Feb 11, 2019
Low-level #laser therapy (#LLLT) is a form of #light #therapy which uses low-frequency continuous laser for #pain reduction and #healing stimulation. Studies results are mixed with some demonstrating #analgesic and #antiinflammatory effects. The use of low level laser reduces pain, inflammation and edema, to promote #tissue healing. #Mitochondria are thought to be a likely site for the initial effects of light, leading to increased #ATP production, modulation of reactive oxygen species, and induction of transcription factors. These effects in turn lead to increased cell proliferation and migration, particularly by #fibroblasts. LLLT devices are cleared as safe by the #FDA as adjunctive devices for the temporary relief of pain.
I found the treatment over my abdominal area and surgical wounds very soothing and am excited for the benefits of pain relief and wound healing. It was also wonderful to spend time with Cheryl and I was grateful for her offering of her time and expertise. #hysterectomyrecovery
Nonpharmacological Pain Control
Superficial Wound Healing
FDA update on lasers