Therapeutic Lasers

Therapeutic lasers (as apposed to surgical lasers) are used to relieve pain and inflammation and to speed healing.  Therapeutic laser use has become more popular in the veterinary field over the last few years.  The Erchonia laser we use emits coherent light at 635 angstroms, the wavelength at which normal, healthy cells resonate. This allows the cells to uptake the photons or electrons instantly. The electrons are utilized by mitochondrial DNA to produce ATP which is the fuel for cell activity. Because these are free electrons, they can increase cell efficiency by up to 85% without producing additional free radicals or increasing heat in the tissues. The net result is to enhance cell division, the essential aspect of healing. The laser also significantly reduces pain and inflammation in affected tissues.