Class IV Laser Therapy Treatments
How are treatments administered?
Treatments are performed by positioning the laser handpiece approximately ½” directly above the skin and surrounding the area of injury and pain with the laser treatment beam.
How many treatments are needed?
Class IV Medical Laser Therapy delivers results quickly. For most ACUTE conditions 5-6 treatments are all that is needed. CHRONIC conditions take longer and might require 6-12 treatments. While these are the averages, each person is unique and healing time varies by person and condition. For those with lifelong conditions, your doctor may recommend 1 or 2 follow-up treatments each month.
Is Class IV Medical Laser Therapy safe
without side effects?
Class IV Medical Laser Therapy is safe and non-invasive. When applied correctly, laser therapy produces no noticeable side effects other than a warm, soothing, healthy glow in the treated area. Occasionally, chronically-injured nerve and muscle tissues will experience slight additional discomfort during the healing process - this is normal and usually lasts no longer than a couple of hours.
How Long Will This Treatment Take?
Depending on the condition, treatment times for this drug-free, non-invasive procedure will last on average 10-20 minutes but are based on the size of the area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.
Will the treatment hurt?
Most recipients of laser therapy notice a warm, often soothing feeling. There is no pain associated with treatment. Many recipients experience pain relief, reduced muscle tension and tightness, reduced inflammation and improved range of motion.
When can normal activity begin again?
The moment a person leaves the clinic, they may resume normal daily activity. It is important for the recipient to remember to not overexert themselves for a few days, as the body is still healing.
Will insurance cover treatments?Class IV Medical Laser Therapy may or may not be reimbursed by insurance plans. If insurance does not cover the cost of treatments, there are affordable payment plans available.
How does Class IV Laser Therapy work?
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
• Enhanced collagen synthesis
How is Class IV Laser Therapy better than “Cold LaserTherapy” treatments?
Cold Laser Therapy (or LLLT – Low-Level Light Therapy) was introduced into the USA in 2001 with low power levels. Since that time new scientific and clinical discoveries have led to the development of the higher power lasers.