LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy): Catch the Wave of the Future

What is LLLT?

LLLT has been in use around the world for over 30 years but is only recently being utilized by veterinarians in the U.S. with great success. It is a unique therapy that uses a specific wavelength of coherent light that provides a profound healing and analgestic effect on the body.

What can LLLT be used for?

LLLT is being used to treat a wide range of conditions including:

  • Tendon and Ligament Injuries
  • Muscle Strains and Tears
  • Post Surgical Pain
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds (speeds tissue repair from trauma and burns)
  • Acute and Chronic Joint Pain
  • Nerve and Disc Pain
  • Bone Fractures (speeds healing)
  • Chronic Conditions (inflammatory, allergic, immune, etc)
  • And much more…

Research and Medicine just seems to be scratching the surface of what can potentially be treated with this technology.

How often LLLT used?

The number of treatments needed depends on the type and severity of the condition. A series of 4-12 treatments is typically recommended. Since these treatments are cumulative, the sooner they are done the faster results will be seen.

How is LLLT different from other lasers?

Our laser is a new generation of therapeutic lasers that are not only safe but non-invasive. The effects of this laser are photochemical not thermal, which means it does not heat up the tissue. Hot lasers are used for surgical precision, while this laser is used for healing precision.

How does it work?

This low level laser directs highly concentrated light of a specific wavelength (635nm) deep into the tissues of the body. An interaction between cells and photons takes place- a photochemical reaction. Photons from the laser affect the tissue at a cellular level directing healing, growth and rehabilitation. The cells receiving this information then communicate with other cells, spreading the effect in a “chain-like” or avalanche reaction, which in turns triggers cell migration, division and healing. Each type of cell and tissue appears to respond best to a particular frequency, which this laser allows us to “dial-up”.

If you have any questions regarding this exciting therapy, please make an appointment with Dr. Wayne Geltman