What is laser therapy? – Everything you need to know

Are you looking for ways to make yourself or others better? Then chances are you’ve heard of low-level laser therapy. These laser treatments are often self-executable and have a host of benefits. But what exactly is laser therapy, how does it work and how do you use it? In this article you will read everything you need to know about low level laser therapy.

What is light therapy used for?

Light therapy, also called low level laser therapy or red light therapy, can be used for many different complaints and conditions. For example, there isinternal laser therapy, which you can use to strengthen your immune system and thus become fitter. There are also handheld laser devices that can treat external complaints. These are some of the complaints and conditions that a light therapy device can help you with:

  • Eczema and psoriasis;
  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Tendinitis;
  • Facial pain;
  • Tennis elbow;
  • Migraine;
  • Heel spur;
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Back pain and neck pain;
  • Muscle pain;
  • And much more!

What does laser therapy do?

Laser therapy can have various effects on the body. Generally used for medical purposes, laser therapy helps relieve pain and reduce or prevent symptoms and conditions. Below you can read about the effects of low level laser therapy.

Stimulation of tissue repair

In laser therapy used for physical therapy or wound healing, the laser can deliver energy that stimulates cellular activity. This accelerates the tissue repair process.

Pain relief

Laser therapy stimulates the production of endorphins. This triggers the body’s own pain-relieving mechanism. This can reduce your pain and inflammation.

Improvement of blood circulation

Laser therapy can improve blood circulation by stimulating the dilation of blood vessels. This can help with various conditions such as vascular disease.

How does laser therapy work?

Laser therapy, also called low-level laser therapy, is a low-level laser light that works inside cells. In this process, specific wavelengths of light are used to interact with tissues. In this way, it can reduce pain and swelling, relieve inflammation and improve the functionality of the body.

It is a safe and effective therapy for a wide range of conditions. Laser therapy is also often used as a complementary treatment to physical therapy.

What is laser treatment?

There are different types of laser treatments. Many people do light therapy at home. There are several laser devices that you can purchase yourself for home use. Most treatments you do for a few minutes a day by holding the laser on the area to be treated. You then do this on a number of consecutive days. We have several treatment protocols established for each complaint.

In addition, you can also do laser therapy on your dog, cat or horse. For this, you can use the same laser device in most cases. During treatment, it is recommended to use light therapy glasses. This is usually already included.

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What is the effect of red light?

The use of laser therapy with red light has many positive effects. Both at the cellular level and the effect on the whole body. These are some important effects of red light:

  • Stimulation of cell renewal;
  • Improving blood circulation;
  • Pain relief;
  • Anti-inflammatory effects;
  • Improvement of skin conditions.

Red light therapy is considered safe and has positive effects on the body. Thus, there are many people with good experiences with red light therapy.

Is red light the same as infrared?

Red light therapy and infrared are not the same thing. Although they both fall under the category of light therapy, they use different wavelengths with therefore different effects. These are the different between red light and infrared:

  • Different wavelength of light;
  • Depth of penetration;
  • Therapeutic applications;
  • Equipment.

Is red light warm?

Red light can be warm to the touch, but not too warm. It is not a problem to keep a low-level laser therapy device close to the skin.

How quickly do you notice the effect of light therapy?

The effects of low-level laser light therapy vary in everyone. The real effect depends on the condition, severity, pain factor and frequency of treatments. Generally, people notice results after a few weeks, but it may be sooner or later, depending on the above factors.

There are no known light therapy side effects. The method is really designed to promote recovery without getting side effects from it.

How long does laser treatment take?

How long laser treatment takes depends on the condition and its severity. Generally, these treatments take between 5 and 30 minutes per session, and this should be repeated daily for several weeks.

Laser treatment with PowerCure takes an average of 10 minutes per day. We have several treatment protocols established per complaint that specify exactly how long your treatment will take.

What is the best red light therapy?

There are different types of red light therapy. Do you suffer from injuries or other complaints that occur with certain body parts? Then it is best to use an external low-level laser therapy device. PowerCure’s laser devices are a great option in this regard! PowerCure’s lasers are specially designed to be used by yourself from home, for humans, pets and horses. You can also use this laser to complement other medical treatments such as physical therapy.

How much does laser therapy cost?

The cost of laser therapy is different for each brand. PowerCure’s laser devices are significantly cheaper and higher quality than other laser devices in the Netherlands and Europe. View here the differences between PowerCure and other brands.

Is there science behind red light therapy?

The use of low level laser therapy, also called red light therapy, is scientifically proven. This therapy uses laser devices with a special frequency of low-level laser light energy. This light creates interactions with the tissues in your body. This reduces pain, swelling, inflammation and various conditions. The effects of low-level laser therapy have been scientifically proven.

What can PowerCure do for you?

The PowerCure laser has already helped many people reduce pain, complaints and conditions. You can purchase the PowerCure (Pro) laser yourself for home use. And it is a useful tool not only for yourself, but also for the other people (and animals!) in your household.

Want to learn more about the PowerCure (Pro) laser and what it can help you with? Then especially take a look here.