Q. What is low-level laser therapy (3LT®)?
A. Low-level laser therapy is the use of low intensity photonic energy as a treatment modality.
Q. How does Low-Level Laser (3LT®) work?
A. Photonic stimuli excite the body’s cells infusing them with energy, with the three primary reactions being, reduction of inflammation, cell function and increased blood flow.
Q. What is it used for?
A. The potential applications of low-level laser (3LT®) are almost limitless, however; to date Erchonia has received market clearance for Neck and Shoulder Pain, Breast Augmentation, Acne, Laser Assisted Liposuction, and Non-Invasive Body Contouring. Erchonia continues to conduct clinical trials on other applications.
Q. What are the benefits of low-laser therapy?
A. Low level laser therapy is a non-invasive, fast and effective modality that has been proven in clinical trials to reduce pain, reduce edema, and promote healing.
Q. How safe is low-level laser therapy (3LT®)?
A. Low level laser therapy has is very safe; the only general precaution is the use of special filtering glasses when a class 3B laser is in use.
Q. How deep into the tissue can laser light penetrate?
A. The depth of penetration is dependent on multiple factors including mass and density, however since low-level laser has been proven in clinical studies to effect subcutaneous cells; the point is low-level laser, does penetrate; as opposed to the heat lamp devices that do not.
Q. What the difference is between pulsed vs. constant wave?
A. Like their names imply, constant wave is a continuous emission of laser energy, without disruption, for the length of time the device is ON. Pulsed wave is controlled breaks in the wave, at predefined and programmed intervals.
Q. What is hertz as it relates to low-level lasers?
A. The predefined, controlled breaks in the laser emission, measured by the number of breaks per second, equals hertz.
Q. Is low-level laser therapy painful?
A. No, most people do not feel anything. For those that have reported a feeling, it is nothing more than a slight tingling.
Q. How is low-level laser therapy administered?
A. The mechanics of low low-level laser therapy is administered is based on the indication for use; however, the general process is the probe containing the laser diode(s) are held in place or moved gently over the treatment area at a distance of anywhere from 4” – 12.”
Q. How long does it take for the laser to heal or improve a condition?
A. This is dependent of the application; however, progress is immediately evident.
Q. What’s the difference between Lasers vs. LED?
A. Erchonia 3LT® devices used electric diodes, which are high end, culminated and strictly measured within a plus/minus .05%. LEDs are inexpensive, non-focused wide range light sources. The primary difference is in performance and depth of penetration. Laser diodes penetrate, working subcutaneously, LEDs do not affecting the surface only.
Q. What clinical studies have been conducted using low-level laser?
A. Erchonia has sponsored numerous clinical trials and continues to promote low-level laser as a modality through ongoing research. To see the completed study results and the on-going study progress, click RESEARCH
Sales & Marketing
Q. How much does the Erchonia laser devices cost?
A. Erchonia has a make and model for every type of application and each budget. Contact 888.242.0571 to talk with a sales representative.
Q. What are the trends in laser therapy?
A. Since the applications of low-level laser therapy are virtually endless and 3LT® can be included in most modalities, Erchonia works within the trends of the general medical community.
Q. How does an Erchonia Laser Physician get added to the Physician Search?
A. To add your listing, please follow the Find a Laser Provider step-by-step instructions included here.
Q. How does Erchonia equipment owners gain access to approved marketing materials (i.e. logos, pictures, brochures, banner & posters)?
A. Erchonia has built a Marketing Portal for all customers to access. Each physician must create their own account using the Marketing Portal step-by-step instructions included here.
Q. Is low-level laser therapy FDA market cleared?
A. The FDA clears for market devices and specific indications for use, this is sometime referred to by persons outside the FDA as “FDA Approval”, although it is a term unacceptable to the FDA. All Erchonia devices have received a FDA market clearance or were self-certified in accordance to FDA regulation.
Q. Are Erchonia low-level laser devices tested to ensure safety?
A. Erchonia Corporation develops, designs, and manufactures devices in accordance to both FDA and International Standards for Medical Device Quality Standards. Prior to release to production, finished devices are tested to Medical Safety Standards for Laser Controls, EMC, and Safety.
Q. Are there any conditions which would prevent me from low-level laser treatment?
A. There are no code regulated contraindications; however, since there are no long term evaluations on certain conditions, Erchonia does not recommend use on pregnant women or persons with a pace maker.
Q. Does low-level laser therapy cause heat damage or cancer in the tissue?
A. No, low-level laser by virtue of design is non-heat producing and does not alter the cell structure. The laser irradiation is non-ionizing, meaning it does not collect in the tissue.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. Some persons have reported a sense of deep relaxation that may cause drowsiness
Q. Are there any complications to the treatments?
A. There are no known and / or published adverse effects of low-level laser therapy.
Service and Repair
Q. How long is the turnaround time for servicing my Erchonia equipment?
A. 3-5 business days once we receive it in our facility, Also please keep in mind this does not include your shipping days to and from Erchonia.
Q. How does the process work on getting my Erchonia equipment serviced?
A. The first step you need to contact a representative in our service department by phone or e-mail to setup a service order, Second step once service order is setup, pack equipment up safely put your service order # on the outside of the box and on the inside, once we receive the equipment we will contact you by phone or e-mail letting you know we have received it, it will then go out to our technicians who will examine the equipment, once it’s been looked over we will contact you by phone or e-mail letting you know the diagnoses and cost to have the unit repaired, once we received approval to move forward with the repair we will collect payment over the phone or through e-mail then fix the unit, ship it out and e-mail you the tracking #.
Q. Is there any kind of warranty after repairs have been done?
A. Yes, you have a 90 day warranty on everything parts, labor, shipping, etc. all Batteries and Diodes you will have a 1 year warranty
Q. How do you recommend I ship in my Erchonia equipment?
A. We recommend, FedEx or UPS they are the most reliable, If you do not have a box or foam to pack the unit up, you may go to FedEx or UPS store and they can pack it up for you.
Q. Do I send my Erchonia equipment in for service or can parts be sent to me for self service?
A. Erchonia strives for only the best quality therefore we do all repairs in house to insure our customers the best quality possible.
Q. Where do I ship my Erchonia equipment if I need service?
A. You will ship your equipment to our facility in Melbourne – 650 Atlantis Rd. Melbourne, FL 32904 Attn: : Service Department
Q. What Information do I need to have present when contacting a service representative to setup a service order?
A. You will need the serial number off your Erchonia equipment, your contact information (address, phone number, e-mail)