Frequently Asked Questions:
Does it hurt? What does laser treatment feel like?
Laser treatments are painless, safe, non-invasive and effective. In many cases patients feel a gentle warming effect and a profound feeling of relaxation.
Are there any side effects or risks?
Laser treatment should have no side effects when applied by a K-Laser certified and properly trained professional. Very few side effects have ever been reported during more than 20 years of use by healthcare providers worldwide. Occasionally areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction, as the healing response is more active after treatment. Laser treatment is safe to deliver directly over metal implants, over broken skin, and on acute injuries.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical course of treatment is around 5 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
How often should a patient be treated?
The number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the patient, and other factors. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4-6. Chronic conditions may require more visits, and do not need laser treatment as frequently. The effects of laser treatments are cumulative.
How long before the results are felt?
You may feel improvement in your condition after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This doesn't mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative.
Can it be used in conjunction with other treatments?
Yes. Laser therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, spinal decompression, following surgery, etc. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of treatment.