Class III Laser Therapy, also known as Cold Laser Therapy, is primarily used to help reduce inflammation, a primary cause for pain. When tissue becomes injured or lacks oxygen and other nutrients, the healing process may slow. Toxins accumulate within the tissue, further blocking the healing process and can result in a thick band of scar tissue forming across the muscle. This band of scar tissue can inhibit movement and restrict the body’s natural range of motion.
Cold Laser Therapy helps to promote circulation as the fresh blood flow is essential to flush out toxins and reduce inflammation, allowing for the body to heal faster.
While only recently cleared by the FDA for use in the United States, Cold Laser© has been used extensively throughout the world for more than twenty years. Also known as cold laser or phototherapy, Cold Laser© is backed by extensive research with over 500 published studies covering a wide range of conditions.
Cold Laser© has been proven effective in the treatment of a number of soft-tissue injuries, pain, and inflammatory conditions. Recently, this exciting technology was cleared by the FDA for the treatment of pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. This is particularly important and timely in light of recent published concerns regarding the safety of traditional arthritis medications. Treatments are fast and easy to apply. With treatment times generally less than 5 minutes, Cold Laser© is a perfect complement to traditional soft-tissue treatments. Preferably, treatments are administered 2-3 times per week for optimal results.
How It Works?
A handheld device is used by the injury specialist and is placed over the injured area for anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area. Non-thermal photons of light are emitted from the laser and pass through the layers of the skin, having the ability to penetrate 2-5 centimeters below the skin. Once the light reaches the targeted area, it is absorbed and interacts with light sensitive elements in the cell. When these cells absorb the light energy, it initiates a series of events that results in a normalization of damaged or injured tissue.