Light has been used for healing for many centuries starting with the Greeks and Romans who recognised the positive effects of sunlight. As scientists understood more about the nature of light and the positive effects on human body, they have been able to develop techniques and devices that optimised the use of light for a wide range of medical problems.
Low Level Laser light Therapy (LLLT) was first introduced in 1962. It is currently extensively utilized world wide for its analgesic, antiseptic, antiinflammatory and other therapeutic effects.
LLLT therapy involves the application of red and infra red laser light in low energy levels (between one and 500 milliwatts) to body areas of concern.
Light then penetrates the soft tissues exposed without heating or damaging the skin.Within human tissue, the light energy in the form of non-thermal photons stimulates cells in what’s known as photo-biomodulation to achieve the desired outcome of improving cell metabolism, improving blood supply to the area treated, reducing inflammation, stimulating release of endogenous body endorphins.
LLLT is thus very useful for treating the following.
- Acute and chronic pain(e.g. arthritis, back pain, sprains and strains, fibromyalgia, postoperative pain,Tendinitis)
- Psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis
- Active acne/acne scarring
- Enhancing and promoting wound healing
- Herpes simplex (cold sore)
- Stretchmarks and scars
One or two courses of treatment are usually required.Treatments are painless and have no side effects.