What does cold laser / soft light therapy actually do?
This is a high intensity light or energy that operates at a specific frequency to increase the blood supply to the area. This is used by the injured cells to facilitate repair of the injured tissue. It does not have any adverse affects on healthy tissue with the exception of the eye. DO NOT EXPOSE LASER POINTERS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES TO THE EYE!!! Application of 4 -5 minutes to the area may require anywhere from 4 to 7 treatments. Cold lasers have been used in Europe for over 20 years, but just in the last few years they have been approved for use in the United States for many different treatments. If you have a scar(s) that needs additional laser work, or a large number of scars you will be instructed to set up an appointment for an actual laser appointment. The appointment will take approximately 10 minutes. The laser that is used for this is much greater in power, and covers a much larger area.
Do the scars ever pose a problem in the future?
Yes, it is possible that they can become “active” again after months or years, and may need some additional attention. This is another reason why periodically getting your nutrition check makes perfect sense… so we can catch those potential issues before they affect your health.
How to use Renavator: Renavator oil should be thoroughly rubbed into the scar at least once a day… two to three times is best. This should be continued for at least 90 days. Renavator needs to be completely mixed up before use. You will notice a white substance on the bottom of the bottle, this does need to be completely mixed in before applying to your skin, or the complete benefits will not be achieved. This can be done by vigorously shaking the bottle, running it under warm water, or using a low heat dryer to slightly warm up the product.
It is estimated that the high quality oils alone will handle 50% of scar problems, cold laser or light therapy will affect 70%, and the two applications combined will handle about 90%. In a small number of cases they may have to be referred to a physician that specializes in neural therapy where they have to actually inject the scar by needle with a substance to facilitate healing.
Scars on the body can sometimes result in interference to the communication pathways from organs to the brain. It is estimated that about 80% of our sympathetic nerve fibers are in the skin. If these scars are acting as a road block to these communication pathways then health can be adversely affected by causing interference to proper function
How yo use Wheat Germ Oil or Sesame Seed Oil for your scars:
Wheat germ oil, or sesame seed oil, should be thoroughly rubbed into the scar at least once a day… two to three times a day is the best. This should be continued for at least 90 days. The oil is basically food for the skin to help it repair. Some scars can disappear, fade or not change at all. The oil is very sensitive to air, and thus has to be packaged in a gel cap. To open the gel cap you can simply pop it with a pin to get oil out. If you have large scars, many scars, or burn we will recommend a product called Renavator so you don’t have to open a large number of gel caps. (See our next post on Renavator for more)