Low-level laser light is a compressed light of a wavelength from the cold, red part of the spectrum, hence the name “cold laser.” The cold laser is very different from natural light. When natural light hits your skin, it produces heat that can damage your skin. Since a cold laser is one color, it is a single wavelength, and its beam can be concentrated in a small area. It can penetrate the skin without heat, damage to your skin, or any known side effects. There are two types of medical lasers: high power and low power. High power lasers are used to cut through tissue while low-power lasers stimulate tissue repair and healing.
Cold laser therapy is an application of red and near infrared light over an injured area to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both chronic and acute pain. Non-heat producing or “cold” laser light energy directs light energy to the body’s cells without injuring them. Cold laser light dramatically boosts the body’s natural healing response. Since near infrared light waves penetrate the deepest of all the visible light waves, cold laser therapy optimizes the positive healing effects in the body, including:
In conclusion, when red and near infrared light are focused in a “cold laser” and applied through the skin to an injured area, the bodies natural healing response is stimulated, and in many cases, it heals faster and better than without the laser. Cold laser therapy is safe and effective for decreasing pain and healing many conditions.
Most cold lasers look like a flashlight and emit a red beam of light. That beam of light is placed over the cause of your injury or strain for anywhere between 3 and 15 minutes. The laser does not produce any significant amount of heat and is painless. Most patients say they do not feel anything at all. A few have reported a slight “tingling” sensation.BOOK ONLINE