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Laser Treatment

Laser treatments have been shown to assist patients tremendously when utilized in conjunction with medications, bracing, ultrasound treatment, and injections. Peripheral neuropathy patients for instance, benefit tremendously from laser therapy along with these additional treatments. Dr. Richard Jacoby is an expert in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy and other treatments of peripheral neuropathy, and laser therapy is one of the mainstays of treatment.


Laser Therapy to Heal Common Conditions

Toenail Fungus

There is a special laser that can be used to eradicate toe fungus problems which can be unsightly and annoying to patients. Taking medication for this problem may take over a year to get rid of it, whereas, the laser often gets rid of the fungus problem within a few weeks.

  • The laser shines through the toenail to penetrate the fungus instantly.
  • Patients experience no discomfort, and can walk out of the office with no side effects.
  • Laser therapy is a welcome alternative from other forms of treatment requiring drugs or surgery.
  • Scientific studies show that laser treatment, coupled with good hygiene of the toes, produces promising long-term results.


Class IV laser therapy can remove a wide range of warts that are resistant to traditional therapies, without a high risk of scarring.

  • Clinical studies have proven that laser treatment of resistant warts is successful where treatment with acids, cryogenics, chemical agents, or surgical excision have failed.
  • Laser wart removal is relatively painless, is safe for children, and is preferred by most patients.
  • The laser light focuses on the tiny blood vessels that feed the wart near the dermis of the skin.
  • A topical or local anesthesia may be administered.


Laser therapy can be used to remove a variety of veins, including facial veins, tiny leg veins, spider veins, varicose veins, angiomas, rosacea, and broken capillaries.

  • Laser treatment is safe and non-surgical,targeting specific blood vessels without harming the surrounding tissue.
  • Laser energy is targeted on the vein to be removed, which is gently heated so the blood will clot.
  • The vein collapses and seals, and the blood is reabsorbed by the body's natural healing process.

Therapeutic Lasers:

Surgical lasers use an intense beam of light to gently remove unwanted, damaged, or diseased cells without harming the surrounding healthy cells. While surgical lasers, or laser scalpels, are used to cut living tissue, therapeutic lasers are a non-surgical alternative to pain relief.

Lasers use the right amount of light and the correct wavelength to penetrate deep tissue, stimulating cellular activity and increasing blood flow instead of cutting tissue. This new, safe technology offers advanced pain relief and expedited healing times through a process known as photobiostimulation, where deep, penetrating photonic energy brings about profound physical changes in the patient's cellular chemistry.

Class IV lasers work by flooding the tissues with photons, energizing damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This increases production of ATP (adenosine-triphosphate), producing a cascade of healing response in the body to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate tissue healing time.

What you need to know about therapeutic laser treatments:

Laser Therapy Process: There are many lasers for many different conditions.

  • Get the right diagnosis first
  • Select the right laser and the right therapies for the right person
  • Laser therapy is customized for each condition
  • Acute injuries require fewer treatments, while chronic conditions require more

Therapeutic Laser Dosage: Power output, wavelength, and time determine therapeutic laser dosage. Class IV lasers incorporate adjustable power settings up to 10 watts and multiple modes of operation, including continuous wave and pulse modes.

  • Wavelength: The length of the light wave
  • Frequency: the vibration of energy
  • Power density: the power output of a laser
  • Spread Area: The diameter of the area treated at one time
  • Penetration: The depth a laser beam will penetrate into the body, dependent on the type of laser and the frequency range it applies

Types of Lasers

Fotona Laser

Fotona Laser:

Variable Square Pulse (VSP) technology controls the laser pulse duration and increases the efficacy of the treatment. Three wavelengths give the laser different effects on human tissue, ensuring controlled, safe, comfortable, and effective treatments. This laser is used to treat superficial conditions such as:

  • Spider veins
  • Varicose Veins
  • A wide range of pigmented lesions


PRP and Laser Therapy

PRP + Laser Therapy:

We are proud to announce our own proprietary model for integrating PRP with laser therapy, resulting in greater results in pain relief. Lasers used with stem cell therapy enhance platelet growth and speed heeling. PRP + Laser Therapy is used for patients who want to:

  • Avoid surgery
  • Avoid a joint replacement
  • Improve healing after surgery


MLS Laser

MLS Laser:

The MLS Laser portable laser therapy solution offers a dual wavelength emission that best treats acute pain and offers both anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Treatments are personalized to each patient's condition. This laser therapy is specifically aimed at the treatment of bone, muscle, and tendon conditions such as:

  • Treatment of pain and inflammation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ulcers, wounds, burns, and sores


LCT-1000 Deep Tissue Therapy Laser

LCT-1000 Deep Tissue Therapy Laser:

  • Back pain and spinal conditions
  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee pain
  • Hamstring tears

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