Erchonia® Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Devices for Pain Relief: Save Time, Expand Treatment Range, Get the Best Results
FDA, ISO, CE, IEC cleared. Proven by exceptional clinical research (level 1 studies).
Can help patients with complex conditions, pain-sensitivity, sports injuries, and more.
Quick & Convenient
Easy-to-administer 10 – 30 minute treatments with fantastic results.
Erchonia’s non-thermal, Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) devices are the most effective, versatile, and clinically proven technologies for pain relief. We own 20 of the 23 FDA-clearances given to Low-Level Lasers, and the efficacy of our devices has been proven by multiple (level 1) double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, and multi-site clinical studies – the most credible research in the market today. The treatments are short, effective, and easy to administer, saving time and minimising physical exertion. There is no associated pain or reported side effects, and the technology is very safe with no health risks. Used on their own or as an adjunct, Erchonia® lasers can be easily integrated into your current skill set, and the devices can help with a wide variety of conditions, allowing you to expand your treatment range and grow your clinic. We provide the training, ongoing support, and marketing, so you can focus on what matters most – your patients.
The XLR8® Laser is a cordless handheld device with a simple graphic interface and preset / customisable protocols. It is the only LLLT device to be FDA Market Cleared for treating chronic / acute back, neck, and shoulder pain, and pain associated with surgery.
XLR8® delivers parcels of light energy into the cell which the cell can use, and the parcels are delivered in the most effective and efficient way. This added energy fuels key processes, stimulating healing, relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and restoring function. For a more detailed explanation, please see the ‘What Is the Technical Explanation for How Erchonia® Lasers Work?’ FAQ below.
New in series: The EVRL® Laser is a cordless handheld device with a simple graphic interface and preset / customisable protocols.
EVRL® has the same properties and mechanisms of action as its predecessor, XLR8®, but the addition of a violet wavelength allows the device to treat a larger variety of conditions (e.g. bacterial, fungal, or viral infections).
With the Base Station, you can choose three lasers from XLR8® and EVRL® (e.g. two XLR8® and one EVRL® – the best of both worlds).
This combination allows you to treat multiple patients simultaneously, and / or to carry out advanced protocols on patients by using multiple lasers on several different points of the body at the same time.
The FX 635® Laser is Erchonia’s flagship device for pain management. It is the only LLLT machine to be FDA Market Cleared for chronic heel pain arising from plantar fasciitis, and chronic low back pain of musculoskeletal origin.
The FX 635’s key features include:
• The quickest and most efficacious results as per clinical studies.
• Completely automated so you can save on staff costs and increase profits.
• The best marketability of any pain relief laser in the world due to its US FDA-clearances.
The FX 405 Laser offers all of the same benefits as the FX 635, with the advantage of a violet laser for versatility in treatments.
In addition to the violet laser’s anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, it produces more energy per photon – research shows that the combination of violet and red lasers results in greater pain relief.
The violet laser also enhances the production of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) which plays an important role in pain and inflammation reduction. > Download Brochure
Erchonia® LLLT devices can help a wide variety of patients, including: Orthopaedic pain – sprains, whiplash, muscular pain, cervical or lumbar radiculopathy, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Our devices have also shown positive effects on individuals with chronic conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis, and in treating post-surgical pain; Neuropathic pain, including various types of neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy; Pain management for athletes recovering from training or injuries.
Mixed Martial Arts Star Henry Cejudo and Erchonia®
“I have treated Henry Cejudo with Erchonia lasers for concussions, cervical whiplash, post left shoulder surgery, rib contusions, and sprains in every region for the past 12 years. I now have a reputation for treating numerous combat athletes in the UFC and Bellator MMA with similar complaints.”
EVRL® Testimonial by Martin Andersen (DC CCEP MCC)
“As a busy practitioner, I need tools that are time efficient, effective, and easy to use between different practitioners. I came across Erchonia and was impressed by the amount of research behind Low-Level Laser Therapy. EVRL is quick, efficient, and very versatile. It broadened my treatment protocol options.”
How to Choose the Right Device for Your Clinic
All lasers in the Erchonia® portfolio would be a valuable addition
Choice From EVRL & XLR8
3 Rotating Diodes
4 Rotating Diodes
|Collimated, monochromatic, coherent true laser|
|Easy to set up and administer|
|Short 10 – 30 minute treatments|
|Lightweight and portable|
|Ideal for clinics with limited space|
|No pain or discomfort felt by patient|
|Safe with no side effects|
|Clinically proven with double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, and multi-site studies|
|FDA-cleared, compliant to ISO & IEC medical device quality, CE-marked|
|Chronic and acute pain relief|
|Pre / Rehabilitation|
|Bacterial, fungal, or viral infections|
|Ideal for high volume clinics|
|Plug, play, and walk away|
From chiropractors and physiotherapists, to physicians and surgeons, to professional sports clubs and sports medicine practises, here’s what our clients have to say about our medical-grade Low-Level Laser Therapy devices.
