How does biostimulation and high power laser therapy compare?

Biostimulation therapy, also known as LLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) is a safe method of physical therapy that causes regenerative processes in tissues through the use of laser radiation. Similarly, high power laser therapy, or HILT (High Power Laser Intensity) is a  powerful form of acute pain management especially effective in treatment of sports injuries.

In this article, we’re going to compare high power laser intensity with biostimulation to see the different benefits of each method of treatment, and if it is the right choice for you.


High Power Laser Therapy

  • Micro-circulation acceleration
  • Increased oxygen circulation
  • Intracellular enzyme activity increasement 
  • DNA synthesis stimulation
  • Improvement in fibroblasts activity within glucose metabolism
  • Permeability across the cell membrane increase
  • Phagocytosis increase
  • The analgesic effect of Wall and Melzack’s control gate mechanism activation
  • Cell membrane of Na/k pump (sodium potassium) activation
  • Metabolic cell process activation
  • Thermal effect occurrence


Biostimulation (Low Level Laser Therapy)

  • Microcirculation improvement
  • Angiogenesis stimulation
  • Nerve fiber action potential amplitude increase
  • Enzyme activity increase
  • Potential membrane changes
  • Neurotransmitter, hormones and kini secretion changes.
  • Acceleration of electrolyte exchange
  • Biological activity increase
  • anti-mutagen effects
  • changes in structure of biological membranes (liquid crystal structure)
  • Synthesis of collagen, proteins, RNA and ATP increases
  • Absent thermal effect


Both biostimulation (LLLT) and High Power Laser Therapy (HILT) have their own benefits, and both can be used in the treatment of: sports medicine, rheumatology, orthopaedics, neurology, dermatology, dentistry and ENT (Ear Nose & Throat).

HILT can have a shorter treatment time thanks to its ability to significantly accelerate regeneration processes. It penetrates deeper into tissues due to a superpulse mode, a modification of the impulse mode

Two wavelengths are used during the treatment allowing deep tissue biostimulation effects as well as thermal effects.

Two wavelengths are used within high power laser during treatment, which allows to obtain deep tissue biostimulation effects as well as to achieve thermal effect.

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Whilst prepared by our product specialists in conjunction with leading and independent therapists, the information we provide is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances or financial position. It should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. Whilst we make reasonable efforts to ensure the information presented to you is complete and accurate, we do not guarantee any results, outcomes and examples are for illustrative purposes only. You should consult with a qualified professional prior to relying on any information contained in this document as circumstances, requirements and expectations will vary from person to person and business to business.