TOP QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM LASER PATIENTS
How long before the results are felt?
Your pet may feel improvement in their condition (usually pain reduction) after their first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally the patient feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction due to the active removal of metabolic waste products in the tissues.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During the more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as healing response is more active after treatment.
How often should a patient be treated?
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if the are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times per week, tapering off to once every week or two as improvement is seen.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 5 to 8 (or more) treatments. Some conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
Do I need a veterinary referral?
Yes, we do require a written "go-ahead" from your Veterinarian prior to any Laser treatment or Senior canine sessions. This is to ensure that our treatment is appropriate for your pet or that your pet is healthy enough to participate in our seminar.