The "FDA CLEARED" Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 

Compared to (click the competition below):


HEALTHCARE LASERS:
Erchonia
| KLaser | Terraquant/MultiRadiance | Thor | Mettler | Chattanooga
Dynatronics SolarisHealing Lasers / ColdlaserTherapy.us | Apollo

VET LASERS:
Litecure/Companion Laser

Isn't everybody FDA ApprovedML830 Compared to LED/SLD


 

ML830® Compared to Erchonia

 
ERCHONIA
ML830®
 
 
What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones, 
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University, 
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”


Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”


Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”


Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO

COSTS

$6000 - $9000 (est)
Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

NO
YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

Lipo
YES

Laser Class

IIIa
IIIb

Years in the USA

10 years
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

Yes in 2002
Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

Yes
Yes

Laser Power (not led)

5mw - 15mw
90mw

Laser Penetration

est 1cm
est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

632nm
830nm


Erchonia's Zerona laser getting a 75% negative review from patients:
http://www.realself.com/Zerona/reviews


Both the Erchonia and Microlight ML830 Cold Laser were cleared by the FDA in 2002. The Erchonia was the first 3a laser and the Microlight ML830 was the first 3b laser approved. 3a and 3b are classifications from the FDA, which is based on the unit's power. Class 3b has more power, then Class 3a.

Prior to November 15, 2006 both companies sold a laser around $10,000. The ML830® price has steadily gone down, as production materials have become more affordable. In fact all the laser manufacturers, with exception to Erchonia, have lowered their prices in recent years. But, Erchonia is still charging a premium for their products. This is mostly due to operating costs. They spend quite a bit of money on national seminars, and more specifically paying top industry speakers to sell their products.


The Erchonia logic - By Jan Tunér, Swedish Laser Medical Society (click here)


The Swedish Laser Medical Society's website, is considered the BIBLE for cold laser therapy. They posted an interesting article on Erchonia. Here is one of the many quotes from them:

"Erchonia either shows little understanding of the conclusions that can be drawn from individual studies, or worse, knowingly chooses to ignore a vast body of scientific literature that states the opposite. For example, leading researchers in the US are using 830 nm for nerve regeneration"

Erchonia is based on a 632nm laser diode at 5 mW of power. A laser pointer from Sharper Image also uses a 632nm laser diode at 5 mW of power. Not that they are the same machine, but they use the same technology and specs.

 

FDA Warnings: This company has had its share of controversy over the years. Going back to their days as Tuco, the FDA has warned them several times about misleading and false statements about their products.
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Erchonia® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.
ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

The ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:

 

 

 

ML830® Compared to K Laser

 
K Laser
ML830®
 
 
What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones, 
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University, 
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”


Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”


Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”


Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO

COSTS

$15,000 - $20,000 (est)
Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

NO
YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

NO
YES

FDA CLEARED LASER

NO
YES

CAN START FIRES & BURN PATIENTS

YES
NO

Laser Class

IV
IIIb

Years in the USA

n/a
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

No
Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

Yes
Yes

Laser Power (not led)

1000 - 6000 mW
90mw

Laser Penetration

est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

790 / 805 / 970 / 980 NM
830nm

Because this is a Class IV laser with a very high energy output (2000 to 6000 mW depending on device), it has a much higher potential danger threshold. Its lowest setting is 1000 mW, which can limit its application and usefulness. As with the other Class IV devices, clinical evidence supporting the use of such high power is lacking. Power increment adjustments are limited to 1000mW at a time.

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: The K-Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA.

This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

 

 

CLASS IV WARNINGS:

FDA - Description of Class IV Laser (Laser Product Hazard): Immediate skin hazard and eye hazard from exposure to either the direct or reflected beam; may also present a FIRE HAZARD

Wikepedia: Class IV/4 lasers CAN BURN SKIN, and in some cases, even scattered light can cause eye and/or skin damage.

Europe (EN & IEC): Class IV is the highest class of laser radiation. Radiation in this class is very dangerous, and viewing of the diffuse reflection may be dangerous. Class 4 laser beams are CAPABLE OF SETTING FIRE to materials onto which they are projected.

 

 

  

 

If you are thinking of adding a Class IV laser to your practice, make sure you consult a malpractice lawyer. There have been many reported problems with Class IV laser. In order to use one, you must have a laser officer on staff. Many state associations are currently working to ban these lasers, due to the dangers.

A true COLD LASER is non thermal (no heat). It has been used worldwide for over 25 years, and is very safe to use in your practice.

