Biological Effects of Therapeutic Lasers
Laser therapy aims to bio-stimulate injured and dysfunctional tissues. Clinical studies and trials of Class III & IV laser technology indicate the following beneficial effects of light therapy on tissues and cells.
Accelerated Tissue Repair And Cell Growth
- Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth.
- Therapeutic lasers increase the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products.
- As a result of exposure to laser energy, the Damage cells of tendons, bone, ligaments and muscles repair faster.
Wound Healing and Stem Cell Activation
- Laser light stimulates fibroblast development (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing) in damaged tissue.
- Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries.
- As a result, laser therapy is effective for open wounds and burns are repaired faster.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
- LLLT reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, surgery or trauma
Laser is a potent Anti-Inflammatory
- Laser light therapy has an anti-edemic effect as it activates lymphatic drainage, and it helps to bring down swelling.
- As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
Pain Reduction (Analgesic)
- Laser therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain.
- Due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalin’s from the brain.
Improved Vascular Activity
- Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
- Additional benefits include acceleration of vasodilatation, an increase in the diameter of blood vessels and increase flow of blood to the injured area.
Increased Metabolic Activity
- Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygenation of tissues, and increase cellular activity via stimulation of mitochondria.
Improved Nerve Function
- Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs.
- Laser light will speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
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