Dr. Moscow & Associates is pleased to offer World Class Laser Technology for drug-free pain relief and reduced inflammation for accelerated healing.
Since 1917 when Albert Einstein established the theoretical foundations for the laser, research has produced a variety of improved and specialized laser types, optimized for different performance goals.
How Laser Therapy Works
All light is composed of photons. Photons are small packets of light energy—in the form of waves— with a defined wavelength and frequency.
Photon energy is able to more effectively penetrate the skin and underlying structures, therefore accelerating the healing process.
Light travels at a constant speed and oscillate up and down as it moves forward.
However, all light is not the same. It is measured in wavelengths, with each wavelength of light representing a different color of the spectrum.
The number of oscillations per second represents the frequency of each wavelength; shorter waves have a greater frequency than longer waves.
Laser energy is coherent (well-ordered photons), monochromatic (single-color) light energy. When produced as a narrow, bright beam.
What can Class IV Laser do for me?
Laser therapy has an anti-edemic effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
2. Anti-Pain (Analgesic):
Laser therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain.
3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth:
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products.
4. Improved Vascular Activity:
Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
5. Increased Metabolic Activity:
Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points:
Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation:
Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
8. Improved Nerve Function:
Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light will speed up the process of axonal regeneration, nerve cell reconnection, and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulation of immunoglobulins and lymphocytes. Laser Therapy is absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. The enzyme flavomono-nucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine-tri-phosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.
10. Faster Wound Healing:
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing) in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries.
Clinical studies and research using High Intensity laser Light Therapy indicate the following beneficial effects on tissues and cells for treating the following applications:
HEAD & NECK
ARM & HAND
ARM & HAND
HIP & Knee
FOOT & ANKLE
Not All Laser Therapy is the same!
In contrast to Class 1, 2, and 3 low level lasers (LLLT) with low power from 1 – 500 miliWatts (0.5 Watts) resulting in limited dosage levels; our Aspen Laser incorporates advanced Class 4 laser technology that is much more powerful than any class 3 laser on the market. These higher powers, in combination with proper wavelengths, laser beam size and treatment techniques enables us to safely and effectively deliver significantly higher dosage levels (a key to success) and enhanced abilities to penetrate deeper into the cellular tissue providing better and longer-lasting clinical outcomes.
Class IV lasers offers better therapeutic outcome, based on six characteristics of this new technology:
Larger dosages of therapeutic energy. Class IV lasers can deliver up to 1,500 times more energy than Class III and consequently reduce treatment time.
Deeper penetration into the body. Leading Class III lasers only penetrate 0.5-2.0 cm2. Class IV can penetrate up to 10 cm2.
Larger treatment surface area. Class III cover a treatment area of 0.3-5.0 cm2, depending on the model and manufacturer. Class IV cover up to 77 cm2. This is important when treating large regions, such as the lumbar spine, quadriceps or hips.
Greater power density. Power density indicates the degree of concentration of the power output. This property has been shown to play a major role in therapeutic outcomes.
Continuous power supply. In Class III lasers, the power is pulsed or modulated approximately 50 percent of the time. In other words, light is permitted to pass through the probe for only 50 percent of the total operating time.
In most cases, Class IV lasers deliver a consistent amount of energy over a given time. Their power can be adjusted for acute and chronic conditions.
Superior fiber optic cables. Fiber optic cables transmit laser energy from the laser to the treatment probe (wand) at the end of the cable.
Several studies reveal that as much as 50 percent of the light energy generated by a Class III laser may be lost by the time it reaches the end of the probe.