A skin wound that does not heal, heals slowly or heals but tends to recur, is known as a chronic wound. Some of the many cases of chronic (ongoing) wounds can include trauma, burns, skin cancers, infections or underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. Persistent wounds need special care.
Ulcers are commonly seen in patients living with diabetes, neuropathy or vascular disease. Open wounds may put patients at increased risk of developing infection in the underlying tissues.
Until now, the medical response for these patients has been limited. As a result, many continue to suffer from diabetic ulcers. Lack of effective treatment or neglect sometimes leads to spreading and dangerous deepening of the wound, until surgery or even amputation of limbs is required, and life-threatening deterioration of diabetics’ health (!).
Diabetes causes weak blood flow, harms the cell structure, causes infections and affects the nerves (neuropathy) and therefore healing of wounds is retarded.
A surgical wound is a cut or incision in the skin that is usually made by a scalpel during surgery. A surgical wound can also be the result of a drain placed during surgery. Surgical wounds vary greatly in size. They are usually closed with sutures or staples, but are sometimes left open to heal.
Pressure sores, also known as bedsores, are caused by long-term pressure on the skin due to immobility or constant friction. The areas prone to develop pressure sores are those where the bone is close to the skin and the skin is constantly pressed against an external surface. Hence, these prone areas are the lower back, the ankles, hips and buttocks.
What Hinders the Healing of These Wounds?
Delay in healing can be the result of advanced age, an underlying illness, severity in depth or size of the wound, or from bacterial infection. The healing period for large wounds is longer than that required for small wounds, and during this period a wound may become infected and exacerbated. With advanced age, the patient’s ability to heal is reduced and the healing process extended.
Thanks to our patented electro-optic device mechanism, B-Cure Laser may help as an adjunctive treatment for acute and chronic wounds.
The results of the double-blind clinical trial, which was presented on December 14, 2017 at the IOA conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUboLxL_ovs ;
The results from the double-blind randomized placebo-control clinical study indicate that 12 weeks of daily B-Cure Laser treatments significantly decrease wound size in patients with diabetic foot ulcers, compared to sham irradiated controls.
70% of the patients of the LLLT B-Cure Laser group had >90% wound closure whereas only 13% of the placebo group had this degree of wound closure (p=0.01 by FET). Some ulcers of the active group had completely healed during the trial period.
It is worth noting that many of the patients who use the device, prefer using it for adjunctive treatment because it is effective and because it is convenient for home use.
Before Treatment After 12 weeks
In a study for Diabetic Foot Ulcers conducted at Hadassah Medical Center in Israel, impressive results were seen. “In just 7 days of treatment, 5 minutes a day with B-Cure Laser Pro, one can already see the wound is beginning to heal”. Professor Fidelman stated: “After 30 days of treatment the wound had almost completely closed”.
Professor Reis, Senior Orthopedic Physician, found that treatment with B-Cure Laser may help as an adjunctive treatment for acute and chronic wounds. “B-Cure Laser Pro is a good complementary treatment for wounds, and significantly helps in enhancing the body’s natural healing mechanism for production of collagen and elastin, in renewing the skin tissue and accelerating lymphatic drainage to reduce infection”. Professor Reis added, “The device induces the release of endorphins that relieve pain (an additional significant effect for those who suffer from neuropathic pain). All of these help in accelerating healing processes of wounds while forming new and healthy skin tissue”.
New Life for Diabetics – In Their Own Words
Mr. Lerner, one of the first patients treated for a diabetic wound with B-Cure Laser:
“Last year I fell and injured my right foot, and an 8X7 cm ulcer formed on the bottom. I underwent treatment in several hospitals and there was no improvement in the wound’s healing. I underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetics and still, there was no improvement. I read an advertisement about this device in the newspaper. Within three months, the treatment with B-Cure Laser restored my foot to a healthy state. The healing stages were painless and had no side-effects. They kept telling me that the time required for complete recovery is at least three years and some even advised me to amputate my foot”.
The results of a clinical trial of Post Laminectomy at Beneficência of Sao Paulo Hospital, Brazil, showed a decrease in temperature, drainage output and pain relief, and accelerated healing in the laser group.
How Can Treatment Be Administered at Home?
In cases of trauma wounds, burns, scars following surgery and additional types of wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers, it is important to clean and dress the wounds according to the doctor’s instructions, and to use B-Cure Laser as an adjuvant treatment.
It is only natural that patients worry first and foremost about convenience. In this case they get what they want because the treatment is administered in the home of the patient, with the direction and guidance of B-Cure’s professional team and your physician. It does not involve pain, inconvenience or any known side effects. Please note, that one should never use the B-Cure Laser device as a stand-alone treatment.
How Does B-Cure Laser Pro Work?
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT – also known as cold laser) is a laser beam that acts on the skin and at the same time penetrates deep into the underlying tissues, with no heating effect and without damaging the skin. Low-level laser therapy stimulates cell activity, strengthens cell signals, and increases the efficiency of the body’s natural immune system. It boosts the production of anti-inflammatory enzymes, releases endorphins (pain reducing hormones) and increases the formation of collagen and elastin, and may be used to treat wounds as part of an adjunctive treatment.
B-Cure Laser is an adjunctive treatment to the standard of care, and should never be used as stand-alone treatment.
Dressing must be removed before starting treatment.
Treat the following locations:
Every dressing replacement (daily treatment recommended, max. once a day): begins with 2 min. per application for the first 2 weeks and if there is no improvement, increase to 3 min. per application.
When treating the wound margin, the beam should also cover 2 mm. of the wound bed outer edge (see illustration)
Every dressing replacement (daily treatment recommended, max. once a day): begins with 0.5 min. per application for the first 2 weeks and if there is no improvement, increase to 1 min. per application.
The number of applications to be performed is according to wound size (see illustration)
Inguinal and Popliteal Lymph Nodes
Apply daily on both lymph nodes of the wounded leg (max. twice a day): 1 min. per each application.
It is advisable to use the adjustable B-Cure Laser stand, to comfortably treat remote and hard to reach areas.