Low Level Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy - Soft Laser Therapy
- Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Low Level Lasers
- Low Level Laser = Cold Laser = Soft Laser = Laser Phototherapy Devices
- LLLT = Laser Phototherapy
Low level laser therapy utilises biostimulating power of light to relieve pain, heal wounds and rejuvenate skin and other tissues. Here we present a selection of phototherapy lasers suitable for clinics and for safe and effective home use. Our phototherapy lasers do not require medical training or even laser therapy training and there are no special precautions to take, when performing therapy at home or in a clinic. Simply follow user guide enclosed and enjoy the benefits of laser biostimulation for pain relief, wound healing and tissue regeneration or treat yourself to anti aging laser beauty rejuvenation session or helping your hair to grow stronger, fuller and longer.
Light is one of the most fundamental forces of life. It provides energy and facilitates metabolic processes essential to life.
Lasers, including low level lasers referred to as phototherapy lasers are the latest and the most advanced light sources. They generate artificial light and amplify it into focused intense beams of light. Laser technology plays a growing role in many aspects of modern life, including in medicine for pain relief and wound healing and for anti aging beauty therapy in aesthetics. Non-invasive laser phototherapy - low level laser therapy - cold laser therapy - soft laser therapy - has a bright future!
Please note that the most recent terminology refers to LLLT (low level laser therapy) as LASER PHOTOTHERAPY. LOW LEVEL LASERS OR COLD LASERS are now frequently referred to as LASER PHOTOTHERAPY DEVICES or PHOTOTHERAPY LASERS.
Laser Phototherapy for Pain Relief and Wound Healing
Laser phototherapy is a treatment during which light energy is delivered to living tissues and when absorbed, a photobiological cellular response arises. Lasers are devices that generate light. Effective phototherapy requires a specific wavelength of light to be delivered in an appropriate dose. Laser phototherapy is beneficial in many conditions ranging from pain relief to wound healing. Laser phototherapy energises tissues by delivering photon energy to living cells via irradiation with visible or invisible light in wavelengths between circa 400 - 1000 nm at appropriate dose. The absorbed light energy triggers biological reactions in the cells. Variety of endogenous chemical substances are produced in the cells and carried by blood and lymphatic flow to other parts of the system.
Therapeutic effects of laser phototherapy (i.e. irradiation with low level laser) include the following: increased production of ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate) - increased cellular metabolism - increased collagen production - increased enzyme production - increased protein synthesis - better blood flow - better lymphatic flow and drainage - reduced inflammation.
Laser phototherapy is able to address many painful and inflammatory conditions and painful problems, ranging from pain relief to wound healing and sports injuries. Laser phototherapy also plays an increasing role in dermatology and skin rejuvenation. Laser phototherapy is painless and non traumatic and can be used to treat acute injuries as well as chronic conditions. It is easy to apply and offers a possibility of convenient self treatments as many of the modern phototherapy lasers are cleared for home use.
Low Level Laser Therapy - LLLT
When laser light is absorbed by a living tissue, it triggers biological reactions in the cells. Variety of endogenous chemical substances are produced in the cells and carried by blood and lymphatic flow to other parts of the system. Hence, the effects of cold laser light may not be only local, but can also achieve wide systemic effects.
Therapeutic effects of LLLT
- increased production of ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate)
- increased cellular metabolism
- increased collagen production
- increased enzyme production
- increased protein synthesis
- better blood flow
- better lymphatic flow and drainage
- reduced inflammation
The main and the most important effect of laser light on cells is the accelerated production of the ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate). This process is called 'biostimulation'.
Cellular effects of LLLT
ATP molecules are found in the cells of all living things. In animal and human systems, Adenosine TriPhosphate is synthesised in small cellular organelles called mitochondria. In the mitochondria, the primary cellular energy source - the ATP - is produced by combining oxygen with sugar derived from food. ATP can be described as the 'energy carrier' or the 'energy shuttle' capable of harnessing the chemical energy generated from the breakdown of the foodstuffs and transporting it across cellular membranes for conversion into 'fuel' that is required for normal body functioning. Adenosine TriPhosphate is often referred to as the 'energy currency of life'.
If a person has insufficient levels of ATP available, the energy cannot reach the tissues. This can lead to a variety of health problems, such as a susceptibility to infectious diseases, poor wound healing, inflammation and swellings.
In short - the Low Level Laser Therapy devices (soft lasers or cold lasers or phototherapy lasers) deliver light into living tissues (this process is also referred to as 'phototherapy'), increasing the ATP and shuttling more energy and nutrients around the body for healthy metabolism and the appropriate functioning of organs. Please note that phototherapy lasers - also called cold lasers or soft lasers - are not 'heat lamps' and they do not cause perceptible tissue heating or even warming. Cold laser light does not heat treated tissues. The laser phototherapy exerts photochemical effects rather than thermal.
Low level laser therapy devices have been in medical and veterinary use for some 40 years. In the USA, the FDA approved phototherapy lasers for human use, because of their excellent safety profiles with no significant risks attached. To date, much effort has been vested in research into the effectiveness of the LLLT - cold laser therapy - and its applications in medicine, dermatology and anti-aging indications. Laser phototherapy is able to address many painful and inflammatory conditions and problems, ranging from pain relief to wound healing. Laser phototherapy also plays a role in skin and tissue rejuvenation.