Promote your body’s natural healing ability with cold laser therapy.
Our cold laser therapy uses low level laser technology (LLLT) and patented laser diode arms to precisely target and stimulate mitochondria of a cell. This increases the energy production within the cell, which promotes our bodies natural healing ability. This light doesn’t produce any heat during the treatment and doesn’t heat the body’s tissue, which is why it’s called “cold” laser therapy. This technology has been used for more than 50 years as a safe, non-invasive, and drug-free treatment that’s clinically proven to reduce pain and promote healing with no known side effects.
The laser technology we use adds a violet laser to the red lasers.
This violet laser has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and it produces more energy per photon. Research shows that the combination of violet and red lasers results in greater pain relief. The violet laser also enhances reactive oxygen species (ROS), which plays an important role in facilitating pain and inflammation reduction.
What Cold Laser Therapy can help with:
It can help treat a variety of conditions, including:
Acute pain in the shoulder, wrist, hand, knee, neck, elbow, low back, ankle and foot
Pre- and post-operation healing
It also supports:
Immune function by optimizing your ability to fight infection
Vascular health by improving blood circulation
Parasympathetic support by reducing stress and anxiety
Lymphatic drainage by helping to maintain proper blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions
Detoxification by removing toxins from your body
Metabolic activity by optimizing the way cells convert food to energy
Wound healing and reduction of scar tissue
The science behind cold laser therapy
Cold laser therapy works on the principle of photobiomodulation, where specific wavelengths of light interact with the body’s cells to promote healing and regeneration. Our technology uses wavelengths of 630nm & 405 nm. Wavelengths measuring at least 600nm are in the ‘biological window’, where light penetrates 1-2 centimeters into the skin and spreads into the tissues to affect cells in your muscles, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage. These low levels of energy spur a type of photosynthesis response in your cells by stimulating mitochondria and encouraging the cells to produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), an important energy source for cells.
As a non-invasive, low-intensity therapy procedure, cold laser therapy requires no recovery time after treatment and has no side effects.
The technology we use complies with the highest clinical testing, with all level 1 clinical trials having gone through the FDA pre-IDE process, IRB approval, and are based on pilot research to ensure that the laser has been proven safe and effective by the FDA.
Erchonia is the brand of cold laser we use.
What to expect during cold laser treatment
Cold laser therapy is quick, easy, and painless – there’s no sound, vibration or heat to make you uncomfortable. In fact, many patients have reported a deep sense of relaxation during treatments.
During your appointment, you sit or lie down comfortably. One of our providers will position the device onto your treatment sites, delivering a controlled dose of low-level light directly to these areas. The device emits low levels of light that penetrate the tissue without heating or damaging the skin. You’ll most likely feel the laser device coming into contact with your skin, but you won’t feel the vibration or any heat. On average, the procedure lasts about 10 minutes and is usually not more than 20 minutes.
After the treatment, you can return to your normal activities with no recovery time. Be aware that you may need multiple sessions to reach the full effects of cold laser therapy. The number of treatments you’ll need will be determined by your specific injury, pain, or health need, and discussed during an appointment with one of our providers.