Class IV Laser Therapy FAQ
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Aspen Laser Therapy (also known as photobiomodulation therapy or “PBMT”) generates photochemical responses at the cellular level which increase circulation and cellular energy production while reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. PBMT also increases the rate and quality of tissue repair, improves muscle performance, enhances recovery and alleviates pain.
During each brief laser therapy session, the Aspen Apex uses a simple hand piece to deliver PBMT in a localized, region-specific manner. This allows for a more focused approach to treating specific areas of the body, helping to improve clinical outcomes and facilitating the healing process.
Why choose Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is a safe, pain-free treatment that can be used as a means of pain management and address a variety of conditions such as inflammation, connective tissue ailments, and muscle & joint injuries/disorders.
How are treatments administered?
How does Class IV Laser Therapy work?
Benefits of Laser Therapy
A handheld wand is positioned directly on, or slightly above, the skin over the affected area, where it delivers a gentle therapeutic beam.
Depending on the condition, treatment times typically last only 5-10 minutes, but larger body areas may require a little more time.
Most ACUTE conditions typically require only 5-6 treatments. CHRONIC conditions generally take longer and may require 6-12 treatments as well as one or two follow-up treatments each month.
When the photons of laser light penetrate the skin and underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cells, and converted into energy. The cell membrane permeability is altered, which triggers a cascade of cellular events including:
Stimulation of ATP
Stimulation of respiratory chain
Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
Increased levels of beta endorphins and serotonin
Enhanced collagen synthesis
Benefits from Laser Therapy are as follows:
Injuries treated with Laser Therapy heal faster
Laser Therapy improves blood flow & lymphatic drainage
Laser Therapy is an effective means of relief for many pain syndromes
Laser Therapy has a strengthening effect on tissue repair