What is Laser Therapy?
A non-invasive therapy, laser therapy treatment is growing in popularity for its proven pain relief techniques. It involves the use of specific wavelengths of intense light that can penetrate the top layers of skin and engage directly with the patient’s conditions at the soft tissue and cell level.
There are three types of therapeutic laser therapies: Cold Lasers, Low-Level Laser Therapy, and High Power Laser Therapy. The type of laser your therapist recommends depends on your condition.
Laser Therapy Goals
– Combination Therapy: Many patients opt for laser therapy because it can be used in combination with other kinds of therapy, such as massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy, and more. With no conflict with other therapies, laser therapy can help accelerate the healing process even further.
– Non-Invasive: Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment method, meaning the patient never has to go under the knife or feel any discomfort. Through photobiomodulation—a process that sends beams of intense light through the skin—therapeutic lasers can promote physiological changes at the cellular level.
What does Laser Therapy treat?
Laser therapy is known for helping general pain management by providing patients with a number of benefits. These include:
– Limiting the scar formation after burns, cuts, and surgery
– Engaging the blood flow to damaged cell areas
– Alleviating pain by reducing inflammation
– Treating pain quickly by directly targeting cells, promoting metabolic activity and cell growth and reproduction