READ THE FDA WARNING on a Class IV Laser (these lasers can BURN)

 

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ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

The ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:

 

 

 

ML830® Compared to Terraquant

 
Terraquant / MultiRadiance
ML830®
 
 
What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones, 
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University, 
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”


Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”


Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”


Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO

COSTS

$4000 to $6000 (est)
Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

NO
YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

NO
YES

FDA CLEARED LASER

NO
YES

Laser Class

IIIa
IIIb

Years in the USA

n/a
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

No
Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

Yes
Yes

Laser Power (not led)

.4mw - 7.5mw
90mw

Laser Penetration

est 1cm
est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

905nm
830nm

Terraquant is not a NHN (non thermal) FDA cleared laser diode device. They, like many, are using the old heat lamp clearance on the FDA books. It has only one weak laser diode (7mw) and a cluster of LEDs (light emitting diodes). See below chart for Laser vs LED/SLD.

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: The Terraquant MQ2000 v.5 and HandyRx MQ2007 Lasers are heating lamps.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

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Terraquant® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.
ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

TThe ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:

 

 

 

ML830® Compared to Thor Laser

 
Thor Laser
ML830®
 
 
What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones, 
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University, 
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”


Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”


Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”


Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO

COSTS

$4000 to $6000 (est)
Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

NO
YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

NO
YES

FDA CLEARED LASER

Yes, using the ML830® clearance
YES

Laser Class

IIIb
IIIb

Years in the USA

n/a
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

Yes, using the ML830 clearance
Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

Yes
Yes

Laser Power (not led)

50 mw
90mw

Laser Penetration

est 4-5cm
est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

810/830 nm
830nm

Thor is the only company that has a license to market an 830nm device in the US under an agreement from Microlight Corporation of America (maker of the ML830 Laser). The primiary disadvantage of the Thor units is the price and the bulkiness of the driver units (control boxes). While they are robust, th ey are also heavy, cumbersome and awkward.

 

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Thor Laser® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.
ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

The ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:

 

 

 

ML830® Compared to Mettler Sys*Stim

 
Mettler Sys*Stim Laser
ML830®
 
 
What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones,
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”


Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”


Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”


Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO

COSTS

$3000 to $4000 (est)
Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

YES, but no FDA NHN Clearance
YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

NO
YES

FDA CLEARED LASER

NO
YES

Laser Class

IIIb
IIIb

Years in the USA

n/a
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

No
Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

Yes
Yes

Laser Power (not led)

80 mW
90mw

Laser Penetration

est 5cm
est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

785nm
830nm

Mettler Sys*Stim is not a NHN (non thermal) FDA cleared laser diode device. They, like many, are using the old heat lamp clearance on the FDA books

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: The Mettler Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

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Mettler® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.
ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

The ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:

 

 

 

ML830® Compared to Chattanooga Laser

 
Chattanooga Laser
ML830®
 
 

Chattanooga notifed all of its dealers that Sept 30, 2009 was the last day they could order the Chattanooga laser. Any dealers still selling this model, is simply clearing out their inventory.

What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones, 
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University, 
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”


Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”


Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”


Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO

COSTS

$4000 to $5000 (est)
Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

NO
YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

NO
YES

FDA CLEARED LASER

NO
YES

Laser Class

IIIb
IIIb

Years in the USA

n/a
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

No
Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

Yes
Yes

Laser Power (not led)

200-300 mW
90mw

Laser Penetration

est 5 cm
est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

820 & 850nm
830nm

Chattanooga is not a NHN (non thermal) FDA cleared laser diode device. They, like many, are using the old heat lamp clearance on the FDA books

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: The Chattanooga Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

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Chattanooga Genisys® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.
ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

The ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:

 

 

ML830® Compared to Dynatronics Solaris

 
Dynatronics
ML830®
 
 
What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones, 
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University, 
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”


Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”


Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”


Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO

COSTS

$4000 to $5000 (est)
Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

NO
YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

NO
YES

FDA CLEARED LASER

NO
YES

Laser Class

not a laser
IIIb

Years in the USA

n/a
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

No
Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

Yes
Yes

Laser Power (not led)

not a laser
90mw

Laser Penetration

not a laser
est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

not a laser
830nm

Dynatronics is not a NHN (non thermal) FDA cleared laser diode device. They, like many, are using the old heat lamp clearance on the FDA books

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: The Dynatronics Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

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Dynatronics® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.
ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

 

The ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:



 

 

 

 

ML830® Compared to the
$1100 Coldlasertherapy / Healing Lasers

 
Coldlasertherapy.us
ML830®
 
 
What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones, 
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University, 
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”


Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”


Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”


Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO

COSTS

$1500 $2500 (est)
Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

Yes, but no FDA Clearance
YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

NO
YES

FDA CLEARED LASER

NO
YES

Laser Class

N/A
IIIb

Years in the USA

n/a
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

No
Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

No
Yes

Laser Power (not led)

5mw & 150mw
90mw

Laser Penetration

635nm - est.1cm, 808nm - n/a
est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

635nm & 808nm
830nm

No 510k Clerance has been issued by the FDA for this device (laser or led) that we can find at fda.gov.

