Cold Laser Therapy 101
Cold Laser Therapy 101
Cold laser therapy is a new form of healing that can greatly benefit patients suffering from pain and inflammation. This sort of therapy utilizes low levels of light to stimulate healing in patients. But don’t think that because it involves lasers that it uses the same surgical or aesthetic lasers that cause your body’s tissue to heat up. Instead, this sort of laser is more of a soft laser that’s often referred to as biostimulation, therapeutic laser or photobiomodulation.
How does it work?
Cold laser therapy works by applying the low-level light to areas that hurt. When the tissue absorbs the light, a chemical or biological reaction takes place to promote damaged cells to regenerate. Depending on the purpose of the cold laser treatment, the professional will use different light wavelengths and outputs, with higher wavelengths used for deeper penetration. When you undergo the treatment, you’ll feel the device on your skin, but it won’t hurt and will only take a few minutes to do.
What it’s used for?
Many medical professionals use cold laser therapy in a variety of ways to treat things like minor injuries and sprains, inflammation, aches and pains, skin rejuvenation, wound healing, and even in acupuncture for clients who aren’t comfortable with needles. The low-level laser beams actually stimulate acupoints with no needles. Benefits include decreased swelling in your ligaments, muscles and tendons, decreased muscle tension, reduced inflammation and improvement of your immune system.
How to know cold laser therapy is right for you?
Currently, many medical professionals are using cold laser therapy in addition to traditional medical therapies because of its benefits and the fact that it’s painless and takes minutes to complete. It’s non-invasive and has little to no side effects after each session. But it’s good to note that you’ll need a few sessions to really feel its benefits. If you’re experiencing pain, inflammation or other ailments, then cold laser therapy might be just what you’re looking for!
If you have more questions about cold laser therapy or want to get started using this non-invasive form of therapy, make sure to contact us today!