There are various myths surrounding the topic of lasers, the top one being that lasers are only used for hair removal treatments. However, in reality, laser treatments are doing wonders in the medical field and their exceptional performance has caused them to be used in various treatment areas. In this post, we will talk about all the ways that Laser Therapy could be used to heal wounds in addition to unravelling various myths.
It is common to have swelling and inflammation in the wounded area because the body’s immunity system is working on repairing it. The inflamed wounds (especially the chronic wounds) could cause a lot of discomfort as well as pain to the patient. In addition, there are pathologically extensive inflammations requiring a lot of care 1 that could be healed via laser. It is not always possible to foster the healing process with conventional methods and thankfully, this gap has been addressed by lasers. For instance, deep tissue Laser Therapy assists in stimulation and acceleration of the tissue regeneration which is quite helpful in restoring the normal cellular functioning2. By doing so, the body’s inflammation related problems are also addressed in the process.
Another problem that is imperative when it comes to healing the wounds is the aesthetics. After healing, many wounds might alter body appearance. Laser treatments are significant because they reduce scars. So, the process of healing via lasers accelerates the natural healing processes of a body which increases blood flow at the site of injury or incision.
Laser treatments could be used for decreasing the pain along with reducing the soft tissue inflammation. Health practitioners have also talked about the lack of side effects of the process while discussing the improvements in the range of motion.
Healing benefits aside, let us now talk about the associated myths. Many people believe that lasers could create other problems such as abnormal wound healing, scarring and secondary infections3. Instead, a study suggests that callus (cells that cover the wound) development4 could be enhanced via laser which leads towards improving the biochemical properties of wounds. Furthermore, these complications can easily be avoided by combining proper technique with the appropriate device as well as patient selection.
Different levels of laser intensities are used for treating various ailments. As compared to the other healing practices that either alters the normal body functioning or change the body’s biochemical aspects, lasers are found to be less invasive. More people are opting for this method that restores normal body functioning in less time.
In reality, Laser Therapy has become a science field on its own that will be used for many other conditions in the future.
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