How does cold laser therapy work?
Cold laser therapy is also known as:
Low intensity laser therapy (LLLT)
Low power laser treatment (LPLT)
Soft laser biostimulation
Different wavelengths and low energy levels of light output are applied directly to the target area. The body tissue then absorbs the light. Red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and damaged cells respond to physiological responses that promote regeneration.
Surface texture is typically treated with a wavelength of 600 to 700 nanometers (nm). For deeper penetration, wavelengths between 780 and 950 nm are used.
Although you will feel the laser device coming into contact with your skin, the process is painless and non-invasive. Without sound, you won’t feel vibration or heat. Each treatment usually takes only a few minutes.
What cold laser treatment can be used for?
Doctors, dentists, physiotherapists and other medical professionals use cold laser treatment in a variety of ways. The primary use of cold laser therapy is tissue repair and relief of pain and inflammation.
Minor injuries and sprains
Sports medicine and physical therapy practices often use cold laser therapy to treat minor injuries and sprains, such as:
Pain caused by muscle cramps
It is also used to help reduce swelling and promote healing of joints and soft tissues.
The dentist uses a cold laser to treat the inflamed tissue in the mouth and cure the ulcer. Doctors use it to treat inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other chronic autoimmune diseases.
Pain and pain
The pain clinic uses cold laser therapy to help patients with acute or chronic pain with diseases such as fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Cold laser therapy is used to promote skin regeneration. Dermatologists use it to treat a variety of skin problems, including:
Acne and acne scars
Edema, or swelling of the skin
Dermatitis and rash
Cold laser therapy is also used to treat wounds that are difficult to heal, including those associated with diabetes.
Acupuncturists use cold laser therapy for customers who are uncomfortable with needles. A low-intensity laser beam can stimulate your acupuncture points like a needle, but does not pierce your skin.