MLS Laser Specialist

Pro-Active Medical Center

Medical Center located in Niceville, FL

Low-level laser therapy with the Multiwave Locked System (MLS)® laser provides high-quality, evidence-based relief from pain, inflammation, and swelling in joints and soft tissues. Available from Brian Schuessler, DC, at Pro-Active Medical Center, the MLS laser can help you recover from an acute injury or chronic pain without the need for drugs or surgery. Located in Niceville, Florida, Dr. Schuessler and his team offer the best available care possible for all types of musculoskeletal pain. To find out if MLS laser therapy can help you, book an appointment online, or call the office today.

MLS Laser Q & A

What is the MLS® laser?

The Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser is a low-level laser — also called a cold laser — that emits laser light with specific wavelengths for deeper tissue penetration than other types of low-level lasers. It also uses multiple wavelengths at the same time to provide greater benefits when treating pain, inflammation, and swelling. Pro-Active Medical Center is the only facility within a 50-mile radius that has this type of laser technology available.

How does the MLS laser work?

The MLS laser combines wavelengths to penetrate the skin and reach a depth of 3-4 centimeters, which is the level where soft tissues attach to bones. The light energy emitted is absorbed by molecules called chromophores that are located within your soft tissues and joints. As the light energy is absorbed, your chromophores signal a series of cellular processes.

Once activated, these cellular processes can benefit patients when recovering from an injury or chronic pain because they:

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Decrease pain
  • Decrease scar tissue formation
  • Accelerate tissue repair and growth
  • Improve blood flow
  • Improve nerve function
  • Increase metabolic activity
  • Support your immune system
  • Speed up wound healing


As an FDA-approved therapy, the MLS laser has fewer risks than medications and surgery and can eliminate pain and inflammation by up to 85-90%.

What conditions can benefit from MLS laser therapy?

To determine if MLS laser therapy is right for you, Dr. Schuessler performs a comprehensive exam to diagnose your condition and determine which treatments address your diagnosis. Conditions that can benefit from laser therapy include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neuropathies
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Back and joint pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Wounds
  • Post-surgical swelling
  • Disc injuries
  • Partial muscle tears
  • Bursitis

MLS laser therapy can be combined with other treatment options to help you get out of pain faster.

What does laser therapy feel like?

Laser therapy is painless and doesn’t require any special preparation to perform, like applying a numbing cream or injecting your skin with an anesthetic solution. You’ll need to wear light-blocking glasses during your treatment, which lasts about 10 minutes, while Dr. Schuessler waves the handheld laser device over your skin. Generally, you won’t feel anything, though some people report a mild warming sensation.

You can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. Multiple sessions may be recommended, depending on your diagnosis.

To find out if MLS laser therapy can help you, book a consultation online, or call Pro-Active Medical Center now.