Dr. Corey Fox
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Long Island Podiatrist serving Massapequa and all of Nassau County

Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy is an advanced technology that can help reduce inflammation and pain and promote the repair of soft tissue to treat patients with a variety of medical conditions. MLS is a non-invasive, painless therapy and doesn’t involve taking prescription medications. Using the power of laser light and with no side effects, MLS can help “increase circulation and stimulate cellular activity to accelerate healing and restore normal function in body tissue.” The podiatrists at Massapequa Podiatrists Associates, P.C. offer MLS technology, and it may be right for your foot or ankle condition. MLS laser therapy

What Happens Prior to Having MLS Laser Therapy

Before you begin treatment, Dr. Corey Fox or Dr. Justin LoBello will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and perform a comprehensive physical examination. After diagnosing your condition, the team at Massapequa Podiatry Associates, P.C. can outline the best strategy for managing your symptoms, including the number of MLS laser therapy sessions you may need.

Frequently Asked Questions About MLS Therapy Sessions

Because MLS therapy is a newer technology, we understand that our New York patients want to know how it works, the benefits, and how effective laser therapy really is. Because MLS lasers are unique and designed to provide a deeper penetration with no heat, our patients have many questions and want to know about the safety of the treatment. Here are answers to some of the top questions we hear from our patients about MLS laser therapy:

What are the benefits of MLS laser therapy?

  • Non-invasive and painless. MLS laser therapy is entirely non-invasive, eliminating the need for anesthesia or pain medication. While patients may experience mild warmth during treatment, there is no discomfort.
  • Quick and convenient. MLS laser therapy provides a safe and convenient alternative to more invasive procedures, such as surgery.
  • Effectiveness. MLS laser therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for pain relief and promoting faster healing.
  • Accessibility. Treatment sessions are typically short, making MLS laser therapy a quick and convenient option for individuals with busy schedules.
  • Long-lasting results. With just a few short treatment sessions, MLS laser therapy can provide long-lasting pain relief, benefiting patients in the long run.

How long does each appointment take?

MLS laser therapy treatments usually take less than 30 minutes. Many patients only need 10 to 15 minutes for each session. However, your time may vary depending on the prescribed treatment for your injury.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will vary based on your specific injury, but typically you can anticipate having 6-12 treatment sessions scheduled 2-3 times per week for a duration of 2-3 weeks.

Will I feel any pain?

Laser therapy is a painless form of treatment. The laser used in this treatment will not cause any burning or pain whatsoever. Some patients have experienced a slight tingling sensation in the treated area, while others don't feel anything at all.

What to Expect During Your MLS Therapy Appointment

During your session, the MLS laser system will be placed over the area being treated, and you will be given protective eyewear. As the light penetrates your skin and reaches the affected cells, it triggers the healing process and activates healing at the cellular level, resulting in:

  • Reduced inflammation and pain
  • Accelerated healing and cell growth
  • Improved nerve function and increased blood vessel activity
  • Minimized formation of scar tissue

What Happens After Your MLS Laser Therapy Appointment

After a session is completed, you are free to resume your normal activities without any concerns. There is no need for bandages, ointments, or any specific aftercare.

While some people may notice positive results after a single treatment, the full benefits of MLS laser therapy are usually achieved through a series of sessions. This is because consistent exposure of damaged cells to therapeutic wavelengths accomplishes three essential tasks:

  • Cells absorb the photon energy, which results in faster growth and repair for patients
  • Enhances the cell's ability to absorb nutrients more rapidly
  • Stimulates the elimination of waste products from the cells

At Massapequa Podiatry Associates, P.C., we take pride in offering MLS laser therapy as a part of our comprehensive range of treatments. If you are experiencing foot pain, let us help you find relief.