What is Cold Laser Therapy?

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What is Cold Laser Therapy | Laser Therapy Cleveland - treatmentWhat is Low-Level Laser/Light Therapy (LLLT)?

Low-level laser/light therapy (LLLT) is the anatomical application of red and near infrared light through the use of a cold laser or light-emitting diode (LED) device to either stimulate or inhibit cellular function.

LLLT is also known as Photobiomodulation. If we breakdown the word into its three parts we get photo (meaning light), bio (meaning life) and modulation (meaning change or influence), it presents a better understanding of the term. Photobiomodulation is a form of light therapy that uses non-damaging forms of light in the visible and infrared spectrum. It is a heat-free, photochemical process that results in beneficial therapeutic outcomes including, but not limited to the alleviation of pain or inflammation, increased immune response and the promotion of wound healing and tissue regeneration.


How Does LLLT Work?

What is Cold Laser Therapy | Laser Therapy Cleveland - backLasers and LEDs can be used to stimulate and improve cellular functions in the body that repair tissue, reduce inflammation and transmit pain. Lasers and LEDs produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. By applying the right wavelength, at the right intensity, for the right amount of time you can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and reduce pain. In addition, LLLT single point lasers can release trigger points while completely avoiding needles. The intensity of LLLT lasers and LEDs is not high like a surgical laser. There is no cutting of tissues.

Our bodies absorb light energy. However, all light is not absorbed the same. Our cells respond to certain red and infrared wavelengths in ways that improve the level of day-to-day cellular function. Not only does this help with things like skin health and muscle recovery, but it may also play a role in the body’s ability to process stored fat.


The Benefits of Laser Therapy

LLLT can be used as an alternative to needles, surgery and medications. The application of LLLT is safe, pain-free, non-invasive, drug-free and highly effective. Additionally, laser therapy does not damage skin tissue and is safe for all skin types. It has no adverse short-term or long-term side effects, and it is safe for all ages.

Research with red and near infrared light has been shown to:

  • Reduce Inflammation and Swelling
  • Reduce Joint Stiffness
  • Reduce Pain
  • Stimulate Cell Function and Repair
  • Increase Circulation
  • Improve Wound Healing

Risks / Contraindications

There are no known adverse side effects of low-light laser therapy/ LLLT when it is administered properly. However, there are several contraindications including:

  • Cold lasers are potentially harmful to the retina and therefore should not be used directly on the eye. Laser safety goggles with correct filters are used when a laser is used near the eyes.
  • Cold laser is not advised for use on pregnant women. Effects of LLLT on a fetus are unknown.
  • Cold laser should not be used over any known area with carcinoma or cancerous lesions.
  • Cold laser should not be used directly over the thyroid gland.
  • Laser therapy, in general, should not be used on patients that are on immune-suppressant drugs.

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*The results and testimonials have been provided by some of our clients/patients being treated with low-level laser therapy, including the Wellness Pod.

We make every effort to ensure that we accurately represent our laser and light equipment and its benefits and the outcomes shared may not apply to every person and are not intended to guarantee, promise, represent and/or assure that everyone will achieve the same or similar results.