It is astonishing, what with all of its associated health benefits that laser therapy continues to be a relatively unknown form of medical treatment even today. In light of the fact that laser therapy can offer such wonderful contributions to the science of pain management and regulation, as well as rapid tissue healing, this is somewhat of an oversight.
What do I need to know about these lasers?
The first thing to understand is that lasers are categorized according to their level of power output.
– Class 3A (maximum 5 milliwatts)
– Class 3B (maximum 500 milliwatts)
– Class 4 (above 500 milliwatts)
The trickiest challenge associated with the use of lasers for medical treatment is their depth of penetration. It is common for some specialists to incorrectly opt for low level Class 3 components, which only produce a very small degree of energy.
The majority of Class 3A laser components work exclusively via a red wavelength, which refers to 645 nanometers within the visible range. In other words, red light is not the best way to infiltrate skin, because it only penetrates a couple of millimeters.
However, red light can be very valuable when it comes to treatment for minor lesions, and even for the relief of skin conditions like vitiligo. Yet, it does not have a large enough depth to be used for mid-to intense pain management. The fact of the matter is that infrared lasers are able to travel much deeper, and treat much more persistent and chronic pains, even if they are buried within the tissue.
What are the health advantages of K-Laser Class 4 therapy?
A number of important changes occur during K-Laser therapy. The first is that the penetrating light quickly relieves pain, inflammation, and swelling, and speeds up the process of tissue repair. This occurs in both hard and soft tissues, and accelerates the repair of muscles, ligaments, and even bones.
The blood flow to the treated area increases, and more red blood cells are allowed to enter. This results in a greater degree of oxygenation to the targeted tissues. Lastly, the laser therapy encourages the cytochrome oxidase enzyme, which is found within cells, to increase its level of production.
In many ways, this is the most important part of the treatment, because it allows damaged cells to be targeted and treated without causing any harm to healthy ones. This is possible because the damaged cells naturally let in more of the laser light, but healthy cells have no real need for it.