The physiological effects of LILT include an increase in:

DNA synthesis

the protein building block essential to the  process of cell regeneration


Collagen production

increases tensile strength of muscles, tendons and ligaments


ATP (adenosine triphosphate)

the fuel of the cell required in facilitating cell metabolism


Endorphins

morphine like substances produced by the body to reduce the sensation of pain


Modulation of cellular components involved in the healing process

• i.e. macrophages, fibroblasts, lymphocytes, etc.

Stimulation of: 

• immune response
• lymphatic drainage (reduction in edema)
• angiogenesis – formation of new capillaries and arterioles resulting in improved circulation / tissue oxygenation