Laser treatment of the lower limbs

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Laser treatment of the lower limbs

Postby silkie » Sat May 26, 2007 3:31 am

Hi Pat,
I have had my head down these last few days reading all i can about
lasers and lymph treatment.

To be honest the more i read the more i keep thinking this is just another treatment like mld and wrapping we still have to do the mld too

Is it cosmestic ? are there really any more benefits to us as lymphers than mld and wrapping?

Who do we go to? a laser specialist ? a lymph specialist?
can there be any damage?

I remember a girl with a birth mark being badly scared by a supposedly
qualified laser practioner.

Is it like liposuction? with less risk of damage to the lymphatics?
Has it been thoroughly tested for side effects?

Is it a quick fix for a short period then we are back to the old routine?

These are questions after reading some not all yet that are coing into my mind So i thought of you lol

You input would be appriciated

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Postby patoco » Sat May 26, 2007 3:41 am

Hi Ya Silkie

:D OK, the party can start, we're both here :!: :!: :!:

The good news is that this is one treatment that actually does seems to work. Clinical studies indiate exccellent response for arm lymphedema and we are awaiting for clinicals on legs.

Already, there have been good reports on the leg lymph too.

The laser is safe and it works by removing the scar tissue in the lymphatics. So that that means is.......

For some lymphers, done early, it can provide significant help.

For other lymphers like me who are missing nodes, have lymphatic distortions, fibrosis and the like; the results are not (in my opinion) going to be that great.

I would assume also that the need for compression garments etc is going to continue, again based on how extensive, what stage the lymph.

So far, Silkie, I have heard of no injuries or complications for this device.

I'm thinking this just may be one other good tool in our over all arsenal.

BIg hugs to ya :wink: :lol:

:mrgreen: Pat
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Postby silkie » Sat May 26, 2007 4:28 am

Cheers Hun

I will keep reading

I doubt the UK will see them soon but one can hope especially for primary


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