How Does Laser Therapy Work?
The laser puts the correct range of healing wavelength light photons (630-640 nm) right into your cells. Erchonia has their laser set to 635 nm, right in the middle of the healing wavelength, and at a low-level of power in the order of milliwatts (mW) so that our cells are not damaged by too much power (i.e. too many Watts). The red light bathes your cells with photons that stimulate the mitochondria in your cells to produce more energy. Our mitochondria are the energy powerhouse of our cells. They make ATP, which is like our own gasoline, and when the laser hits the mitochondria ATP production is increased. Our cells replicate DNA at a faster rate, cellular functions occur more rapidly, and we heal faster. There is a cumulative effect of cellular healing with multiple treatments.
Our inflammatory pathway can get interrupted by drugs like Ibuprofen and Tylenol, for example. That’s why we hurt less when we take these kinds of medications. LLLT also interferes with the very same inflammatory pathway and reduces our inflammatory response so we can heal faster and hurt less.
The laser stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in areas of scar tissue, fibrosis and adhesion. This provides more oxygen, blood and nutrition to healing those areas with residual tissue damage.