Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM) is a low intensity light therapy that delivers an effect that is photochemical NOT thermal (remember, pure lasers have their effect via controlled heat). Another way to think of LLLT is to compare it to the process of photosynthesis in plants, where the photons are absorbed and trigger chemical changes.
Photobiomodulation is not a new concept and in fact was studied in 1903 by Dr. Finsen who was subsequently awarded a Nobel Prize for his contribution to treatment of lupus and other diseases with concentrated light radiation. To date, there have been over 400 phase III randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials that have been published to evaluate the effectiveness of low level laser therapy. LLLT has been shown to be effective in treating pain (by way of modulation or dampening of chronic pain signalling fibers). LLLT has been shown to be effective in treating various skin disorders including acne and erythematous or reddened skin conditions (think rosacea, inflammed or irritated skin).
At Vitality One, we appreciate that LED Low Level Laser Therapy has a role in the overall care of your skin/body. The source of the light is LED technology which makes the process more affordable as well as more effective. At Vitality One, we use LLLT to help “reduce the reds” in facial aesthetics as well as to provide a means of controlling bacteria in those patients prone to acne breakouts.
Another exciting application of LLLT is the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain – including painful joints and painful low back. A great NON NARCOTIC treatment of pain can include ultrasound heat, massage, dry needling and the application of low level laser light therapy. The combination of these treatments can give a patient more pain control and more control over their life than any assortment of pills can do.
Call us today at Vitality One for a free consultation and learn how Low Level Laser Light Therapy can work for you!!