Learn How MLS Laser Therapy Can Help You
What is MLS Laser Therapy?
When a physical condition or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to everyday activities.
Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. It is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality where light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, promote wound healing and soft tissue repair. Our laser is the only multi-wave locked system, dual wave (2 different wavelengths 905nm and 808nm), fully robotic laser therapy system on the market. This means deeper penetration with no heat produced allowing faster healing. It has been cleared by the FDA since 2009 with no known side effects.
How does MLS Laser Therapy work?
Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cell. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.
What is MLS Laser treatment like?
MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that lasts an average of 15 to 20 minutes. You may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application.
Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy:
- Rapid relief of pain
- Timely healing of sprains & strains
- Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
- Faster Wound Healing
- Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured region
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas
- Increases Metabolic Activity
- Improved Nerve Function
What can patients expect after MLS Laser Therapy treatment?
Most people begin to experience positive results within a few treatments, with the average course of treatment being 6 to 12 sessions. Swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one phase of treatments, while chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments.
The effects of MLS Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your treatment plan. It is critical that once you start, you complete the course of treatments recommended by your doctor or symptoms are likely to reoccur.
Get Rid of Pain ``The Natural Way``
MLS Laser Therapy effectively treats:
- Arthritis & Bursitis pain
- Degenerative joint conditions
- Musculoskeletal Disorder
- Anti-Inflamation applications
- Sports Injuries
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Tendon & ligament injuries
- Neurological & general pain & bruising
- Pre & Post-surgical treatment
- Specific neurological conditions
- Occupational Injuries
- Heel Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Back Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Ankle Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Shoulder Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Neck Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Leg Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Knee Pain
How is treatment done?
The laser is fully robotic and placed 8 inches above the skin allowing the healing energy to penetrate tissue to a depth of 2 1⁄4 inches, where it interacts with various intracellular bio-molecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes. In essence, light energy is converted into biochemical energy. Think of this like photosynthesis in plants.
The result is normal cell functions are restored. The process results in a disappearance of symptoms and increases the speed at which your body heals. Other effects include the immune system response is stimulated, lymphatic drainage is improved, & the body’s natural healing process are enhanced.
The beneficial physiological changes noted above are the result in tissue regeneration and cellular stimulation. This is possible because we are using the newest and most powerful laser technology available to help our patients live a pain free life.
Why is Laser Treatment different?
MLS Laser Therapy is a medical breakthrough therapeutic device with unparalleled applications and treatment outcomes. The Laser works by converting light into biochemical energy, resulting in normal cell function, which causes symptoms (PAIN) to disappear.
The primary biological action of laser results from stimulation of cellular transport mechanisms in the mitochondria, cell membranes and epithelial tissues. (The laser stimulates the mitochondrion to produce more energy-ATP-to “supercharge the cells for healing) This action causes the release of vasodilating chemicals, the stimulation of DNA and RNA (Building blocks) synthesis, an increase in enzyme production, an increase of superoxide dismutase activity, normalization of tissue pH, and increased ATP production. (Healing of the cells from the inside) The increase of vasodilatation (blood supply and formation of new capillaries) and improved microcirculation will increase the supply of cellular nutrition promoting tissue repair and remodeling (which means you heal faster). Significant reduction in edema (swelling) is also noted.
MLS Laser Therapy
Watch the video of Dr. Marc Pietropaoli discussing MLS Laser Therapy during a segment on Bridge Street (Channel 9 WSYR).
MLS Laser Therapy – Patient Testimonials
Hand Pain & Swelling Gone
Knee – No More Pain & Swelling
Shoulder – Major Improvement
Knee Arthritis – Back on Golf Course
Ankle Tendonitis Improves After 2 Treatments
Knee- Pain Free After Laser Treatment
Shoulder- Pain Free
Pleased Patient After Laser Therapy
Improved Mobility & Pain Levels
Knee/Heel- Decreased Pain Levels
Minimal Shoulder pain after Laser Treatment
Satisfied Patient after Laser Therapy
Shoulder- Improvement in Pain & Mobility
Neck Pain & Stiffness- 95% Improvement
Hip- Vast Improvement in Pain
Knee- Pain Free for First Time Since 1976
Shoulder- Increased Acitivity after Laser Therapy
MLS Laser Therapy Q&A Session Live on Bridge Street
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt? What does the treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. There is no pain associated during laser application. Laser treatment is relaxing and some people even fall asleep. NO NEEDLES OR INCISIONS!
How long does the treatment take?
The typical course of treatment is 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Treatments are typically received 2 to 3 times a week. Treatment plans are determined and customized on an individual basis.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. The typical treatment protocol is between 6 (for acute/less than 3 months) and 12 visits (for chronic/greater than 3 months). Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic “maintenance” care to control pain.
How long before results are felt?
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the 1 to 3 treatments, however, for some more chronic conditions it may take up to 6 visits to feel the benefits of laser therapy. Not everyone responds to laser therapy and results cannot be guaranteed.
Are the results long lasting?
MLS Laser Therapy is about healing. It’s not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapy… it’s because you are better. Therefore results have been found to be quite long lasting (months to years).
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes, MLS Laser Therapy is sometimes more effective when combined with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and following surgery.
How do I know if laser therapy is right for me?
We will evaluate your condition and perform a complete laser therapy examination to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Call us to schedule your evaluation or a consultation with Dr. Pietropaoli or one of our other medical providers at Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.
Can laser therapy be used over medical implants or over metal?
Yes, laser therapy is a light treatment. No heating is involved with the surgical or metal implants. It can be used safely with no known side effects. It is extremely effective for post-operative wound healing. Many hip and knee replacement patients see us for care.