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How Laser Therapy Works.

Erchonia uses low level lasers in the visible light spectrum. The primary mechanism for the absorption of visible light photons is the elevation of electrons to higher energy levels. This is known as molecular excitement and can be explained deeper through visible/ UV Spectroscopy.


Visible light photons match the energy volt (eV) or frequency between the orbits of electrons to move the electron to a higher state (excite). It is in this excited state that chemical reactions of molecules occur. One of the most important chemical reactions is when photons of visible light energy strike certain atoms, that energy may push an electron to a higher energy level where it can be picked up by an electron acceptor. The electron transport chain uses the high-energy electrons to convert ADP into ATP. The electron transport chain (ETC) is the primary source of ATP production in the body and is vital for life!

Electron Transport Chain

The electron transport chain is a series of four protein complexes that couple redox reactions, creating an electrochemical gradient that leads to the creation of ATP in a complete system named oxidative phosphorylation. It occurs in mitochondria in both cellular respiration and photosynthesis. This process can not happen with infrared lasers.


The electron flow starts at complexes 1, 2, 3,4 and then makes ATP once it reaches complex 5 (known as ATP synthase). The electron flow is limited or completely blocked if there is a “kink” in the hose. The laser targets the complexes to unkink the hose.


View our visual example below.

Wavelength Chart

Power & Penetration Myth

One of, if not the biggest, misconceptions in the world of laser therapy is that you need higher powered lasers using longer wavelengths to penetrate deeper into the body. The thought that more power means deeper penetration is not only a false claim backed by no research or any relevance to clinical data, but this conception can also be dangerous when used as a therapy without properly understanding how it works. So, let's dive "deeper" into the argument of more power, more penetration.

Clinical Trial Results

Erchonia has always used LEDs as the placebo device in our randomized, double-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled clinical trials to prove the efficacy of true cold lasers over LEDs

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What Laser is Right for You?



Dual Red Lasers (635nm)

Entry Level Laser

The revolutionary XLR8 handheld laser therapy device. This dual-diode laser features an easy-to-operate graphical user interface (GUI), with a sleek new cord-free design. With 100 user definable channels and preset protocols for FDA cleared indications.

This is our most popular entry-level laser — New to laser therapy? Then the handheld XLR8 is the laser for you!

Shown to stimulate complex 4.



Violet & Red Laser

(405nm & 635nm)

Most Popular

The EVRL, since its release, has become our most popular handheld device by offering the versatility of a red and violet wavelength taking outcomes to a whole new level. By combining these two specific wavelengths into one treatment modality, patients received better results during clinical studies than using just 635nm alone. Experience the freedom of this incredible new technology – Improving health and wellness has never been easier.

Shown to stimulate complex 1, 2 & 4



(520nm & 405nm)


The GVL was shown to be the most effective wavelength combination for the increase of ROM and decrease in pain in a single session. This is currently the first and only green wavelength laser FDA cleared for pain and inflammation. Unique to the green wavelength is the ability to affect complex 3 in the ETC. No other wavelength can impact this complex, and it is critical for moving to complex 4 to produce ATP.

Shown to stimulate complex 1, 2 & 3.

Take Your Clinic
to the Next Level

You need to have all three wavelengths to impact the ETC fully! Infrared lacks the electron volts (eV) necessary to affect any complex. You need violet to impact complex 1 and 2, green for complex 3, and red for complex 4. Thus to completely support your patient's mitochondrial function, All three wavelengths are required.


​+ Can be customized to fit physician's needs with any combination of lasers.

+ Stimulates ALL complexes in the ETC.

What Erchonia Laser is Right For Me?

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