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  • What is Cold Laser / IV Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing while using low levels of light.

The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the low levels of light aren’t enough to heat your body’s tissue.

The level of light is low when compared to other forms of laser therapy, such as those used to destroy tumors and coagulate tissue.

Surgical and aesthetic lasers heat the tissue being treated. True to its name, cold laser therapy does not.


The class IV Laser therapy it's more intense laser therapy and this higher power becomes important when treating injuries to deeper tissues such as ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage.


  • How does Cold Laser / class IV Laser Therapy work?

During this procedure, different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area. The body tissue then absorbs the light.


The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration.

Superficial tissue is commonly treated with wavelengths between 600 and 700 nanometers (nm). For deeper penetration, wavelengths between 780 and 950 nm are used.

Although you’ll feel the laser device touching your skin, the procedure is painless and noninvasive. There will be no sound and you’ll feel no vibration or heat. Each treatment typically takes only a few minutes.


  • What is Cold Laser  / class IV Laser Therapy used for?


The main uses for cold laser therapy are tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation.

It’s also used to help reduce swelling and promote healing of the joints and soft tissue.

For more information on how COLD LASER THERAPY can help treat musculoskeletal injuries, or to book an appointment, please contact us via email at or call us on 07450 797375. Physio Pattern is a Leading Physiotherapy clinic in Manchester city centre.

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