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What is Laser Therapy?

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of coherent light that can cut, seal or vaporize tissue.

Laser therapy is a therapeutic treatment that uses light energy (photons) for tissue healing and pain reduction. The light energy penetrates deeply into damaged cells and stimulates cellular activity. As a result of exposure to the laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves. Light energy enters damaged cells and stimulated inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.

Biological Effects of Laser Therapy

  1. Anti-Inflammatory: MLS Laser Therapy aides in activating the lymphatic drainage system. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.

  2. Analgesic: MLS Laser Therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells. It blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to the decreased inflammation, there is less pain.

  3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth: MLS Laser penetrates deeply into tissue and accelerates cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, damaged cells are repaired faster.

  4. Improved Vascular Activity: Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.

  5. Increases Metabolic Activity: MLS Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.

  6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points: MLS Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a noninvasive basis providing pain relief.

  7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: MLS Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.

  8. Improved Nerve Function: Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection and increases muscle healing.

  9. Immunoregulation: Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status. Laser emissions are absorbed by enzymes that react to laser light. Upon exposure to the laser, the enzyme is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.

  10. Faster Wound Healing: Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, MLS Laser Therapy is effective post surgically and in the treatment of open wounds and burns.

What is MLS?

MLS stands for Multi-wave Locked System. MLS is the name of the FDA approved technology that utilizes a patented combination of unique wavelengths. The two wavelengths work together to deliver superior results.

MLS technology delivers both continuous and pulsed wavelengths that together reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation. This unique combination makes MLS more effective than other Class IV lasers. The MLS Laser is a noninvasive, painless treatment with a multitude of benefits.

What to Expect

During Treatment

MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that lasts seconds to minutes depending on the condition and area being treated. Some patients have stated they feel a comfortable warm sensation in the area being treated, while other patients usually don’t feel the laser. There is no pain, heat, redness or swelling during or after treatment.

One of our veterinarians will recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet's condition.

After Treatment

Most patients experience positive results in 1 to 3 treatments, with the average course of treatment being 2 to 10 sessions. Any swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one phase of treatments, and chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. The effects of MLS Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your treatment plan. It is critical that once you start, you complete the course of treatments recommended by your doctor or symptoms are likely to reoccur.

Benefits:

  • No known side effects
  • Painless and Non-Invasive
  • Drug-free
  • Rapid relief of pain
  • Strong anti-inflammatory effect
  • Timely healing of sprains & strains
  • Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured regions
  • Rapid resolution of swollen areas
  • Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
  • Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcerse third week
  • Boosters as needed

How many treatments are usually needed to get results?

Results can often been seen after the first treatment. Most conditions have protocols that range from 2-10 treatments. The treatments are cumulative and are delivered 2-3 times per week for 2-3 weeks.