What Are TheraLaze Specifications?
TheraLaze is a class 3B laser designed for tissue healing and does not destroy or damage tissue and does not create heat. TheraLaze has 3 laser diodes:
• 2 visible 635nm (red light) <5mW
• 1 infrared 830nm (invisible light) <20mW
What is Wavelength?
Wavelength determines the color of a laser beam. Light energy between 600 – 700nm of energy is red. Light energy exceeding 700nm becomes clear (invisible) or infrared.
How Far Does The Laser Penetrate?
Red light can achieve direct biological effects and can penetrate the dermis and therefore can heal injuries below the skin surface; up to 4” below the dermis. Systemic effects are accomplished by circulation of blood and other forms of communication in the tissue, such as transport of transmitters or signal substances occurring at much deeper levels throughout the entire body (Turner & Hode, 344)
Will The Laser Hurt Me?
No, due to the “cold” properties of the class 3B TheraLaze laser there are no harmful effects to the human body.
It is important to understand that lasers come in many different applications. Surgical lasers are referred to as class 4 lasers and are designed to cauterize the skin or cut/burn through for a more precise incision. Class 4 lasers are commonly referred to as Hot lasers.
How Does Laser Light Help Cells Regenerate And Heal?
The coherence of laser light produces a biological effect stimulating both physiological and neurological functions in the human body. Every cell in the body has light sensitive chemicals called cytochromes. These chemicals are located in energy compartments in the cell called mitochondria. When you stimulate cytochromes with the correct wavelength and power of light it provides the cell with extra energy to grow, regenerate and heal. This bio-chemical reaction increases the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) which initiates vasodilation bring more oxygen rich blood to injured area.
Does The Laser Replace My Doctors Recommendations?
No, applying the laser does not replace an overview by your doctor/practitioner to consider history, orthopedic and neurological exams, visceral diagnosis, x-ray, palpation and/or chiropractic technique, rather it allows optimum patient outcome, in a way that has never been possible before with the therapeutic effects of the laser.
Is Low Level Laser Therapy Being Used For Athletes?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is now being widely used in professional sports such as the Tour De France. Lance Armstrong, who captured his unprecedented 7th Tour De France victory, received cold laser Therapy. Also more and more pro sports teams are using LLLT as a therapy for injuries.