What Exactly Is Cold Laser Therapy? Can The Laser Have A Severe Effect Towards The Skin? Cold laser treatment is a type of low-intensity laser therapy that uses low amounts of light to induce healing. When compared to other types of laser therapy, such as those used to remove tumours and coagulate tissue, the level of light is minimal. The cold laser procedure has many advantages as it reduces pain, swelling & inflammation. It promotes faster wound healing and stimulates nerve function. Most patients are covered by their workplace’s extended healthcare program and don’t need to pay out of pocket. For those without extended healthcare, The health First Group offers affordable pricing to help you get back to normal.  

Is This Treatment Beneficial? Are There Any Side Effects?  Cold laser therapy causes many beneficial treatments. It not only promotes natural healing by increasing circulation to the targeted area, but it also decreases inflammation and tears up scar tissue. cold laser therapy is known to reduce injury healing time and severity. Despite the fact that the laser tool makes touch with your skin, it does not generate heat, sound, or vibrations. Since it is completely non-invasive and painless, most people experience only a faint tingling sensation as a result of increased blood flow in the problem area. Wavelengths between 600 and 700 nanometers (nm) are often used to treat superficial tissue. Wavelengths between 780 and 950 nm are applied for deeper penetration. It alleviates discomfort in over 300 conditions. Cold laser therapy is a drug-free alternative to medications and surgery. The majority of people show effects after 3 to 5 treatments. Our lasers function by flooding tissue with photons, stimulating cells and increasing circulation to the wounded area, resulting in pain relief. By initiating a series of therapeutic responses in your body allowing yourself to heal on its own at a fast and steady pace.  

Can The Laser Have a Visual Effect Towards The Eye? The laser class determines the level of safety. Class I and II lasers are quite safe, with very little risk of eye injury. Glasses should always be worn when using a class III laser, and an interlock system is recommended for class IV lasers. No one should gaze directly at the laser. Even though infrared emitters are not visible to the naked eye, they can cause harm. The usage of safety goggles with a class I equipment is essentially a question of personal preference and comfort. 

Don’t wait while you’re in pain, request an appointment today at The Health First Group in Mississauga, Milton, or Etobicoke. Our Chiropractors in all three cities are ready to educate you on movement and your pain, to get you feeling like normal. This article was written by Hina Shaikh, PT who works at both our Mississauga and Milton locations as a physiotherapist.