Low laser therapy, also called low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy, has been investigated and used clinically in Asia and Eastern Europe for more than five decades now. In the United States, it was approved by the FDA in 2002 and has since been widely accepted by healthcare practitioners and patients alike.
As its name implies, LLLT uses low levels of laser energy to activate and harness the body’s innate healing mechanisms. Low laser therapy’s ability to tackle pain at its root and promote healing makes it an excellent alternative complementary treatment for a wide range of conditions and injuries.
Below, we’ve provided more information about low laser therapy to help you decide whether this innovative pain management modality is worth a try.
What Is Low Laser Therapy?
Low laser therapy involves a pain management specialist using a handheld device to deliver laser energy to injured or diseased areas of the body. The device emits bursts of light, which penetrate your skin, get absorbed by the cells, and trigger chemical changes that result in the following:
- Effective symptom relief (e.g., pain, inflammation, limited range of motion, etc.)
- Quicker, more efficient healing
- Increased structural integrity of injured or deteriorating tissues
- Faster return to normal activities
Who Qualifies for Low Laser Therapy?
Low laser therapy is well tolerated by a wide range of patients, including the elderly and/or those who have advanced musculoskeletal and dermatological issues. It is recommended as an adjunctive treatment for people who have acute and chronic pain due to a wide range of medical problems, including:
- Diabetic wounds
- Soft-tissue injuries (e.g., sprains, strains, tendonitis, etc.)
- Spine problems (e.g., herniated disc and degenerative disc disease)
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
Low Laser Therapy in Sarasota, FL
If you’re a resident of Sarasota or any of its neighboring areas and in search of a reliable, qualified, and highly experienced medical professional who offers low laser therapy, look no further than ours here at SA Aesthetics: Dr. Susan Aull.
A board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Dr. Aull uses Multiwave Locked System (MLS®) laser therapy – a sophisticated form of low laser therapy – in conjunction with other treatments to help people suffering from various conditions and injuries feel, move, and live better.
To see for yourself the wonders that low laser therapy can do for your pain, arrange an appointment with Dr. Aull now. Simply call us at (941) 487-7244 now, or fill out this form. We’re eager to serve you!