Is laser therapy new?
The beneficial effects of laser light on tissue were first recognized almost forty years ago. Since then, there have been thousands of studies documenting the positive effects laser light has on different types of cells, tissue, and disorders.
What’s involved with treating my pet?
The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece to treat the affected area. Your pet will feel gentle and soothing warmth. As the laser is administered, many pets will relax, much like you would experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced should dissipate.
How does it work?
The Companion therapy laser system sends photons, or packets of light energy, deep into tissue without damaging it. These photons are absorbed within the mitochondria of the cells and induce a chemical change called “photo-bio-modulation”. This light energy then inspires production of ATP in the cell. ATP is the fuel, or energy, cells need for repair and rejuvenation. Impaired or injured cells do not make this fuel at an optimal rate. Increased ATP production leads to healthier cells, healthier tissue, and healthier animals.
When can I expect to see an improvement? What might I see?
You may see relief in the first treatment or so as pain and inflammation are reduced. For example: better mobility for joint conditions, drying and healing of dermatological issues, faster healing for wounds and incisions, or your pet just seeming more relaxed and comfortable . For some conditions, a series of treatments may be necessary before you see results due to the severity or complexity of the condition. Each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your pet’s specific needs.
Disorders that respond best to Companion Laser Therapy:
- Pain Relief
- Wound Healing
- Arthritic Conditions
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Pyotraumatic Dermatitis
- Post Surgical Pain Relief
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Degloving Injuries
- Dermatological Conditions
- Periodontal Disease
And many more…