“I am thrilled to have bought the EVRL, now I have it I don’t know how I did without it. I was very sceptical when I went to the Erchonia seminar but became increasingly amazed by its potential and effectiveness. It has increased the scope of my practice, as well as giving me confidence to treat people with challenging conditions such as osteopenia, advanced arthritis, chronic inflammation, and those with low pain thresholds.”
“What we love about the Erchonia low-level laser therapy devices is that they utilise electromagnetic energy transfer. This enables healing at a cellular level. Their lasers have enabled us to treat tissue injury and reduce pain in the most efficacious manner vs other modalities available. The addition of the Erchonia laser system has revolutionised our practises and allowed us to attain never seen before patient outcomes.”
“As a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, I have an interest in functional neurology and was intrigued by the EVRL’s apparent effectiveness on neurological disorders such as senile dementia, as well as musculoskeletal problems. The pain relief laser has become an indispensable addition to my practice, helping to reduce the physical load on my body, speed up recovery, and increase mobility in patients.”
What Is the Scientific Evidence Behind Erchonia® Lasers?
All studies carried out to obtain FDA-clearance are double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, and multi-site – the most credible research in the market.
The following list shows the clinical trials and an outline of their progress. As a company, to protect our intellectual assets, not all clinical trials we are involved with are made public so as to maintain our competitive advantage. As such, not all clinical trials are listed below.
Please note: There are hundreds of clinical studies confirming the effectiveness of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), and every year there are many new publications. Below is a list of Erchonia-specific studies for FDA-clearance.
1) Market Clearance for Relief of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain (FX 635) — 2019 — A collection of placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, multi-center clinical studies.
FDA-clearance – K190572
2) Market Clearance to Treat Chronic Low Back Pain (FX 635) — 2018 — Placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, multi-center clinical study.
FDA-clearance – K180197
To view NIH clinical trial records, click here.
3) Erchonia EVRL (EVRL) – 2016
a. while using the red diode, for adjunctive use in providing temporary relief of minor chronic neck and shoulder pain of musculoskeletal origin.
b. and while using the violet diode, to treat dermatological conditions, and specifically indicated to treat moderate inflammatory Acne Vulgaris.
FDA-clearance – K152196
4) Adjunct to Chronic Heel Pain Arising from Plantar Fasciitis Using the Erchonia FX635 Laser — 2012 — Sponsor and monitor, IRB approved, double blind, placebo controlled, multi-site, clinical study.
FDA-clearance – K132940
Study results published in the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society April 2014
To view NIH clinical trial records, click here.
5) Equine Wound Healing – 2011 — Sponsor, placebo controlled, clinical study.
Study completed from Feb. 2011-April 2011.
Monitored by Hank Jann, DVM, MS, DAVCS from Oklahoma State University.
6) Equine Wound Healing – 2011 — Sponsor, Case Study.
Study completed from Nov. 2010-March 2011.
Monitored by Hank Jann, DVM, MS, DACVS from Oklahoma State University.
7) Pain Associated With Breast Augmentation Surgery / Low-Level Laser — 2007 — Sponsor and monitor, IRB approved, double blind, placebo controlled, multi-site, clinical study.
Results used to obtain FDA-clearance – K072206
To view NIH clinical trial records, click here.
8) Acne Vulgaris — Dermatological Conditions / Low-Level Laser — 2005 — Sponsor and monitor, IRB approved, double blind, placebo controlled, multi-site, clinical study.
FDA-clearance – K050672
9) Low-Level Laser Light Therapy as an Aid to Liposuction and Reduction of Pain Associated With Surgery — 2004 — Sponsor and monitor, IRB approved, double blind, placebo controlled, multi-site, clinical study.
Study results used to obtain FDA-clearance – K041139
To view NIH clinical trial records, click here.
10) Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain / Low-Level Laser — 2001 — Sponsor and monitor, IRB approved, double blind, placebo controlled, multi-site, clinical study.
Study results used to obtain FDA-clearance – K012580
To view NIH clinical trial records, click here.
11) Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain / Low-Level Laser — 2000 — Sponsor and monitor, IRB approved, double blind, placebo controlled, multi-site, clinical study.
First study done in support of 510(k) submission, second study requested by FDA.
