Happy Paws Veterinary Services

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Understanding Photomedicine

New patient  $300  60-90 minutes
Current patient  $125–$150  45-60 minutes

At Happy Paws Veterinary Services in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Scott offers photomedicine as part of our holistic approach to veterinary care. Photomedicine harnesses the power of light to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. By utilizing low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and LED light, we can effectively manage pain and promote healing in animals.

The Science Behind Photomedicine

Photomedicine works through a process known as photobiomodulation, where light energy is absorbed by the body’s cells, initiating a cascade of biological reactions. This stimulates cellular repair and regeneration, reduces inflammation, and improves circulation. The result is improved tissue healing, pain relief, and enhanced overall well-being for your companion.

Benefits of Photomedicine

Photomedicine offers a non-invasive and drug-free approach to managing pain and promoting healing in animals. Unlike traditional treatments, such as medications or surgery, photomedicine carries minimal risk of side effects and can be used safely alongside other veterinary therapies. It is particularly beneficial for critters suffering from acute or chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, and post-operative recovery.

When to Consider Photomedicine for Your Pet

Photomedicine can be beneficial in a variety of situations. If your companion is experiencing pain, inflammation, or impaired mobility due to injury, surgery, or age-related conditions, photomedicine may offer relief and support. It can also aid in wound healing, reduce swelling, and enhance recovery after surgery or traumatic injury. Additionally, photomedicine can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for chronic conditions such as arthritis or degenerative joint disease.