Over the centuries, sunlight (as the first form of phototherapy) has been shown to have both healing and wellness properties.
The therapeutic potential of light was first discovered by the US aerospace program NASA that looked at the impact of laser therapy and its potential healing opportunities.
A laser treatment works using a series of diodes that send light energy directly to the deeper layers under the skin.
Hospitals and health-related facilities around the world have been using laser treatments for quite some time now. A big advantage of this is that it is a painless treatment.
In the past, High Power Lasers were only used in surgery, however technical advancement and the creation of a special photobiomodulation hand piece, make it possible to perform therapeutic treatments.
Recent studies show that laser treatments or combination treatments to humans and animals provide amazing results and it has been proven that pain, infections or wounds disappear or heal in a quicker and more efficient way compared to more traditional approaches using medication.
As a health professional, we offer you, through the use of High Power Laser Therapy, the perfect solution to help your patients in a faster and more effective way.
Our powerful High Power Laser penetrates deep into all tissues and therefore its applications are very extensive.
The wave length of our diode laser is 810 nanometers, which is scientifically proven to be the golden standard for photobiomodulation to occur.
What does this mean for the animal? High Power Laser Therapy stimulates a boost in the cells energy (photobiomodulation), optimizing ATP production and increasing blood flow and oxygen to the tissue.
In turn this increases the metabolism in the tissue’s cells and provides the optimal environment for tissue to heal.
High Power Laser Therapy is very suitable for veterinary treatments such as:
- Wound and scar treatment
- Badly healing wounds, such as damaged corners of the mouth
- Skin problems
- Tendons, ligaments and injuries
- Muscle damage and increased muscle tension
- Back and neck complaints
- Peripheral nerve damage
- Anal infections
- Chronic Gingivitis Stomatitis Complex
- Infected wounds
- Lumbosacral instability
- Gastrointestinal complaints
- Ear infection
- Gum disease
- Thrombosis Vena Cava
- General bites / wounds
- Relieving pain
- Reducing the inflammatory response
- Accelerate tissue repair and cell growth
- Improve blood circulation
- Increase in cell metabolism
- Reduce scarring and connective tissue adhesion
- Improve nerve function
- Accelerate wound healing
- Stimulate the immune system
Using a laser to treat peridontal disease in a dog
The dog now needs no antibiotics, because the laser immediately sterilizes the tooth pockets.
A hotspot treatment on a New Foundlander
Sterilization of a cat
Because the laser runs through the fallopian tube and immediately closes the blood vessels, a leaking ligature can be prevented.
Removal of granuloom from a cat’s mouth
Treated by Dutch vet Jacqueline Rijnders from DAP, Soestdijkerstraatweg in Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Removal of a tumor on the head of a cat
By Dutch vet Jacqueline Rijnders from DAP, Soestdijkerstraatweg in Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Removal of a sarcroid from the ear of a horse
Treated by equine vet Marco Landman from Vet Your Service, The Netherlands.
Important facts about laser use
Every laser that has more power than 0,5 Watt is classed as a High Power Laser (Class IV). Class IV lasers are strong and used for medical purposes. They can penetrate deep into the tissue, while the treatment time is short. The more power the laser has per cm2, the deeper the laser penetrates the tissue. For treatment purposes, it is important to remember that the wattage, clearly labelled on the laser, is the power provided by the laser itself.
The moment that a different size treatment head is used, results in a different level of wattage output and depth of treatment.
A 3 Watt laser with a standard supplied 1 cm2 laser handpiece delivers 3.0 Watt on the treatment surface with a noticeable laser treatment effect up to 7 cm.
A 3 Watt laser with an optional 3 cm2 laser handpiece delivers 2.05 Watt on the treatment surface, however the treatment depth is less. If you still want to achieve a treatment depth of 7 cm, you need a laser with a higher wattage.
Very few powerful, result proven treatments come with small risks, this includes the laser. This risk mainly focuses on the safety around use.
The laser rays are very powerful and harmful to the eye, specifically the retina.
High Power Laser Therapy may only be used by specialists, both specialist and patient should be protected by protective laser eye wear during laser use.