What Is the Technical Explanation for How Erchonia® Lasers Work?
While the benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy have been observed in hundreds of medical studies, the exact mechanisms that lead to these results are still being explored. Although we still have a lot to learn about the effects of light energy on different types of cells, the leading theory is that LLLT generates therapeutic effects through stimulating and enhancing specific biochemical processes within cells.
More specifically, utilising the first law in photochemistry (Grotthuss-Draper law), laser energy is transferred to cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) – a respiratory energy-transducing enzyme which is involved in the electron transport chain in mitochondria. This energy transfer causes photodissociation of inhibitory nitric oxide from CcO, leading to an enhancement of enzyme activity, electron transport, mitochondrial respiration, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. Consequently, by altering the cellular redox state, LLLT induces the activation of numerous intracellular signalling pathways, and alters the affinity of transcription factors concerned with cell proliferation, survival, repair, and regeneration.
Erchonia® lasers utilise true laser technology, optimising photonic energy delivery through the use of monochromatic, collimated, and coherent beams of light. That is, the light emitted by a true laser is composed from photons that have the same wavelength (monochromatic), travel in the same direction / do not disperse (collimated), and are in phase in space and time (coherent). These three properties of true lasers make them the most effective and efficient devices within the Laser Therapy sector.
Erchonia® lasers were specifically designed to deliver the optimal amount of energy required to stimulate and enhance cell function while not damaging cells or producing painful heat sensations – all of our non-thermal LLLT devices are classified as ‘Class II Lasers’ by the FDA in virtue of their low output and very low risk of hazard.
What Are the Biological Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy?
Clinical studies and trials of Low-Level Laser Therapy technologies indicate the following beneficial effects of LLLT.
- Anti-Inflammation. LLLT creates an anti-edema effect by dilating blood vessels and activating the lymphatic drainage system (which drains swollen areas). This reduces swelling caused by trauma or inflammation.
- Anti-Pain (Analgesic). LLLT exerts a very beneficial effect on pain in multiple ways: It partially blocks neural transmission of pain signals to the brain; It decreases nerve sensitivity; It lessens pain by reducing edema; It helps to increase the production of high levels of painkilling chemicals such as endorphins, enkephalins, and opioids from the brain and adrenal gland.
- Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth. Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissues and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light also increases the energy available to the cell by increasing ATP production so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, all cells, including the cells of tendons, ligaments, and muscles, are repaired faster.
- Improved Vascular Activity. LLLT significantly increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue, which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds more quickly, and reduces scarring. LLLT also causes vasodilation – an increase in the diameter of blood vessels – which improves the delivery of blood and healing elements to damaged tissues.
- Increased Metabolic Activity. LLLT stimulates higher outputs of specific pro-healing enzymes in blood cells, along with improved oxygen and nutrient delivery.
- Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points. LLLT stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis, providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation. LLLT reduces the formation of scar tissue following damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or surgery.
- Improved Nerve Function. Slow recovery of nerves in damaged tissue results in impaired sensory and motor function. LLLT speeds up the process of axonal regeneration and nerve cell reconnection, and increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
- Immunoregulation. LLLT directly affects immunity status by stimulating the production of immunoglobulins and lymphocytes, and by improving the ease of penetration of white blood cells into damaged tissue.
- Faster Wound Healing. LLLT stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or repair tissue injuries. As a result, LLLT is effective on open wounds and burns.
What Conditions Can Erchonia® Pain Relief Lasers Help With?
Erchonia® lasers can help a wide variety of patients, including: Orthopaedic pain – sprains, whiplash, muscular pain, cervical or lumbar radiculopathy, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Our devices have also shown positive effects on individuals with chronic conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis, and in treating post-surgical pain; Neuropathic pain, including various types of neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy; Pain management for athletes recovering from training or injuries.
What Is the Difference Between Erchonia® and Other Technologies in This Market?
The efficacy of Erchonia® lasers has been scientifically proven with double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, and multi-site studies. Many competing companies advertise their products as ‘clinically proven’, guaranteeing ‘instant results’. However, these claims are often not backed by comprehensive clinical evidence.
Several companies have FDA-clearance within the Laser Therapy sector, however, in most cases the intended use / indications of their products are quite limiting or not relevant to the marketed applications. Furthermore, these FDA-clearances are often obtained without any scientific research.
We always recommend that you ask for details of the FDA-clearances and make an informed decision. Pay particular attention to the scope of the clearance, whether it involved clinical studies, how many patients participated, were the studies placebo controlled, double blind, and randomised, how many peer reviewed published articles they have, and what the adverse reactions / side effects were – we would be happy to provide this information for you.
