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Introduction to laser therapy

Introduction to laser therapy

Basic introduction to the principles behind laser treatment. What is laser therapy, does it help, is it dangerous, and what happens to the body when it is exposed to laser therapy?
Get the answers here.
 

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists around the world use laser as a supplement to other types of treatment, such as exercise and manual therapy.

Laser therapy works very well for both acute injuries and chronic conditions.

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Dermatology and skin care

If you’re a dermatologist, esthetician, or otherwise work with skin care, laser therapy can be a great supplement for your treatments.

 

Dentistry

More and more dentists are using biostimulating lasers for pain relief and faster healing for their patients.

 

Acupuncture

Biostimulating lasers are used by acupuncturists who wish to offer their clients treatment without needles. Laser can also be used as a supplement to the acupuncture treatment.

 
GigaLaser abdominal treatment

Fertility

Treating infertility with laser therapy is a fairly new thing, however, using laser therapy in the treatment of infertility has yielded good results. With the help of a GigaLaser, several couples have become parents after having given up on traditional forms of treatment.
 

Massage therapy

Licensed massage therapists often use laser therapy as a supplement to other treatments, such as deep tissue massage.

 

Reflexology

Many reflexologists today use laser therapy as their primary stimulation of reflexology points, or as a supplement to the treatment.

 

Podiatrists and podologists

Podiatrists use therapeutic lasers for treating tendon injuries, heel spur, wounds, inflammation, and much more.

 
chiropractic

Chiropractic

Muscle, joint, or tendon injuries, acute injuries, repetitive strain injuries – chiropractors around the world are seeing tremendous results with the PowerLaser and the GigaLaser, for the benefit of their patients.

 

Sports medicine

If you work with sports injuries, the PowerLaser and the GigaLaser are both excellent tools for acute injuries and repetitive strain injuries.

 

Veterinary

Many veterinarians use vet-laser, laser for animals, in their practice. The effects of laser treatment for dogs, cats, and other smaller animals are faster healing, pain relief, increased blood circulation, and reduced swelling.

Equine laser therapy

Laser treatment is often used for horses, for various types of injuries. The effects are faster healing, pain relief, increased blood circulation, and reduced swelling.

Cosmetologist with GigaLaser

If you’re a dermatologist, esthetician, or otherwise work with skin care, laser therapy can be a great supplement for your treatments.

With laser therapy, you’re expanding your treatment options significantly. You’re able to offer laser therapy after chemical peeling, derma rolling, or other types of treatments that create small wounds or openings in the skin.

Laser therapy helps speed up the healing of the small wounds so your client experiences a great result faster.

In addition, you’re able to better treat conditions that benefit from an increase in the blood circulation and stimulation of collagen tissue, as well as light that kills bacteria.

For example:

  • Wound healing
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea

The GigaLaser allows you to do a laser treatment, while you take care of other business or other parts of the treatment, for instance preparing a mask or crème as the last step of the treatment. That’s efficient use of your clinic’s capacity.

Sports medicine is the field of medicine that specializes in athletic performance, and the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.

 

Unfortunately, sports injuries are not at all rare. Injuries that can often take weeks, or even months, to heal up – sometimes leaving the player off the field for the rest of the season, or longer.

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Podiatrists can also benefit from using therapeutic lasers in their practice.

Laser therapy accelerates the body’s innate ability to heal itself by stimulating the mitochondria’s production of ATP.

Laser therapy provides more energy to the cells, increases the blood circulation, and enhances the immune system.

odontologi 300Soft lasers can also be used in dentistry and are increasingly being used by dentists all over the world for various purposes.

With its healing effects and ability to stimulate the body's natural immune system, the laser can be a natural part of a dental treatment, with great benefits. 

Dental patients can benefit from laser therapy in multiple ways, and several studies have shown positive results.

A focus on the patient with laser therapy 

Quick and painfree treatment, quicker and more complete healing are things most dental patients appreciate greatly. 

