What is Laser Light Therapy and what are the potential benefits?
Laser light therapy involves directing infrared laser light into the tissue surrounding an injury. The light energy absorbed by the tissue stimulates the body’s natural cellular pathways to reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy can reduce scar tissue and improve circulation and lymph flow and re-energize the healing process.
What is involved?
Application of the laser light is by a trained technician, under the supervision of a health care professional. The light can penetrate up to 3 inches deep into the tissue to stimulate heat. The treatment will typically take between 5 and 15 minutes and is painless. Between 3 to 20 treatments maybe required, depending on the injury and rate of healing.
How does it work and why is it effective?
Laser light supplies energy to the body in the form of photons or light. The laser energy is absorbed through the skin and causes tissue changes, stimulates tissue repair and creates an analgesic anti-inflammatory effect.