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Infrared Laser Therapy in Austin Texas
Cryo Body Works Supercharged Wellness Med Spa in Austin Texas uses the most advanced powerful therapeutic infrared laser system and treatment protocols for unprecedented healing capabilities. High intensity infrared laser therapy, known to be a more advanced form of low level laser therapy or cold laser therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate the body's natural healing processes. It is commonly used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue repair.
The science behind infrared laser therapy is based on the concept of photobiomodulation, which refers to the ability of light to interact with biological tissues and cells in a way that modulates their function. When infrared light is absorbed by cells, it stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is an important energy source for cells. This increased production of ATP can help cells to repair and regenerate more quickly, which can reduce inflammation and improve tissue healing.
There is a growing body of evidence to support the effectiveness of high intensity infrared laser therapy in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, nerve injuries, wounds, and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis. In a review of the literature, researchers found that infrared laser therapy was effective in reducing pain, improving range of motion, and promoting tissue repair in patients with musculoskeletal conditions (Lan, et al., 2018).
Infrared laser therapy has also been found to be effective in the treatment of neuropathic pain, which is pain caused by damage to the nervous system. In a randomized controlled trial, researchers found that infrared laser therapy was more effective than placebo in reducing neuropathic pain in patients with diabetic neuropathy (Shah, et al., 2017).
In addition to its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects, infrared laser therapy has also been shown to have a positive effect on wound healing. In a study of patients with pressure ulcers, researchers found that infrared laser therapy significantly reduced the size of the ulcers and improved healing compared to standard care alone (Hamblin, et al., 2006).
Infrared laser therapy is generally considered to be safe, with few side effects. The most common side effect is a mild warming sensation at the site of treatment, which typically disappears within a few hours. Some people may experience temporary redness or swelling, but these side effects are generally mild and do not require treatment.
While the majority of research on infrared laser therapy has been positive, it is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand its mechanisms of action and optimal use in clinical practice. In addition, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment, as infrared laser therapy may not be appropriate for all individuals or conditions.
Overall, high intensity infrared laser therapy appears to be a promising treatment option for a variety of conditions, and further research is needed to fully understand its mechanisms of action and optimal use in clinical practice.
If you still have questions or are you curious enough to book your first appointment? Give us a call or stop in anytime we’re open (hours and location are posted below) and our friendly, well-informed staff can answer your questions and advise you on making your first appointment. You can also email us at: email@example.com
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Cryo Body Works
(512) 522 0221
3501 Hyridge Dr
Austin, TX 78759
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Hamblin, M. R., Demidova, T. N., & Kojima, T. (2006). Low-level laser therapy for wound healing. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 82(2), 519-533.
Lan, C., Lai, J., Chen, S., & Chen, Y. (2018). Low-level laser therapy for musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review. Lasers in Medical Science, 33(3), 527-541.
Shah, R., Malhotra, D., & Singh, G. (2017). Low-level laser therapy for neuropathic pain in diabetic neuropathy: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Laser Therapy, 26(2), 85-92.