Low level laser therapy (LLLT), or cold laser, is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free therapy that is used for a variety of conditions such as acute and chronic pain, body-contouring, acne and cellulite.1
Housed within the mitochondria, the cell energy manufacturer, are receptors capable of absorbing distinct parameters of light. Think of these receptors like any drug receptors. When we consume a prescription medication, the compound is absorbed by the body and it locates a particular receptor, and based upon its molecular design, will bind to that receptor. Once the drug binds, a secondary reaction inside the cell takes place.1
A similar mechanism is observed when exposing the body to a particular color of light. During a laser treatment the light will penetrate the skin and is absorbed by this receptor within the mitochondria. Receptor stimulation with light promotes energy production, biochemical reactions, protein and growth factor synthesis, cell growth and proliferation and enhanced blood and oxygen flow. Increased blood flow reduces inflammation that can cause pain.1
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1All information taken from Erchonia® Patient Brochure. Erchonia®.