PhotoBioModulation Therapy (PBMT) DolorClast® High Power Laser

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

Musculoskeletal injuries are described by patients as highly painful, especially in their acute phase. Unfortunately opioid medication or sedative are still too often prescribed despite the risk of adverse events. To avoid any addictive form of pain management, EMS has developed the DolorClast® High Power Laser to offer a non-invasive, effective yet safe solution to patients suffering from acute phase or those having a low-tolerance threshold of pain.

Shed light to blind pain & regenerate:

  • No opioids
  • No sedatives
  • No pain

What makes the DolorClast High Power Laser so unique?

  • 905nm wavelength for immediate pain relief, long-term acute inflammation decrease and tissues regeneration
  • High peak power of 300W: 15 times more powerful than conventional low power lasers, reaching deep into the tissue
  • Short pulse duration of 100ns to keep the treated tissues below the thermal threshold and hence avoid risk of burns

How can a laser help in physical therapy?

What is the best wavelength for laser therapy?

Wavelengths comprised between 650nm and 1350 nm are known as the “therapeutic window”. Within this frame, wavelengths penetrate deep in the tissues as they are not much absorbed by water, blood and melanin and can therefore trigger biological mechanisms.

Within the therapeutic window, 905nm wavelength has been specifically chosen for the DolorClast® High Power Laser for its ability to be less absorbed by water (and therefore oedema often characteristic of acute inflammation), blood and melanin.

905 nm allows for treatment of deep pathologies

905 nm wavelength allows for a treatment of deep pathologies by a tissue penetration of up to 120mm without a burning of the skin.

905 nm wavelength switches off nociceptors

A nociceptor (from latin “nocere” = “to harm”) is a sensory neuron that responds to damaging or potentially damaging stimuli by sending a threat signals to the spinal cord and the brain. His turn, if the brain perceives the threat as credible, it creates the sensation of pain to direct attention to the body part, so the threat can hopefully be mitigated. 

905nm laser light has the property to switch off these nociceptors after only 3 minutes of irradiation1. Based on this wavelength, the DolorClast® High Power Laser provides a quick and strong antalgic effect, without having to use any pain medication.

1 Mezawa, S et al., 1988

905 nm wavelength supresses acute inflammation

905nm wavelength leads to a reduction of the amount of Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), which is a key marker of the inflammation. Clinical research2 shows that exposing tissues to such laser light diminishes the acute inflammation thanks to the reduction of PGE2 as fast as 1 hour after the treatment. By mimicking the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), without exposing patients to their side-effects and addiction, 905nm wavelength kicks off  the healing process.   

2 Bjordal, J M et al., 2006