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Cold Laser FAQ

What is low level laser light?

Low level laser light is compressed light of a wavelength from the cold, red part of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. It is different from natural light in that it is one precise color; it is coherent (travels in a straight line), monochromatic (single wavelength) and polarized (concentrates its beam in a defined location or spot).

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low level laser therapy is the application of a "cold" pure laser light to treat certain conditions. While low level laser therapy relatively new to the United States, for smoking cessation, it has been in practice internationally in countries throughout Europe & Canada for over 30 years. It has been used to successfully treat many musculoskeletal injuries as it promotes healing & tissue repair while reducing inflammation. Low level laser therapy has also been found to be extremely successful in the treatment of smoking cessation, weight control and stress management.

Is laser therapy safe?

The FDA has classified low level laser therapy devices as "non- significant risk medical devices". They pose no health risk to the patient provided that the protective eyewear is worn. The laser has been compared to an ultra-sound in that it is completely non- invasive, heatless and pain-free.

Is the therapy performed by a doctor?

Our office operates under the supervision of a medical director and a Certified Laser Technician will perform the therapy.

What parts of my body will be treated?

The points and areas vary depending on the treatment. For smoking cessation, weight loss and stress relief, a low level laser is applied to several acupressure energy points on the hands, ears, nose, wrist and arms.

How can Laser Therapy help me stop smoking?

Treatment of low level or cold laser will increase your body's natural energy and stimulate the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the body's natural mood elevators. These same chemicals are raised artificially when you smoke. The laser treatment causes  the body to feel effects similar to what you get when you smoke - relieving the physical withdrawal symptoms.

How long does the treatment take?

The laser therapy treatment takes about 20 minutes. However, you should allow about 45 minutes for the evaluation and paperwork during the initial visit.

How many treatments will I need?

Many patients only require one treatment to successfully quit smoking and alleviate cravings. However, boosters (second and third treatment) is offered for up to 6 months of the initial treatment if needed to assist in combating the habit. *

What does the treatment feel like?

The effects of the laser are immediate and you will feel the tension leaving your body. Many patients feel completely relaxed and some even fall asleep during the laser treatment. In fact, patients return for another session for its calming and relaxing effects. *

How long does the feeling of not needing a cigarette last after the treatment?

For most people, the physical cravings will be gone forever. We will give you tips on handling the mental habits associated with smoking to support your success. *

Are there any health conditions for which laser therapy is not recommended?

Yes. You would be excluded from receiving a laser treatment if you are pregnant, taking photosensitive medication or steroids, have cancer or epilepsy, seizures or use a pacemaker. No adverse side effects have been documented. Laser Centers does not treat these patients with these particular conditions as a precautionary measure. We recommend that you consult with your physician if you have specific concerns related to your medical health. *

Are there any side effects resulting from the laser therapy?

The laser is completely safe and provides no known adverse side effects. * In fact, many clients feel very relaxed during and after the treatment. * We recommend that you consult with your physician if you have specific concerns related to your medical health.

I have been smoking for over 20/30/40/50 years; will this therapy work for me?

All you need is a strong desire to quit. No matter what other programs you've tried and no matter how long you've smoked. We are committed to helping you kick your smoking habit! *

Will I put on weight if I stop smoking?

We treat the energy points associated with appetite control to stimulate your metabolism. If you're concerned, we are suggesting to discuss it further with your doctor or dietitian. *

Is the treatment guaranteed?

Laser therapy has helped thousands of people and is highly successful. We are confident that we can help you quit smoking with your commitment. Nicotine addiction consists of both a physical and mental addiction. The laser therapy addresses the physical aspect. But, because every person is different and has individual psychological and emotional aspects to deal with, the process can not be guaranteed. We will work with each person to support success. *

How does laser therapy for weight control work?

A cold low level laser is applied to various points on the body (ear, wrist, arm, face) to stimulate the release of endorphins - suppressing the appetite, reducing food cravings and raising body metabolism. *

Is the weight loss laser treatment program's success guaranteed?

Laser therapy is highly successful and will help accelerate your metabolism, suppress food cravings and decrease your appetite. Laser therapy works in conjunction with eating properly and light exercise. While there is not guarantee for weight loss due to the many factors affecting it, our program has an extremely high success for those individuals who follow the program and are committed to making the changes necessary. *

Is laser therapy effective for weight loss?

Absolutely! When our laser therapy treatments are combined with an overall nutritional & exercise plan, the pounds and excess body fat are dramatically reduced. *

How Cold Laser can help with stress?

Laser treatments can relieve feelings of anxiety and depression, which may be serious handicaps for people trying to handle difficult domestic, social and work problems. It will not, of course, change the circumstances of a person’s life but it will usually produce a stress relief and feeling of well-being. As the heavy feelings of stress are relieved, a person feels more confidence in his ability to deal with unpleasant aspects of his/her life situation and make necessary changes. *

How many laser treatments will be needed for weight or stress releif?

Usually we recommend three sessions. Your initial visit will consist of a consultation and a laser therapy session aimed at reducing your appetite & cravings as well as raising the metabolic rate to promote fat burning and stress relief. *

Will my medical insurance cover the cost of laser therapy?

Several insurance companies are now reimbursing the cost of smoking cessation programs. Contact your provider for more information. We will provide information to submit with your receipt for reimbursement. In addition, you may be eligible for a tax deduction (consult your accountant).

* Resullts may vary.

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