Do You Know Your Lasers?

posted by Apollo Lasers on Friday, April 24, 2015

Shopping for a new low-level laser therapy system for your practice? It's important that you understand the various classifications of cold laser therapy that are available and how they can be used to deliver a variety of treatments.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has defined a laser classification system based on a system's strength of output and potential to cause damage to the body (e.g. laser systems in which goggles are advised). Although higher-class lasers must not be viewed by the naked eye, these Class IV lasers have the greatest potential to effectively treat patients and have been found to be a safe treatment option. 

If you are planning to add low-level laser therapy to your practice, make sure to do the research, know the different laser classifications and choose the system that offers the best fit for your office and the needs of your patients. 

Have you been looking for a way to expand your patient base and scope of practice? Adding laser therapy treatments to your list of services could do just that. There are a variety of ways to use therapeutic lasers, from accelerating wound healing to treating musculoskeletal inflammation and pain—and that list continues to grow.

Before deciding whether to add any kind of laser system to your practice, make sure you know what the research says, get proper, thorough training, and see if you can afford to make the financial investment.

This article excerpt, by Tina Beychok, originally appeared here:


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