COLD LASER THERAPY
The medicine of the future is here.
These new Class IV lasers which are FDA approved for pain and inflammation are typically a thousand times stronger than a Class III laser.
What does that mean for you?
More light, more stimulation, more activation at the cellular level.
How does a laser work?
Lasers deliver photons into the cell. Think of the mitochondria, which produce ATP for the cell and aid in detoxification of the cell, as having these photons for breakfast. It gets them moving and more active to do the essential functions the cell needs to thrive. Lasers come in different frequencies which effects the penetration of the photons into the body. The wattage is how many photon are produced by the laser.
A high watt laser isn’t always better, depending on what you are trying to achieve, but it important for therapeutic reduction of pain and inflammation. Hot lasers destroy while cool lasers stimulate healing. A cool laser is a high watt laser that is adjusted to maximize the amount of photons without creating heat. For example a 1 watt laser in a focused beam can be used to cut in gum surgery. For a 5 watt laser like the Apollo laser we use, the laser beam is spread apart to reduce the heat produced by the laser to keep the energy cool.
Another aspect to lasers besides watts and wavelength is frequency. Some of the lower watt lasers have good benefits by using frequency with the laser light, which may help stimulate healing in different ways.