Frequently asked questions about MLS Laser Therapy
Q: What is High Power MLS Laser Therapy
A: MLS Laser Therapy is a medical procedure that uses highly focused laser light energy to treat pain and inflammation. It works at the cellular level by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. It works equally as well, whether the injury is recent or it has been a long term problem.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Since its FDA clearance, millions of patient treatments have been performed and there has never been a reported side effect. Laser therapy can be found in every medical discipline including prestigious medical schools. It is frequently used to treat professional athletes in the NFL, NBA and MLB.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: No, actually it is quite comfortable and soothing. Many patients feel pain relief within a few minutes of the treatment session.
Q: Why should I choose MLS Laser Therapy over other devices?
A: The MLS system uses a patented dual wave treatment that effectively treats both pain and inflammation simultaneously. The treatment is administered using a robotic laser array that ensures the right amount of energy is equally applied to the treatment area.
Q: Who is the doctor?
Dr. George A. Kollias is a Chiropractic Physician who has practiced in the Westchase/Town n' Country community for over 15 years. He has consistently expanded his practice to include both tried and true traditional approaches and the latest technology in treating a wide array of painful conditions.
Q: How many therapeutic laser sessions does it typically take?
A: It depends on the nature of the ailment. Injuries such as tennis or golfer’s elbow can be cured in as few as six treatments. More chronic conditions require between 10 and 15 sessions to achieve a maximum therapeutic benefit from the MLS Laser Therapy treatments.
Q: Why doesn’t my insurance cover this?
A: MLS Laser Therapy Laser Therapy does not have a distinct CPT code (Insurance Code). As a result, it is not yet recognized by most insurance payers, including Medicare.
Q: Why doesn’t my doctor know about it?
A: The High Power MLS Laser is a relatively new and upcoming treatment approach. Many physicians who do not deal with neuromusculoskeletal pain on a daily basis have not yet heard about this revolutionary safe treatment modality. Unfortunately for patients in today’s insurance based medical world, doctors only offer patients treatment for those procedures they can get reimbursed by the insuarnce companies.
Q: Will I need to continue treatments indefinitely?
A: No, our goal is to try to identify the source of your problem and correct it — especially if it is a biomechanical issue. We use MLS to accelerate the healing process and heal the condition. MLS brings about pain relief by healing the inflamed and injured tissue. Results have proven to be long term, if not permanent, for the majority of conditions we treat. On occasion, there are conditions that require periodic maintenance treatments. Since the MLS has no side effects, the laser can be administered throughout a patient’s lifetime.
Q: What’s the cost of a treatment?
A: The initial consultation is always free of cost. If both the doctor and patient feel that MLS is an appropriate treatment choice after the consultation, then a customized treatment plan will be formulated after completion of a physical exam and diagnosis. The cost of initial exam visit ranges between $125-$175 and subsequent treatments are $50.00 per session.
Q: Where you located?
A: Dr. Kollias offers MLS Laser Therapy in his office in in the Westchase/Town n' Country area of Tampa, Fl. Our office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 6pm and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
Q: Is MLS Therapy approved by the FDA?
Yes, the FDA has approved the use of MLS therapy and it is also patented via the US Patent Office.
Q: What is the advantage of MLS therapy over traditional low level lasers? (LLLT)
MLS Therapy is able to induce strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, and analgesic effects simultaneously and within a short period of time. LLLT cannot achieve these results because of the limitations of using one or two wavelengths that are not synchronized. The patented control system that generates the MLS pulse synchronizes the emissions to achieve results previously unattainable. Thanks to this characteristic synchronization, the various therapeutic effects not only take place at the same time but reciprocally reinforce each other.
Q: What does MLS stand for?
MLS Stands for Multi-wave Lock System. MLS is the name of the technology used that utilizes the patented combination of wavelengths. The 2 wavelengths work together, much like a symphony to deliver superior results.