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Frequently Asked Questions

Answering your questions on cold laser therapy


If you’re new to Bioflex, it’s natural to have questions. Rest assured; we have the answers to your queries.

Here are the responses to the most frequently asked questions about cold-laser therapy. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

QUESTION: What is laser therapy?

ANSWER: Laser therapy, also known as low-level laser or light therapy (LLLT), employs light from a low-intensity laser diode or an array of Superluminous Diodes to alleviate pain, expedite healing, and reduce inflammation. LLLT is also referred to as cold laser, low-intensity laser therapy, or photobiomodulation.

Unlike high-intensity lasers, laser therapy doesn’t heat or cut tissue. While many pharmacological treatments mask pain or only address disease symptoms, laser therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology, promoting healing. This means the treatments are effective, and the benefits of laser therapy are enduring.

QUESTION: What conditions can be treated with laser therapy?

ANSWER: Laser therapy can treat a wide range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries, wounds, and chronic and degenerative conditions.

QUESTION: How long does a treatment take?

ANSWER: Treatment duration can range from 15 minutes to over an hour, depending on the condition and area being treated.

QUESTION: How many treatments are needed?

ANSWER: The number of treatments varies depending on the individual problem, as each patient and condition responds uniquely to Laser Therapy. A recent clinical report on over 1,000 patients treated with the BioFlex Professional Laser Therapy System showed that patients averaged slightly less than 10 treatments to resolve their condition. In some cases, one treatment is sufficient; however, between 3 and 25 treatments may be required. In some instances, additional maintenance treatments may be recommended.

QUESTION: Is laser therapy covered by public or private insurance plans?

ANSWER: Insurance coverage for laser therapy varies, depending on the professional designation and/or qualifications of the therapist and the insurance plan.

QUESTION: Is laser therapy safe?

ANSWER: Numerous research studies have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of laser therapy. Laser Therapy is non-invasive, non-toxic, and non-thermal. Unlike other forms of radiation, laser therapy is beneficial to tissue rather than harmful.

QUESTION: Are there any contraindications?

ANSWER: Yes. Laser therapy should be avoided in certain situations: over the womb for women in their first trimester of pregnancy and over cancerous tumors.

QUESTION: How does BioFlex Laser Therapy compare with other conventional treatments?

ANSWER: BioFlex Laser Therapy can directly influence the pathology at the cellular level, resulting in long-lasting therapeutic benefits that address the underlying condition or pathology. This contrasts with many other conventional treatments that treat only the symptoms or site of pain, without addressing the source of pain.