Physiological effects of Lasers

Reduces Inflammation

Laser Therapy

  • Improves phagocytosis
  • inhibits a bacteriostatic effect via the oxidative metabolism
  • Inhibits mast cell degranulation
  • Activates immune cells by increasing leukocyte mobilization
  • Promotes microcirculation by increasing vasodilation
  • Reduces inflammatory edema and promotes lymphatic flow
  • Inhibits synthesis of inflammatory prostaglandins

Relieves Pain

Laser Therapy

  • Promotes release of β-endorphinss
  • Increase production of ATP and thus energy resources of the cell
  • Stabilizes membrane potential of nerve cell
  • Relaxes musculature and increase the threshold of pain perception
  • Decreases the amount of circulating pain mediators (e.g. substance P)
  • Reduces the activity of trigger and tender points
  • Activates acupuncture points

Regenerates tissue

Laser Therapy

  • Increases the rate of mitosis and collagen synthesis, activates fibroblasts, chondrocytes, osteocytes and other tissue specific cell types
  • Increases production of ATP
  • Increases granulation and epithelialization in wound healing
  • Promotes regeneration of peripheral nerves post-injury
  • Reduces degenerative CNS processes
  • Helps cerebral tissue to survive after transient ischemia
  • Reduces or eliminates scar

Promotes Circulation

Laser Therapy

  • Has effects similar to lymph drainage
  • Increases microcirculation
  • Accelerates resorption of hematomas
  • Reduces release of vasoactive amines
  • Stimulates the synthesis of hyaluronan

Reduces swelling

 

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