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Does Low Level Laser Therapy Work
Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser 4 Hair Growth: Low Level Laser Therapy or Laser Therapy, is the use of non-burning, non-scarring, non-heating laser light to impart energy to hair follicles through photobiomodulation to improve hair growth. Many published studies & our experience with thousands of hair loss patients prove its efficacy. The key is powerful/portable device (LaserCap) & consistent use. Dead follicles don't grow hair, get evaluated ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heat generation. ATP: Low-level laser therapy (lllt), is directed at the area of discomfort and have shown pain relief and improvement in function up to one year following treatment. High level therapy is tried in several pain centers and claim fda approved. Most of the leterature does not recommend laser therapy and is still in research and is ongoing. Works by generating heat, increasing atp level theoretically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low level laser therapy for hair loss mpb? What range do they use in this treatment? Will a 660 nw diode comb work for this? Red laser. How effective?
LLLT work on some: no guarantee on who. but typically the earlier you treat the better, and it is a lifelong commitment, so if it works you need to keep using it. red is best, and the question is the energy provided and for how long ...Read more
Yes, if used w/ ALA: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) will help reduce sebaceous gland oil production and improve acne flares. It's effective if used with alpha-aminolevulanic acid (ala), a prescription topical agent applied by your doctor before activation by the led light. This usually requires a series of 3-4 treatments. This procedure, unfortunately, is generally not covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testoboost: If you don't have testosterone deficiency you don't need Testoboost. If you have testosterone deficiency there about 20 different products from which to choose. The least expensive is testosterone by injection - by you at home - either once a week every two weeks, and in some patients the effect is longer. There are some side effects and follow up is needed every 3-6 months. ...Read more
Many things: In the dental field we use a low level laser on a tooth that is cold sensitive and many times the sensitivity disappears. It will help cold sores and canker sores heal quicker. We use it before using an erbium yag hard tissue laser for removing decay many times without an anesthetic. Used after any surgery, the area heals quicker. There are many medical conditions (100+) where they can be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alpha - Stim: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation - doesn't work on 100% of people. I currently use this with a # of my patients. It helps the majority. I test the patient with CES first. If it isn't making a difference - we don't use it. The patients who find it effective really love it. Yes it can help. Take care. ...Read more
Phototherapy: Special lasers called 308nm excimer lasers. This type of laser is specially designed to produce ultraviolet radiation at a very specific wavelength -- 308 nanometers. This wavelength of ultraviolet light is highly effective at treating psoriasis. A nearly identical wavelength of light, 311nm is referred to as narrow band uvb (nb-uvb), and is also effective at treating psoriasis. ...Read more
Sits on T receptor: Flutamide sits on testosterone receptor but w/o stimulating any testosterone-like function. Because testosterone can't get to receptor, there's no testosterone function. In reality Flutamide doesn't so much reduce testosterone level as much as it reduces testosterone function. Flutamide has since been replaced by Bicalutamide & Nilutamide w/better side effect profiles. ...Read more
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