Cold Laser Therapy

What is Cold Laser or Low Level Laser Therapy?

Low Level Laser or Cold Laser (LLLT), is a cutting edge technique for chronic pain, fertility, skin conditions and more. LLLT is the most powerful laser before surgical lasers. Most importantly, this technique is effective, painless, safe, drug free and non-invasive. Most people don’t feel it at all or report a mild tingling and a feeling of relaxation.

Effects of Low Level Laser:

  • Increases cellular ATP and energy
  • DNA production is increased
  • Stimulates mitochondrial activity and repairs the effects of aging
  • Improves blood flow and releases endorphins
  • Decreases edema and swelling
  • Decreases chronic inflammation and reduces pain
  • Increases cartilage and bone formation

Low Level Laser for Injury

Around the world, laser therapy is rapidly becoming a medical therapy that can heal injuries and fractures up to 60% faster than conventional treatment. In the U.K., LLLT has become the treatment of choice for soft tissue “whiplash” injuries and for the treatment of painful post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles pain). We use it with great results to treat concussion, post concussion syndrome and many other muscle, joint and tendon/ ligament issues.

Low Level Laser for Fertility

We are the first clinic in the Seattle area to offer this cutting edge technology for male and female fertility. It is beneficial all types of fertility. Is great for women with premature ovarian failure, Low AMH, High FSH, PCOS, endometriosis, lining and/or implantation issues. For men is can help improve, motility, mobility and morphology. Low Level Laser works to:

  • Reduce oxidative stress and aging to the ovaries
  • Increase blood flow to the uterus, ovaries and abdomen
  • Speed tissue healing and benefits the endometrium
  • Eliminate recurring infections
  • Reduce scaring from previous surgeries and infections
  • Relax the sympathetic nervous system
  • Decreases stress and promotes parasympathetic function

How Does Cold Laser work?

A specific wavelengths and dose of light energy are targeted at treatment site. Visible light penetrates the skin layers at all wavelengths. Light waves in the near infrared ranges, penetrate the deepest.

The LLLT stimulates the mitochondria of your cells. It also optimizes the immune response of your blood. This has both anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating effects. It has positive effects throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.

What to Expect During a Cold Laser Session

Low Level Laser is painless and effective. There is no electrical sensation or heat. The main sensation is the pressure of the laser on the skin.

Some patients report a slight tingling. Some notice a slight feeling of warmth and wellbeing. The treatment will last from 2 to 20 minutes.

Following a laser therapy session, 75-80% of patients notice improvement right away. This will depend on your condition and how long it has been present.

Generally, the more chronic or severe the condition, the longer it takes to respond. The majority of conditions treated will take anywhere from 4-5 or 10-18 treatments. If your condition does not change immediately, it may take 3-4 sessions before you notice a marked change.

Resources:

ML830 Microlight website.