Cold laser therapy is a low-intensity laser that stimulates healing by using low levels of light. The tissue of the targeted area absorbs the light, eliminating pain, swelling, spasms, and increasing functionality. This noninvasive, painless procedure causes a reaction to the damaged cells, which promotes regeneration.
Treatments are typically 2-3x a week, for 6 to 10 sessions. However, each client’s condition is unique and presents inflammation differently. Acute injuries can be treated everyday, while chronic problems are best handled with 2-3 treatments a week.
Cold laser therapy is gentle, painless, and non-invasive. Most people safely undergo the treatment, however, we don’t recommend pregnant women or cancer patients do this treatment, or those who take photo-sensitive medication.
Research has found that the results last 3-4 days after the first treatment. Results do vary from person to person, but typically the period of pain relief increases as more treatments are performed.
Cold laser has the unique property of being able to penetrate up to 2 inches below the skin surface, causing an increase in cellular metabolism with no tissue damage.
While each cold laser therapy session only takes a few minutes, it may take as long as 1 month (with as many as 4 treatments a week) before you can gauge its effectiveness.
Since the level of light being delivered is so low, no heat is produced. While some patients report feeling a slight tingling sensation, most feel nothing at all during their treatment session. The tingling you may feel is due to increased blood flow in the area.