Therapeutic Veterinary Laser Therapy: On the Cutting Edge

laserdog2 (1)The use of lasers to treat a wide variety of conditions is nothing new in human medicine, but in veterinary medicine we are just starting to realize its power. This relatively new treatment modality is just one more way we are bringing the forefront of veterinary medicine to our patients at Naperville Animal Hospital.

 

 What Is Laser Therapy?

Therapeutic laser, or “cold” laser therapy uses a focused light beam to deliver light energy (or photons) to a specific area of the body.

How Laser Therapy Works

Photons are able to act directly on the cells in the target tissue. The photons are absorbed into the cell and converted into cellular energy, which stimulates the cells to produce a variety of proteins and increases cell metabolism. This results in healthier, better functioning cells. Pets that Continue…