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When an injury affects your mobility, quality of life, or ability to do the activities you love to do, there is one goal: a rapid return to your normal activities. Unfortunately, soft tissue injuries such as sprains, tendon, or ligament injuries can take up to 12 weeks to heal. Fortunately, medical advances have allowed us to turbocharge the healing process. 

MLS Laser Therapy is an advanced laser technology that can be used to eliminate pain, reduce inflammation in the body and promote tissue repair and regeneration. The MLS Laser Therapy is safe, painless, and non-invasive. This therapy is an FDA-cleared, Class IV (Medical) Laser. This therapy utilizes dual wavelengths of infrared light that can penetrate deep into tissues (up to 2 inches) to target injured areas. The laser treatment is delivered through the robotic head of the MLS laser. The duration and intensity of the laser therapy is tailored to the pathology of the tissue being treated. MLS stands for Multiwave Locked System, referring to the dual wavelengths of laser light.

We are proud to be on the forefront of medical technology by offering advanced treatments like the MLS Laser Therapy and have invested in the best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to provide the finest in healthcare.

How does laser therapy work?

Lasers use light, and light is energy that can interact with tissue to induce biological effects, such as:

1. Anti-Inflammatory: MLS® Laser Therapy has an anti-edema effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system which drains swollen areas. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.

2. Analgesic: MLS® Laser Therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells. It blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to the decreased inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalin from the brain and adrenal gland.

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. As a result of exposure to laser light, damaged cells are repaired faster.

4. Improved Vascular Activity: Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue. Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilation and increase in the diameter of blood vessels.

5. Increases Metabolic Activity: MLS® Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.

6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points: MLS® Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a noninvasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.

7. Reduced Fibrous (scar) Tissue Formation: MLS® 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 speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle healing.

9. Immunoregulation: Laser light has a direct effect on the immune system by stimulating immunoglobulins and lymphocytes. Laser emissions are absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. Upon exposure to the laser, the enzyme Flavin mononucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), 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 in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, MLS® Laser Therapy is effective post surgically and in the treatment of open wounds and burns.

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The MLS laser uses an 808 nm (nanometer) wavelength of laser light that is particularly useful for targeting inflammation and has a long-lasting effect, as well as a 905 nm wavelength of laser light that provides fast acting pain relief. These 2 wavelengths of laser light are synchronized to treat the injured tissue at the same time.

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What conditions can be treated with the MLS Laser Therapy?

  • Sprains & strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Wounds/Ulcers
  • Neuromas
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Foot & Ankle arthritis
  • Ligament tears
  • Tendon tears

Why choose MLS Laser Therapy?

MLS Laser Therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are no known side effects, and it is quick and convenient. According to studies performed by top academic institutions, such as Harvard University, laser therapy is equal to or more effective than other forms of therapy.

Will the treatment hurt?

No, laser therapy does not hurt. There is little or no sensation during treatment.

How long does a typical treatment session take?

The length of a typical treatment session is 10 to 15 minutes. However, it depends on the size of the area being treated. Treatments are usually received 2-3 times a week. Treatment plans are determined on an individual basis.

How long before results are felt?

You may feel improvement to your condition after 1 to 3 treatments. For some more chronic conditions, it may take up to 6 visits to feel the benefits of laser therapy. Not everyone responds to laser therapy in the same way.

Are the results long-lasting?

MLS Laser Therapy is about healing. With MLS Laser Therapy, we are not masking or covering up a condition, but rather, treating the root cause of your pain and inflammation. Because of this, many patients have seen long-term results.

How many treatments does it take?

Laser therapy treatment is cumulative in effectiveness, building off previous treatments. Acute conditions are usually 6 treatments, while chronic conditions are usually 10 treatments.

Would you like to schedule an appointment, or seek answers to any questions you may have? Simply give us a call at (480) 629-5903 or fill out our online contact form.