Are MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy treatments dangerous?
MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy treatments are completely safe and side-effect free. Nevertheless, a series of precautions are taken to constantly guarantee maximum safety. The high intensity laser therapy could damage the eyes, even if closed. For this reason both of the operator and the patient must wear protective glasses, bearing a suitable certification stamp, as supplied by the device manufacturer. Furthermore, during treatment the operator is in close contact with the patient and can change the power or the energy emission modes according to the sensation and feedback from the patient, thus guaranteeing maximum safety and the best therapeutic compliance.
Is MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy painful?
MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy is not painful and has no side-effects. The operator carries out the therapy by moving the applicator, which is made in a biocompatible material, across the skin of the patient, using a variety of movements, to treat the area concerned. During therapy the patients may experience the sensation of heat, and the painful or inflamed area being treated could become sensitive.
Can MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy cause burns?
The therapy is dynamic and both of the laser applicator is continuously moved across the skin, therefore it is practically impossible to reach dangerous conditions. Furthermore, during treatment the operator is in close contact with the patient and can change the power or the energy emission modes according to the sensation and feedback from the patient. MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy features preset protocols which vary according to the photo type of the patient, to guarantee maximum safety. Operators who use MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy are also suitably trained professionals. Only gross misuse by the operator could possibly cause burns on the skin.
Is MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy dangerous or does it have side-effects?
MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy is totally safe and side-effect free. It is possible that the area being treated could become slightly more red in colour at the end of the treatment. This is a normal hyperaemic effect which is usually associated with bio stimulant treatments and disappears after a few hours. Furthermore, in some rare situations, it is possible that pain returns after the treatment, this is a normal repair reaction stimulated by the laser energy delivered.
What risks are associated with laser therapy using class IV lasers?
Treatments with MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy are safe and side-effect free. Obviously the operator must be a suitably trained professional. Furthermore, MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy should not be administered directly on the eyes, thyroid and all areas and situations specified in the contraindications section of the manual supplied with the device. MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy can be used in areas which include metallic prosthesis or open wounds in the acute phase.
Is it possible to treat an area where there is a tattoo?
Areas with tattoos can be treated with the necessary attention. Tattoos which are very dark in colour absorb laser light more, which could cause a rapid increase in skin temperature. During treatment the operator is in close contact with the patient and can change the power or the energy emission modes according to the sensation and feedback from the patient. The treatment is dynamic and the laser applicator is continually moved across the skin, therefore it is almost impossible to reach damaging situations. MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy features preset protocols, which vary according to the photo type of the patient to guarantee maximum safety at all times. Finally, operators who use MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy are suitably trained professionals. Only gross misuse by the operator could cause skin burns.
Is it possible to treat patients with dark skin?
Patients with type V or VI skin type based on the Fitzpatrick classification have a greater quantity of melanin in their skin, which is a chromophore for laser light, and are subject to a rapid increase in skin temperature during treatment using high intensity laser therapy. Even in this situation it is highly unlikely that MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy could cause burns on the skin of the patient. Furthermore, the treatment is dynamic and the laser applicator is continuously moved across the skin, therefore it is practically impossible to reach dangerous conditions. During treatment the operator is in close contact with the patient and can change the power or the energy emission modes according to the sensation and feedback from the patient. MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy features preset protocols, which vary according to the photo type of the patient to guarantee maximum safety at all times. Finally, operators who use MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy are suitably trained professionals.
Is it possible to treat patients with pacemakers?
MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy does not interfere with pacemakers, therefore it is possible to treat patients fitted with such devices without any problem.
How many MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments required depends primarily upon the pathological condition of the patient and how the patient reacts to the therapy. For some acute pathologies, 3 to 5 treatments may be sufficient, while for chronic pathologies a greater number of treatments may be required. Obviously, in order to optimize therapeutic results, correct diagnosis and a suitable protocol are of fundamental importance.
How frequently can the patient be treated?
Normally the patient can be treated between 2 to 5 times a week. The professional operator will define the number of treatments most suitable for the patient depending upon the state of the pathology.
How long does treatment take?
MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy treatments can vary in duration from a few minutes to some tens of minutes, depending upon the pathology, the required effect and the size of the area to be treated.
Is there a maximum number of treatments?
There is no maximum number of MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy treatments which cannot be exceeded. MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy treatments are safe and side-effect free. In sporting contexts more than one treatment can be carried out daily. Furthermore, the total number of treatments is at the discretion of the professional operator who, during the process of rehabilitation, decides how many treatments to be carried out and when to stop the therapy.
How long before the first results are seen?