What Is the Technical Difference Between Types of Laser Therapy Devices?
To understand the difference between the various types of Laser Therapy devices, it is first important to distinguish between High-Level Laser Therapy (HLLT) and Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT):
- HLLT devices are classified as ‘Class IV Lasers’ by the FDA in virtue of having a power output that’s greater than 500mW (i.e. high risk of hazard).
- LLLT devices are classified as either ‘Class IIIB Lasers’, ‘Class IIIR Lasers’, or ‘Class II Lasers’ in virtue of having a power output of 5-500mW, 1-5mW, or <1mW respectively (i.e. lower risk of hazard).
The vast majority of HLLT devices have longer near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths – there is a common misconception, often propagated by the manufacturers of such devices, that high power with longer wavelengths results in:
- Deeper penetration, allowing for the treatment of a wider range of conditions.
- More efficacious results (due to the delivery of more energy into the cells).
This however, is not correct for the following well-documented reasons:
- Due to the high absorption rate of laser light by water at wavelengths greater than 950nm, most of the energy produced at this wavelength (or above) is absorbed before penetrating the dermis.
- The key principle behind Laser Therapy is to generate therapeutic effects by stimulating and enhancing specific biochemical processes within cells (c.f. ‘What Is the Technical Explanation for How Erchonia® Lasers Work?’ FAQ). However, there is an optimal ‘dose’ of laser energy (typically 2-4 joules / cm²) required for stimulating and enhancing the desired biochemical processes – HLLT devices exceed this optimal level.
Put simply, HLLT devices deliver too much energy at inefficient wavelengths, resulting in a lack of efficacy and increased costs.
To add to this, the high outputs used by such devices produce painful heat sensations, further limiting their scope of treatment.
In essence, HLLT devices should only be used for laser surgery and tissue ablation – the high outputs are effective for cell destruction, but are not suited for therapeutic purposes, contrary to the claims of Class IV manufacturers.
LLLT devices, on the other hand, aim to deliver energy via low output, short wavelength beams of light. The general theory is that this approach transfers the optimal amount of energy for stimulating and enhancing cell function, while not damaging cells or producing painful heat sensations.
Within the LLLT sector however, some of the higher output devices still generate heat / pain. Furthermore, many devices are advertised as ‘lasers’, when in fact they are Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) or Superluminescent Diodes (SLDs). In contrast to LEDs or SLDs, ‘true’ lasers generate monochromatic, collimated, and coherent beams of light. These three properties of true lasers make them the most effective and efficient LLLT devices (c.f. ‘What Is the Technical Explanation for How Erchonia® Lasers Work?’ FAQ).
To separate Erchonia® from such technologies, and from HLLT more generally, we say that Erchonia® lasers are ‘non-thermal, true lasers’. That is, our lasers do not produce any heat or painful sensations, and are monochromatic, collimated, and coherent.
Are There Any Conditions Which Would Prevent Patients From Receiving the Treatments?
There are no code regulated contraindications, however, since there are no long-term evaluations on certain conditions, we do not recommend using Erchonia® non-thermal lasers on pregnant women, clients with a pacemaker, or clients with photosensitive epilepsy. We also do not recommend using our devices over an area of known cancer.
Will Erchonia® Lasers Cause Pain or Burning?
Erchonia® are true Non-Thermal Low-Level Lasers and cause no pain or health risks.
How Long Is a Treatment?
Erchonia® treatments are just 10-30 minutes long and are relaxing to administer, allowing you to take the pressure off your hands and body.
What Do Erchonia® Lasers Treat and How Are They Used?
Erchonia® lasers are used in many areas, such as 360-degree fat loss, body sculpting, cellulite reduction, pain management, pre / postsurgical healing, pre / rehabilitation, nail and skin pathologies (e.g. nail fungus and acne), and more.
Not only do our lasers treat specifics, but they also empower the body to function efficiently due to the beneficial effects they have on our cells.
Why Choose Erchonia®?
World Leaders in Professional Laser Therapy Technology
With over 25 years of experience, 16,000+ devices in the market, and 20 FDA-clearances, Erchonia® Corporation are world leaders in medical-grade Laser Therapy technology for professional use. Erchonia’s range of non-thermal, Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) devices are used in many areas, including pain relief, fat removal, cellulite reduction, fungal nail treatment, and more. Based in the UK, Erchonia Lasers Ltd are a subsidiary organisation. We provide personal support to companies in Europe, Middle East, and Africa… Read More
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Founded in 1996 – first Low-Level Laser in the world to gain FDA market clearance.
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Most credible research in the market – double blind, multi-site, randomised, placebo-controlled.
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