How Do Cold Lasers Work?
Cold Laser Therapy is a treatment that uses specific light wavelengths to accelerate the healing process of injured tissue. It is often used on patients who suffer from chronic and acute conditions, resulting in elimination of swelling, pain, and higher functionality.
Cold lasers are handheld by the clinician and are usually the size of a flashlight. The clinician places the laser over the injured area for from anywhere between 30 seconds and several minutes, depending on the size of the injury and dose of cold laser unit.
The non-thermal light photons are emitted from the device and passed through the various layers of the skin (the dermis, epidermis, and subcutaneous tissue.)
The light energy passes through the skin's layers and reaches the target area, and then is absorbed and interacts with the various light sensetive elements of inside the cell. When the light energy is absorbed by the cells, a series of events are initiated which results in the repairment of damaged tissue, pain reduction, and overall healing by increasing intracellular metabolism.