Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of light to damaged tissues to improve the speed and quality of healing.
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a laser (or LED light) therapy designed to improve tissue repair. It also helps heal skin wounds, muscle, tendon, bone, and nerve injuries. LLLT reduces inflammation and reduces pain on the site where the beam is applied.
There is substantial clinical evidence published in peer-reviewed medical journals that low level laser therapy can stimulate tissue repair, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders.
Other conditions such as shingles and post-operative pain also respond well.
Low level laser works by increasing cellular energy (ATP) and reducing free radicals (oxidative stress). A cascade of mitochondrial and intracellular downstream effects lead to improved tissue repair and reduced inflammation.
Usually applied by a doctor, practice nurse or technician, treatments typically take 1 to 10 minutes and should ideally be applied two or more times a week.