How it Works

What are Lasers?

A laser is a device that emits light (electromagnetic radiation) through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of photons. The term “laser” originated as an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

Lasers come in various strengths and wavelengths, from Class 1 to Class 4. The stronger the laser, the higher the class. Therapeutic lasers on the market that deal with tissue healing are Class 3 or Class 4. Laser therapy itself has been proven to work for 20 years.

The lasers used by the Lite Recovery Physicians are FDA-approved and are called “cold” lasers. This is because the laser is still cold on the skin; it does not cut or cauterize. “Hot” lasers, though they may still be Class 4, will be used in surgery to cut or cauterize.

Lite Recovery doctors use only Class 4 deep tissue lasers that utilize three different wavelengths within the therapeutic field that have been shown to be ideal for tissue treatment. These lasers are some of the strongest and most respected in the field of medicine. The lasers used by the Lite Recovery physicians are also being used by major professional athletic organizations.

This new technology offers advanced pain relief and expedited healing times through a process known as photobiostimulation

The Lite Recovery lasers deliver deep, penetrating, photonic energy to bring about profound physiological changes. ATP (Adenosine-triphosphate) production is increased, inflammation and pain are reduced, and circulation is increased at the site of injury. These changes in cellular chemistry are triggered by the deep tissue laser — making it a true healing modality.

By having this profound effect on the tissues, the deep tissue laser has been shown in studies to have the following biological effects:

  • Analgesia through the release of endorphins and a decrease in the bradykinin levels — thus rapid pain relief for acute and chronic cases
  • Immediate inflammation and edema reduction
  • Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth
  • Reduction of fibrous tissue formation
  • Improved vascular activity and blood supply
  • Increased metabolic rate within the tissues
  • Improved nerve function
  • Reduced muscle tightness and spasms
  • Enhanced mobility and flexibility in stiff joints
  • Stimulation of trigger points
  • Stimulation of acupuncture points

How Lite Recovery’s Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Works: A Medical Animation

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and there are no known side effects or risks that may occur with other forms of treatment.

In addition, it can often achieve results faster than other treatment modalities. During the treatment the patient will feel a deep soothing warmth. This pleasant sensation reassures the patient that the laser is stimulating cellular activity.

The effects of deep tissue lasers on cells and tissues continue to be researched and documented. The latest information we have is quite interesting and expanding.