Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM). During PBM, photons enter the tissue and trigger a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism, which can decrease pain and inflammation and accelerate the healing process.
Watch this medical animation to learn how Class IV lasers work to help repair tissue damage:
Experience pain relief and reduced inflammation associated with:
Soft Tissue Damage
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as clothing or topical dressings interfere with delivering light to tissues beneath the skin. Patients will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Patients receiving treatments with higher-power lasers also frequently report a rapid decrease in pain. For someone suffering from chronic pain, this effect can be particularly pronounced.
HOW LONG DO TREATMENTS LAST?
Treatments are quick, usually 4-7 minutes, depending on the size, depth, and chronicity of the condition being treated. High-power lasers are able to deliver a lot of energy in a small amount of time,allowing therapeutic dosages to be achieved quickly.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments. Our doctors will develop specific plans of care based on the diagnosis and the tissues that are involved. Chronic conditions often require more therapy than acute.