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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 #.
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