Laser Therapy as Treatment for Surgery Recovery
A surgical wound is an incision or cuts in the skin made by a surgeon using a scalpel during the procedure. It can also result from a drain placed during the surgical procedure. It is important to take care of surgical cut or incision, manage pain, resolve chronic conditions like arthritis, lumbar issues or joint pains and increase your activity levels – which are extremely important concerns following surgery. A health professional must know the warning signs of surgical site infections (SSIs) to prevent complications with hand cleaning and wound care.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
- No known side effects.
- Painless and Non-Invasive.
- Rapid relief of pain.
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect.
- Timely healing of sprains & strains.
- Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured regions.
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas.
The Importance of MLS Therapy in Surgical Recovery
MLS Laser Therapy by OrthoLazer is an innovative and effective medical procedure used to speed up surgical wound healing. Multi-wave locked system, or MLS is a device used by health professionals to treat various medical conditions.
Studies show that therapy can be used to heal surgical wounds. The system uses low-level laser light of specific wavelength into the site of surgery to reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and promote healing.
It is crucial to know that MLS laser therapy alters the healing process at the tissue and cellular levels. It diminishes inflammation by decreasing the number of cellular chemicals, and biomolecules linked to inflammation and pain.
MLS laser therapy stimulates cells and increases the production of certain enzymes that induce cell division or proliferation. As a result, it increases the speed of wound healing at the surgical site.
The effects of MLS laser therapy is associated with the specific wavelength of the laser light itself. The frequency of wavelength, dosage, and duration of treatment depends on the intensity of surgical wound.
Studies show that administrating MLS laser therapy below the dose range for surgical wounds are not effective. The effective dosage of MLS therapy for surgical wounds varies by the manufacturer of the device. It remains a subject of ongoing research and investigation.
MLS Laser therapy can improve wounds of all types. It does not cause any side effects while healing the wound. It can treat acute and chronic surgical wounds, including clean surgical wounds (Class-1), clean-contaminated wounds (Class-2), contaminated wounds (Class 3), and dirty, infected surgical wounds MLS laser therapy diminishes redness around the wound, decreased pain in the affected area, and reduce the size of the wound. As a result, there is reduced or no inflammation in the skin on the surgical site.
How Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?
It is an advanced laser therapy method that uses two lasers that work in synchronization to heal the surgical wound and speed up the post-surgical rehabilitation. One laser deals with pain management and allows the patient to feel better quickly. The other one deals with cellular or tissue regeneration. The laser light or energy penetrates tissues as deep as two inches (4 to 5 centimeters) beneath the surgical site.
After reaching the tissues, the laser energy increases metabolism and stimulate the cell’s natural processes to create blood vessels and repair damaged tissues at the surgical site. It also reduces inflammation and fights infection at the site of a surgical wound.
MLS laser therapy provides an effective, clean, and natural alternative to conservative treatment options like medications and steroid injection for wound healing. MLS laser therapy, combined with other procedures like physical therapy and stretching exercises, can reduce the surgical recovery and rehabilitation period.
Moreover, it is a noninvasive and painless therapy with no known adverse effects or risks of complications. You don’t need to take any medications before the treatment, which makes the MLS an effective, fast, and safe therapy.
Although you won’t see the laser working its magic, you will feel the result immediately or within a few hours. Compared to other therapies, MLS treatment produces cumulative and long-lasting results. You will feel better after 2-3 treatments. However, some patients require more treatments for one to two months to get complete surgical recovery.
The average session time for MLS laser therapy treatment is 10-15 minutes. You can leave the clinic immediately after the procedure and go home. MLS laser therapy is also FDA-approved, making it convenient and safer treatment for patients undergoing surgical recovery.
Rehabilitation at Cellular Level
MLS laser therapy aims to stimulate damaged cells to repair themselves via specific light wavelength. Chemically damaged cells after surgery can lead to inflammation and painful sensations. Laser light excites the cells’ kinetic energy and speeds up the healing process.
The skin absorbs the photons through the photo-chemical effect to trigger biochemical products in mitochondria and cell membrane. Thus, it reduces inflammation and pain in the affected surgical site. Unlike the photo-thermal effect, the photo-chemical effect does cause heat damage to the cells.
Once photos penetrate the cells at the surgical wound, they promote a series of cellular activities. These include enzyme production, mitochondrial stimulation, increased vasodilation, ATP synthesis, and boosted lymphatic drainage. Research studies have shown that MLS laser therapy can elevate collagen formation to prevent the formation of scar tissues, hence promoting surgical recovery.
So, this is a crucial step in reducing chronic disabling myofascial pain syndrome, especially in people who have undergone spinal surgery. The laser positively influences other formative cells and increase immune-enhancing effects. In simple words, you get out of pain quickly and heal simultaneously.
Why The Correct Dosage Important following Surgery?
Correct dosage is the most important parameter when it comes to the success of MLS laser therapy for surgical recovery. The tissue depth and joules per/cm2 determine the correct dosage of laser for surgical recovery. Too high or too low laser energy can lead to suboptimal results and further complicate the surgical wound.
Studies show that 65% of MLS laser light energy is absorbed through the subcutaneous tissue layers, which include blood, melanin, and water. Health professionals recommend larger dosages of energy initially. The purpose is to reach the deeper target tissues with a required dose.
MLS laser therapy treatment uses Class-IV laser that can produce enough energy to achieve a dose for deep tissue penetration at the surgical site. The patented “Multi-wave Locked System” enables the cells to enhance tissue repair mechanisms.
Contact Us Today
Get in touch with the team at OrthoLazer in Newburgh, NY today to discuss your questions and health issues to discover if OrthoLazer’s M8 Robotic Laser Therapy is the correct treatment for your needs.
We can then book you in to see our specialist pain relief physician at our Newburgh practice that can personalize the program for your specific needs, begin the pain relief process which will have significant impact on improving your quality of life.