Clinical Benefits of

Theralase® Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

 

Safe

Theralase® laser systems produce photons that are absorbed by tissue triggering a host of biological responses designed to eliminate pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate healing. Unlike Class 4 laser systems, Theralase® technology does not generate heat and therefore does not pose a risk of damaging or burning tissue. Theralase® laser systems are pain-free, drug-free, non-toxic, and non-invasive, with no known side effects.

Eliminate Pain 

Theralase® dual-wavelength low-level laser therapy systems eliminate pain at the source by rebalancing the sodium-potassium pump (i.e., the flow of sodium and potassium ions across the cell membrane), to eliminate the transmission of pain across the nerve.

Effective

Theralase® treatments often generate immediate results and routinely produce efficacy rates of over 90%. More than 4,000 clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of low-level laser therapy. 

Reduce Inflammation

Photons delivered by Theralase® low-level laser therapy systems activate the Nitric Oxide (NO) pathway, significantly increasing the production of NO, a potent vasodilator. Vasodilation promotes increased blood flow to injured/damaged tissue, thereby helping to reduce inflammation and swelling.

A Powerful Alternative for Pain Management

Theralase® low-level laser treatments are a safe and effective alternative to oral analgesics (including Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen/Tylenol), corticosteroid injections, opiate pain medications (including OxyContin and Oxycodone that have the potential to be highly addictive, relatively toxic, and prone to overdose), and surgery. Drug-free and pain-free, Theralase® treatments minimize recovery times without any known side effects or discomfort to patients.

Accelerate Healing

Theralase® low-level laser therapy activates the Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) pathway within the mitochondria of the cell. The increased production of ATP provides more cellular energy for injured or damaged cells to initiate and accelerate the tissue repair process.

Optimized Treatments

Using individual patients’ physical characteristics and biometric information, Theralase® laser therapy systems can be used to customize treatment protocols, thereby optimizing therapeutic results.

Optimal Dose of Light

In accordance with the Laws of Photochemistry, to provide the highest efficacy the laser therapy device must: 

  1. Provide light of the correct wavelength
  2. Penetrate tissue to the required depth
  3. Deliver the required dose of light to the tissue of interest
  4. Stimulate a biological response (photobiology)

Every patient’s body is different. Even for the same condition being treated, the depth that the laser must penetrate before it reaches the target tissue can vary significantly from one patient to another. Additionally, each patient has a unique optical profile. An optical profile is determined by skin colour, subcutaneous fat, muscle content, bone density, water hydration levels, oxygen perfusion, and vascular density. Each patient’s profile is unique and may change over time due to physical exercise, and dietary reasons. Taking both into consideration, the difference in the actual dose of light received at the target tissue can vary up to 10,000 times between patients.

What if...

   We could accurately predict the target tissue depth for the specific diagnosis of each individual patient?

   We could accurately measure light energy loss in the patient’s tissue at the time of treatment?

   We could adjust the power of laser output accordingly to compensate for the light energy loss during tissue penetration?

Result: We could deliver an optimal dose of energy to the target tissue at depth, to achieve maximum treatment efficacy, and personalize the treatment for each patient.