Therapeutic laser treatment is a non-invasive and pain-free procedure that applies different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light directly to a targeted area. The body tissue then absorbs the light and the red and near-infrared light causes a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration.
Improvements are often seen after the first visit, however, the frequency and duration of treatments needed will vary as cold laser treatments are cumulative. Most treatments last no longer than 10 minutes.
What conditions does a therapeutic laser treat?
Therapeutic laser treatment can help a multitude of ailments, including, but not limited to:
Muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries.
Arthritis and hip dysplasia.
Post-surgical and soft tissue trauma.
Hot spots and open wounds.
Degenerative disc disease.
Anal gland infections.
Therapeutic laser treatment can help both dogs and cats. Many of our senior patients find that it helps with their musculoskeletal ailments.
Are there any side effects of laser therapy?
Therapeutic laser treatment has no known side effects for pets. It is considered both safe and effective for cats and dogs.
For more in-depth information on therapeutic lasers refer to AAHA: Answers from the experts.
To find out more about our laser the Summus Platinum 4 please refer to the Summus laser site