Prairie State Veterinary Clinic

100 Ravinia Place
Orland Park, IL 60462


Low-Level Laser Light Therapy (LLT)       [Photobiomodulation]

January 7th, 2015 we became the proud owners of a Companion Animal Class IV Laser which is 30 times more powerful than  our 3b laser shown below. We gotta get some photos and stories up on the web. We are shocked by the success we are having with osteoarthritis.

Laser therapy aims to biostimulate injured tissue. Clinical studies and trials have shown the following beneficial effects.

  • Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth. Photons of light penetrate deeply into tissue to accelerate cell reproduction and growth. Therapeutic lasers increased the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster. As a result of exposure to laser energy the regeneration of tendons, bone, ligaments, and muscle injury repair faster.

  • Faster Wound Healing. Laser light stimulates fibroblast development (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing) in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries.

  • Reduces Fibrous Tissue Formation. LLT reduces scar formation after cuts, burns or surgery.

  • Anti-Inflammation. LLT has an anti-edema effect as it causes vasodilation and activates lymphatic drainage.

  • Anti-Pain. LLt has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells that block pain signal transmission.  Also due to less inflammation, there is less swelling and pain. Another pain-blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain-kiling chemicals such as endophans and enkepahlins from the brain and adrenal gland.

  • Improved Vascular Activity. LLT significanly increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process.

  • Increased Metabolic Activity. LLT creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and nutrients for cells.

  • Improved nerve function.  Raises the pain threshold in the small pain nerve fibers. The effect is cumulative.

  • Trigger Point and Acupuncture Point Stimulation. LLT stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a noninvasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.