Why Cold Is Becoming Cool!
Say HELLO to Cold laser therapy!
Relatively new in Australia, cold laser therapy has been a technique used in the US and UK for some years.
So what’s cold laser therapy anyway?
Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy (LLLT) that stimulates healing while using low levels of light.
The level of light is low when compared to other forms of laser therapy, such as those used to destroy tumours.
The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the low levels of light aren’t enough to heat your body’s tissue.
Cold laser therapy is also known as:
low-level laser therapy (LLLT)
low-power laser therapy (LPLT)
soft laser biostimulation
So how does cold laser therapy work?
During this procedure, different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area. The body tissue then absorbs the light. The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration.
Although you’ll feel the laser device touching your skin, the procedure is painless and noninvasive. There will be no sound and you’ll feel no vibration or heat.
Each treatment typically takes only a few minutes.
What’s cold laser therapy used for?
The main uses for cold laser therapy are tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation.
It can be used to treat minor injuries and sprains, such as:
lower back pain
pain associated with muscle spasms
It’s also used to help reduce swelling and promote healing of the joints and soft tissue.
LLLT can be used to help people with acute or chronic pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Cold laser therapy is used to encourage skin rejuvenation. Dermatologists use it to treat various skin problems, including:
acne and acne scars
edema, or swelling of the skin
dermatitis and rashes
Cold laser therapy is also used to treat difficult-to-heal wounds, including wounds related to diabetes.
LLLT can be used for clients who are uncomfortable with needles. The low-level laser beams can stimulate your acupoints the same way needles do, but without piercing your skin.
What's the future for cold laser therapy?
The potential for new applications for cold laser therapy is virtually limitless. Researchers are studying its use in hopes that it can help treat a variety of ailments and conditions, including:
traumatic brain injury (TBI)
spinal cord injury
Is cold laser therapy for you?
If you've suffered a sports injury and need to be back on the field as quickly as possible...
If you have had long term damage to a joint and you have tried everything without getting results...
If you've experienced pain that just does not seem to go away no matter what you do...
...then cold laser therapy may be the solution you have been looking for!