Does LLLT cause a heating of the tissue?
Due to increased circulation there is usually an increase of 0.5-1 centigrade locally. The biological effects have nothing to do with heat and protective glasses are worn at all times during the treatment .
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Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), (Laser Therapy)
What is infrared laser therapy?
Laser Therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment modality that affects the local immune system, blood and lymph circulation, cell metabolism, and modulates the release of different substances, such as ATP, endorphins, TNF α, IL-1β, COX-2, PGE2, and more. In short, Laser Therapy reduces inflammation, attenuates pain, and accelerates tissue regeneration. If done correctly, laser therapy can initiate the body's own healing processes and should therefore primarily be viewed as an aid to self-help.
Is laser therapy scientifically well documented?
There are more than 100 double-blind positive studies confirming the clinical effect of LLLT and More than 3000 research reports that are published looking at the limited LLLT dental literature alone (325 studies), more than 90% of these studies do verify the clinical value of laser therapy. The depth of penetration of laser light depends on the light's wavelength, on whether the laser is super-pulsed, and on the power output, but also on the technical design of the apparatus and the treatment technique used.