Cold Laser Therapy

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold Laser Therapy is also called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). It is a unique therapy that uses wavelengths of light to accelerate healing processes. It can be used on humans and animals in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.

 

How Cold Laser Therapy Works:

Cold lasers are generally hand-held devices or devices on a stand that are placed over an injured area from 30 seconds to 7 minutes for optimum healing. The laser is most effective if used directly on the skin because the light needs to pass through all the layers (3) of the skin. The light can penetrate 2-5 centimeters below the skin. It triggers biochemical changes in the cell. The light is absorbed by the light sensitive elements in the cell. It is like how plants use photosynthesis to absorb sunlight and convert it to energy. It has been used in pain management for years.

What Does Cold Laser Therapy Help With?

  • Relief of chronic pain, such as arthritis
  • Relief of acute pain, such as an injury or trauma
  • Strong anti-inflammatory effect
  • Reduces edema
  • Speeds recovery of the structural integrity of your injured region
 

How Long is a Cold Laser Therapy Session?

Our laser therapy treatments last about 1-7 minutes and do not need any local anesthesia. In order to achieve optimal and sometimes long-lasting results, a series of 6-10 treatments is suggested.