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Beautician Carrying Out Q Switch Laser Treatment

Overview

Low level laser therapy (LLLT), also referred to as Photobiomodulation, or “cold laser”, has been used clinically in the U.S. since 2002. Laser therapy uses light, which is absorbed by tissues to produce cellular changes, which include increases in the production of cellular energy, among other effects. Low Level Laser Therapy is believed to enhance healing, reduce pain and edema, reduce inflammation and increase circulation

RESCU Treatment Ratings

R = Risk      E = Effectiveness      S = Self-Care

C = Cost     U = Usefulness (overall rating)

1 = Least Favorable     5 = Most Favorable

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RISK: 5/5

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Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been shown to be safe at designated doses and appears to have side effects similar to placebo (“sugar pill”) treatments.

Sources:

Tuby H1Hertzberg EMaltz LOron U. Long-term safety of low-level laser therapy at different power densities and single or multiple applications to the bone marrow in mice. Photomed Laser Surg. 2013 Jun;31(6):269-73. doi: 10.1089/pho.2012.3395. Epub 2013 May 15.

Jimenez JJ1Wikramanayake TCBergfeld WHordinsky MHickman JGHamblin MRSchachner LA., Efficacy and safety of a low-level laser device in the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss: a multicenter, randomized, sham device-controlled, double-blind study. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014 Apr;15(2):115-27. doi: 10.1007/s40257-013-0060-6.

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