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Using Low Level Laser Therapy To Treat Scars

Scars are a common consequence of skin injuries or surgeries, and can have a significant impact on a person’s appearance, self-esteem, and quality of life. While scars are a natural part of the healing process, they can be unsightly, itchy, painful, or even restrictive, depending on their location and severity.

As a healthcare professional, you know that your patients may be looking for a way to treat their scars with a non-invasive and safe procedure.

There are various methods available to reduce or remove scars, such as topical creams, silicone sheets, dermabrasion, surgery, or injections. However, these methods may have limitations, risks, or costs, and may not work for everyone. That’s where LLLT comes in as a promising alternative or complementary treatment for scars.

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT)  is a non-invasive and painless medical treatment that uses low-power lasers or light-emitting diodes to stimulate healing and regeneration in cells and tissues. LLLT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including scar reduction.

How Does LLLT Treat Scars?

LLLT works by emitting a specific wavelength of light that penetrates the skin and interacts with the cells and tissues. The light energy is absorbed by the mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cells, which leads to a cascade of biochemical reactions that promote cell growth, repair, and regeneration. LLLT has been shown to:

Increase collagen production: Collagen is a protein that gives structure and elasticity to the skin. LLLT can stimulate the fibroblasts, the cells that produce collagen, to synthesize more collagen and improve the quality and quantity of the scar tissue.

Reduce inflammation: Inflammation is a natural response to tissue injury, but excessive or prolonged inflammation can impair healing and worsen scarring. LLLT can modulate the immune system and reduce the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha.

Improve blood circulation: Blood flow is essential for delivering oxygen and nutrients to the cells and removing waste and toxins. LLLT can increase the formation of new blood vessels, called angiogenesis, and enhance the microcirculation, which can speed up the healing process and reduce scar formation.

Decrease pain and itching: Scars can be sensitive, itchy, or painful, especially if they are hypertrophic or keloid. LLLT can stimulate the release of endorphins, the natural painkillers, and decrease the nerve excitability and sensitivity, which can alleviate the discomfort and itching associated with scars.

What Are the Benefits of LLLT  as a Treatment For Scars?

LLLT has several advantages over other scar treatments:

Non-invasive: LLLT does not require any incisions, needles, or anesthesia, and can be performed in an outpatient setting. This makes LLLT safer, faster, and more comfortable than surgery or injections.

No downtime: LLLT does not damage the skin or cause any side effects, such as redness, swelling, or scarring. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.

Long-lasting results: LLLT can stimulate the natural healing mechanisms of the body, which can lead to a gradual and progressive improvement in the scar appearance and texture. The results of LLLT may last for months or even years, depending on the individual and the scar type.

Cost-effective: LLLT is a cost-effective alternative to more invasive or expensive scar treatments, such as surgery or injections. LLLT can be performed multiple times, depending on the severity and location of the scar, without incurring additional costs or risks.

What Are the Benefits of LLLT  as a Treatment For Scars?

Contact us today to learn more about how our low level laser therapy devices can help you grow your business. Whether you are looking for a standalone unit such as our FX635 or our FX405, or portable handheld units like our EVRLXLR8, or our new GVL, we have you covered.

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LLLT is versatile, non-invasive, safe, and highly effective. Learn more about how LLLT works.

Contact us today 1-800-657-6009 to learn more about how we can help you grow your business with the our low level laser therapy devices today. We also have leasing options available.