How many sessions you will need will depend on your condition and its severity. Each LASER treatment usually lasts anywhere between 5 – 10 minutes and on average 8 – 12 sessions are recommended to get the cumulative effect of LASER treatment but for more chronic or persistent cases, the requirement may be more.
Laser treatment is pain-free. You may feel slight pressure or heat applied to the target area, however, this should feel soothing and not be uncomfortable. LASER does not hurt, and it does not burn.
Very occasionally a body will ‘over react’ to the laser treatment and you will experience a temporary increase in inflammation, usually lasting 24-48 hours. However, this is rare but if it does happen, please don’t worry, it’s just the way your body is indicating that a process is underway in your area of pain. If this does happens, please tell your clinician and they will reduce the settings on the machine for your next treatment.
There may be immediate pain relief, but it is more likely you will start seeing positive results after 3 – 4 sessions. LASER treatment is cumulative so therefore you are more likely to see results as you go through the course and at the end of your treatment. It is important to be diligent with any other elements of your treatment plan such as exercise and activity modification to allow for the best results possible.