LUMIX Therapy FAQs
What are the advantages of using LUMIX Therapy for pain?
LUMIX Therapy provides pain relief faster than many other options, like surgery, and without long recovery downtime, dangerous side effects, and risks of addiction as with prescription pain medications.
How does LUMIX Therapy work?
LUMIX Therapy uses lasers with superpulsed technology to send photons of light deep into the body’s tissues. There, the photons are absorbed by the cells and converted into energy that repair and rebuild tissue. Once inflammation is reduced and the damaged tissue is repaired, the pain symptoms caused by these conditions is relieved.
Does Lumix laser treatment hurt?
No. Most LUMIX Therapy patients report a feeling of soothing warmth over the treatment area. Many experience reduced swelling, pain relief and improved range of motion in or after the first treatment session.
How long is a treatment session?
Typically treatment sessions average 10-20 minutes. However, the treatment time needed depends on the condition: chronic or acute, size of the area to be treated, size of the patient, and the depth of penetration needed to reach the damaged tissue.
How many treatments will be needed?
For many acute conditions, 1-2 treatments suffice. If the condition is chronic, it might require up to 12 treatments or more, incurred over weeks or months. These are only averages, as each person is unique and healing times vary accordingly. The good news is there is no downtime, as with surgery, while the condition is being treated and improvements may be experienced ongoing with each treatment, while life goes on normally.
Can laser therapy work through clothes?
No, laser light does not penetrate clothing effectively for treatment purposes. In studies, 90-98% of the laser emission is lost through one layer of cloth.
Can LUMIX Therapy accidentally burn the skin?
Lumix lasers are equipped with superpulsed technology that prevents heat build-up. Although Lumix has the highest peak and average powers in the market, enabling the laser energy to go to the depths needed to reach and repair damaged tissue, heat is not built-up on the surface; it is dispersed gently through the body. The sensation of heat sometimes experienced with other lasers is not required to achieve deep healing.
- However, it is important not to treat body surface areas where flammable lotions and gels have been applied; these substances may absorb laser at the surface, creating heat that could burn.
Can laser therapy be used on someone with cancer?
Laser is contraindicated for treating cancerous tissue; the research results are not consistent, and do not justify the risk.
Is laser therapy addictive?
No. Laser allows energy to reach cells, and to regain normal function. It does not dysregulate cellular function, which can promote addiction.