The LCT-1000 Class IV Laser is an innovative, scientifically based, therapeutic modality for the treatment of inflammation and pain. The Class IV assists in the natural healing process without the use of drugs, injections or surgery.
Features & Benefits
- Delivers up to 10 watts of power
- Penetrates deeper tissue and stimulates trigger points, ligaments, joint capsules, and intra-articular structures.
- Reduces treatment times
- Results in consistent clinical outcome.
- Is FDA approved.
How does the Class IV Laser work?
It supplies energy to the body in the form of photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin’s layers (the dermis, epidermis and subcutaneous tissue under the skin). The wavelength of the Class IV Laser allows these photons to travel deep into the body to treat deeper levels of pain.
The light helps form new blood vessels to replace damaged ones. These new capillaries carry more oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area and more waste products away to help healing.
Stimulates the production of collagen
Collagen is the protein substance in skin, tendons, bones, cartilage and all other connective tissues. Collagen repairs damaged tissue, replaces old tissue and holds cells together. By increasing collagen production less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.
Increases RNA and DNA synthesis
DNA and RNA hold all the information needed to control every process in the human body. The body has over 100,000 different proteins to manufacture continuously. By stimulating cells to increase DNA and RNA, the damaged cells may be replaced more promptly.
Stimulates fibroblastic activity, which aids in the repair process
Fibroblasts are special cells that secrete fibers and other substances in order to provide a structural framework for many tissues and to heal or repair damaged tissue.
Stimulates tissue granulation and growth of connective tissue
These tissues are essential to the healing process of wounds, ulcers or inflammation.
Stimulates the release of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP)
ATP carries energy to all cells. It accelerate the ability of cells to accept nutrients and dispose of waste products. It also provides the energy required to drive all chemical reactions within a cell.
Increases lymphatic system activity
Edema, which is the swelling or natural splinting process of the body, has two basic components. The first is a liquid part, which can be evacuated by the blood system and the second is comprised of proteins, must be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the diameter of lymph vessels and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with Laser therapy. The diameter of veins and arteries can also be increased. This means that both parts of edema (liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling.
Links on class 4 laser therapy
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Medical Animation
Interview with Dr. Mercola and Phil Harrington on class 4 lasers