Pulsed Cold Laser Therapy for Noninvasive Treatment
Effective Integrative Healthcare provides cold laser therapy to Crofton and Millersville, MD patients. Lasers are becoming more popular in cosmetic and medical procedures because they are painless and have powerful healing properties. Unlike the hot energy light beams used for industrial and commercial applications, low-level laser therapy, sometimes called pulsed cold laser therapy, is used in the medical field to promote soft tissue healing. The light from laser therapy penetrates through the top levels of skin into deeper tissue structures, working as a powerful anti-inflammatory treatment that can be as effective as anti-inflammatory medications. This makes it effective for pain relief, increased blood flow and regulation, quicker wound healing, increased natural tissue regeneration, and reduced scarring.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is a low-intensity therapy that uses low levels of light to stimulate healing. Because the low levels of light aren’t typically enough to heat the body’s tissue, this type of pulsed laser therapy is called ” cold “. Laser therapy for pain is becoming more and more common.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
During cold laser therapy, various wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied to a target area where the body’s tissue will absorb the light. The emitted low-level light stimulates a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with their own reaction, which promotes regeneration. You’ll mostly likely be able to feel the laser device coming into contact with your skin, but the procedure is painless, and noninvasive, and you will not be able to feel the vibration or any heat. On average, the procedure lasts a few minutes and is usually not more than 20 minutes.
What Conditions Are Treated With Cold Laser Therapy?
For medical purposes, laser light therapy is mainly used to treat various symptoms related to pain and inflammation. To reach tissue and muscles below the skin, our team uses wavelengths between 780 and 950 nanometers. Patients with sports injuries—including tennis elbow, muscle sprains and strains, tendinitis or bursitis, knee and joint pain, and general neck and back pain or tension—are typically good candidates for laser light therapy. Other good candidates for laser light therapy include patients with acute injuries from accidents, osteoarthritis, and chronic knee or ankle pain.
The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy provides patients with a wide range of benefits. Not only is it a noninvasive procedure, but cold laser therapy reduces inflammation, and there is no prolonged recovery time. The benefits of cold laser therapy include, but are not limited to, the following:
- A painless, noninvasive procedure
- A fast and efficient treatment
- A fast recovery process
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- No side effects or complications
- Safe alternative to pain medications
- No downtime after treatment
Who Can Get Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is most often advised for patients with good skin elasticity, non-oily complexions, and light or moderate blemishes. While certain conditions may prevent some patients from being eligible for cold laser therapy, this type of therapy is considered safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. Cold laser therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that is noninvasive and painless. If you are highly sensitive to or nervous about a treatment like acupuncture or dry needling for pain relief, laser light therapy could be an alternative, less-invasive option with similar results. The low-level light pulses can stimulate your pain or trigger points the same way needles do, but without piercing the skin.
What Does The Cold Laser Therapy Procedure Look Like?
To use laser therapy, different wavelengths of low-level light are applied directly to the skin and the targeted areas so the body tissue can store the energy from the light waves. Damaged cells in the skin and tissue respond to red and infrared light by regenerating faster. At these wavelengths, laser therapy is painless and noninvasive. There is no sound, vibration, or heat to make you uncomfortable, and after a few minutes of treatment, you will be able to return to your daily activities with no recovery time. To enjoy the full effects of laser therapy, you’ll probably need more than one treatment session in our office, as determined by our team in consultation with you.
Meet With Our Therapy Team for a Customized Plan
At Effective Integrative Healthcare, we’re trained to use laser therapy alone or in tandem with complementary treatments for effective symptom relief and long-term healing. To find out which of our treatments are right for you, call Effective Integrative Healthcare in Millersville or Crofton to schedule a free initial consultation. We’ll evaluate your needs and health across all our chiropractic, physical therapy, and functional medicine services to create a mix of therapy for the fastest and most effective results possible. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with us.