Diode Lasers (LLLT)

What are Diode Lasers and Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?

Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) is a fast-growing technology used to treat a multitude of conditions that require stimulation of healing, relief of pain and inflammation, and restoration of function.

Benefits of diode lasers include the following:
• do not wear down
• do not need constant maintenance
• do not have consumption of active materials

Ablative laser
This is a wounding laser, which removes thin layers of skin. Types of ablative treatments include the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and the erbium laser.

Non-Ablative laser
This is a non-wounding laser, which stimulates collagen growth and tightens underlying skin. This includes many types of lasers as well as intense pulsed light (IPL) devices. Although non-ablative laser resurfacing is less invasive and requires less recovery time, it’s less effective than is ablative laser resurfacing.

Fractional Non-Ablative laser
Using a special handpiece, this technique treats only a small fraction of skin. The objective of this is to leave intact, undamaged skin around each treated area to act as a reservoir for rapid healing.

What does LLLT treat?

It has been shown to have beneficial effects for wrinkles, acne scars, hypertrophic scars, and healing of burns. LLLT can reduce UV damage both as a treatment and as a prophylaxis. In pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo, LLLT can increase pigmentation by stimulating melanocyte proliferation and reduce depigmentation by inhibiting autoimmunity. Inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and acne can also benefit.

How does LLLT work?

The photons are absorbed by mitochondrial chromophores in skin cells. Consequently, electron transport, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) nitric oxide release, blood flow, reactive oxygen species increase, and diverse signaling pathways get activated. Stem cells can be activated allowing increased tissue repair and healing.

How do I learn more?

Complete our Request More Information form to be contacted by one of our regenerative consultants or call 833.RGN.R84U / 833.746.7848.