It is possible to appreciate the benefits of MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy immediately after the first treatment. Pain can be reduced significantly from the first treatments with just a few minutes’ application, thanks to the use of patented E²C mode. Sometimes it is possible to feel the first benefits after a few treatments. Obviously, in order to optimize therapeutic results and benefits, correct diagnosis and an adequate therapeutic protocol are of fundamental importance.
Can MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy be used in combination with other therapies?
Yes, MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy can be used in combination with other physical therapies such as chiropractor treatment, osteopathy, massage, and mobilization of soft tissues. It can also be used following surgical operations. Other techniques or therapies can be used in synergy with MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy to improve the rehabilitative process, increase efficacy of the therapy and reduce recovery times.
Is there any research which proves the efficacy of MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy?
MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy is an innovative high intensity laser therapy which features multiple emission modes to maximize therapeutic results. There are thousands of scientific publications and research papers which demonstrate the efficacy of laser therapy, and the effects which it generates on biological tissues.
How long has MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy been used in rehabilitation, sports medicine and physical therapy?
Lasers were invented in 1960, and their bio stimulant effects were discovered at the end of the 70s. Mectronic designed and built the world’s first laser for rehabilitation with high intensity, power, and energy in 1986. Mectronic has been creating innovative laser therapy devices and optimizing therapeutic methods for over 30 years. MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy is the latest evolution of high intensity laser therapy developed by Mectronic. It has been used with excellent results by professionals around the world for the last 7 years.
Is it possible to carry out MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy in automatic mode?
All MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy devices can be used in conjunction with the ScanX module, which allows automatic, operator independent, treatment. The ScanX module features dedicated therapeutic protocols and exclusive accessories. The innovative and practical safety button allows the patient to stop the treatment at any time, guaranteeing effective and extremely safe treatment.
Do laser therapy devices have to feature a calibration system?
The norm CEI EN 60601-2-22 obliges manufacturers of laser therapy devices to supply the user with a built-in or external system to measure the power of the laser at any moment. All MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy devices feature an internal calibration system which allows the power of the laser light emitted from the device to be checked at any time, in full compliance with CEI EN 60601-2-22.
What is MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy?
This method of laser use developed by Mectronic involves multi-mode emission: the laser beam is manipulated in such a way that its energy is optimized for the various therapeutic effects to be reached. Thanks to the various emission modes and the ability to modify the laser pulse an emission can be obtained which is suitable to every therapeutic requirement. “HEL” is an acronym for high energy laser. This distinguishes it from “LLLT” - Low Level Laser Therapy.
What is the difference between multi-mode and multi-frequency?
The term ‘multi-mode’ refers to the variety of laser emission modes. Multi-frequency refers to the laser frequency, in particular the frequency of pulsed emission. Multi-mode laser methodology includes multi-frequency methods.
When is a laser termed ‘therapeutic’?
When its wavelength falls within the therapeutic window. This includes wavelengths between 600 nm and 1100 nm.
What are the characteristics of lasers which are within the therapeutic window?
Lasers which feature a wavelength within the range can efficiently penetrate tissues and act directly on the chromophores. Laser light is not greatly absorbed by melanin, blood and water, and therefore it can penetrate to depth, hitting the target of the therapy.
What differentiates a scanning laser from a hand-held laser?
The scanning laser allows the treatment to be setup without the operator: this is a technique which uses a fixed structure which allows large areas of the body to be treated. A hand held laser, however, requires manual treatment of the zone by the operator to treat complex shapes and joints.
What are the characteristics of AuSn Quantum Bonding technology?
This technology is use in Mectronic lasers. Its use allows the range of therapeutic possibilities of the laser to be expanded, increasing the emission modes. Mectronic therapeutic lasers has 7 emission mode: Continuous, Single Pulse, Pulsed, Burst, AntInf, Custom and the stochastic E²C mode. Furthermore, unlike other semiconductor laser sources, this technology creates a more concentrated and precise laser beam, which is, therefore, more efficient.
What is the difference between a Nd:YAG laser and a AuSn Quantum Bonding laser?
The Nd:YAG laser works using a solid state source which uses a neodymium-dope dyttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) crystal. This technology was the first application for the production of therapeutic lasers. Today the technology has advanced, arriving at the implementation of new, more effective, solutions which are able to reduce the high cost of Nd:YAG lasers. The semiconductor AuSn Quantum Bonding technology allows laser devices which are lighter and offer greater performance. As they do not need a lamp, they offer significant savings in terms of cost and energy use.
What are the main effects or action of HEL MultiMode HEL Lasertherapy?
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, bio-stimulant, tension relief and antiedemic.
What is the patented E²C stochastic mode?
This emission is the result of an exclusive Mectronic patent. The E²C mode generates fast pain relief. The exclusive E²C mode is able to fight pain without any side effects.