High-Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) applications are based on the well-known principles of low-intensity or cold laser therapy (LLLT). Unlike low-intensity laser, HIL therapy provides deep tissue penetration with its high power and the right wavelength chosen. It significantly accelerates tissue regeneration and healing through natural energy transfer (photobiostimulation). HILT devices generate energy with gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) diodes and the latest generation Class 4 laser technology. HIL therapy received FDA approval in 2002.
High-intensity laser achieves its effect with anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, and pain relief (analgesic) mechanisms. It helps nerve cell regeneration, softens scar tissue, and suppresses the feeling of pain.
Which Diseases Is It Used For?
Powerful HIL therapy is effective in the treatment of acute pain and sports injuries. For example, it can be applied alone or in combination with other physical therapy methods in muscle injury, joint sprain, lumbar and neck hernia, tennis and golfer's elbow, heel spur, soft tissue rheumatism, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, nerve compression, and bedsore.
How Is It Applied?
HIL therapy may be sufficient for up to 5 sessions in acute situations, while it can be extended to 6-12 sessions in chronic disorders. It can show its effect from the first session. Generally, a session takes 5-10 minutes, it can be increased up to 20-30 minutes when the physician deems it appropriate. A sweet warmth is felt during application. It does not leave a stain on the skin.