Aspen Laser

About Aspen Laser

Laser Treatments involve the use of advanced laser technology to promote healing and pain relief. This non-invasive therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to penetrate deeply into tissues, stimulating cellular activity and accelerating the body's natural healing processes. It is suitable for a wide range of conditions and is a preferred choice for patients seeking an alternative to traditional pain management and recovery methods.

How Aspen Laser Works

Laser Treatments operate using advanced laser technology designed to deliver therapeutic light energy deep into the tissues.

Light Penetration and Absorption

Laser Emission: The Aspen Laser system emits light at specific wavelengths that are chosen based on their ability to penetrate the skin and reach deeper tissues. These wavelengths typically range between 600 and 1100 nanometers, a range that has been found to be most effective for therapeutic purposes.

Penetration Depth: The light penetrates the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) without causing any damage. The depth of penetration can vary based on the wavelength used, the power of the laser, and the specific settings adjusted by the practitioner.

Absorption by Cells: Once the light reaches the target tissues, it is absorbed by various cellular components, primarily the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the energy-producing organelles in cells, often referred to as the “powerhouses” of the cell.

Cellular Response and Healing Mechanisms

Stimulation of Mitochondria: The absorbed light energy stimulates the mitochondria, leading to an increase in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. ATP is the primary energy carrier in all cells, and its increased production boosts cellular activity and metabolism.

Enhanced Cellular Functions: With increased ATP production, cells function more efficiently. This includes enhanced repair processes, protein synthesis, and cell proliferation. The improved cellular functions contribute to faster tissue repair and regeneration.

Release of Growth Factors: The laser treatment also stimulates the release of various growth factors and signaling molecules. These substances play crucial roles in healing by promoting the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis), increasing collagen production, and enhancing tissue strength and elasticity.

Reduction of Inflammation and Pain

Anti-Inflammatory Effects: The light energy reduces inflammation by modulating the inflammatory response. It decreases the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and increases anti-inflammatory cytokines, resulting in reduced swelling and discomfort in the treated area.

Pain Relief: The treatment provides pain relief through several mechanisms:

    • Blocking Pain Signals: The laser light can interfere with pain signals transmitted by nerves, reducing the perception of pain.
    • Endorphin Release: It stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals.
    • Decreasing Nerve Sensitivity: The treatment helps to reduce the sensitivity of nerve endings, making them less reactive to pain stimuli.

Treatment Procedure

Initial Assessment: Before starting the treatment, a thorough assessment is conducted to determine the specific needs and conditions of the patient. This includes identifying the exact location and nature of the pain or injury.

Customized Treatment Plan: Based on the assessment, a customized treatment plan is developed. The plan outlines the number of sessions required, the duration of each session, and the specific laser settings to be used.

Treatment Sessions: During a typical session, the patient is positioned comfortably, and the laser applicator is placed on the skin over the affected area. The practitioner adjusts the settings based on the treatment plan and administers the laser light in a controlled manner. Sessions usually last between 5 to 20 minutes.

Post-Treatment Care: After the session, patients can typically resume their normal activities immediately. There is no downtime, although some patients may experience mild warmth or redness in the treated area, which usually subsides quickly.

Laser Treatments effectively harness the power of light to promote healing, reduce pain, and enhance overall tissue health. The combination of advanced technology and tailored treatment plans ensures optimal results for a wide range of conditions.

Aspen Laser Can Help With

LLLT offer a versatile and effective solution for a wide range of conditions, providing patients with a non-invasive, drug-free option for pain relief and accelerated healing.

  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Back Pain: Including lower back pain and upper back pain.
  • Neck Pain: Relief for both acute and chronic neck pain.
  • Joint Pain: Pain in joints such as knees, hips, shoulders, and elbows.
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis: Reduces pain and inflammation in joints affected by osteoarthritis.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Helps manage symptoms and improve joint function.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains: Accelerates healing of ligament sprains and muscle strains.
  • Tendonitis: Reduces inflammation and pain associated with tendonitis.
  • Bursitis: Alleviates pain and inflammation of the bursae.
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy: Provides relief for pain caused by nerve damage, often associated with diabetes.
  • Sciatica: Reduces pain and inflammation along the sciatic nerve.
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow: Relieves pain and promotes healing for lateral epicondylitis.
  • Golfer’s Elbow: Effective for medial epicondylitis.
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries: Aids in the recovery of shoulder injuries.
  • Shin Splints: Reduces pain and speeds up recovery for shin splints.
  • Post-Surgical Recovery
  • Surgical Wound Healing: Accelerates healing of surgical incisions.
  • Pain Management: Helps manage post-operative pain and inflammation.
  • Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Fibromyalgia: Alleviates widespread pain and tender points.
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Reduces pain in sensitive points within muscles.
  • Wound Healing
  • Diabetic Ulcers: Promotes faster healing of chronic wounds, including diabetic ulcers.
  • Pressure Ulcers: Assists in healing bedsores and pressure ulcers.
  • Venous Ulcers: Enhances healing of venous stasis ulcers.
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Reduces inflammation and pain in the plantar fascia.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Alleviates pain and improves function in the wrist and hand.
  • TMJ Disorders: Provides relief for pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint.
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Bell’s Palsy: Helps in the recovery of facial nerve function.
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia: Reduces pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Vascular Conditions
  • Lymphedema: Reduces swelling and improves lymphatic drainage.
  • Other Conditions
  • Acne and Acne Scars: Helps reduce inflammation and promote healing of acne lesions.
  • Psoriasis: Alleviates symptoms and reduces flare-ups.
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles): Reduces pain and promotes faster healing of shingles lesions.
  • Stretch Marks: Improves the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen production and enhancing skin elasticity.

