Diabetes often causes complications when it comes to the wound healing process. These complications may be severe and even prompt the amputation of an affected limb or body part. However, with great advancements in technology, specifically laser technology, these wounds can now be irradiated with low-intensity laser or low-level laser energy to improve the wound healing process. When done right, V care laser treatment for diabetic wounds has shown that it can increase the viability, migration and proliferation of diabetic cells in vitro. Additionally, the treatment has a protective and anti-inflammatory effect on these cells.
With the ever present threat of diabetic infections, foot ulcers, and amputation; enhanced types of therapies and the advancement of technologies such as V care laser treatment goes a long way in helping combat diabetic wounds. Let’s take a look at the complications associated with diabetic wound healing and how laser irradiation helps.
Diabetes and Wound Healing
Complications of diabetic wound healing arise from a chronic metabolic disorder known as Diabetes Mellitus (DM). DM occurs due to the absence, insufficiency or resistance to insulin. With this disorder, patients most likely suffer from foot problems because of blood vessels and nerve damage. Patients also experience sensory loss and small sores can develop on the feet but go unnoticed. These sores later grow into deeper ulcers that are slow to heal and if not checked early and treated, infections develop on them and necessitate amputation if they spread to the underlying tissue and bone.
To control the growth and development of lower-limb ulcers, patients need to keep checking their feet daily, put on the right foot wear, and regularly visit a health care provider for check-ups.
V Care Laser Treatment
With V care laser treatment for diabetic wounds, physicians use machines that deliver electromagnetic radiations in the form of protons to the affected areas to stimulate healing. Laser treatment has proven to facilitate wound contraction in patients with diabetes, and is a great adjunct to traditional methods of treatment such as dressings and debridement.
For more on laser treatment for diabetic wounds, contact DFW Wound Care Center by calling us in Plano, Lewisville or Irving to schedule an appointment or get more information on the laser treatment.