What is Hil Therapy?
High intensity laser therapy, known as (HILT), received FDA approval in 2002. It is increasingly popular and used safely in modern medical centers and hospitals around the world. Gallium Aluminum Arsenide (GaAlAs) diodes and photobiostimulation treatment with devices that generate energy with the latest generation Class 4 laser technology. Photobiostimulation, which occurs by the absorption of laser waves by cells, creates the desired changes in the target cells.
What Are The Differences From Other Lasers?
High Intensity Laser Therapy is different from cold (or low level) laser therapy, it is much stronger than a cold laser, allowing it to reach the cellular tissue deeper and treat surrounding tissues to provide longer lasting results.
How Does Hil Therapy Work?
It achieves its high intensity laser effects thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antiedemaic and analgesic mechanisms. It helps the nerve cell regeneration and improves communication with the brain. It softens the scar tissue so the fibers can be stretched to allow more movement. Chronic pain goes deep into internal organs to change or reset memory.
In Which Diseases It Is Used?
Osteoarthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, burn healing, decubitis ulcer, CTS, tendinitis and bursitis, sports injuries, radiculopathy and discopathies, chronic osteomyelitis, diabetic neuropathy, epicondylitis, dental diseases, trigeminal neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia, bone syndromes in fractures formation, can be used in scar treatments.
In Which Situations Not Used?
It should not be applied on unclosed fontanelles in children, pregnant women, areas close to cancerous lesions, varicose veins and inflammatory areas. It should be applied very carefully or not at all to those with a diagnosis of epilepsy and those with pacemakers. The laser directed to the eye from a distance of less than one meter is concentrated by the cornea and damages the eye. The patient and the doctor must wear glasses.
Is There Any Pain In Practice?
No pain is felt. It does not cause hair loss, skin spotting and skin burns. The light from the laser feels warm on the body. Many patients find the comforting and warming feeling very relaxing. It is described by some as “like warm sunlight”. The most important thing to be aware of during the application of the method is to apply to the right area and in the right way. For this reason, it is important that the application is done by a professional user. Therefore, laser treatment is very comfortable.
How Is It Applied?
It can show its effect from the first session. Depending on the sudden and short-term (acute) and long-lasting and non-healing (chronic) condition of your discomfort, the laser application time and dose decision is determined in line with the recommendation of the specialist physician. Generally, a session can vary between 10 and 30 minutes. While 1-5 sessions may be sufficient in acute conditions, it may extend up to 6-12 sessions in chronic conditions.