Over the last few years, laser therapy has emerged as one of the most innovative forms of treatment in veterinary medicine. We want to answer any and all of the questions you may have about laser therapy. Here are some of the most common questions. Please contact our office if you have any further questions.
How Does The Laser Work?
Laser therapy works through a process called “photobiomodulation”, which means the photons, or light energy packets that are put out by the laser are absorbed by the cells and enzymes involved in oxygen utilization and the production of ATP, which is what the cell uses to power all of its functions.
Through this process, more oxygen is delivered to the cells, which means more energy (ATP) is produced for the cell. When the energy of the cell is increased, the cell can function at a higher level.
Increasing the cellular function leads to many beneficial effects such as having anti-inflammatory effects, analgesic (pain relief) effects, and increased healing of tissue through formation of new blood vessels. Basically, the laser increases how fast the cells grow and reproduce, leading to faster healing of painful and/or damaged tissue.