Class iv laser therapy penetrates deeper into the body’s musculoskeletal tissues compared to other therapeutic laser devices. This allows a higher level of healing energy to be transmitted into the area reducing pain and inflammation, increasing blood flow, and increasing mobility.
Is Class IV laser therapy safe?
It has also been shown to decrease edema (swelling). The laser stimulates the mitochondria within the cells to produce ATP which helps speed up the cell’s process of healing and repair. In addition the light creates a soothing heat which also reduces pain and increases comfort.
Medical lasers used in treatment are designed to be operated by medical or healthcare professionals who are trained to utilize them. Unlike home-use lasers, which are not registered with the FDA and do not offer any manufacturer’s liability protection in the event of damage or poor results, the lasers used for clinical applications are manufactured by companies that specialize in providing professional-grade laser devices and are backed by research and development to support superior outcomes.
In the hands of a healthcare professional, a class iv laser is safe and is associated with fewer side effects than many pharmaceutical drugs. However, like any device it is important to follow manufacturer directions and use protective eyewear during treatments to ensure patient safety.