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cold laser

A hand-held, nonsurgical laser using photobiostimulation, which received FDA approval for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Benefits claimed for cold lasers include increased collagen production, nerve regeneration, bone and tissue repair, vasodilation, enzyme response, cell metabolism, cell membrane potential, pain threshold, and reduced inflammatory duration and oedema.

cold laser

Excimer laser, see there.
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The more LLLT a nerve gets, the more it repairs itself; just like a plant would be getting more water, sunlight and nutrients.
Many studies evaluated the influences of LLLT with the various mediators such as the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B (RANK)/RANK ligand (RANKL) (11), the macrophage colony-stimulating factor/its receptor (12), tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (13), matrix metalloproteinase-9, cathepsin K, and alpha(v) beta(3) [a(v)b3] integrin (14), and consequently suggested that low level therapy had an influence on the acceleration of the tooth movement by supporting the alveolar bone remodeling.
When the values obtained by each of the therapies were individually observed, it was evident that for the potassium nitrate group, the results obtained in terms of desensitization took place gradually, while with the use of LLLT, values were generated immediately and lasted along the full follow up (30 days).
The LLLT was performed by the Gallium-Aluminum-Arsenide (GaAlAs) laser (BTL, Prague, Czech Republic) with wavelength of 830 nm.
No study has been conducted so far, at least to the best of our knowledge, to see the physical change of the partial tear of supraspinatus tendon in terms of tendon thickness and tear width using musculoskeletal ultrasound after application of LLLT. There is need to conservatively treat the partial tear of supraspinatus tendon conservatively before referring the patients for surgery or injection therapy.
Figure 2 illustrates the mean difference and 95% CI values for pain relief as measured by VAS in these six studies for the physical-agent modalities LLLT, thermal therapies, TENS, and electromagnetic field therapy.
In humans, we initially assessed LLLT in patients with hypothyroidism caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (CAT) in a pilot study [5].
("LLLTs"), (161) called by some "the most expansive model
In addition, there is still doubt as to the optimum time of when to apply low level laser therapy (LLLT).
LLLT, or Low Level Laser Therapy, is performed with "cold" or "soft" lasers, which penetrate the skin's surface with minimal heating.