Do I need a smartphone to use PentaVO?
Yes. In order to turn on the PentaVO device you must select injury location, type, and rate your pain within our PentaVO App. You can download the App in both the Apple App Store or Google Play.
What is Light Therapy?
Laser Therapy, also referred to as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Photobiostimulation, Cold Laser, etc. is a light-based technology proven to be highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems, wound healing, dermatological conditions, and an extensive range of neurological conditions.
The technology is non-invasive, non-toxic, and is currently utilized in 52 countries world-wide.
How does Light Therapy work?
Therapeutic medical lasers heal tissue ailments by injecting billions of photons of visible and /or invisible laser light deep into tissue structures. Tissue naturally contains protein strands called chromophores and cytochromes located in the mitochrondria of a cell, which have the unique ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy for the cell. This chemical energy is utilized by the tissue to significantly accelerate the healing process and reduce pain in the body naturally.
Are Light Therapy devices FDA regulated?
Yes, the FDA approved claims for Light Therapy are:
“The device is indicated for use for the treatment of chronic pain by emitting energy in the IR spectrum for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm; relieving stiffness; promoting relaxation of muscle tissue; and to temporarily increase local blood circulation.”
What can be treated with PentaVO?
Over 4,000 clinical studies have been conducted worldwide validating the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on over 100 treatment conditions, including arthritis, wound healing, addiction rehabilitation, weight loss, anti-aging, headaches/migraines, and carpal tunnel, among many others. Ultimately, it is at the discretion of the practitioner to determine based on the best available clinical evidence which areas and conditions can be treated with low-level laser therapy systems.
Are there any harmful side effects?
There are no known side effects, though we recommend avoiding use on pregnant women.
How does Light Therapy help in the treatment of arthritis?
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the joints causing swelling and tissue damage. RA is different than non-inflammatory problems of the joints and often mistaken for Osteoarthritis, which is inflammation caused by wear and tear on the joints.
Cold laser treatment works by reducing the pain and inflammation caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis. The initial treatment schedule can vary dependent upon the severity of the condition and the length of onset, though the average patient will receive 2-3 treatments per week for a duration of 10-25 treatments. Since RA is an autoimmune disorder and is non-curable, in order to maintain quality of life a patient is placed on a maintenance program of one to two treatments per month thereafter to maintain pain reduction, inflammation and increased range of motion.
How deep into the tissue can a PentaVO device penetrate?
The depth of penetration of laser light depends on many parameters such as the laser's wavelength, the power, the type of device driver (pulse or continuous wave mode) and lastly the technique used. The higher the wavelength typically, the deeper the penetration; however, with wavelengths greater than 950 nm the water in the tissue absorbs light and the depth of penetration is drastically reduced in addition to causing heat. Secondly, devices of greater power can provide better penetration. Thirdly, the peak power of the unit is the most critical factor in providing depth of penetration. Thus, devices which are true pulsed have better penetration versus continuous wave devices because they have greater peak power densities for superior photon concentrations at depth. Our device can provide penetration of up to 3cm of soft tissue.