The superpulsed elite laser provides something called high-intensity laser treatment. This is used to treat various musculoskeletal conditions, inflammation, and pain. Dr. Richard Goldfarb of Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery discusses high-intensity laser treatment and why his Philadelphia SmartLipo practice provides it.
WHAT IS HIGH-INTENSITY LASER TREATMENT?
High-intensity is something that may give people pause as an adjective of laser treatment. However, this is due to the high-energy photons of light that are emitted to complete the treatment. This energy penetrates the skin and various tissues in the area, getting to the injured cells that are the reason for you coming in for treatment.
Once the laser reaches these cells, both their metabolism and energy production is heightened. This allows for rapid tissue repair, helping to rebuild the injured areas. The “photochemical” impacts of the laser also help reduce the swelling, inflammation, and pain that you’re experiencing. It assists you with both the healing of your condition, as well as ensuring that you get relief from your symptoms.
When you get this treatment, it has even more benefits. The energy from the laser slightly increases the temperature of the deep tissues that it’s treating. This helps to increase microcirculation, giving the tissues the nutrients and oxygen they need so that they can heal. While you may notice the increase in temperature, it’s something that’s comfortable and it won’t impact your daily life.
WHAT IS HIGH-INTENSITY LASER TREATMENT LIKE?
Before high-intensity laser treatment, Dr. Goldfarb will have a thorough consultation with you about your condition. He’ll look at your medical history and ask you questions about your pain to determine the best course of action.
As a trained operator of the super-pulsed elite laser, Dr. Goldfarb can expertly administer the high-intensity laser treatment. Both you and Dr. Goldfarb will wear safety glasses designed to protect your eyes from the laser. The procedure itself is completely painless. He’ll pass the laser over the affected area in a scanning or spiral motion, treating the areas you’ve pinpointed.
The only side effect you may experience from this treatment is redness around the area of treatment. This should go away after a few hours. You should feel relief after only one treatment. Like many forms of therapy, you may feel your condition worsens a bit directly after the therapy. However, like the redness, this should go away within a few hours.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR HIGH-INTENSITY LASER TREATMENT?
This treatment can be used for a wide variety of conditions. These include:
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow
- Herniated discs
- TMJ disorders
- Back and neck pain
There are many more conditions that can also be helped with this treatment. Schedule a consultation to talk to Dr. Goldfarb. He can help you determine if this form of therapy will be something that can get you the help you need.
HIGH-INTENSITY LASER TREATMENT AT YOUR PHILADELPHIA SMARTLIPO PRACTICE
At the Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Goldfarb can also help you with your chronic or acute pain. Call us today or schedule a consultation online!