Frequently Asked Questions

beach-runningWhat are the most common indications for therapy?
The most common MLS Laser Therapy indications are pain relief, degenerative joint disease, arthritic conditions, muscular/skeletal system trauma,and inflammatory conditions. In Podiatry, these include heel pain/plantar fasciitis, achilles (or any) tendonitis, bursitis, capsulitis, neuroma pain, tarsal tunnel pain, edema, contusions and more.

What wavelengths are used in the MLS therapy?
MLS Laser Therapy uses both the 808nm and 905nm wavelengths simultaneously. The 808nm wavelength is delivered using continuous emission while the 905nm wavelength is delivered using pulsed emission.

Why are two wavelengths used?
MLS Laser Therapy uses two wavelengths to overcome the limits of traditional laser therapy. Traditional laser therapy does not deliver both wavelengths in a reinforcing and synchronized fashion. Continuous laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation and inducing fast re-absorption of fluid build ups; however they only have a secondary effect on pain, which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process. Pulsed laser emissions, on the other hand, have a practically immediate effect on pain, since they are able to induce analgesia, interfering with the very transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, but they are less effective at treating inflammation and edema.

Is MLS Therapy cleared by the FDA?
Yes, the FDA has cleared the use of MLS Laser Therapy and it is also patented via the US Patent Office.

What is the advantage of MLS Laser Therapy over traditional Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
MLS Laser Therapy is able to induce strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, and analgesic effects simultaneously and within a short period of time. LLLT cannot achieve these results because of the limitations of using one or two wavelengths that are not synchronized. The patented control system that generates the MLS pulse synchronizes the emissions to achieve results previously unattainable. Thanks to this characteristic synchronization, the various therapeutic effects not only take place at the same time but reciprocally reinforce each other.

What is MLS?
MLS Stands for Multi-wave Lock System. MLS is the name of the technology used that utilizes the patented combination of wavelengths. The 2 wavelengths work together, much like a symphony to deliver superior results.

Are MLS Therapy Lasers Class IV lasers?
Yes.

What is the depth of penetration of the MLS Laser?
The depth of penetration varies but it is safe to assume that it will penetrate 4-5 cm in most cases.

How many treatments are usually needed to get results?
Results can often been seen after the first treatment. Most conditions have protocols that range from 6-10 treatments. The treatments are cumulative and are delivered 2-3 times per week for 2-3 weeks.

How was MLS Laser Therapy developed and tested?
MLS Laser Therapy has been developed and tested following a strict course of biomedical and clinical research. The effectiveness of the combination of the emissions making up the MLS pulse was initially tested in vitro on cellular cultures, then in vivo on animals, and finally by means of controlled clinical trials run by major state-of-the-art health organizations for treating traumatic and degenerative painful diseases.