The laser, simply stated, is a light treatment. The light literally goes through the body. Any cell that it touches is upregulated (which is a scientific way of saying every function of the cell is ramped up. Every function!!) The most important is the stimulation of the mitochondria, which is where respiration (breathing and the intake of oxygen) and energy production occur.
Due to this stimulation, every cell the laser touches will have an increase in function due to oxygen and energy surges. This causes angiogenesis (building of new capillaries) and regenerates new nerve tissues. This makes everything heal faster and even improves normal functions. The laser will increase sports and athletic performance with a single treatment. Low-Level Laser Therapy triggers biochemical changes within cells and is compared to photosynthesis in plants. Light therapy can speed up the healing process of wounds by increasing collagen synthesis. It has also been shown to be an effective treatment for sprains, strains, and post-surgical pains. Low light doses can heal skin irritation, nerves, tendons, cartilage, and bones and reduce inflammation. Many LLLT patients report improvement within days or, in some cases, even hours.
Our office’s laser (Erchonia FX 405) is the most advanced and proven laser to date. Our model has a violet laser and a red laser. Violet Laser Kills Any:
Red Laser Increases Healing In:
Together with both colors, there is a double or more increase in healing time and energy production compared to old lasers.
If you have been interested in light therapy, keep an eye out for our upcoming laser clinics. This will be an opportunity to show patients and friends how the laser works and answer any questions you may have. The last comment I’d like to share is; Low-Level Laser Therapy is one of the safest forms of therapy with no adverse side effects in 100’s of studies.
– Kent Sifford, DC