Its illegal to use non- FDA compliant lasers on humans. If you search ebay for other cold lasers, you will notice the other non -FDA cleared lasers state clearly that their products are not meant for humans. For more information you should check with a malpractice lawyer to make sure you are covered using non-FDA cleared lasers in your practice.

FDA WARNING ON COLDLASERTHERAPY.US

The FDA states, "A review of our records reveals that you have not obtained marketing approval or clearance before you began offering your product for sale, which is a violation of the law."

http://www.fda.gov/foi/warning_letters/s6700c.pdf

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA.

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Healing Lasers® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.
ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

 

 

The ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:

 

 

 

 

ML830® Compared to the Apollo Laser

 
Apollo Laser
ML830®
 
 
What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones,
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”


Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”


Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”


Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO

COSTS

$5000 to $7000 (est)
Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

NO
YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

NO
YES

FDA CLEARED LASER

NO
YES

CAN START FIRES & BURN PATIENTS

YES
NO

Laser Class

IV
IIIb

Years in the USA

n/a
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

No
Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

Yes
Yes

Laser Power (not led)

2 watts
90mw

Laser Penetration

n/a
est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

810nm
830nm

Because this is a Class IV laser with a very high energy output (2 Watts), it has a much higher potential danger threshold. As with the other Class IV devices, clinical evidence supporting the use of such high power is lacking.

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: Apollo Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA.

This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

CLASS IV WARNINGS:

FDA - Description of Class IV Laser (Laser Product Hazard): Immediate skin hazard and eye hazard from exposure to either the direct or reflected beam; may also present a FIRE HAZARD

Wikepedia: Class IV/4 lasers CAN BURN SKIN, and in some cases, even scattered light can cause eye and/or skin damage.

Europe (EN & IEC): Class IV is the highest class of laser radiation. Radiation in this class is very dangerous, and viewing of the diffuse reflection may be dangerous. Class 4 laser beams are CAPABLE OF SETTING FIRE to materials onto which they are projected.

  

  


If you are thinking of adding a Class IV laser to your practice, make sure you consult a malpractice lawyer. There have been many reported problems with Class IV laser. In order to use one, you must have a laser officer on staff. Many state associations are currently working to ban these lasers, due to the dangers.

A true COLD LASER is non thermal (no heat). It has been used worldwide for over 25 years, and is very safe to use in your practice.

READ THE FDA WARNING on a Class IV Laser (these lasers can BURN)


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Healing Lasers® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.
ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

 

The ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:

 

 

ML830® Compared to the Companion Laser / Litecure

 
Companion Laser / Litecure
ML830®
 
 
What the Pros are saying about the ML830®:
“The best modality for sports injuries I have ever used.”

Donna Jones, 
Athletic Trainer

Texas A&M University, 
College Station, TX

“Laser Trigger Point therapy is the future for treatment of acute and chronic pain. The ML830® has changed the way I practice medicine.”

Bernard Filner, M.D.
Rockville, MD

“The ML830® is the original and most researched laser on the market. It is the best modality out there for relief of chronic pain. I use it in my busy pelvic rehab healing center and it is one of the most effective tools that helps me get lasting results.”

Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
New York NY

“I have been a board certified plastic surgeon for over 30 years and have seldom come across such a simple and innovative healing laser. I use it myself and have seen and felt its great attribute in healing of scars and aiding in bone growth. I have countless patients who now can experience the same. Every week I find another patient who has a similar experience with the ML 830 laser.”

Daniel Man, M.D.
Boca Raton, FL

“Your laser is giving me my life back. I’m walking a mile a day and hopefully will get back to my jogging. Thanks again for the technology and your time.”

Chess Johns, M.D.
Washington, MO

“MicroLight’s ML830® is the most important medical device I use to heal chronic pain. Whether neck or back pain, injuries, neurological conditions, wound healing or arthritis, its efficacy and healing time are unsurpassed by any other LLLT medical device on the market.”

Larry Altshuler, M.D.
Oklahoma, OK

“The ML830® laser has allowed me to increase my population of patients with amazing results.”

Sue Hale, M.S., P.T.
Melbourne, FL

“The best modality I have used in 20 years of practice.”

Bob Clair, P.T.
Plano, TX

“I have been using the ML830® since 2002 successfully. I love the ML830® because it works and is easy to use.”
R. B. Reddy, P.T.
Beaumont, TX

“The ML830® is the premier laser with the research to support the science. Unparalleled results!”

