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Laser therapy is a surgery free, drug free, noninvasive treatment to reduce pain, inflammation, and speed the healing process. Veterinary laser therapy has been scientifically proven to help treat post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.
Low level laser therapy is an effective therapy that works with the body's own healing and pain relieving mechanisms. There are no harmful side effects.
WHAT DOES LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) MEAN?
Low level laser therapy means the use of low powered laser light, in the range of 1-1000mW, to stimulate biological processes. Just as plants exposed to normal sunlight synthesize carbohydrates in the process of photosynthesis, laser light stimulates the formation and release of the body's own chemical compounds, and increases cellular energy.
WHAT DOES LASER THERAPY DO?
Penetrates deep into the tissues, stimulating cellular energy and metabolic processes, which promote healing and tissue regeneration.
Stimulates cells to produce collagen, the chief constituent of connective tissue. This results in faster wound healing and healing of chronic wounds.
Increases blood flow by means of vasodilatation.
Causes marked improvement in re-establishment of the lymphatic system after trauma, resulting in reduction of swelling and removal of damaged cells.
Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's own pain killing chemicals, facilitating natural, long lasting pain relief.
HOW IS LASER THERAPY USED?
The laser is applied over the skin of affected areas. There is no sensation of pain, nor is there an increase in temperature from the laser. Treatment times vary based upon the size of the area and the tissue being treated. Most treatments take 5-10 minutes.
ARE THERE ANY NEGATIVE EFFECTS FROM LASER?
In all the years that low level lasers have been tested in research and clinical applications, no adverse side effects or negative impacts have been reported. This is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have classified lasers as "Non-Significant Risk" devices, requiring a minimum of safety precautions. The only precaution is that which discourages direct viewing of the laser beam.