1. What is Laser therapy?
MLS laser therapy is a cold laser treatment modality that focuses on using light energy as the mean of alleviating pain and inflammation. This non-invasive treatment that capitalises on delivering light energy to damaged cells which increases their activity. This increased activity of a cell helps and speeds up ligament, muscle, tendon and general tissue recovery.
2. What is cold laser therapy?
MLS laser is a class 4 cold laser because it uses infrared light to painlessly penetrate up to 5 cm into a tissue to reach and stimulates damaged cell. This type of treatment causes the reduction in pain, swelling, and inflammation - often referred to as the regenerative medicine. Unlike non-steroidal, cortisone injection and anti-inflammation pills who deal exclusively with inflammation only, MLS laser treatment deals with the cause of inflammation by stimulating body’s regeneration on the cellular level.
3. Are there any advantages that laser therapy have over the other forms of therapy?
Yes, it does. MLS laser has no known side effects, it is quick and painless. Also, MLS laser therapy does not require the use of drugs, and in many cases, it could prevent surgeries.
4. Can MLS laser therapy be used with other treatments?
Definitely. Sometimes, MLS laser treatments are even more effective if combined with other treatments. In fact, Dr Lindy suggests using MLS laser therapy in conjunction with chiropractic treatments so that your structural and nervous system are equally well stimulated as your cells.
5. But I would like to know more about MLS laser!
That is ok, I did too. MLS is an abbreviation for the Multi-wave Locked System. This is the class IV the state of the art laser the only laser that uses dual wavelengths (808nm - pulsed emission for inflammation and swelling treatment, and 905nm - continues emission for the rapid pain reduction) simultaneously. As the additional benefits of simultaneously operating on these two wavelengths MLS Laser therapy is stimulating lymphatic and blood circulation in the targeted area.
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6. Why did Balanced for Life choose MLS laser in particular?
Presently laser treatments are divided into a two categorises - lasers that can reduce swelling OR reduce pain, but not the both. In contrast, MLS is the FDA approved laser that offers the best of both worlds. MLS laser synchronises two wavelengths (808nm and 905nm) to go above and beyond the traditional laser therapy. This dual action substantially enhances therapeutic effects of the MLS laser and considerably reduces treatment and, more importantly, recovery time.
7. What is to be expected during the MLS laser treatment?
There are a lot of wonderful things happening at the cellular level. However, on the ‘surface’ there is minimal or no sensation. MLS laser therapy is a painless treatment. Although some patients reported relaxing or warm feeling, generally most clients do not feel the MLS laser application.
8. What is expected after the MLS laser treatment?
Due to the unique synchronisation of the two wavelengths (808nm and 905nm) beneficial effects that MLS laser are usually felt in the first three treatment. It is important to know that MLS laser treatment effects are cumulative; therefore, expect to notice improvements as you continue with your treatment plan.
9. How many treatments will I need, and how often?
Acute conditions generally subside within 6 to 8 treatments. Whereas chronic conditions (injuries older than 3 months) usually required average from 6 to 12 treatments. The exception of this general rule is in the case of skin wounds where MLS laser therapy should be applied until the wound is completely healed.
As for how often MLS laser treatment is to be performed, due to the cumulative nature of MLS laser therapy, Dr Lindy suggests 2 to 3 treatments per week until the issue has been resolved, followed by the occasional maintenance treatment.
10. Is it safe to use MLS laser therapy over medical implants?
Absolutely. MLS laser therapy is not a heat-based but the light-based therapy. Hence, there is no heating of any medical/metal implants. If you have any such metal or implant MLS laser therapy is a safe treatment for you. If anything, MLS laser is a highly effective treatment for postoperative wound healing.
11. Is MLS laser treatment right for me?
Why not call our office and request the consultation. Dr Lindy will be happy to assess your condition and determine will MLS laser therapy be beneficial for you.
Extensive studies on MLS laser therapy found following benefits:
Powerful anti oedema (anti-inflammation) effect.
Fast pain relief (an excellent way to avoiding addictive prescription painkillers)
No known side effects
Accelerated recovery of injured region
Quickens the bone healing
Excellent solution for sprains and strains
Prompt increase in local blood circulation
Rapid repair of superficial injuries (ulcers, wounds, postoperative healing) and reduction of scarring tissue.