The Effect of Laser Therapy


Over the centuries, sunlight (as the first form of phototherapy) has been shown to have both healing and wellness properties.

The therapeutic potential of light was first discovered by the US aerospace program NASA that looked at the impact of laser therapy and its potential healing opportunities.

A laser treatment works with the help of a special light source (for example a gas-controlled diode) that sends light energy directly to the deeper layers under the skin.

 

 

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

 
 

In the past, High Power Lasers were only used in surgery, however technical advancement and the creation of a special no-contact photobiomodulation hand piece mean that High Power Laser can now also be used therapeutically.

Hospitals and health-related facilities around the world have been using laser treatments for quite some time. A big advantage of this is that it is a non-invasive and painless treatment.

Recent studies show that laser treatments or combination treatments to humans and animals provide amazing results and it has been proven that pain, infections or wounds disappear or heal in a quicker and more efficient way compared to more traditional approaches using medication.

Due to the non-invasive approach, laser treatments have already been adopted by many physiotherapists, veterinarians, animal physiotherapists, dentists and dental hygienists as a standard part of their treatment package.

As a specialist in healthcare, we offer you, through the use of High Power Laser Therapy, the perfect solution to help your patients in a quicker and more efficient way.

High Power Laser Therapy is very suitable for treating:

• Damaged or inflamed tendons
• Damaged or inflamed joints
• All painful and inflammatory conditions (this is a collective name for skin conditions in which inflammation in the skin plays an important role)
• Arthrosis
• Muscle cramps; pain and loss of sensation associated with nerve damage pain (neuropathic pain)
• Muscle spasms and inflammation associated with fibromyalgia; pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the bottom 
of the sole of the foot, common with flat feet or heel spurs)
• Tension headache, pain in the temporomandibular joint, cartilage damage

High Power Laser Therapy is the perfect solution to help your patients in a quicker and more effective way. Our powerful High Power Laser penetrates deep into all tissues and therefore its applications are very extensive. High Power Laser Therapy is revolutionary and provides direct pain relief. In 95% of the cases, the patient is completely pain free within a few minutes of receiving treatment and where necessary a follow-up treatment can take place immediately. Acute situations where the patient is experiencing severe pain can also be easily relieved with this non-invasive form of therapy.

For the health professional

As a health professional, we offer you, through the use of High Power Laser Therapy the perfect solution to help your patients in a faster and more effective way. High Power Laser Therapy is a perfect addition to a health professionals portfolio of services. Whether you are a physiotherapist, dentist, dental hygienist, veterinarian or animal physiotherapist, you will find that your patients will be delighted with the painless and non-invasive treatment, let alone the fantastic results it delivers. Our lasers are high power and have more efficient and effective results when compared to lower wattage and/or size of treatment heads from other laser solutions. 

What does this mean for the patient?

High Power Laser Therapy stimulates a boost in the cells energy (photobiomodulation), optimizing ATP production and increasing blood flow and oxygen to the tissue.

In turn this increases the metabolism in the tissue’s cells and provides the optimal environment for tissue to heal.

Every laser that has more power than 0,5 Watt is classed as a High Power Laser (Class IV). Class IV lasers are strong and used for medical purposes. They can penetrate deep into the tissue, while the treatment time is short. The more power the laser has per cm2, the deeper the laser penetrates the tissue. For treatment purposes, it is important to remember that the wattage, clearly labelled on the laser, is the power provided by the laser itself.

The moment that a different size treatment head is used, results in a different level of wattage output and depth of treatment.

An example:

A 3 Watt laser with a standard supplied 1 cm2 laser handpiece delivers 3.0 Watt on the treatment surface with a noticeable laser treatment effect up to 7 cm.

A 3 Watt laser with an optional 3 cm2  laser handpiece delivers 2.05 Watt on the treatment surface, however the treatment depth is less deep. If you still maintain the same treatment depth white, then you need a laser with a higher wattage.

HPLT risks

Very few powerful, result proven treatments come without risks, this includes the laser. This risk mainly focuses on the safety around use.

The laser rays are very powerful and harmful to the eye, specifically the retina.

High Power Laser Therapy may only be used by specialists, both specialist and patient should be protected by protective laser eye wear during laser use.