Standing for “Multiwave Locked System,” the MLS is a dual-wavelength medical LASER used to reduce pain and speed up the healing process after illness and injury. In many cases, the MLS technology has been shown effective at reducing, sometimes even eliminating, the need for more traditional treatment options such as drug therapies and invasive surgery. Clinical studies performed at Harvard University and other top medical institutions have demonstrated the MLS technology is able to speed up recovery rates by as much as 30 percent when compared to other therapies and up to as much as a 70 percent faster recovery rate when compared to no
treatment at all.
The FDA-cleared MLS technology was developed in an effort to produce a safer LASER therapy than was previously available by combining the effects of multiple therapeutic wavelengths. LASER is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” In its simplest terms, LASERs are highly focused beams of light achieved by compressing light photons. While once only theoretical and relegated to science fiction lore, LASERs are now in common use and designed for many different purposes, from simple consumer products like DVD players to military weaponry that has the power to destroy a battleship, depending on how intensely the light is compressed. LASERs designed for therapeutic use obviously fall somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum.
According to Princeton University, the visible wavelengths of LASERs fall between 180 and 400 nanometers, with a nanometer being one-billionth (1/1,000,000,000) of a meter and up to one meter on the infrared, or invisible, spectrum. MLS LASER therapy uses one therapeutic wavelength of 808nm to treat inflammation from injury or illness and edema, which is swelling resulting from trapped fluid in the tissue. The second wavelength produces a pain-relieving effect at 905nm. It is the combination of these wavelengths producing a synergistic effect that allows MLS to provide safe, effective, and consistent therapeutic results. The MLS system has been shown effective for both bone and soft-tissues injuries as well as diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
The mid-range, dual-wavelength MLS technology surpasses the limitations of low-power LASER devices while eliminating the concerns typical of higher-power systems. The dual-wavelength MLS system is able to achieve greater pain reduction and anti-inflammatory effects than either wavelength can produce by itself while minimizing the danger of thermal damage. Unlike previous LASER-therapy devices, the MLS LASER therapy system produces much more controlled dosages of energy that provide more consistent results and can be used to treat a variety of conditions, from foot pain to migraine headaches.
MLS LASER Research and Development
MLS LASER therapy was developed over a number of years in strictly controlled biomedical clinical trials under strict protocols that measured the effectiveness of various wavelengths in both the visible and invisible spectrum of light. The result was a state-of-the-art device that proved highly effective at treating painful traumatic and degenerative disorders and diseases.
How MLS Works
MLS Therapy dual-wavelength technology overcomes the limits of traditional, less powerful LASER therapies. The light photons produced by the MLS LASER therapy system stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. As the wand is moved across the skin, the light energy penetrates deep into the tissue to create a synergistic excitation at the cellular level. This cascade of activity boosts immune system functioning and stimulates mitochondria, ATP, enzymes, and collagen production.
The 808nm and 905nm wavelengths of light are applied simultaneously in a continuous and synchronized-pulsed manner to deliver different results. The first wavelength of 808 nanometers is supplied continuously to reduce inflammation and edema by stimulating blood flow and lymphatic-system function that speeds up the absorption of accumulated fluid. The second wavelength at 905 nanometers is applied as a pulse to allow for deeper penetration into the tissues to produce a two-fold analgesic effect by blocking pain transmission signals to the brain. This results in reduced nerve sensitivity as well as a reduction in the inflammation that is placing pressure on nerve fibers.
Benefits of MLS Therapy
The multi-wave locked system offers a host of benefits when compared with other treatment options. The major benefits include the following:
- Noninvasive: Because it is simply highly focused light that is administered at a safe level, there is no downtime, and you will leave the treatment room with no adverse effects.
- Reduces post-op recovery time: When surgery is necessary, MLS LASER therapy can drastically cut down on recovery times and get you back to your normal daily life sooner.
- Quick and painless: MLS therapy sessions take only 10 minutes, with results usually seen in a few hours to a couple of days. Symptoms will typically progressively improve with each successive treatment.
- Safe: MLS LASER treatment isn’t in any way stressful or painful, and most people notice no sensations or temperature changes. The treatment is completely safe for patients with any type of metal implant or medical device.
- Customized to your needs: Because every patient and condition is different, treatment plans are customized to individual needs and circumstances.
MLS Therapy Uses
The multi-wave locked system LASER is effective at treating a broad range of medical ailments, from superficial wounds to more serious issues like severe trauma and illness. Following is a fairly comprehensive list of aliments MLS LASER therapy is used for:
- Achilles injuries
- Back pain
- Cervical brachialgia
- Hematomas and gout
- Joint pain
- Occupational and sports injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post-surgical sites
- Sprains and Strains
One of the more serious and far-ranging conditions MLS therapy has been used very effectively for treating is peripheral neuropathy. The body is composed of two nervous systems, the central nervous system, which is the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which is the communications network spread throughout the entire body, outside of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system, abbreviated PNS, is responsible for relaying signals from the sensory input the body receives to the brain.
According to the Mayo Clinic, peripheral neuropathy can result from a variety of conditions that cause damage to the nerves of the PNS. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness anywhere in the periphery of the body, but most commonly in the hands and feet. The condition can also affect internal bodily functions, including, but not limited to, immune function, circulation, digestion, and urination.
The research is clear, MLS LASER therapy can help to both reduce pain and speed healing. If you are recovering from illness or injury, seek medical advice to see if you are a candidate for MLS LASER treatment. MLS therapy should only be performed by a doctor or licensed professionals. Be Still Float wellness studio in Jacksonville, Florida, offers MLS therapy as well as a host of other wellness therapies such as Emsella, infrared sauna treatment, massage therapy, sound healing, and float-tank therapy. If you are in the Jacksonville area, call Be Still Float at 904-593-2458 to schedule a consultation or appointment or visit them online at BeStillFloat.com. If you live outside the Jacksonville area, you can find an MLS treatment center by performing an online search for “pain therapy near me,” “LASER therapy near me” or “MLS therapy near me.”