Benefits of Aspen Laser

Overall, LLLT offer a comprehensive, effective, and safe approach to pain relief and accelerated healing, making them an excellent option for patients seeking an alternative to traditional therapies.

  • Non-Invasive and Painless
  • No Need for Surgery: Laser treatments do not require incisions, making them a non-invasive option compared to surgical interventions.
  • Pain-Free Procedure: Patients typically experience little to no discomfort during the treatment.
  • Quick and Convenient
  • Short Sessions: Treatment sessions are usually brief, ranging from 5 to 20 minutes.
  • No Downtime: Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.
  • Effective Pain Relief
  • Reduces Inflammation: The laser therapy decreases inflammation, which is a common cause of pain.
  • Blocks Pain Signals: It can disrupt the transmission of pain signals from nerves, providing significant pain relief.
  • Stimulates Endorphin Release: Promotes the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.
  • Accelerates Healing and Recovery
  • Enhances Cellular Repair: Increases ATP production in cells, boosting their ability to repair and regenerate.
  • Promotes Tissue Regeneration: Stimulates the production of collagen and other essential proteins for tissue repair.
  • Reduces Healing Time: Speeds up the overall healing process for injuries and wounds.
  • Improves Blood Circulation
  • Angiogenesis: Stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, improving blood flow to the treated area.
  • Enhanced Oxygen and Nutrient Delivery: Better circulation ensures that tissues receive more oxygen and essential nutrients, aiding in faster recovery.
  • Safe and Minimal Side Effects
  • Low Risk of Adverse Effects: When performed by trained professionals, the risk of side effects is minimal.
  • Suitable for Various Patients: Can be safely used on patients of all ages and with different health conditions.
  • Versatility in Treatment
  • Wide Range of Conditions: Effective for treating various conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, soft tissue injuries, and neuropathic pain.
  • Post-Surgical Recovery: Assists in faster recovery and pain management following surgeries.
  • Sports Injuries: Ideal for athletes recovering from injuries like tendonitis, muscle strains, and ligament sprains.
  • Non-Pharmacological
  • Alternative to Medications: Provides a drug-free option for pain management and healing, reducing the need for painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications.
  • No Risk of Drug Interactions: Safe for patients who are on multiple medications, avoiding potential drug interactions.
  • Long-Lasting Results
  • Sustained Pain Relief: Many patients experience prolonged pain relief even after the completion of their treatment course.
  • Continuous Improvement: Healing and tissue repair continue to improve over time following the treatments.
  • Customizable Treatment Plans
  • Tailored to Individual Needs: Treatment plans can be customized based on the specific condition, severity, and patient’s overall health.
  • Adjustable Parameters: Laser settings can be adjusted to optimize treatment efficacy for each patient.

Safety of Aspen Laser

LLLT are considered to be a safe and effective option for a wide range of conditions. Here are several key points that highlight the safety aspects of this treatment:

Non-Invasive Nature

  • No Surgery Required: The treatment is non-invasive, meaning there are no incisions or injections involved. This eliminates the risks associated with surgical procedures, such as infections and complications from anesthesia.
  • Painless Procedure: Most patients report little to no discomfort during the treatment. The laser’s application is gentle and well-tolerated.

Minimal Side Effects

  • Low Risk of Adverse Effects: When performed by trained professionals, Aspen Laser Treatments have a very low risk of side effects. Some patients may experience mild redness or warmth at the treatment site, but these effects are usually short-lived and subside quickly.
  • No Drug Interactions: As a non-pharmacological treatment, there is no risk of drug interactions, making it a suitable option for patients who are on multiple medications or those who prefer to avoid pharmaceutical interventions.

