Laser Light Therapy
Laser Therapy is a non-toxic and non-invasive therapy that uses light energy to repair and regenerate cells in the body. Laser Therapy has been proven to reduce the need for medication, improve the outcomes for conditions treated, and increase the recover rates of affected tissues. In many instances, surgery can be delayed or even avoided.
Short and Long Term Benefits:
There are many benefits to Laser Light Therapy. Some include:
• Increased endorphin production resulting in reduced need for pain medication
• Elevates ATP production – increased energy for cells
• Improved immune response
• Stimulates DNA production – healing
• Promotes collagen synthesis
• Improves lymphatic drainage – reduces swelling
• Promotes angiogenesis – improves circulation
• Reduces inflammation – faster recovery time
What is a Laser
Laser is an acronym. A laser emits photon particles.
L – light
A – amplification
S – stimulated
E – emission
R – radiation
How does Laser Therapy work?
The laser supplies light energy to the cells. Cells use this energy to repair damaged tissues. When placed in contact with the skin the laser enhances the body’s natural healing process. Laser Therapy is widely used in the medical and cosmetic fields. It is non-destructive to the injured tissue and promotes many positive functions such as collagen formation, cellular metabolism, angiogenesis, lymphatic flow, and energy production.
How long does a treatment take?
Depending on the condition being treated, treatments are typically 15 minutes to one hour in duration.
How much does a treatment cost?
Fees are based on the length of time of the treatment:
30 minute treatment $50
60 minute treatment $100
Is the treatment covered by health insurance?
Many extended health care policies offer coverage for Laser Therapy when it is administered by a registered provider. MSP of BC provides some limited coverage to those on premium assistance. Please call our office at 778-285-2737 for more details.
Are there any side effects?
Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, Laser Therapy is non-toxic, non-invasive and in over one million individual treatments, no significant adverse effects have been noted.
Are there any contradictions?
Yes, women in their first trimester of pregnancy and patients on photoactive medication should avoid Laser Therapy.