Complimentary NEW PATIENT EXAM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How are treatments administered?
Treatments are performed by positioning the laser handpiece on the skin above the area of injury.
How many treatments are needed?
For most ACUTE conditions, 5-6 treatments is all that is needed. CHRONIC conditions take longer and may required 6-12 treatments. Each animal is unique and healing times varies by animal & condition. For pets with a life-long condition, follow-up treatments 1-2 times a month may be needed.
Is Laser Therapy safe without side effects?
Laser therapy has been in use for over 30-years around the world. There have been almost no side effects reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days as the healing response becomes more active after treatment.
How long will the treatment take?
Depending on the condition, treatment times average 5-10 minutes but this is based on the size of area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.
Will the treatment hurt?
In people, most notice a warm often soothing feeling. Patients with darker hair may have a more intense warm feeling due to increased absorption by the hair follicles. In these pets, water is applied to the fur and the handpiece is moved around to prevent a buildup of heat.
When can normal activity begin again?
The moment an animal leaves the clinic, they may resume normal daily activity. It is important to remember to not overexert for a few days as the body is still healing.
How does Laser Therapy work?
Laser therapy works through a process called Photobiomodulation. This means the photon of the laser penetrate the skin & are absorbed at the cellular level to stimulate healing and cause a release of endorphins and serotonin to provide pain relief.