Cold Laser (also known as LLLT – Low Level Laser Therapy) utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissues to stimulate healing. The red light therapy communicates with damaged cells which respond with regeneration. Though the device touches your skin, you feel no heat, hear no sound, and ultimately get to rest for the 15-10 min period of modality treatment.
Cold Laser is one of the treatments used, which is essentially a light amplifier, building on beliefs about the healing power of light going back to Hippocrates and ancient times. Throughout history many believed that light therapy could harness the power of the sun to heal. However cold laser is different from the sun in that it is a compressed waveform, usually from the red spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. Low-level lasers provide a form of pure light to deeply penetrate the surface of the skin without heating or damaging body tissues.
Cold Laser has been approved by the FDA as an effective painless drug free therapy successful in treating muscle spasms, nerve pain and arthritis. It has also been shown to increase the speed of wound and fractures healing. It is recommended to use cold laser therapy for sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, low back pain, and the like.
Cold Laser Therapy can be used for skin rejuvenation, treating acne, psoriasis, burns, and the like by dermatologists. This therapy can be utilized to help many different points of pain and inflammation. Research is still being done to find more ways cold laser can be used to heal the body.