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Diowave Laser Therapy – Frequently Asked Questions


How are treatments administered?

Treatments are performed by positioning the laser hand-piece approximately 1/2″ directly above the skin and surrounding area of injury and pain with the laser treatment beam.

How many treatments are needed?

The DIOWAVE Laser Therapy™ produces results quickly. For most ACUTE conditions 5-6 treatments is all that is needed. CHRONIC conditions take longer and might require 10-15 treatments. While these are the averages, each person is unique and healing time varies by person and condition. For those with lifelong conditions your doctor may recommend 1 or 2 follow-up treatments each month.

Is DIOWAVE Laser Therapy save without side effects?

High Power Laser Therapy has been in use for over thirty years around the world. There have been almost no side effects reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response becomes more active after a laser treatment.

How long will the treatment take?

Depending on the condition, treatment times for this drug-free, non-invasive procedure will last on average 15 minutes but is based on the size of the area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.

Will the treatment hurt?

Most patients notice a warm, often soothing feeling. There is no pain associated with a treatment. Many patients experience pain relief, reduced muscle tension and tightness, reduced inflammation and improved range of motion.

When can normal activity begin again?

The moment a patient leaves the clinic, they may resume normal daily activity. It is important for patients to remember to not overexert themselves for a few days, as the body is still healing.

Will insurance cover treatments?

DIOWAVE Laser therapy is not covered by insurance.

How does DIOWAVE Laser Therapy™ work?

When the photons of laser light penetrate the skin and underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cells, and converted into energy. The cell membrane permeability is altered, which triggers a cascade of cellular events including:

  • Stimulation of ATP
  • Stimulation of respiratory chain
  • Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
  • Increased levels of beta endorphins and serotonin
  • Enhanced collagen synthesis

What advantage does DIOWAVE Laser Therapy™ have over other forms of treatment?

DIOWAVE Laser Therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and there are no dangerous side effects or risks. In addition, DIOWAVE Laser Therapy provides enhanced treatment outcomes faster than any other treatment modality.

How is DIOWAVE Laser Therapy better than “Cold Laser Therapy” treatments?

Cold Laser Therapy (or LLLT – Low Level Laser Therapy) was introduced into the USA in 2001 with low power levels. Since that time new scientific and clinical discoveries have led to the development of the higher power lasers, including the new DIOWAVE Laser Therapy™.


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