What is Laser Therapy?

High Power Laser Therapy uses non-invasive laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue.

Laser light stimulates higher ATP production levels, increases cell membrane permeability, and promotes blood and lymphatic vessel vasodilation.

These events lead to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular energy and health.

How does it work?

All light is composed of photons – small packets of light energy.

However, not all light is the same. Different electromagnetic wavelengths represent different colors on the visible light spectrum.

When light is projected as a single, coherent wavelength where the waves travel parallel to each other, it’s considered laser light.

How lasers work

Laser Therapy treatments

Laser therapy applies specifically calibrated laser light to an organism in order to stimulate cellular level metabolic processes.

The photon energy of laser light can effectively penetrate the skin and underlying structures, accelerating the body’s natural healing process.

Laser therapy utilizes the wavelengths and frequencies of visible red and near infrared (NIR) light to treat a variety of conditions at their source within the body through safe, non-invasive, and painless procedures.

How does Laser Therapy affect the body?

How laser therapy affects the body

During a laser therapy treatment session, visible red light and near infrared (NIR) are absorbed within the mitochondria and the cell membrane.

Studies have shown that when tissue cultures are irradiated by lasers, enzymes within cells absorb energy from laser light.

This produces higher ATP levels and boosts DNA production, leading to an increase in cellular health and energy.

Therefore, when applied as treatment, lasers have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation as well as stimulate nerve regeneration, muscle relaxation, and immune system response.

Lasers have no effect on normal tissues because photons of light are only absorbed and utilized by the cells that need them.

How Laser Therapy works

Health effects of Laser Therapy

Accelerate cell repair

Accelerate tissue repair and promote cell growth

Photons of light from lasers penetrate deep into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products.

As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments, and muscles are repaired faster.

Heal your wounds on your own schedule

Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissues.

Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries.

As a result, laser therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.

Expedite wound healing

Immuno regulation

Help your body's natural lines of defense

Laser therapy has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulating immunoglobulins and lymphocytes.

Laser light is absorbed by chromophones (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light.

The enzyme flavin mononucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.

Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs.

Laser light speeds up the process of nerve-cell reconnection and increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.

Improve nerve function

Improve vascular activity

Laser light may significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue, speeding up the healing process, closing wounds more rapidly while also reducing scar tissue.

Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilatation, an increase in the diameter of blood vessels.

Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen, and food particle loads for blood cells.

Increase metabolic activity

Pain relief

Laser therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity.

Patients also experience less pain due to laser therapy's ability to reduce inflammation.

Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain and adrenal gland.

Laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or surgery.

Reduce fibrous tissue

Reduce inflammation

Stimulate your anti inflammatory response

Laser therapy has an antiedemic effect as it causes vasodilation (the dilation of blood vessels, decreasing blood pressure).

It also activates the lymphatic drainage system to help drain swollen areas.

As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.

Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis, providing musculoskeletal pain relief.

Trigger & acupuncture points

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