The Xp Laser Systems are LLLT systems that act by photobiomodulation (PBM). This is a form of light therapy that utilises light sources including lasers and light emitting diodes (LEDs) irradiating wavelengths in the visible and near infrared spectrum. It involves the light source being applied to the skin, allowing the light energy (photons) to penetrate tissue where it interacts with chromophores located in cells resulting in photophysical and photochemical changes that lead to alterations at the molecular, cellular and tissular levels of the body. It is a non-thermal, non-ionising process.
It is also therefore very safe with research concluding that the risk of adverse effect arising from the proper use of low level lasers such as the Omega Laser Systems is extremely low ‑ much lower than those of alternative therapies such as pharmacotherapy, including NSAIDs.
LLLT is commonly used for wound healing and pain relief, being particularly valued in cases where healing processes are otherwise compromised such as with diabetic patients and where pain is persistent, as with arthritic patients.