What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy, also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an effective treatment used to decrease pain in the muscle and bones, heal skin, inflammation etc. Moreover, it is safe to use onto the human and animal skin.
It works by targeting the tissue with specific wavelengths of light. The light from the device triggers changes within cells and promotes healing. It also helps to eliminate pain and swelling.
How does it work?
Cold laser therapy involves low-intensity laser treatment that stimulates healing through light energy. As the light energy beams onto the affected area, it penetrates deep into the tissue, which is then absorbed, causing changes in the tissue. Of course the higher the power, the more effectively it penetrates the tissue. As a result, it triggers healing responses.
Why is it so effective?
Cold laser therapy provides an alternative to the typical medical management of muscle pain. Compared to the side effects of medications, cold laser therapy risks are minimal. The treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing processes without any risk of causing further damage.
What types of conditions can it treat?
Cold laser therapy can be used by individuals, as well as professionals. This treatment method is ideal for chronic pain as well as injury and swelling. Inflammation, joint pain and chronic pain can also benefit from this treatment.
Here are some common conditions that can benefit from our Cold Laser Therapy device:
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Nerve Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Skin conditions
- Pet injuries (upon vet’s suggestion)
What is the optimal wavelength used for cold laser therapy?
Cold Laser therapy devices come in various wavelengths. The most common is 650nm (red laser color) and the 808nm (infrared).
Many devices use a combination of red and infrared diodes, which achieves a more effective treatment. The red colour treats the tissue superficially whilst the infrared can penetrate it deeper. Note that the infrared 808nm wavelength is invisible to the human eye.
*For some specific conditions, please follow the advice of your doctor before using.