The treatment is done with super-luminescent diodes and photon-emitting lasers that the damaged tissue absorbs. These energy particles are thus absorbed by different cellular components, resulting in a cascade of complex physiological reactions allowing the cells to return to normal structure and function.
It is a safe method and usually has no side effect to fight the pain and eliminate many symptoms. This therapy ultimately facilitates the natural healing process.
The physiological effects attributed to low intensity laser therapy:
Increase in DNA synthesis. The molecule essential to the process of cellular renewal
Increased production of endorphins. Substances secreted by the human body to reduce the sensation of pain
Increased collagen production which promotes the resistance of muscles, tendons and ligaments
Regulation of cells involved in the healing process : macrophages, fibroblasts, lymphocytes, etc.
Increased production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). The energy needed to facilitate cellular metabolism stimulation:
Lymphatic drainage (reduction of edema)
Angiogenesis: improves blood circulation and oxygenation of tissue
The beneficial effects of laser therapy on cells and tissues can provide relief in case of:
Tendonitis, tendonopathies, epicondylitis
Muscle injuries, sports injuries
Arthritis, osteoarthritis (joint degeneration)
Frequently asked questions
How is a laser treatment done?
There are usually three steps to care: first, exposure to red light, then to infrared light and finally to the laser beam. Each of these steps aims for optimal penetration and absorption of the tissues to be treated.
Is it painful, does it get hot?
The patient feels nothing during the treatment, neither heat nor pain. Rarely, but the symptoms may temporarily be increase after the first treatment.
Does the laser cause cancer?
It is a non-ionizing radiation, unlike, for example, X-rays. It is a light wave, therefore, non-carcinogenic.
Is it the same type of treatment as the laser to stop smoking?
No. There are several classes of laser, the simple pointer used in laser presentations that are used to cut the metal. The laser we use is a class III b laser, Bioflex technology. This class of laser is best documented for its therapeutic effects.