Background

How does High Power Laser Therapy work?

A treatment with our laser works with the help of a gas controlled laser module, which with a scientifically proven light color of 810 nm directs the energy directly to the cells in the deeper layers under the skin.

The light enters the cell's mitochondria and is absorbed by the chromophores, including the protein cytochrome c oxidase (CCO), which then increases the cell's activity.

As a result of this increased activity, three molecules are affected: adenosine triphosphate (ATP), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO), which together ensure a faster and more effective recovery from pain, inflammation or infection.
This scientifically proven process is also called: Photobiomodulation.

The effect of laser therapy

1 – Laser light with a wavelength of 810nm is delivered through a fiber with a therapeutic handpiece through the skin surface to the tissue

2 – The light enters the mitochondria of the cell and is absorbed by the chromophores, including the protein cytochrome c oxidase (CCO) which then increases its activity

3 – As a result of this increased activity, three molecules are affected: adenosine triphosphate (ATP), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO)

 

What do the abbreviations mean?

ATP – Adenosine Triphosphate. An increase in ATP, the main energy source for most cell functions, increases the cell's ability to fight infection and accelerates the healing process

ROS – reactive oxygen species. The modulation of ROS activates transcription factors that positively influence cellular repair and healing

NO– Nitric Oxide. The release of NO, a potent vasodilator, increases circulation, reduces inflammation and improves the transport of oxygen and immune cells through tissue. 

 

How does a High Power Laser work?

A High Power Laser works by means of laser light. At first glance, this may seem like a ray of red or blue light, but nothing could be further from the truth. The operation of laser light at the correct wavelength with a matching laser handpiece produces astonishing results. Each wavelength has different properties. The HPLT diode laser uses a wavelength of 455, or 650 and 810 nanometers. This is scientifically 'the gold standard' for photobiostimulation. The pure light from the High Power Laser causes photochemical reactions in the cells instead of thermal ones. The reason for this is that this wavelength is the only one that is positively evidence-based for PPE. 

All our High Power Lasers are equipped with a solid aluminum housing, which ensures that no electromagnetic radiation is released when using the laser, which is important for the patient.

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What does this mean for the patient?

High-level laser treatment boosts cell energy (photobiomodulation) optimizing a cell's ATP production and increasing blood flow and oxygen to tissue. This in turn increases metabolism in the cells of the tissue and provides the optimal environment for tissue to heal. In many cases the patient's treatment time is shorter and the treatment is also painless.

Class III laser technology

The laser handpiece must be in direct contact with the skin. Low depth and safe, effective only for superficial treatments.

Class IV laser technology 810nm

The power of the laser beam and the innovative handpiece ensure a quick and painless treatment. Deep, safe and efficient for deep and superficial treatments.

Any laser that has more power than 0.5 Watt is classified as a High Power Laser (Class IV).
Class IV lasers are strong and are used for medical purposes. They can penetrate deep into the tissue, while the treatment time is short.
The more power the laser per cm2  the deeper the laser enters the tissue.
For treatment purposes, it is important to remember that the wattage, which is clearly marked on the laser, is the output power provided by the laser.
A different laser handpiece (treatment head) will result in a different wattage level and a different treatment depth.

An example:

A 3 Watt laser with a standard supplied 1 cm2  laser handpiece delivers 2.95 Watt to the treatment surface with a noticeable laser treatment effect up to 7 cm.

A 3 Watt laser with an optional 3 cm2  laser handpiece delivers 2.05 Watt to the treatment surface, however the noticeable treatment depth is less deep. If you still want to maintain the same treatment depth, you need a laser with a higher wattage.

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Research

Research on High Power Lasers 455/810 nm & Laser Therapy

LED light therapy was developed by NASA in the eighties with the aim of improving wound healing and promoting tissue growth in space.

LED light therapy has several names. The most commonly used are: High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT), Photobiomodulation (PBM), High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) and Phototherapy.

Science has now shown that LED light therapy stimulates cell division and the production of new cells and repairs tissues.

An enormous amount of studies have shown that laser treatments in humans and animals have astonishing results and have proven that pain complaints, infections and/or wounds disappear and/or heal in a faster and more efficient way compared to the more traditional approach through the use of drugs.

Reliable Studies on High Power Laser Therapy

Over the years, a huge amount of substantiated research has been done worldwide. A widely used reliable source for medical research is Pubmed. This database contains 30 million biomedical references from 80 countries. Pubmed is updated and maintained daily by US National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library.

Below you will find a number of references to studies on the effect of High Power Laser Therapy.

 

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Citation Research on High Power Laser Therapy (810Nm)

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