COLD LASER

How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?

During this procedure, different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area. The body tissue then absorbs the light. The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration.

Superficial tissue is commonly treated with wavelengths between 600 and 700 nano-meters (nm). For deeper penetration, wavelengths between 780 and 950 (nm) are used.

Although you’ll feel the laser device touching your skin, 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.

​The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the low levels of light aren’t enough to heat your body’s tissue. The level of light is low when compared to other forms of laser therapy, such as those used to destroy tumors and coagulate tissue.

What is Cold Laser Therapy Used for?

Sports medicine and physical therapy practices often use cold laser therapy in the treatment of minor injuries and sprains, such as:

It’s also used to help reduce swelling and promote healing of the joints and soft tissue.

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