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Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

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In general laser therapy works to reduce inflammation in conditions that cause swelling and itching. In addition, it can accelerate tissue repair and cell growth, reduce scar tissue formation and help the immune system fend off infection for any unfortunate traumatic injuries that your pet endures. Furthermore, laser therapy can improve circulation and nerve function in certain conditions. 

How does it work?

Therapeutic laser uses light energy for the tissue healing and reducing pain. The light energy penetrates deeply into damaged cells and stimulates cellular energy, this enables the cells on tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin to repair themselves. This, in turn, reduces pain in the area, adds relief from degenerative joint disease (arthritis), and speeds recovery. Here at Yalesville Vet all surgical incisions and dental extraction sites are treated with laser treatment to help reduce pain and speed healing.

What are the benefits?

  • No known side effects
  • Painless and non-invasive 
  • Drug-free
  • Pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Accelerated healing of sprains and strains
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Accelerate healing of superficial injuries, such as wounds, ear infections, ulcers, and hot spots

What can I expect?

The treatment itself only lasts a few minutes and the feeling is nothing more than a comfortable, warm sensation in the area being treated, some patients may not even feel the laser. There is no pain, heat, redness or swelling during or after the treatment.

How quickly will I see results?

Most patients experience positive results in 1 to 4 treatments. The effects of laser therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your treatment plan. Keep in mind that each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your pet's specific needs. It is very important that once you start, you complete the course of treatments recommended by your doctor or symptoms are likely to reoccur.