Laser therapy or photobiomodulation involves the use of specific wavelengths of light to achieve therapeutic effects. During this process the infrared laser light interacts with the tissues at the cellular level allowing the regeneration of damaged tissues.
Therefore, it is especially effective in the treatment of conditions as uncomfortable and common as helomas and plantar warts, being also a formidable ally when it comes to treating and eradicating onychomycosis. In addition, laser therapy obtains, among others, the following benefits:
- Accelerated tissue recovery and cell development. The laser penetrates deep into the tissues and increases the power available to the cells, so the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of waste is done with the mayor speed. As a result, the tissues are regenerated earlier.
- Faster wounds healing. The laser light stimulates the production of collagen, predominant in wounds healing .
- Reduction of fibrous tissue formation. Laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue, which causes chronic pain.
- Anti-inflammatory effect. Laser light has an anti-edemic effect, as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic system. As a result the inflammation is reduced.
- Analgesic effect. Laser therapy blocks pain transmitted by nerve cells to the brain. In addition, as there is less inflammation, the pain decrease.
- Increased vascular activity. Laser light increases the formation of capillaries in damaged tissues and the temporary increase in diameter of blood vessels, accelerating the healing process.
- Increased metabolic function. Laser therapy leads to increased production of specific enzymes and increased consumption of oxygen and nutrients by blood cells.
- Improved nerve function. Laser light accelerates the reconnection of nerve cells in damaged tissue.
The application of laser therapy to favor the wounds healing process is a technique that has been carried out for more than 30 years. There are many clinical studies that have demonstrated the efficacy of its use in the healing process.
Laser light has proven to be effective in improving healing of open wounds, reducing pain and reducing the risk of infection. Laser therapy is used in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, burns, as well as in infected, traumatic and post-surgical wounds, which do not heal properly.
Onychomycosis, or fungal infection of the nails, is a pathology that manifests itself throughloss of coloration and thickening of the nail, sometimes leading to the splintering and destruction of the nail plate.. It is usually caused by dermatophytes, but can also be caused by yeasts (candida) and by non-dermatophytic fungi (molds).
The treatment of onychomycosis with laser therapy is a rapid treatment (4 sessions of about 6 minutes), safe (it has no side effects and can be applied in all patients) and painless (the patient perceives an intense warmth that can Produce a transient discomfort) and despite its very recent use, the results obtained to date ensure the removal of the fungus in a very high percentage of cases.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, safe and effective treatment mode where light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and stimulate wound healing and soft tissue healing.
The K-Laser is able to emit powers of up to 20W, being the therapeutic laser more powerful, managing to apply power in deep tissues and to remove the pain. The laser acts by converting light into photochemical energy, leading to a correct cellular functioning that leads to the disappearance of symptoms (pain).
In summary, the light’s energy is converted into biochemical energy achieving an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect.