Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

/Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) 2018-05-07T22:07:39+00:00

What is LLLT?

Low Level Laser Therapy is the application of high intensity, red or infra-red light into the area of tissue. This very intense (but not hot), “monochromatic” (one wavelength), coherent light (all the photons are in phase and synchronized) is applied with a very specific dose in mind. It is painless, non-toxic, non-invasive, without drugs and very safe if applied by a trained practitioner. LLLT also reduces healing duration 30-40% and the injured tissues are stronger than if they had not been exposed to LLLT.

Specifically, LLLT is the application of red and infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound / soft tissue healing, decrease inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.
Laser Therapy is used to:
•Increase speed & strength of tissue repair
•Provide significant pain relief
•Decrease overall inflammation
•Increase local circulation

How does LLLT work?

Like photosynthesis – the correct wavelengths and power of light at certain intensities for an appropriate period of time can increase ATP production and cell membrane perturbation that lead to increased cellular energy, permeability changes and second messenger activity resulting in functional changes such as increased synthesis, increased secretion and motility changes. These profound metabolic effects significantly help facilitate the human body’s innate healing capacity.

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Clinical effects of LLLT

An appropriate dose of light can improve speed and quality of acute and chronic superficial wound healing, soft tissue healing, pain relief, improved immune system and nerve regeneration. Other applications with good clinical evidence include Venous Ulcers, Diabetic Ulcers, Osteoarthritis, tendonitis, Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN, shingles), postoperative pain, polycystic ovaries & fibroids to name a few.