Are there side effects to cold laser therapy?

Walking in the wintertimeAs is the case with various medical procedures and treatments, there are side effects that can potentially come with cold laser therapy. When you are considering this particular treatment option, it is important to weigh these versus the benefits that can be achieved from the procedure.

Cold laser therapy side effects may include bleeding, pain, infection, scarring, and skin color changes. These effects might not be permanent, however. If additional treatment sessions are needed, the side effects may return.

In cases where the therapy is performed while a patient is under general anesthesia, the usual side effects of being put under anesthesia apply. These include nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, headache or confusion, and itching.

In spite of the potential risks and side effects, there are many benefits that can be had from cold laser therapy. Contact Podiatry Associates, P.C. today to find out more about laser treatment. Either call us at (303) 805-5156 or use our online form to schedule an appointment at any of our Parker, Castle Pines, or Cherry Creek, CO locations.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC