Continuous Wave Lasers Have Continuous and Pulsed Modes
Continuous Wave (CW)
Most therapy lasers marketed in the US are CW pulsed type. They produce a fixed level of power during the emission time. The ability to pulse the laser beam provides flexibility to custom design treatments to the patient. Considerations such as size, weight, skin tone and more can be accounted for when choosing a protocol. More watts of power allow for deeper penetration of the healing photons of energy.
Which Laser Should I Buy?
Your choice of a continuous wave laser versus a superpulsed laser for therapy should be based on the actual needs of your clinical practice in concert with the types of patients and conditions you typically treat. You shouldn’t buy “more” laser than you actually need, but you should be certain that your purchase would provide optimum treatment outcomes both for you and your patients. Both types of lasers provide therapy for pain, inflammation, arthritis, neuropathy, wounds and more.