The biomedical effects of laser application

Lasers Surg Med. 1985;5(1):31-9. doi: 10.1002/lsm.1900050105.


This paper briefly reviews the authors' experimental and clinical use of lasers over a 20-year period, during which laser effects on 15 biological systems were studied. Low-energy laser radiation was found to have a stimulating effect on cells, and high-energy radiation had an inhibiting effect. The application of lasers to stimulate wound healing in cases of nonhealing ulcers is recommended.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cells / radiation effects
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy
  • Lasers*
  • Phagocytosis / radiation effects
  • Wound Healing / radiation effects*