Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), or the Cold Laser, is a form of regenerative medicine. This technology uses wavelengths of light to stimulate healing, relieve pain/inflammation, and help restore function.
How does Low Level Light Therapy work?
The laser produces intense laser light pulses, delivering wavelengths to the treatment site. Adjusting the strength of the laser insures the appropriate level of wavelengths for proper absorption, delivering pulses or a constant stream of wavelenths. The wavelengths penetrate tissue and stimulate activity at the cellular level. The engine of all cells is the organelle mitochondria, and it turns out that mitochondria respond to stimulation by light. They respond by increasing the production of ATP, the fuel that energizes cells. This increase in energy production results in faster healing decreased pain and a quicker return to normal function.
Low Level Light Therapy promotes healing, controls pain, reduces inflammation, improves circulation, treats and strengthens ligament/tendon injuries, and triggers acupuncture points.
What is a typical treatment protocol using LLLT?
A series of treatments is typically three consecutive days followed by every other day treatments as needed. The size of the treatment area determines treatment time and the depth of wavelengths. Therapy can last between 5 and 25 minutes.
If you have questions about Cold Laser therapy, please contact the clinic to speak with one of our doctors at 636.332.5373