Low level laser therapy (LLLT) stimulates healing of the tissue and reduces inflammation and edema. During this procedure, different wavelengths and outputs of laser beam are applied directly to a targeted area of the body. As the beam penetrates the tissues of the human body, it causes pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects, as well as biostimulation. The procedure is painless and noninvasive. There will be no sound and you’ll feel no vibration or heat. Each treatment typically takes only a few minutes.
- Relief of swelling and inflammation because of injuries or chronic diseases
- Promotion of healing of the joints and soft tissue
- Promotion of tissue repair
- Prevention of tissue death
- Decreasing of pain
- Stimulation of recovery
Treatment with Low Level Laser therapy is safe. However, there are safety precautions that need to be followed in order to ensure safety. Low Intensity Laser light can be dangerous to the eyes (even closed eyes), therefore both the patient and the therapist must wear safety goggles provided by the device supplier.
One of the great benefits of the Low Intensity Laser is that it’s absolutely painless. The therapist delivers the therapy moving the applicator along the skin holding the applicator right above the treated area. Or the therapy can be delivered hands free when the applicator is fixed right above the treated area.
There is very low chance of Low Intensity Laser burning the patient even when the therapy is not dynamic and the applicator is not continuously moved along the skin surface. Therapists operating the Low Intensity Laser are well trained professionals.
Number of treatments varies based on the indication, its severity and how the patient’s body reacts to the treatment. Number of treatments can therefore be anywhere between 6 and 12, more in very severe cases. Contact your Therapist to see how many treatments you might need.
The typical number of treatments per week is between 2 to 3. The therapist sets the number of treatments so that the therapy is the most effective and suitable to the patient’s time options.
There are no side-effects to the treatment. There is a possibility of slight redness of the treated area right after the treatment which disappears within several hours after the treatment. As with most physical therapies the patient might feel a temporary worsening of their condition which also disappears within several hours after the treatment.
No, the treatment is in contrary to pain medication non-addictive.
No, there is no limit to the number of treatments as the therapy is non-addictive. It is up to the therapist to determine whether the patient needs more treatments or conclude that in the given patient’s case the therapy is not effective and suggest other therapy options.