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About Photobiomodulation
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Understanding Wavelengths & Power
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All Treatable Conditions
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Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a light therapy that uses red and near infra-red light to induce photochemical reactions in the body on the molecular and cellular levels. Summus Medical Laser protocols combine wavelengths, pulsing and power to achieve unparalleled therapeutic effects including modulation of inflammation, reduction in pain, accelerated tissue healing and increased circulation.
Light interacts with tissues at a cellular level; red blood cells in a blood vessel
Light interacts with tissues at a cellular level
Improves the transport of nutrients creating the ideal healing environment; red blood cells in a blood vessel
Improves the transport of nutrients creating the ideal healing environment
Alleviates pain and restores function
Alleviates pain and restores function

Cellular Effects

During laser therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell. By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated. The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.

Therapeutic Effects

During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

Pain Reduction

Our state-of-the-art Class IV therapy lasers deliver targeted, non-invasive treatment, providing swift pain relief for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain conditions, enabling them to regain mobility and improve their quality of life.

Enhanced Tissue healing

Our lasers promote accelerated tissue repair by stimulating cell regeneration at the molecular level, expediting recovery and minimizing downtime for patients, ensuring faster healing for a wide range of injuries and post-operative recovery.

Increased circulation

With our advanced laser therapy devices, medical professionals can improve blood flow and oxygenation to affected areas, facilitating nutrient delivery and waste removal, thereby enhancing tissue vitality and reducing healing time.

Reduced inflammation

Our Class IV therapy lasers effectively target inflamed tissues, triggering a natural anti-inflammatory response that helps reduce swelling, ease discomfort, and promote quicker patient recovery.

Understanding Wavelengths

Why Is Power Important?

Wavelengths determine a therapeutic laser’s depth of penetration and power determines the dosage delivered to depth in tissues. Power (Watts) is the rate of energy delivery and energy is measured in Joules (1 Watt = 1 Joule per second). Higher power at the surface will deliver more energy to the desired depth.

650 nm

Targets superficial receptors
  • Accelerates surface healing
  • Increases cellular regeneration
  • Reduces antibiotic usage
  • Shortens healing time

810 nm

Targets mitochondria
  • Increases conversion of O2 to ATP
  • Accelerates cellular metabolism
  • Deepest tissue penetration
  • Stimulates immune system

915 nm

Targets hemoglobin
  • Doubled O2 delivery to tissues
  • Improves pain relief
  • Enhances healing effects

980 nm

Targets water in blood
  • Targets circulation
  • Pain relief
  • Decreases morbidity
  • Faster recovery

The Importance Of Laser Pulsing

Studies prove that pulse frequencies elicit different physiological responses, and that different tissue types (muscle, connective tissue, bone, etc.) respond better to different pulse frequencies. Summus Medical Laser protocols use continuous wave and various pulse frequencies in combination with four therapeutic wavelengths to optimize clinical outcomes.

How Does Intense Super Pulse(ISP) Enhance Laser Therapy?

Lasers operating in super pulse mode deliver bursts of high peak power for a short period of time. Our Intense Super Pulse (ISP) mode delivers a peak of 30W of laser energy to deeper tissues mitigating superficial heat build-up.

Treatable Conditions

  • A-C Joint Sprain
  • ACL/PCL Injuries
  • Acute & Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Ear Infection
  • Facet Joint Injury
  • Heel Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Meniscus/Ligament Injuries
  • Migraine Headache
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Strains & Tears
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ
  • Tooth & Jaw Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Torticollis
  • Apicectomy
  • Bisphosphonate-Related
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Dentary Hypersensitivity
  • Denture Stomatitis
  • Edema Treatment
  • Extraction
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Gingivitis
  • Graft
  • Halitosis
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Implant
  • Lichen Planus
  • Mucosa Regeneration Post Scale
  • Neuralgia
  • Oral Mucositis
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthognathic
  • Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ)
  • Paresthesia
  • Pediatrics Stomatitis
  • Pocket Decontamination
  • Post Bleaching
  • Post Cavitary Preparation
  • Post Endodontics Instrumentation
  • Post Periodontal Surgery
  • Post Periodontics Procedures
  • Post Periodontics Scale
  • Post Operatory
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ)
  • Trismus
  • Xerostomia/Dryness/Dysgeusia
  • Acral Lick Granulomas
  • Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Anal Saculitis
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bicipital Bursitis
  • Bicipital Tendonitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bug Bites (Spider)
  • Calcaneal Tendon Tear/Trauma
  • Chronic Pain
  • COPD
  • Cystitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Extractions
  • Fractures
  • Gingivitis
  • Hematomas
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Infected and Chronic Wounds
  • Infectious
  • Infra-Supraspinatus Tendonitis
  • IVDD
  • Lameness
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Non-Surgical/Partial ACL
  • Otitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Pododermatitis
  • Post-Surgical
  • Post-Surgical Incisions
  • Pyotraumatic Dermatitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Snake Bites
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Tail Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Trauma
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