What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy uses low-intensity laser or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to help relieve pain, stimulate and enhance cell function, and improve healing.
Several conditions have been shown to improve with the use of laser therapy including muscle and joint pain, arthritis symptoms, and muscle spasms.
What Are Cold Lasers
Cold laser therapy uses a light-emitting diode (also known as an LED) or a low-intensity laser (also known as a cold laser) to enhance and stimulate cell growth, improve healing and relieve pain in your pet.
The kind of light emitted by a laser determines the depth of tissue it affects. The higher the wavelength (green, blue or purple colored light), the deeper into your pet's body the laser penetrates. Likewise, the lower wavelengths of light (like red) will be absorbed by your pet's skin.
The Treatment Process
Cold laser therapy treatment involves the movement of a handheld laser wand back and forth over the area of your pet's body which has sustained the injury or is leading to health problems.
Your cat or dog will feel a pleasant and warm feeling in the area being treated, and will likely find the process an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Cold laser therapy sessions at Southgate Animal Hospital are typically performed in quick, 20-minute appointments.
Our Approach to Pain Management
Cold laser therapy isn't the only way we help to manage pain, soreness, and discomfort in pets recovering from serious injuries or surgeries.
We are proud to offer rehabilitation services such as acupuncture in conjunction with cold laser therapies. By providing a mix of rehabilitative services to pets as they recover from health issues, we help to ensure that they get the holistic attention they deserve to reduce pain and speed their recovery.