Mitch Mally, D.C.
Davenport, IA

“I recently introduced Cold Laser Therapy to my patients with astounding results. Patients presenting with Osteoarthritis of the knees and spine are receiving freedom of pains that have plagued them for a number of years…My patient population has doubled because of my addition of Low Level Laser in my practice. One of my patients who had osteoarthritis of her knee for almost 4 years and was scheduled for knee replacement became symptom free after having cold laser treatment applied to her knees. She received a total of 12 treatments and after her first treatment her pain was reduced by 50%. I have seen my time spent with patients reduced and the patients receiving a better treatment regimen for their condition. I highly recommend all Chiropractors to consider adding MicroLight Laser to their treatment regimen.”

Ronald Grant, D.C., F.I.C.C., D.A.A.P.M.
Logan Chiropractic College
Chesterfield, MO
COSTS

$20,000 to $30,000 (est)

Select Models under $3k

AFFORDABLE

NO

YES

DOUBLE BLIND STUDIES - Medical

NO

YES

FDA CLEARED LASER

NO

YES

CAN START FIRES & BURN PATIENTS

YES

NO

Laser Class

IV

IIIb

Years in the USA

n/a
18 Years

FDA NHN (non thermal) Cleared Laser

No

Yes in 2002

FDA Cleared LED (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)

Yes

Yes

Laser Power (not led)

10 watts

90mw

Laser Penetration

n/a

est 5cm

Laser Wavelength

980nm

830nm


Because this is a Class IV laser with a very high energy output (10 Watts), it has a much higher potential danger threshold. As with the other Class IV devices, clinical evidence supporting the use of such high power is lacking. According to their 510K letter with the FDA: Companion Laser/LiteCure is a heating lamp. The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

CLASS IV WARNINGS:

FDA - Description of Class IV Laser (Laser Product Hazard): Immediate skin hazard and eye hazard from exposure to either the direct or reflected beam; may also present a FIRE HAZARDWikepedia: Class IV/4 lasers CAN BURN SKIN, and in some cases, even scattered light can cause eye and/or skin damage.Europe (EN & IEC): Class IV is the highest class of laser radiation. Radiation in this class is very dangerous, and viewing of the diffuse reflection may be dangerous. Class 4 laser beams are CAPABLE OF SETTING FIRE to materials onto which they are projected.


   

If you are thinking of adding a Class IV laser to your practice, make sure you consult a malpractice lawyer. There have been many reported problems with Class IV laser. In order to use one, you must have a laser officer on staff. Many state associations are currently working to ban these lasers, due to the dangers.A true COLD LASER is non thermal (no heat). It has been used worldwide for over 25 years, and is very safe to use in your practice. READ THE FDA WARNING on a Class IV Laser (these lasers can BURN)
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ML830® is a registered trademark and is not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site. The ML830®, "The Original Cold Laser" since 1985:

 

 

 

Isn't Everybody FDA Approved

Does it seem that every Laser/LED on the web is FDA approved? Here is a bit of history on why.
Microlight Corporation and Erchonia were the first to get FDA clearance back in 2002. Microlight, for example, spent millions of dollars over 10 years, submitting countless research and two double blind studies (Baylor & GM Motors) to get their ML830® cleared by the FDA. Erchonia had a similar situation. To our knowledge, no other laser company has ever received a new specific FDA clearance.

NOW EVERYBODY ELSE.....
Let's say you had the option to wait years, spending millions of dollars on research/studies or you had an option to basically spend 39 cents on a stamp and get your product FDA Cleared. Which route would you go?
Welcome to the world of LED/SLD/Heat Lamp devices.

THE HEAT LAMP.....
Their is an old FDA clearance on record that states something like this: "Indicated for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation tissue, and to temporarily increase local blood circulation where heat is indicated."

WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH LASER THERAPY ?
Nothing (LOL). But these clever companies determined they could piggy-back on this heat lamp's FDA clearance and fool the market into thinking they were buying FDA-cleared lasers. A few companies have even piggy-backed on the ML830® clearance in the last few years.

BOTTOM LINE......
The ML830® Laser has been in the market for about 15 years, with hundreds of studies and research supporting it. Be careful that you are not suckered into buying a LED device that a salesman claims is as good as a ML830® Laser. If he can produce even ONE double blind study supporting his claims, then buy the LED......

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LASER vs LED/SLD Devices

Some manufacturers produce devices with super luminous diodes (SLD) or light emitting diodes (LED). Monochromatic non-coherent light can be helpful for superficial wound healing, however, numerous studies have shown that lasers are far more effective due to their unique properties and penetration depth. Many super luminous & light emitting diode products are usually very low powered (typically 5mW-15mW), and much of this energy is scattered, therefore requiring longer treatment times.

See the chart below to see how typical light penetrates the skin. LED’s will normally penetrate less then 1cm. SLD’s are more powerful and can penetrate about 2.5 cm. But Lasers at 830nm can penetrate 5 cm. Far more effective then SLD’s or LED’s.

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