The laser was invented in 1960 and the biostimulative properties of laser light were first discovered in 1967. Therapy lasers have been used in Europe much longer than in the United States. The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) first cleared therapy lasers in 2002, and Class IV lasers in 2003. Laser therapy devices being used in the US today range in power output from 5 milliwatts to 15,000 milliwatts. Class 3a lasers are 5 milliwatts, Class 3b range from 5 to 500 milliwatts, and a Class 4 laser is any greater than 500 milliwatts (or half a Watt). The K-Series Class 4 therapy laser has power adjustable from 0.1 to 8 Watts in our K-800 model. The adjustable power allows for a wide range of treatment protocols. Class 4 laser therapy delivers a therapeutic dosage to a large volume of tissue in a shorter period of time.
The number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the pet, and other factors. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4-6. Chronic conditions may require more visits, and do not need K-Laser treatment as frequently. The effects of K-Laser treatments are cumulative. Treatments are extremely safe when applied by a K-Laser certified, properly trained professional. All of our staff are required to have this certification prior to performing treatments. Treatment is safe to deliver directly over metal implants, over broken skin, and on acute injuries. We encourage pet parents to be in the room when a treatment is performed and provide special safety glasses for you to wear during the treatments.
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