Q. What is Cold Laser Therapy?
A. Cold Laser therapy is the use of low intensity photonic energy as a treatment modality.
Q. How does Cold Laser work?
Photonic stimuli excite the body’s cells infusing them with energy, with the three primary reactions being, reduction of inflammation, cell regeneration and increased blood flow.
Q. What are the benefits of cold laser therapy?
A. Cold Laser Therapy is a noninvasive, fast and effective modality that has been proven in clinical trial to reduce pain, reduce edema and promote healing.
Q. How safe is Cold Laser Therapy?
A. Cold Laser Therapy is very safe, the only general precaution is the use of special filtering glasses when a class 3B laser is in use.
Q. How deep into the tissue can laser light penetrate?
A. The depth of penetration is dependent on multiple factors including mass and density, however since cold laser has been proven in clinical study to effect subcutaneous cells; the point is low level laser, does penetrate; as opposed to the heat lamp devices that do not.
Q. Is Cold Laser Therapy painful?
A. No, most people do not feel anything, for those that have reported a feeling, it is nothing more than a slight tingling.
Q. Who uses the Cold Lasers?
A. Representatives from every practice in the health care industry, including by not limited; Cosmetic Surgeons, Chiropractors, Plastic Surgeons, Physical Therapists, Registered Nurses and Medical Doctors.
Q. How is Cold Laser Therapy administered?
A. The mechanics of how cold laser therapy is administered is based on the indication for use, however; the general process is the probe containing the laser diode(s) are held in place or moved gently over the treatment area at a distance of anywhere from 4” – 12.”
Q. How long does it take for the laser to heal or improve a condition?
A. This is dependent on the application, however; progress is immediately evident.
Research On Cold Laser Therapy
Q. What clinical studies have been conducted using Cold Laser?
A. Erchonia has sponsored numerous clinical trials and continues to promote low level laser as a modality through ongoing research.
Q. Are there any conditions which would prevent me from using?
A. There are no code regulated contraindications, however; since there are no long term evaluations on certain conditions, we do not recommend use on pregnant women or persons with a pace maker.
Q. Does laser therapy cause heat damage or cancer in the tissue?
A. No, low level laser by virtue of design is no heat producing and does not alter the cell structure. The laser irradiation is non-ionizing meaning it does not collect in tissue.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. Some persons have reported a sense of deep relaxation that may cause drowsiness.
Q. Are there any complications to the treatments?
A. There are no known and / or published adverse effects of Low Level Laser Therapy.