Our class IV therapeutic laser uses infared laser photons to penetrate deeply into the animal’s body and are absorbed at the cellular level. Scientific studies have shown that the penetrating photons increase ATP production, metabolic activity, and nitric oxide production, which leads to vasodilation increasing bloodflow to the damaged tissue. This cascade of events creates an optimal environment for healing by reducing inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain; furthermore, it speeds up healing time so tissue function is restored and pain is relieved.
There is no patient sedation needed for laser therapy treatments and very minimal restraint. The experience is usually pleasant to your pet. Improvement may be seen as soon as 1 session has been completed, but most patients require several treatments (3 to 8) for the greatest benefit. With most conditions Dr. Pearsall will recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. The treatments vary in length, but most sites require any where from 2 to 8 minutes. The frequency and length of treatments varies with your pet and Dr. Pearsall will be more than happy to discuss this with you at a pre-laser therapy consult.
We have seen very successful results when treating conditions like edema, tissue trauma, and ligament strains and tears with laser therapy in pets. The best part about the laser is that it is non-invasive and does not require any type of anesthesia or sedation. It is a great medical option whether your pet is aging and has developed severe arthritis or is a 2-year old lab that strained an ACL.
If you have any questions or inquiries about our class IV Laser, either call the office with questions or visit the K-Laser website at www.k-laserusa.com