What is

Laser therapy?


What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is light therapy, used to produce a painkilling effect and a reduction in inflammation.

It also has antimicrobial and cell growth effects, and the result is that damaged tissues are regenerated much more quickly.

When we use laser therapy, we use different wavelengths of light to produce different effects.



 

How does laser therapy work?

Laser therapy makes wound healing happen faster, as the light both inhibits bacteria and increases cell growth, this is great for healing wounds.

 

Laser therapy also increases local circulation of blood, which means that damage tissues can have increased oxygen delivered to them, which speeds up healing.

 

What can laser therapy be used for?

The easier answer is “what can’t it be used for’!

 

Anywhere where the body is inflamed, sore, infected or damaged, will benefit from the increased healing rate that laser therapy can provide. 

 

You can elect to have laser therapy after your pets routine neutering surgery, to help them recover even faster!

 

We can treat skin conditions, wounds, sore joints and ligaments, foot problems, dental conditions, cystitis, IBD, ear disease, bruises, and chronic conditions, to name just a few.

 

Laser therapy is also important for rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery.

 

We can carry out laser therapy at our Chertsey and Woodham Lane clinics

Contact us to discuss whether laser therapy could help your dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, or other small pet.

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