The MLS laser is fully robotic and placed 8 inches above the skin allowing the healing energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular bio-molecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes. In essence, light energy is converted into biochemical energy. Think of this like photosynthesis in plants.
The result is normal cell functions are restored. The process results in a disappearance of symptoms and increases the speed at which your body heals. Other effects include the immune system response is stimulated, lymphatic drainage is improved and the body’s natural healing process is enhanced.
Why is laser therapy better than other forms of therapy?
It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are no known side effects, and it is quick and convenient. Studies have shown it is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy. These studies were performed at many prestigious institutions including Harvard University.
Does it hurt? What does the treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. There is no pain associated during laser application. Laser treatment is relaxing and some people even fall asleep.
How long does the treatment take?
The length of your treatment truly depends on the size of the area being treated and your specific health condition. It can range from about 10-15 minutes for smaller areas such as a neck or wrist, to more than 2 hours for more intense cases such as neuropathy. Treatments are typically received 2 to 3 times a week. Treatment plans are determined on an individual basis.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. The typical treatment protocol is between 6 and 12 visits. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.