Controlled and Targeted Therapy

  • Precision Targeting: The laser allows for precise targeting of specific tissues, minimizing the impact on surrounding areas. This ensures that the treatment is focused on the affected region, enhancing effectiveness and reducing the likelihood of unintended effects.
  • Adjustable Parameters: The laser settings can be adjusted based on the patient’s specific condition and sensitivity. This customization ensures optimal therapeutic outcomes while maintaining safety.

Professional Administration

  • Trained Practitioners: Aspen Laser Treatments should be administered by trained and certified professionals. Practitioners undergo specialized training to ensure they can safely and effectively use the laser equipment.
  • Comprehensive Assessment: Before starting the treatment, practitioners conduct a thorough assessment of the patient’s condition to ensure that the laser therapy is appropriate and tailored to their needs.

Regulatory Approval

  • FDA Approval: Many laser therapy devices, including those used in Laser Treatments, have received approval from regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This approval indicates that the devices have been rigorously tested for safety and efficacy.

Patient Education and Follow-Up

  • Patient Education: Patients are informed about the treatment process, potential outcomes, and any post-treatment care instructions. This education helps patients understand the procedure and any signs to watch for after treatment.
  • Regular Follow-Up: Practitioners typically schedule follow-up appointments to monitor progress and address any concerns. This ensures that any issues are promptly identified and managed.

Costs of Aspen Laser

Single Session                $75.00

6 Sessions                       $399.00

12 Sessions                     $700.00

*There are many custom packages available depending on what area of the body needs treatment.

Session Details and Additional Services

Integrating LLLT with other therapies can enhance overall outcomes. Here’s how each complementary therapy works alongside laser treatments:

Theralight 360

  • Overview: Theralight 360 is a whole-body photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy system that uses red and near-infrared light to promote healing and wellness.
  • How It Complements:
    • Enhanced Cellular Function: Both therapies boost cellular energy (ATP) production, accelerating healing processes.
    • Systemic Benefits: Theralight 360 can provide systemic benefits, while Aspen Laser focuses on specific areas, offering a comprehensive treatment approach.

PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy)

  • Overview: PEMF therapy uses electromagnetic fields to stimulate cellular repair and improve circulation.
  • How It Complements:
    • Improved Circulation: PEMF enhances blood flow, which can help distribute the benefits of laser therapy more effectively.
    • Synergistic Healing: Combining both therapies can lead to faster and more comprehensive healing by addressing both cellular function and systemic circulation.

HOCATT (Hyperthermic Ozone and Carbonic Acid Transdermal Therapy)

  • Overview: HOCATT is a multi-modality treatment that includes ozone therapy, carbonic acid, far-infrared, and steam sauna, among others.
  • How It Complements:
    • Detoxification and Immune Support: HOCATT’s detoxifying effects can enhance the body’s response to laser therapy.
    • Enhanced Healing Environment: The hyperthermic and ozone components can improve oxygenation and immune function, creating a more favorable environment for laser treatment efficacy.

Vibration Plate Therapy

  • Overview: Vibration plate therapy uses mechanical vibrations to stimulate muscles and improve circulation.
  • How It Complements:
    • Increased Blood Flow: The enhanced circulation from vibration therapy can help deliver more nutrients and oxygen to the treated areas, amplifying the healing effects of laser therapy.
    • Muscle Relaxation: Helps in loosening tight muscles, making laser treatments more effective in reducing pain and inflammation.

Rapid Reboot (Compression Therapy)

  • Overview: Rapid Reboot uses dynamic compression to enhance lymphatic drainage and improve circulation.
  • How It Complements:
    • Lymphatic Drainage: Compression therapy helps clear out metabolic waste products, which can enhance the effects of laser therapy.
    • Reduced Swelling: The reduction in swelling and improved circulation can lead to more rapid relief of pain and inflammation treated by laser therapy.

Integrating the Therapies

Combining Laser Treatments with these complementary therapies can create a synergistic effect, enhancing overall therapeutic outcomes. Here’s an example of how a treatment plan might be structured:

  1. Initial Session: Laser Treatment to target specific pain or injury areas.
  2. Follow-Up Sessions: Incorporate complementary therapies like PEMF or Theralight 360 in alternate sessions to boost systemic healing and cellular function.
  3. Integrated Therapy Days: Combine vibration plate therapy and Rapid Reboot with laser sessions to enhance circulation and lymphatic drainage.
  4. Weekly HOCATT Sessions: Use HOCATT once or twice a week to detoxify and support the immune system, optimizing the body’s overall healing capacity.

This integrated approach ensures that patients receive comprehensive care, addressing both local and systemic factors that contribute to pain and recovery.

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