Our experienced team at The Podiatry Center is thrilled to be able to offer state-of-the-art MLS Laser Therapy to our patients. MLS (multiwave locked system) Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment that uses focused light to treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions. This revolutionary treatment allows deeper penetration without heat, incisions, or negative side effects. Since it was cleared by the FDA in 2009, MLS Laser Therapy has been helping patients by relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and promoting wound healing and soft tissue repair.
How Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?
The MLS Laser converts light into biochemical energy. When this energy enters your tissues, it accelerates your body’s natural healing process by improving your blood supply and circulation and stimulates your body’s cells into repairing themselves. The result is a reduction in edema (swelling) and a faster rate of healing. MLS Laser Therapy has been proven to be equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy.
What Does MLS Laser Therapy Entail?
You won’t need any drugs or invasive surgery with MLS Laser Therapy. During a session, we position the fully robotic laser eight inches above your skin, and the laser light penetrates through your skin into your body’s tissues. You will feel little to no sensation during this pain-free treatment. In fact, some people even fall asleep during their treatment sessions!
A laser treatment typically lasts about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the area needing treatment. We usually recommend that patients receive treatment two to three times per week, although this will vary based on your individual needs. The total number of visits for laser therapy will also vary, depending on the type and severity of your condition. Commonly, patients need between six and 12 visits, although some conditions such as severe arthritis undergo ongoing periodic care to control pain.
For some patients, we may recommend that you combine MLS Laser Therapy with another form of therapy or treatment to maximize your results.