Benefits of Laser Therapy
Anti-Inflamatory: Anti-edema effect as it causes vasodilation, and additionally activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
Anti-Pain: Laser therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells. It blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to reduced 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 from the brain and adrenal gland.
Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth: Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light also increases 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 light, the damaged cells are repaired faster.
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 angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilation, and increases in the diameter of blood vessels.
Increases Metabolic Activity: Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen, and food particle loads for blood cells.
Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points: Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or surgery.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
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 cells.
Immunoregulation: Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulating immunoglobulins and lymphocytes. Laser therapy is absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. The enzyme flavomononucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adensoine-triphosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reaztions in the cells.
Faster Wound Healing: Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, Laser therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.