Connolly Animal Clinic P.C. is proud to offer the very latest in cutting-edge laser medicine for your pet.
Cold Laser Therapy
Laser therapy applied with the Companion therapy laser system provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery- free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion will benefit from this revolutionary new approach to Veterinary medicine.
Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain and an acceleration of the healing process.
As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy, much like you, experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Angry feline companions will start to purr and most of our canine companions will actually fall asleep during their therapy session.
The laser beam seals capillaries and small blood vessels as it "cuts" the tissue. This dramatically reduces bleeding, resulting in a much drier a clearer surgical site. In addition, the Luxar surgical laser does not use the very distracting aiming beam usually associated with out-dated articulated arm CO2 laser systems. The hemostatic effect of the CO2 laser beam and the improved visibility of the surgical field reduce the time needed to perform the surgery, and may also reduce the need for sutures, bandaging, and other after-care measures.
Pinpoint accuracy and control
The diameter of the beam may be adjusted down to a small fraction of a millimeter or expanded to address a much wider swath. The power of the beam may set for rapid removal of relatively large tissue amounts, or adjusted to remove only one or two cell layers at a pass.
Laser surgery changes the character of many procedures by making them simpler or by reducing risk. This opens up the possibility of expanding the clinician's surgical repertoire to include procedures that are not practical with conventional scalpel-based techniques.
Laser Surgery has many benefits for your pet:
The laser seals lymphatics and nerve endings as it cuts, resulting in less edema and pain that leads to a more comfortable post-operative recovery.
Reduced risk of infection
CO2 laser surgery is a "no touch" technology. Laser beam kills bacteria in its path, producing a sanitizing effect.
Quicker recovery time
Reduced risk of infection, less bleeding, less swelling, and less pain often allow the patient a more rapid return to normal activities.