The article presents differences between the effects of low level and high power laser therapy.
Table of different therapeutic effects caused by biostimulation and high power laser therapy.
|Low Level Laser Therapy
||High Power Laser Therapy
- improvement of microcirculation,
- stimulation of angiogenesis,
- increase in the nerve fiber action potential amplitude,
- increase in enzyme activity,
- membrane potential changes,
- changes in the secretion of neurotransmitters, hormones and kinin.
- acceleration of electrolyte exchange between cell and environment,
- increase in biological activity,
- anti-mutagen impact,
- changes in liquid crystal structure of biological membranes,
- increase in synthesis of collagen, proteins, RNA and ATP,
- no thermal effect
- acceleration of micro-circulation,
- increase in circulation of oxygen,
- improvement of glucose metabolism,
- stimulation of DNA synthesis,
- increase in intracellular enzyme activity,
- increase in fibroblasts activity,
- increase in permeability across the cell membrane
- activation of phagocytosis,
- activation of Wall and Melzack’s control gate mechanism – analgesic effect,
- activation of Na/K pump on the cell membrane,
- activation of cell metabolic processes.
- occurrence of thermal effect
Thanks to the wide spectrum of possible therapeutic results, the high power and biostimulating laser therapy can be used to treat disorders in plenty of the medical areas, including:
- sports medicine,
- High power laser can significantly accelerate the regeneration processes, and therefore the treatment time is shorter.
- High power laser penetrates much deeper into the tissues thanks to an additional modification of the impulse mode (superpulse).
- High power laser uses two wavelengths during the treatment, which allows to obtain deep tissue biostimulation effects as well as to achieve thermal effect.