10 Questions about MLS Laser Therapy

by May 2, 2023

MLS laser therapy is a common consideration for patients that come into our clinic. Here are answers to some of the top questions we hear:

What is MLS Laser Therapy?

MLS – or Multiwave Locked System – laser therapy is a revolutionary, non-invasive medical treatment that uses the power of laser light to reduce inflammation, increase circulation and stimulate cellular activity to accelerate healing and restore normal function in the body’s tissues. MLS is a safe procedure, offering patients an accessible yet effective way to get pain relief.

How Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?

MLS laser therapy uses two synchronized, low-powered therapeutic lasers to deliver a powerful combination of laser energy deep into the skin. When absorbed by cells, this energy stimulates the body’s natural healing process to repair soft tissue damage like many foot and ankle injuries.

Specifically delivering 905nm analgesic, as well as 808nm anti-edemic and anti-inflammatory waves of light, MLS treatment’s unique use of these pulsed and continuous emissions is what set it apart from most other forms of laser therapy.

By triggering a physiological reaction within the body with these wavelengths of light, MLS laser therapy promotes the elimination of toxins, reactivation of cells, stimulation of microcirculation, and exchange of oxygen within tissues. The result is a decrease in pain and inflammation, as well as an acceleration of the body’s healing process.

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What are the Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy?

The first and most obvious benefit of MLS laser therapy is that it works – millions of people around the world live pain-free thanks to this treatment. But beyond being effective, MLS therapy also offers a host of advantages:

  • Non-invasive and painless: There is no need for anesthesia or pain medication, as MLS laser therapy is entirely non-invasive. Patients may feel a mild warmth during the treatment, but no discomfort.
  • Quick and convenient: MLS laser therapy is a safe and convenient alternative to more invasive procedures, such as surgery.
  • Effective: MLS laser therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option for pain relief and accelerated healing.
  • Accessible: Treatment sessions last anywhere from 5-10 minutes, making MLS laser therapy a quick and convenient option for busy patients.
  • Long-lasting: MLS laser therapy can provide long-lasting pain relief with just a few short treatments.

What Conditions Can MLS Laser Therapy Treat?

MLS laser therapy can treat a variety of otherwise-debilitating foot problems, both acute and chronic. Some of the most common conditions that MLS laser therapy can be used to treat include:

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Is MLS Laser Therapy Safe?

Yes. While its name can be somewhat intimidating, it’s important to know that MLS therapy is very safe. MLS laser therapy is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment with no known side effects. It’s safe to use on both adults and children, and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions with no risk of complications.

Will MLS Laser Therapy Work for Me?

While there are never any guarantees, MLS laser therapy is very likely to reduce or completely eliminate your foot pain and help you get back to enjoying life. If you’re struggling with pain from an injury or condition and are looking for a safe, effective, and convenient form of treatment, MLS laser therapy may be an option for you. 

However, as with any medical treatment, it’s important to consult our doctor to determine whether or not it’s the best fit for your circumstances. Dr. Timson will be able to assess your individual condition and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. The extent and duration of relief will depend on your condition. Dr. Timson will also provide additional details as to how long it may take for you to experience relief.

How Long Do the Effects of MLS Laser Therapy Last?

The effects of MLS laser therapy are usually felt immediately after a single treatment and can last up to 6 months or more. Remember though, each case is unique and the results differ. 

In some cases, patients may need to undergo several treatments over a period of weeks or months in order to achieve long-term relief. In the cases of arthritic patients, for example, many report a treatment every 4-6 months helps keep them active and relatively pain-free.

Does MLS Laser Therapy Hurt?

No, MLS laser therapy is a painless form of treatment. There is a big concern among many who are hesitant to receive MLS laser therapy that it could be painful. After all, the ‘laser’ in the name isn’t very gentle-sounding. Luckily, you have nothing to worry about. The lasers used in MLS therapy are very low-powered and the treatment is completely painless. All you will feel during a session is a gentle warmth on the skin.

Is MLS Laser Therapy Covered By Insurance?

Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not cover MLS laser therapy. However, out-of-pocket costs are usually very reasonable and many providers offer payment plans. Talk with our doctor to find out more.

Now that we’ve covered your top questions, it’s time for you to answer ours:

Are You Ready for MLS Laser Therapy?

Community Foot Clinic of McPherson is proud to offer MLS laser therapy as part of our comprehensive suite of treatments. If you’re suffering from foot pain, let us help get you back on your feet.

If you have any other questions about MLS laser therapy, please do not hesitate to contact our office today online or call us at (620) 241-3313.

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