A soft laser, for instance the PowerLaser PRO 500 with a lightguide (dental lens), can be used for things like:

  • Pain Relief
  • Less bleeding and faster healing associated with tooth extraction and surgery
  • Effective relief of sore tooth necks
  • Effective treatment of periodontal disease - pockets significantly reduced
  • Faster ingrowth of implants
  • Root canal treatment can often be avoided in minor root infections
  • Blisters in the mouth heal with 1-2 treatments
  • Muscle tension from temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ disorder) is dissolved
  • Gag reflex is reduced / neutralized (beneficial when taking dental impressions and X-rays)


The laser treatment is very simple and can easily be administered by a dental assistant or dental hygienist. A PowerLaser PRO 500 with attached light guide is suitable for the purpose.

odontologi 300Dental lasers are increasingly, and with success, being used in dentistry by dentists all over the world for various purposes.

With its healing effects and ability to stimulate the body's natural immune system, the laser can be a natural part of a dental treatment, with great benefits. 

Dental patients can benefit from laser therapy in multiple ways, and several studies have shown positive results.

A focus on the patient with laser therapy 

Quick and painfree treatment, quicker and more complete healing are things most dental patients appreciate greatly. 

A soft laser, for instance the PowerLaser Pro500 with a lightguide (dental lens), can be used for things like:

  • Pain Relief
  • Less bleeding and faster healing associated with tooth extraction and surgery
  • Effective relief of sore tooth necks
  • Effective treatment of periodontal disease - pockets significantly reduced
  • Faster ingrowth of implants
  • Root canal treatment can often be avoided in minor root infections
  • Blisters in the mouth heal with 1-2 treatments
  • Muscle tension from temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ disorder) is dissolved
  • Gag reflex is reduced / neutralized (beneficial when taking dental impressions and X-rays)


The laser treatment is very simple and can easily be administered by a dental assistant or dental hygienist. A PowerLaser Pro500 with attached light guide is suitable for the purpose.

PowerLaser for your vet clinic - a good choice for you as a veterinarian.

Like humans, animals have a natural repair mechanism, which means that injuries heal up by themselves sooner or later.

The problem is that it often takes a long time and can result in great discomfort during the healing process.

Fortunately, there is a remedy, in the form of a therapeutic laser at a reasonable price.

The PowerLaser accelerates all of the phases of the body’s natural healing process – commonly said, the course of injury is reduced from weeks to days.

hund laserbehandling 300The effects of laser therapy in dogs, cats, and other smaller animals are quicker healing, pain relief, increased blood circulation, and reduced swelling.

With the PowerLaser, you can treat a wound, for instance, in a dog or cat in less than 5 minutes, and consequently accelerate the healing without the use of surgery or medication.

Expand your ability to help your patient get better faster. Less pain, happier clients.

Small animals - laser treatment in less than 5 minutes

PowerLasers are portable devices, which makes them an excellent choice for a vet clinic with multiple treatment rooms or for a vet doing treatments outside the clinical environment.

With a PowerLaser, you are able to treat smaller animals often in less than 5 minutes, for typical diseases or injuries such as:

  • Tendon injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Wounds and inflammatory conditions
  • Skin problems
  • Ear problems
  • Arthritis
  • Gingivitis and paradontosis

The laser energy from the PowerLaser affects the cells and releases a number of substances in the body that, among other things, make the tissue heal faster following wounds or injuries. The PowerLaser can also be used post-surgery to accelerate the healing process and lower the risk of complications.

Pain free course of treatment

The treatment is completely pain free, and the animal is treated without anesthesia. The majority of dogs, cats, and horses quickly get used to the treatment, often it is obvious that the animals relax during the laser treatment.

The effect of laser therapy accumulates, and the patient will often require more than one treatment, even though the condition can improve immediately after the first visit. An optimal treatment plan typically consists of 2-3 treatments per week and a total of 6-8 treatments.

If, for instance, a horse has been saddled incorrectly, the subsequent pain may lie deep in the horse's muscles and can be treated with laser therapy instead of, or in addition to, traditional massage.

In this video Veterinarian Surgeon, Mirjam Coert explains why and how she uses PowerLaser in her treatments.

All lasers in Powermedic Lasers' PowerLaser series are suitable for the treatment of animals, however, the Pro1500 model in particular are often used by vet professionals. If you're traveling with the laser, we recommend protecting it by storing it in a case with molded foam.

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