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Extremely Powerful Class IV Laser

Extremely Powerful Class IV Laser | Veterinarian Laser Treatments and Therapy | Scoop.it
Laser therapy or veterinary laser surgery is a non-invasive, pain-free healing method being offered in more and more veterinary practices across the U.S.
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The high power Class IV laser is not what is commonly known as a 'cold laser.' Cold lasers are low powered Class III lasers, while the Class IV, recently approved by the FDA, is about fifty times stronger than its most previous laser model. The use of such a strong laser for veterinary therapeutic therapy has grown dramatically.  "The reason they are so powerful is so the laser can deliver enough photons on the surface of the skin to compensate for the decreasing amount of photons that are able to reach deeper tissues." These strong lasers are completely safe, and have an adjustable power output so they can be used at both low and high power levels.

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How It Works: Laser Therapy De-Mystified | K-LaserUSA

How It Works: Laser Therapy De-Mystified | K-LaserUSA | Veterinarian Laser Treatments and Therapy | Scoop.it
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In this simple yet informational video, the science behind laser therapy is explained.  Since blood is the transporter of nutrients to cells and waste away from cells, generating local blood circulation is one of the primary mechanisms of laser therapy.  When radiation is targeted to the problem area, local blood cells will release the oxygen they carry and take away the CO2 at a much faster pace compared to the natural speed of the body. After releasing the oxygen, it is processed in the mitochondria to create ATP. This process is also sped up by the light from the laser, and more ATP means more energy for the cell, and quicker healing for the body.

 

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Accelerated Healing with Laser Therapy

"Dr. Chad Davis evaluates the new Multi-Radiance Medical's MR4 ACTIVet 25,000mW cordless laser on an equine athlete."

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This video shows an example of a trigger point activation laser called the MR4 ACTIVet in place of acupuncture or dry needle therapy when treating trigger points on a horse named River. When certain areas on the horse are probed, the horse jumps and moves in reaction the trigger point.  To treat these symptoms, the original laser has a pointed glass attachment screwed onto the face of the machine that will be used to pin point the trigger point. The glass point is placed on the trigger point and pushed into the point with the laser activated for about five to ten minutes. During the treatment, the muscles that reacted to the trigger point will quiver and pulsate as a reaction to the pressure on the trigger point, however by the end of the treatment the muscles will no longer react when the trigger point is pressured.

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CO2 Laser Surgery veterinary medicine information

CO2 Laser Surgery veterinary medicine information | Veterinarian Laser Treatments and Therapy | Scoop.it
Dr. Larry Pet Vet answers questions about your cats, dogs, and exotic pets. Pet product reviews and helpful veterinarian advice. Get the answers you need to keep your pet happy and healthy!
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"Laser surgery is one of the true technological advances that will revolutionize how we care for our pets in the new millennium." -Dr. Larry

One of the newest developments in the world of veterinary medicine, laser surgery is going to become more commonplace within the next five to ten years.  Various types of lasers have been created for human and animal use, with the CO2 laser having the most success.  The main attribute of this laser is its accuracy and ability to work without disturbing surrounding healthy cells.  Other benefits to this laser include less tissue trauma, reduced bleeding, minimal swelling, greatly reduced surgical time, and decreased pain.  Veterinarians around the country are using laser surgery on commonplace procedures, and more invasive and dangerous procedures as they are encountered. The list of the types of surgery a laser can perform will profoundly grow over the next several years.

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Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy

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Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy
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“Suffice to say you are witnessing the emergence of a completely new age in healing and certainly a total paradigm shift in veterinary health care.” -Wm. L. Inman BS, DVM, CVCP

 

The cold laser works by communicating through cells in the living matrix via a coherent light in order to direct aspects of healing, growth, regulation of metabolism, and general cell health.

The cold laser must be able to intercept the communication process cells use to heal and grow themselves.  This allows the person controlling the laser can control the actions of the cells and benefit the patient. The use of the laser is decided by several factors: wavelength, coherency, power, and frequency.  By manipulating all these factors and changing their settings, the cold laser can be adapted to work with all different types of cells and encourage them to act a certain way.

 

A main biological effect of the cold laser is the reduction of Reactive Oxygen Species.  Also, the proper wavelength will repair mitochondrial DNA and messenger RNA used to support and direct maintenance and metabolism in the cell.  By repairing these small parts of a cell, organs will rehabilitate as seen through repaired connective tissue and regained proper function of the organ.  At a symptomatic level, animals that regain proper organ function will reduce signs/symptoms of disease and “are a barometer in the evolution of the healing process.”  The end result is a completely healed, and healthy animal all stemming from the biological effects of the laser light emitted from the cold laser.

