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Laser Treatment For Wound Healing

For years, doctors have been struggling hard to achieve new advancements in the medical field in terms of the rapid wound healing process. Due to the recent research, doctors have come up with laser therapies which are highly effective in treating several medical conditions, one of which includes wound healing. Laser treatment for wound healing is the fast and safest alternative that works well especially at the cellular level.

Laser therapy works for wound healing by reducing pain and inflammation. It aids in reducing inflammation by decreasing the release of enzymes and cellular chemicals within the body which are linked with the inflammatory process and pain. Laser therapy also enhances the production of cells which ultimately results in speedy wound healing.

Low-Level Laser Healing Therapy

It is a very simple, safe and economical treatment for wound healing. Laser therapy is commonly known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT). In the past, medical procedures for wound healing were extremely costly, having multiple side effects. These medical procedures and pharmaceutical drugs were not completely effective when compared to modern laser therapies. 

These past treatment methods either resulted in incomplete wound healing or resulted in open wounds. The doctors used lasers for wound healing which resulted in increased temperature so they came up with cold laser therapy. Cold laser therapy is the use of monochromatic light emission from a lower intensity, super luminous diode which is the safest and harmless method of treating deep wounds.

LLLT is non-toxic, painless, safe, comfortable and highly effective. Laser treatments are used to address several types of wounds which include – but are not limited to – the following:

Wounds are often categorized into two types which include: acute or chronic wounds. Acute wounds are generally healed within a short span of time.  On the other hand, chronic wounds need increased time span for complete healing. The wavelength and the power of the lasers is determined by how deep the wound is. Red laser light for healing is typically used.

Red Laser Light for Healing

Light is the main source of healing from ancient and Egyptian civilizations. Basically, the laser rays have an ability to produce nitric oxide which positively impacts cellular activity and tremendously increases the response of the wound healing process. The laser promotes the production of essential skin protein i.e. collagen. Collagen production helps in strengthening of skin, muscles, and ligaments.

When the low-level lasers are used, the photons penetrate several centimeters and get absorbed by the energy-producing organelle called mitochondria.  These lasers do not result in thermal effects, instead the energy of the laser rays is transformed into photobiological and photochemical effects within the skin cells.

When undergoing laser treatments for wound healing, tissue healing is achieved in an exceptional way. In this process, the ATP is produced which boosts up the mitotic activity resulting in speedy tissue repair within the body. It aids in the stimulation of micro-circulation which promotes the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the disrupted tissues in order to enhance wound healing. 

When an appropriate amount of laser rays are applied on the wound, it speeds up the cell functions that are essential for the resolution of chronic wounds. It results in stimulation of ATP production, mast cell activation, and proliferation of fibroblasts leading to anti-inflammatory effects.

Laser therapy produces and releases beta-endorphins. It also stimulates the production of cortisone, which enables the body to combat stress and trauma.

Effect Of Laser Rays On Wound Healing

The incorporation of laser rays for wound healing has been in use by the doctors since 1960. Laser light treatment is a highly recommended, fast and safe alternative which can be easily considered for the wound healing process. 

The laser rays initiate the production of collagen fibers within the skin in order to enhance the healing process. Collagen is one of the essential proteins required by cells of the skin to initiate repair. The photostimulation process of laser rays increases the cellular proliferation within the skin. It increases the release of fibroblast growth factors with accelerated production of epithelial growth lining and granulation tissues which aids in rapid healing. 

The laser light penetrates in the skin and restores normal cellular functions. It accelerates the body’s own healing process and aids in eliminating pain associated with the wound.

Some of the main effects of laser treatment for wound healing are the following:

  • Enhances the release of cortisol which enables the body to combat against stressful situations.
  • Enhances the production of Beta-endorphins and enkephalins which are the pain-relievers present within the body.
  • Enhances the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for improving cellular metabolism. The increased amount of energy enhances the cell repairing process. 
  • Enhances the production of DNA.
  • Results in the stimulation of mitochondrial activity which helps in cell replication.
  • Helps in the stimulation of the immune system.
  • Aids in the Improvement of lymphatic drainage.
  • Enhances the production of growth hormone and histamine.
  • Helps in accelerating the body’s own natural healing process which includes the four steps; hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation along with remodeling phase.
  • Dilates the veins and arteries around the wound which aids in removing the cellular debris. It ultimately increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients towards the injured tissues.

These effects of laser therapy by BioFlex and others have been helpful in treating wounds, enhancing their rate of healing and reducing the rate of scar formation which occurs due to surgical incisions and others.

How Effective is BioFlex Wound Healing Laser Therapy Treatment?

BioFlex laser therapy makes use of laser and super luminous diodes which helps in treating the wounds with the help of photons. These photons are energy particles that get absorbed within the skin leading to the cascade of physiological reactions. It enhances the production of ATP, beta-endorphins, cortisol, and DNA leading to rapid wound healing in the safest way. These lasers are cold lasers or low-level laser therapy which decreases the pain sensation, accelerates the wound healing process and reduces inflammation.

Final Words

Laser treatment for wound healing is considered as a very safe treatment. Most of the other treatments in the market only mask the wound pain or provide temporary relief, which can cause noxious infections and ultimately scar as an outcome of the process. On the other hand, laser therapy treats the underlying conditions and promotes fast healing. The effects of laser therapy are highly satisfactory, long-lasting and painless.

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