
Is Laser Therapy Safe?
Therapeutic Laser Therapy is safe and painless. In fact, after many years of clinical use in Europe and Canada, lasers have been found to have no adverse effects.
How Long Does Laser Therapy Take?
Treatments may last as little as 5 minutes or as long as 15 minutes. While some patients get some immediate results in just one or two treatments. Others may require several treatments before there is a noticeable effect.
Are Laser Therapy results long lasting?
Therapeutic Laser Therapy is about healing. It’s not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapy… it’s because you are better. Therefore results have been found to be quite long lasting.
How much will Laser Therapy cost?
The cost of Laser Therapy is $75.00 per session. The number of sessions is largely dependent on the severity and type of your problem. We offer special packages on laser sessions for people that may require 4 or more sessions.
For this reason, our offices offer a courtesy consultation to determine what it will take to help your condition.
What Can Therapeutic Laser Do For Me?
Diminished pain, reduced inflammation, and decreased edema, faster healing times and increased strength of repaired tissues. Laser Therapy heals a wide range of conditions including: soft tissue injures, degenerative conditions, arthritic issues, neurogenic conditions.
What laser therapy machine is used?
Our practice uses the Class IV laser therapy from Light Force Medical. Click on the link below to learn more!