Low Level Laser Therapy vs. Red Light Therapy

Written by Jennifer Allen


Posted on February 28 2023

Whether it’s acute or chronic, pain can be a very stressful and frustrating part of daily life. Fortunately, there are two popular options available that can put you on the road toward pain relief: cold laser therapy and red light therapy. 

As both therapies use red light, it is important to understand their differences to ensure you use the correct therapy for desired results.


What is Red Light Therapy? 

Red light therapy uses low wavelength red light which can provide surface-level healing of the skin. When exposing your skin to this treatment, red light therapy may stimulate collagen production, increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation in cells. Red light therapy does not have the ability to focus on specific areas of the body, it is considered a cold therapy because it doesn’t generate any heat, and is primarily useful in addressing surface level discomforts.

What is Low Level Laser Therapy or Cold Laser? 

Low level laser therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment option for those who experience acute or chronic body pain. Using a focused, low-level laser on an inflamed area may effectively penetrate through the skin and stimulate healing in the deeper tissues. This treatment is often referred to as “cold” laser therapy because no heat is generated by the laser.

If you are struggling with an injury or strain that has caused pain or inflammation, cold laser therapy may be an effective option for you. 


Which Is Best for You?

It depends on the type of issue you are trying to treat. Low level laser is ideal for muscle strains, deep tissue pain and to help ease the discomfort of injuries, while red light therapy is mostly geared toward improving cosmetic conditions. 


Consider LaserTouchOne When Treating Acute or Chronic Pain

If you deal with acute or chronic pain, consider the LaserTouchOne therapy device! The rechargeable, hand-held pain therapy device features a single diode laser, which delivers the preferred wavelength and power proven most effective for deep tissue recovery. Additionally, the LaserTouchOne is the only device on the market that takes the proven benefits of low levellaser therapy and combines them with microcurrent electrical stimulation. These two modalities provide a uniquely powerful, effective and safe pain relief therapy you can use in the comfort of your own home, without a prescription or fear of negative side effects.

For two to six minutes, up to five times each day, use the LaserTouchOne device to treat an area of the body that is in pain. The overall intensity of the electrical stimulation can be controlled by the user through a convenient dial on the side of the unit. 

LaserTouchOne is a patented, proven and effective pain relief device cleared by the FDA for neck and shoulder pain. While we do not guarantee our device will alleviate all of your acute or chronic body pain specifically, studies show that 93% of participants did, in fact, experience pain relief when using their LaserTouchOne. We are so confident in our device that we offer a 30-day, risk-free, in-home trial. 

If you are experiencing acute or chronic body pain, shop our LaserTouchOne products here!