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Doggone Joints: Laser Therapy for Pet Arthritis

Doggone Joints: Laser Therapy for Pet Arthritis | Veterinarian Laser Treatments and Therapy | Scoop.it
A revolutionary cold laser therapy uses light to stimulate cells and increase blood circulation in dogs and cats. The procedure also releases endorphins, or natural painkillers, and helps to stave off arthritic pain.
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The cold laser is a nonsurgical treatment that uses light to increase blood flow and stimulate cells in problem areas of our beloved pets. When the wavelength is adjusted to the correct settings, signals of pain are reduced and sensitivity to the nerve decreases compared to other methods such as drugs and or surgical procedures. The laser is so relaxing that it causes the animals to release natural painkillers, or endorphins. The treatment is based on the idea of photo-biotherapy, which stimulates cell metabolism and improves cell health and functionality better than the body can itself. Cells are capable of absorbing the light from the laser that encourages accelerated healing. Treatments do not take long compared to alternative and old ways of dealing with pain and diseases. Small animals can have sessions ranging from eight to ten minutes, while larger animals may take up to half an hour. The severity of the illness and area of the illness also factor in the length of therapy time.

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MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Laser Therapy

MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Laser Therapy | Veterinarian Laser Treatments and Therapy | Scoop.it

"MLS Laser Therapy, through extensive research, has optimized all factors in a Therapeutic Laser providing revolutionary results in considerably reduced treatment times while maintaining complete patient safety."

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The Multiwave Locked System laser was patented for its unique design of emitting two wavelengths at the same time.  One wavelength focuses on anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, while the other provides stimulation to the body that guides the body in healing itself. MLS laser therapy is known for alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, improving mobility, healing or improving degenerative joint disease in old dogs, healing wounds, sprains or strains, back injuries, and arthritis. The MLS laser stimulates the ATP chain in cells that signal electron transfer and therefore push the broken cells to fix themselves and heal the affected area. "The MLS laser applies topical heating for the purpose of elevating tissue temperature for temporary relief of muscle and joint pain and stiffness, arthritis pain, or muscle spasm, the temporary increase in local blood circulation and/or promoting relaxation of muscle." Results are seen almost instantly from as little as three days to three minutes after the first treatment. The American FDA approves the quality, efficiency and safety of the MLS laser.

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How does the CO2 laser work?

How does the CO2 laser work? | Veterinarian Laser Treatments and Therapy | Scoop.it

"Harmony Animal Hospital briefly answers some of the most frequetly asked questions about CO2 Laser Surgery."

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In animals and humans, cells are mostly made up of water.  The CO2 laser uses this information to its advantage, and water in the cell absorbs the wavelength of light produced by the CO2 surgical laser. The spectral absorption of water provides the CO2 laser with the ability to coagulate, cut, separate, or remove tissue, depending on the power, density and energy level of the laser applied by the surgeon. This makes the laser adjustable to fit many different procedures, specific to various animal types, and certain affected cells. The surgeon can control the extent by which the laser beam is absorbed into surrounding tissue, resulting in an extremely precise tissue incision. The precise incision leads to all he benefits animals reap from the procedure.

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Laser lithotripsy

Laser lithotripsy | Veterinarian Laser Treatments and Therapy | Scoop.it
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Laser lithotripsy is an advanced technology and specialty procedure used to break down and grant removal of stones obstructing the urinary tract.  This laser procedure has benefits over the traditional surgical method of removing stones because it is minimally invasive.  Patients recover faster and can return home the very next day.  The laser uses a specialized endoscope for the urinary tract called a cystoscope to guide the laser to the area of the stone.  The cystoscope enters the body through the urethra so the laser can be put against the stone.  Urolith in the stones is broken up into smaller pieces to either be removed by the cystoscope or passed naturally.  The technique is successful, particularly in male dogs, and sees comparable success rates for stone removal by surgery.

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Companion Animal Therapy Laser Demonstration

"Watch Jennifer provide a therapy laser session to a patient showing symptoms of a urinary tract infection, while explaining its benefits and uses."

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In this video, we learn that this companion animal laser is being used on a patient with a uninary tract infection.  The laser uses light and heat to provide inflammation relief and pain relief. The process starts by setting the laser to the patient’s specific body type. This includes selecting the type of animal, weight, size, coat and skin condition of that animals, to ensure the animal receives the right amount of light and heat and does not over dose the animal.  After setting the laser settings, treatment starts right away. A veterinarian will wave the laser over the infected area on the patient.  All the animals feels is a warming sensation on the area where the laser is being pointed.  The laser effects the mitochondria of only damaged cells to help them heal faster. It reduces inflammation and also increases endorphin production that helps with pain relief. Endorphins help the animal relax quickly when the procedure starts.

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