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Cold Laser Therapy

Erchonia Cold Laser PL5000

Technology

Low-level laser light is compressed light of a wavelength from the cold, red part of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. It is different from natural light in that it is one precise color; it is coherent (it travels in a straight line), monochromatic (a single wavelength) and polarized (it concentrates its beam in a defined location or spot). These properties allow laser light to penetrate the surface of the skin with no heating effect, no damage to the skin and no known side effects. Rather, laser light directs biostimulative light energy to the body's cells which the cells then convert into chemical energy to promote natural healing and pain relief.

What is Low Level Laser Light Therapy?

Low-level laser therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic pain. Low-level therapy uses cold (subthermal) laser light energy to direct bio-stimulative light energy to the body's cells without injuring or damaging them in any way. The therapy is precise and accurate; and offers safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions.

How Does Low Level Light Therapy Benefit Users?

• Relieves acute and chronic pain
• Increases the speed, quality and strength of tissue repair
• Increases blood supply
• Stimulates the immune system
• Stimulates nerve function
• Develops collagen and muscle tissue
• Helps generate new, healthy cells
• Promotes faster wound healing
• Reduces inflammation

Many acute and chronic conditions can be improved or eliminated
with laser use, including:

• Pain relief
• Tennis Elbow
• Wound healing
• Golfer’s Elbow
• Arthritis
• TMJ
• Migraines
• Soft Tissue Injury
• Low back pain
• Post–Op wounds
• Swelling
• Burns
• Tendonitis
• Acne
• Sprains and strains Fibromyalgia
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Repetitive Stress Injuries
• Mood Instability

Laser Applications

Neck and Shoulder Pain
A variety of low level lasers are proven to be effective in reducing and eliminating acute and chronic pain in the neck & shoulders. Many patients find that this solution is a much more effective and immediate alternative to traditional pain medications. Combined with chiropractic therapy, the Erchonia lasers can help patients lead a normal, active, and healthy life without debilitating pain.

Acne
Rather than spending many months or years on powerful antibiotics, creams, and more, patients can now attach their acne with painless low-level laser treatments.

Cold lasers are currently undergoing studies for use against viruses, scars, burns, wound healing, and much more. Though it is a relatively new field of medicine, Erchonia’s commitment to low-level laser treatment has made great advancements for laser technology. The future of medical lasers is certainly bright.

General Knowledge

Q. What is low-level laser therapy (3LT®)?
A. Low-level laser therapy is the use of low intensity photonic energy as a treatment modality.

Q. How does Low-Level Laser (3LT®) work?
A. Photonic stimuli excite the body’s cells infusing them with energy, with the three primary reactions being, reduction of inflammation, cell regeneration, and increased blood flow.

Q. What is it used for?
A. The potential applications of low-level laser (3LT®) are almost limitless, however; to date Erchonia has received market clearance for Neck and Shoulder Pain, Breast Augmentation, Acne, Laser Assisted Liposuction, and Non-Invasive Body Contouring. Erchonia continues to conduct clinical trials on other applications.

Q. What are the benefits of low-laser therapy?
A. Low level laser therapy is a non-invasive, fast and effective modality that has been proven in clinical trials to reduce pain, reduce edema, and promote healing.

Q. How safe is low-level laser therapy (3LT®)?
A. Low level laser therapy has is very safe; the only general precaution is the use of special filtering glasses when a class 3B laser is in use.

Applications

Q. Is low-level laser therapy painful?
A. No, most people do not feel anything. For those that have reported a feeling, it is nothing more than a slight tingling.

Q. How long does it take for the laser to heal or improve a condition?
A. This is dependent of the application; however, progress is immediately evident.

Compliance

Q. Is low-level laser therapy FDA market cleared?
A. The FDA clears for market devices and specific indications for use, this is sometime referred to by persons outside the FDA as “FDA Approval”, although it is a term unacceptable to the FDA. All Erchonia devices have received a FDA market clearance or were self-certified in accordance to FDA regulation.

Q. Are Erchonia low-level laser devices tested to ensure safety?
A. Erchonia Corporation develops, designs, and manufactures devices in accordance to both FDA and International Standards for Medical Device Quality Standards. Prior to release to production, finished devices are tested to Medical Safety Standards for Laser Controls, EMC, and Safety.

Contraindications

Q. Are there any conditions which would prevent me from low-level laser treatment?
A. There are no code regulated contraindications; however, since there are no long term evaluations on certain conditions, Erchonia does not recommend use on pregnant women or persons with a pace maker.

Q. Does low-level laser therapy cause heat damage or cancer in the tissue?
A. No, low-level laser by virtue of design is non-heat producing and does not alter the cell structure. The laser irradiation is non-ionizing, meaning it does not collect in the tissue.

Q. Are there any side effects?
A. Some persons have reported a sense of deep relaxation that may cause drowsiness

Q. Are there any complications to the treatments?
A. There are no known and/or published adverse effects of low-level laser therapy!