Laser Treatments Salt Lake City
Although laser therapy is relatively new to medicine, Dr. Wright adopted the technology because he has seen the benefits in his patients. Especially for those who want to avoid surgery, laser therapy can be a conservative yet highly effective alternative.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, which means less swelling and pain and improved movement. It is beneficial for healing wounds such as foot ulcers, sores, and diabetes-related foot problems. Lasers are also great for treating nerve pain and discolored toenails.
What to Expect During a Laser Treatment
Receiving a laser treatment is painless. The technician or doctor shines a gentle laser light on the treatment area for a few minutes. A specific wavelength of light is used to accelerate tissue repair and cell growth and improve circulation. All the work is done under the skin at the cellular level. The results from this unique, non-invasive treatment will amaze you! Even after one treatment, patients can tell it’s working.
Types of Lasers
Utah Foot and Ankle has a variety of lasers available for different types of problems, including the MLS Laser, HyperBlue Laser, and the Tenex FAST procedure.
- MLS Laser Therapy for Rapid Healing and Pain ReliefMLS laser therapy is the most advanced form of laser therapy available. MLS laser treatment can effectively treat foot and ankle conditions such as plantar fasciitis, neuromas, neuropathies, arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, non-healing wounds, post-surgical swelling, and much more.
- HyperBlue Laser Therapy for Toenail FungusThe HyperBlue laser is a conservative and highly effective treatment for toenail fungal infections. When Dr. Wright uses the HyperBlue laser to get rid of your fungal toenails, you won’t need any other topical or oral medication. Most patients see an improvement in nail color within 3 to 4 treatments. The HyperBlue laser may also be used for wart removal.
- Tenex Health TX™ (FAST) Procedure for Chronic TendonitisDr. Wright uses the Tenex Health TX™ procedure (also known as FAST, or Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue) to relieve pain from Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, which may be the result of an injury or overuse/repetitive motion in the ankle. Tenex Health TX is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound guidance to remove damaged tissue and stimulate the body’s natural healing response. Pain relief is immediate. No stitches are needed and you’ll be back to your normal self within weeks.
Contact Our Office
Foot and ankle laser treatment in Salt Lake City may not be covered by your insurance provider, so be sure to discuss the cost of laser therapy with Dr. Wright during your appointment. We look forward to telling you more about the benefits. Call (801) 266-3113 today to find out more or request an appointment online at Utah Foot and Ankle in Salt Lake City.