COLD LASER COMPARISONS
No matter if you spend $2000 or $50,000, insurance reimbursement will still pay the same amount for laser treatments. So you can either start making money this year, or you might spend 10 years and never break even with your laser purchase.
DOUBLE BLIND FDA MEDICAL STUDIES
No matter what you hear from competitor lasers, only the Microlight ML830® and Erchonia have double blind studies with the FDA. Anybody can hire a doctor, group and patients to perform a study. But it can costs hundreds of thousands (if not millions) to run studies through the FDA.
FDA Cleared COLD LASER
Similar to the Medical Double Blind Studies, only the Microlight ML830® & Erchonia have legitimate FDA Clearance as a Cold, non thermal, Laser. Both companies received clearance back in 2002.
FDA Cleared LED / INFRARED HEAT LAMP
For those companies that don’t want to spend millions on medical double blink studies, this is the alternative route. Simply buy a first class stamp and claim your device is the same thing as the Infrared Heat Lamp. Which of course has nothing to do with cold lasers.
The clearance for the Heat Lamp is “Indicated for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation tissue, and to temporarily increase local blood circulation where heat is indicated.”
Isn't Everybody FDA Approved
Does it seem that every Laser/LED on the web is FDA approved? Here is a bit of history on why.
Microlight Corporation and Erchonia were the first to get FDA clearance back in 2002. Microlight, for example, spent millions of dollars over 10 years, submitting countless research and two double blind studies (Baylor & GM Motors) to get their ML830® cleared by the FDA. Erchonia had a similar situation. To our knowledge, no other laser company has ever received a new specific FDA clearance.
NOW EVERYBODY ELSE…..
Let’s say you had the option to wait years, spending millions of dollars on research/studies or you had an option to basically spend 39 cents on a stamp and get your product FDA Cleared. Which route would you go?
Welcome to the world of LED/SLD/Heat Lamp devices.
THE HEAT LAMP…..
Their is an old FDA clearance on record that states something like this: “Indicated for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation tissue, and to temporarily increase local blood circulation where heat is indicated.”
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH LASER THERAPY ?
Nothing (LOL). But these clever companies determined they could piggy-back on this heat lamp’s FDA clearance and fool the market into thinking they were buying FDA-cleared lasers. A few companies have even piggy-backed on the ML830® clearance in the last few years.
The ML830® Laser has been in the market for about 15 years, with hundreds of studies and research supporting it. Be careful that you are not suckered into buying a LED device that a salesman claims is as good as a ML830® Laser. If he can produce even ONE double blind study supporting his claims, then buy the LED……
Some manufacturers produce devices with super luminous diodes (SLD) or light emitting diodes (LED). Monochromatic non-coherent light can be helpful for superficial wound healing, however, numerous studies have shown that lasers are far more effective due to their unique properties and penetration depth. Many super luminous & light emitting diode products are usually very low powered (typically 5mW-15mW), and much of this energy is scattered, therefore requiring longer treatment times.
See the chart below to see how typical light penetrates the skin. LED’s will normally penetrate less then 1cm. SLD’s are more powerful and can penetrate about 2.5 cm. But Lasers at 830nm can penetrate 5 cm. Far more effective then SLD’s or LED’s.
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