Laser therapy treatment for pain relief is the use of a pencil-like device that produces low-intensity wavelengths of light to treat pain conditions. This type of cold laser therapy is also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or low-power laser therapy (LPLT). The laser therapy stimulates healing and is proven to be a non-invasive, drug-free treatment for pain relief and helps in tissue cell regeneration. It is FDA approved and its efficacy has been successfully demonstrated in studies over the past years, including one done by Harvard University researchers.
By utilizing specific wavelengths of light on the affected area, the light will enter into damaged cells to stimulate intercellular activity. Once stimulated, it will help reduce pain, regenerate cells, and speed up the healing process. The healing process is complete when the cells recover from the damage.
The targeted area is most often treated through 600-700 nanometers (nm) of wavelengths. Deeper penetration requires 780-950 nm of wavelengths.
During the procedure, you will feel the device touching your skin but without any pain as it is a non-invasive procedure. You will neither hear sound, nor feel vibration or heat on your skin. The treatment usually lasts a few minutes.
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