What’s the big deal about Cold Lasers & Low Level Laser Therapy?
Just to set the record straight. There is no difference between a cold laser, a low level laser and a biostimulating laser. These names are all used synonymously along with others that I will write about another time. There is however a significant difference between types of cold lasers, wavelengths, power output and depth of penetration. Some of the variables in a cold laser that you have to take into account are: nanometers (nm), milliwatts (mW), red light spectrum, infrared light spectrum, true laser diodes vs LED diodes, price, classification, FDA approval or clearance, depth of penetration, continuous wave, super pulsed wave and more.
I will write about these significant details in more depth another time. For now, suffice it to know that not all cold lasers are created equal, some are grossly over priced and others are merely toys posing as a laser, but offering minimal performance.
The big deal about cold lasers is that they are extremely safe with virtually no reported injuries in over 35 years of use. They are also significantly effective, offering numerous benefits such as:
- analgesic (pain relieving)
- anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation),
- anti-edemic (reduces build up of serous fluid between tissue cells)
- donates photons to cells increasing production of ATP
- repolarizes cells
- immune boosting
- easy to use
- extremely safe to use at home or in a clinic
- works on conditions that may have received little or no results from other treatments
I don’t know about you, but anything that can offer all of these benefits is very exciting to me and I am grateful that these healing lasers are finally available to help the myriad of people who desperately need the non-invasive therapy they have to offer. The beauty of low level laser therapy (lllt) is that the treatment does not discriminate between cell groups. All cellular structures that receive the light benefit from it including: skin, muscles, tissues, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bones and in the case of some lasers even organs and glands.
Light is the language that cells use to communicate with eachother. It just makes perfect sense to give the body more of what it needs at a cellular level.
That’s all for now. Come back often for more.