Animal Medical Clinic

2701 Waldo Palmer Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32308

(850)878-8288

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Pet Laser Therapy in Tallahassee, FL

Overview of Laser Therapy

Conventional Laser therapy has been in use for more than 25 years. More than 3,000 scientific publications test its effectiveness and the validity of this approach. It has been demonstrated that it is not toxic and it has no side effects. Today, it is used as a monotherapy or as a complementary therapy. Until now, the challenge with Laser Therapy has been its inability to treat deep-seated pathologies, since it is used with low to medium power.  We are pleased to provide practicing Veterinarians with the most advanced technology available today to leverage the benefits associated with laser therapy: MLS Harmony Therapy.

 A dog getting laser pet therapy in Tallahassee, FL         

MLS Harmony Therapy                     

MLS Therapy is a new therapy for treating pain, inflammation, and edema and for repairing superficial lesions.  It was developed to overcome the limits of traditional Laser therapy, based on the use of diode lasers.  Currently, no diode laser is able to induce strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema and analgesic effects simultaneously and within a short period of time.  Continuous Laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation and inducing fast re-absorption of fluids; however, they only have a secondary effect on pain, which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process.  Pulsed Laser emissions, on the other hand, have an immediate effect on pain, since they are able to produce analgesia, interfering with the very transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, but they are less effective at treating inflammation and edema, only achieving results after a long period of application.  MLS Therapy is able to overcome the limits imposed by selecting one of the two emission types, since it is based on the characteristic therapeutic properties of a new laser pulse.  It uses an MLS pulse, which combines and synchronizes emission of continuous and pulsed Laser emissions with different infrared wavelengths.  The patented control system that generates the MLS pulse synchronizes the two emissions.

Thanks to this characteristic synchronization, the various therapeutic effects – anti-inflammatory and anti-edema of the continuous emission and analgesic of the pulsed emission –not only take place at the same time but reciprocally reinforce each other.  Because of this, MLS therapy is able to guarantee effectiveness and short treatment times when treating numerous osteo-muscular system diseases and when repairing superficial lesions.

 

  

 

10 Benefits of Laser Therapy

 

1.  Anti-inflammatory:  MLS Laser Therapy has an anti-edema effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system which drains the swollen areas.  As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.

2.  Analgesic:  MLS Laser Therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells.  It blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain which decreases nerve sensitivity.  Also, due to decreased inflammation, there is less edema and less pain.  Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and encephalin from the brain and adrenal gland.

3.  Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth:  Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth.  The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products.  As a result of exposure to laser light, damaged cells are repaired faster. 

4.  Improved Vascular Activity: Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.  Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilation and increases the diameter of blood vessels.

5.  Increases Metabolic Activity:  MLS Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.

6.  Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points:  MLS Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a noninvasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.

7.  Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation:  MLS Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns and surgeries.

8.  Improved Nerve Function:  Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs.  Laser light speeds he process of nerve cell reconnection and increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle healing.

9.  Immunoregulation:  Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulating immunoglobulins and lymphocytes.  Laser emissions are absorbed by chromophores (molecular enzymes)  that react to laser light.  Upon exposure to the laser, the enzyme flavomononucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP  (adenosine-triphosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.

10.  Faster Wound Healing:  Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue.  Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries.  As a result, MLS Laser Therapy is effective post surgically and in the treatment of open wounds and burns.