This intelligent laser treatment supplies light energy directly to the cells encouraging the body to initiate its own healing and reduce pain.
The laser works to create vasodilation (expansion of the blood vessels) in the area it is treating. This leads to an increase in oxygen, healing cells, and anti-inflammatory proteins. This creates a ‘wash out’ effect which helps to clear waste products and pro-inflammatory molecules. Laser therapy also reduces the speed of transmitting pain messages in the nerves and helps muscles relax.
Finally, the laser can help to reduce swelling by flushing out and pushing through any fluid accumulations.
Laser treatment is cumulative which means each treatment builds upon the effects of the last. For this reason, we try and see you as regularly as possible to maintain and increase the effects of each treatment. The number of treatments required varies because everybody is different (but usually has seen good results within 6 sessions. Acute conditions may need fewer treatments with chronic issues potentially requiring more.