At K. Vet Animal Care we often recommend and apply our Companion Therapy Laser systems. Laser therapy is used to treat chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post-surgical pain and inflammation by speeding up the body’s natural healing process through photo-bio-modulation. It alleviates pain and inflammation, reduces swelling, and stimulates nerve regeneration and cells involved in tissue repair using a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it.
Common Uses for Laser Therapy:
- Cuts/ Bites
- Tooth Extraction Pain Relief
- Sprains, Strains & Fractures
- Post-Surgical Healing / Pain Relief
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Periodontal Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Geriatric Care
- Hip Dysplasia
- Feline Acne
Biological Effects of Laser Therapy
Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth:
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. Laser light increases the energy available to the cells so that they can take on nutrients and get rid of waste products more quickly.
Laser Therapy reduces swelling caused by bruising and inflammation because of it’s anti-edema effect.
Laser Therapy decreases nerve sensitivity by blocking pain transmitted by these cells to the brain.
Faster Wound Healing:
Laser therapy is effective on open wounds and burns because laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue to stimulate faster wound healing.
Improved Vascular Activity:
Laser light closes wounds quickly, reduces scar tissue, and significantly increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissues t0 speed up the healing process.
Increase Metabolic Activity:
Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes to increase oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
Improved Nerve Function:
Laser light speeds up the process of nerve cell reconnection.
Laser light stimulates immunoglobulins and lymphocytes causing a direct effect on immunity status.
Reduce Fibrous Tissue Formation:
Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points:
Laser Therapy provides musculoskeletal pain relief by stimulation of muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis.