Low-level laser tx promotes healing

Oct 01, 2004, 4:00am

National report - Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) effectively promotes wound healing without causing burn to adjacent tissue, according Lars Hode, D.Sc. The operative principle, known as photobiomodulation, is particularly useful in treating decubitus ulcers, typical of people with diabetes and frail elderly patients who spend long hours in bed. It also has cosmetic applications and can be used for scar revision, as in the treatment of acne scars.