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Low-Level Laser Therapy

Laser therapy has many uses, including disinfecting wounds, eradicating pain, reducing anti-inflammatory effects, and even treating cancer. However, many people often confuse laser therapy with LED therapy.

Laser Therapy in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Star, Idaho City, and Nampa

In our clinical setting, the specific type of laser we use is a low-level laser therapy (LLLT).

During the procedure, the patient is exposed to very bright red and near-infrared light, which comes into contact with the skin. These are less powerful than the James Bond or surgical-grade lasers you may be accustomed to in movies, where powerful laser energy is used to cut through various objects.

Instead, when the low-level laser comes into contact with the skin, most people feel nothing at all.

However, the mitochondria absorb light energy at a cellular level and utilize it to create more energy production. This increased energy produces tissue-healing substances such as collagen, vascular components, DNA and RNA.


LEDs are often used to minimize post-operative pain, limit edema, and stimulate the healing of tissues. However, they emit light on a lower power output than lasers and consequently have a broader range of wavelengths emitted.

Active populations may appreciate the enhanced muscular contractile ability and improved recovery following an LED treatment.

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