How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Laser therapy aims to photo-stimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light. Chemically damaged cells stimulate the pain cycle. Laser therapy works by exciting the kinetic energy and promote healing within cells called photons. The skin absorbs these photons, and once they reach the cells of the body they promote a cascade of cellular activity.
1. Promote productions of enzymes
2. Stimulate mitochondria and increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage
3. Increase ATP synthesis
4. Elevate collagen formation to prevent scar tissue formation
More simply put, Laser therapy or LLLT helps injured cells take in oxygen and nutrients at a level of that of a healthy cell. It enables the cells to release waste and toxins that accumulated from the injury and “cleans out the debris” enabling the cells to heal faster and more efficiently.
What is Low Level Laser Therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT is also known as cold laser therapy, laser bio-stimulation or photobiomodulation. LLLT is used to treat injuries and chronic pain. It is a very safe, effective and painless way to treat a large variety of musclosketal injuries. The light stimulates the cells to repair tissue, reduce inflammation and reduce pain.