Cold Laser Therapy is used to help accelerate the healing process in the body by use of specific wavelengths of light that interact with body tissue. The laser is held over the injured area for anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes depending on the size of the area needing treatment.
During the treatment, the laser emits non-thermal photons of light that pass through layers of skin (dermis, epidermis, and subcutaneous tissue) as deep as 2 to 5 centimeters underneath. Once the light energy hits the target area, it is absorbed by the cells and initiates normalization of damaged tissue and a reduction in pain.
Cold laser therapy is an excellent option for people seeking pain relief without the use of surgery or drugs. As a relatively new treatment option, it is widely considered a viable treatment option for people who seeking an alternative to invasive treatment.