Frequently Asked Questions
How should I dress for K-Laser treatment?
Your K-Laser treatment must be delivered directly to your skin. Wear clothing that will allow access to the area. Shorts, sweat pants, a sport bra or similar items are suggested. Alternatively, your doctor will have you change into a patient gown if the area needing K-Laser treatment is not readily accessible.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of K-Laser sessions you will need depends on the nature and duration of your condition, and other factors. Some acute conditions will respond in 6 or fewer sessions, whereas chronic conditions may take 15 or more treatments. Some chronic conditions require ongoing care to sustain pain relief and functionality.
What does it feel like to get a treatment?
Most patients describe it as a very soothing, warming sensation. Since the K-Laser is a high-powered therapy laser, your skin will get warm during the treatment. Many patients feel a significant reduction in pain on the very first visit. Occasionally, patients will feel slightly worse pain immediately after the treatment - and then feel much better the next day.
How will I feel after the treatment?
You may feel pain relief after just the first treatment. For other patients, it takes a while longer. Most patients report feeling very relaxed, or even tired. If you feel a lot less pain, keep in mind that pain reduction is just one goal. The K-Laser is giving your body's cells more energy so that they repair and regenerate new tissues. The effect of K-Laser therapy treatments is cumulative. You will be getting more benefit with successive treatments.
Do I need to take special precautions after my K-Laser treatment?
For the most part, no. Obviously you do not want to overexert and re-injure yourself. You may need to make changes in your work station. If you are planning to work out, you may want to reduce the intensity, or change the nature of your exercise. Discuss this with your doctor.
Should I use ice or pain relief gel after my K-Laser treatment?
One effect of the K-Laser treatment is vasodilation - which means your blood and lymphatic vessels have a larger diameter. This helps with inflammation reduction, but for some people the vasodilation can also make them sore. If you have soreness after treatment, try to wait at least two hours before applying any other treatment. After 2 hours you may put a cloth covered ice pack over the area. Leave ice on for no longer than 15-20 minutes every few hours. Do not ice longer than 2 days. You can use a topical pain relief, such as Topricin to apply to the area. We have samples available should you need one. If you have specific questions, you can leave a message for the doctor at 321-444-6750 and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Why do I have to wear safety glasses during my K-Laser treatment?
The K-Laser is a high-powered therapy laser. Laser light can be focused by the lens of your eyes, and potentially cause damage to your retina. The safety glasses you wear specifically block out the wavelengths of light produced by the K-Laser.