What is LLLT?
Low Level Laser Therapy
LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) is a painless, sterile non-invasive, drug-free treatment whihc is used to treate a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pathologies. Laser therapy can be used any time a patient requests or needs a drug-less procedure for the control of pain when conventional therapies have been ineffective or when the accelelration of healing from injuries is desired.
Around the world laser therapy is rapidly becoming a medical therapy that can heal wounds and fractures up to 60% faster and also reduce the cost of treatment for many conditions. In the U.K. LLLT has become the treatemtn of choice for soft tissue "whiplash" injuries and for the treatment of painful boost-herpetic neurolgia (shingles pain).
How does Laser Light Heal?
Healing with the use of light is not new. Light therapy was reported to be effective for many conditions by Hippocrates. With the development of the laser and its special properties, using light as a treatment has gaind more popularity. This is because we can now use specific wavelengths of light and give accurately measured doses of energy directly to the appropriate treatment site, which was not possible with other light sources.
Low level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin's layers (the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin) at all light waves in the visible spectrum. When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune response of our blood. This has both antiinfammatory and immunostimulate effects. It is a scientific fact that light transmitted to the bloo in this way has positive effects throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.
Benefits of LLLT Therapy
- Relieves acute and chronic pains
- Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
- Increases blood supply
- Stimulates the immune system
- Stimulates nerve function
- Develops collagen and muscle tissue
- Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
- Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
- Reduces inflammation