High Intensity Lasers for DEEP Tissue Therapy
High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) is used for pain relief, accelerated healing and to decrease inflammation. When the light source is placed against the skin, the photons from the laser penetrate several centimetres and are absorbed by the mitochondria (the energy producing part of a cell). This energy fuels a number of positive physiological responses resulting in the restoration of normal cell morphology and function. High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) has been successfully used to treat a broad range of medical conditions including, musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries, post-surgical wounds, diabetic ulcers and dermatological conditions. The central goal of laser therapy is to stimulate the cell to perform its natural functions at an enhanced rate. Targeting haemoglobin and cytochrome c oxidase, the high power diode laser helps the respiration of the cell and as a result facilitates the body’s natural healing processes. In sharp contrast to “Cold lasers” which provide no feeling or sensation, high power diode laser therapy provides a warm and soothing feeling at a much faster rate. Unlike many pharmacological treatments that mask pain or only address the symptoms of disease, High Intensity Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing.
What are the Benefits of High Intensity Laser Therapy?
•Treatment is painless
•Highly effective for many diseases and conditions
•Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals
•Restores normal range of motion and physical function
•No known adverse effects
•No drug interactions
•Often makes surgical interventions unnecessary
•Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to other therapies
Laser therapy has an anti-edema effect as it causes vasodilatation, as well as activatating the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
•Anti-Pain (Analgesic) 980nm is the most popular wavelength for this effect
Laser therapy has a highly beneficial effect on nerve cells which blocks pains transmitted to the brain and decreases nerve sensitivity. As inflammation and edema are reduced and pain signals also decrease.
•Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into the targeted tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and more efficiently remove waste products.
•Improved Vascular Activity
Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which in effect speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
•Increased Metabolic Activity
Laser therapy stimulates specific enzymes, increases cell oxygenation and blood flow.
•Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
High Intensity Lasers (HILT) for Deep Tissue Therapy
The Peak Gbox HILT desktop Deep Tissue diode laser system is the best value laser on the market today. It features a smaller size body case with a power range from 10-15 or 20 watts. This desktop laser system comes with your choice of wavelength of 810nm, 980nm and 1064nm. The Peak Gbox HILT can be used in the continuous mode as well as a pulsed mode with the new easy to use PM3 right angle therapy handle. Like the Peak Pro HILT Laser with the Gbox HILT you have the option of upgrading to a dual wavelength diode which blends both 810nm & 980nm wavelengths. While the Gbox HILT is less powerful than the Peak Elite HILT and Peak Pro HILT it is still much more powerful than many lasers on the market. Its small design is perfect for the practitioner wanting to incorporate laser treatment into their practice where office space may be limited.
iPALM is a new generation of portable physical therapy laser provided by Peak Lasers. The maximum power is 9 Watt with the choice of two wavelengths, 810nm and 980nm. The iPALM is battery operated which makes it ideal for practitioners on the go, home call outs, seminars, sporting events and can easily be stored away in the office draw. Additionally the iPALM comes complete with a cooling lens that works to keep skin temperatures low during treatment.
The latest Peak Pro HILT series offers a choice between a unit capable of 30 watts or 60 watts of power, depending on your specific clinical requirements. This HIL for Deep Tissue Therapy is a class 4 laser and like the Peak Elite comes with a choice of 810nm, 980nm and 1064nm wavelengths, depending on your clinical needs. The Peak Pro HILT 60 watt laser system is recommended for high volume clinics. The latest feature of the Peak Pro High Intensity Laser is the option to upgrade to a dual wave diode that has the ability to blend the 810nm and 980nm wavelength with a 30 watt max output for greater treatment outcomes.
Based on the Peak Pro HILT platform, the Peak Elite HILT laser is our premium laser within the series. It has the capacity to perform a range of therapeutic and surgical procedures as needed. The Peak Elite HILT system is especially suited for Deep Tissue treatments by health care professionals. The power output is adjustable from 1 watt to a maximum of 60 watts of continuous wave (CW) power. The Peak Elite high intensity laser features an ergonomic handpiece, large colour touch screen, greater versatility and extremely fast treatment times ideal for the busy practitioner. The unit is available in 980nm, 810nm and 1064nm wavelengths. The Peak Elite high intensity laser has the ability to customise and save specific treatment protocols.