Longwood Companion Laser Therapy in Kennett Square, PA
Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain and drug free treatment that can be used to treat a variety of conditions. This surgical alternative can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. In most cases, relief is noticed within hours, depending on your pet’s condition and overall health.
Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
Laser therapy can be used as:
- Treatment for arthritis, degenerative joint disease or hip dysplasia
- General pain management for sprains, strains and stiffness
- Post surgery pain such as spays, neuters, declaws and other surgeries
- Dental procedures
Skin problems such as hot spots, lick granulomas, infections
- Relief from fractures, wounds, bites, abrasions, burns and lesions
- Ear infections
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity and cost. For some chronic patients, multiple joints will be treated during one laser treatment session. When appropriate, laser therapy can be used as a complementary adjunct to other treatment plans.
What is involved in treating my pet?
The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive hand piece to treat the affected area. Your pet will feel a 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 will 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.
Are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects with this treatment.
When can I expect to see an improvement? What might I see?
You may see relief in the first treatment or so as the 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 may just be 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.