Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is effective, non-invasive, safe, and painless. That’s why it remains a popular treatment for female infertility. Besides, traditional medicine insinuates that aging reduces egg quality, which is irreversible. However, LLLT proves different, as it slows down aging and improves infertility in women and men.
Photobiomodulation, also known as LLLT, has been around since the late 1960s. Here’s what makes it so effective among women.
What Low-Level Laser Therapy Does
Practitioners use photobiomodulation to enhance ATP and mitochondrial production. ATP is an organic compound providing the energy needed by body cells. So, once a woman gets LLLT, her egg cell, containing about 600,000 mitochondria, receives a boost of energy.
As a result, the egg’s proliferation, migration, and adherence properties increase, which is what a healthy egg should do.
Also, LLLT helps the body function better in the following ways:
Improved blood flow
Increased tissue repair
Softening and release of scar tissue
Increased collagen production
Increased DNA production
Improved endorphin production
These health improvements contribute to better reproductive health. However, we tell our patients to keep eating healthy, rest, and exercise to promote healing and improve fertility.
Low-Level Laser Therapy: Who Qualifies?
Younger women have high-quality egg cells. So, this therapy does not apply to them. However, women between 35 and 50 qualify for therapy since it promotes fertilization in low-quality egg cells, lacking cellular energy.
We recommend LLLT to improve these conditions among older women:
Poor egg quality
Several implantation failures
Minimal ovarian reserve
Prolonged use of contraceptives
The Course of Treatment
LLLT works best if you visit us before fertilization (natural or through IVF). Then, the therapy prepares your body for conception. However, treatment frequency differs depending on your health and age. Still, experts recommend two to three treatments every six weeks.
If you’re trying to conceive, our treatment runs from day 1 to 14 of your cycle. However, if it fails, treatment continues the following month. Ultimately, LLLT works because it repairs the body in readiness for conception. However, this therapy should not stop after giving birth. Continuing treatment helps you recover from pregnancy and giving birth.
The causes of infertility vary. Thus, we prefer using LLLT to safely treat the causes and help you carry your baby to full term. Contact us to book an appointment with our practitioners if you’re experiencing any of these conditions and you’re 38 and over.