Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as Laser Phototherapy (LPT), cold or soft laser or laser photobiomodulation is the application of a monochromatic (single wavelength), coherent (all waves travel in same direction), and polarised (beam is pointed in a specific location) light to injuries, lesions and areas of acute or chronic pain to stimulate healing, reduce pain and inflammation.


Suppawtive Health Solutions use SpectraVET Lasers which are the preferred veterinary laser by VCA, leading Veterinary group in USA. Laser therapy combined with Bowen Therapy and/or massage can give fast and effective results for pain, inflammation and wound healing.

Is LLLT painful?

Cold laser light therapy is pain-free and as it is doesn't heat up it is able to penetrate the skin with no heating or damaging effect to the skin or fur.

How does LLLT work?

Laser light penetrates the layers of the skin, deep into the tissue which creates a chemical and physical reaction at a cellular level that leads to a cascade of reparative biological processes, including:

  • Improved oxygenation of cells

  • Increased cellular energy

  • Recruitment of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell that fights illness and disease) to aid healing of wounds and injuries in areas undergoing repair and/or infection

  • Facilitates clearance of inflammatory cells, fluids and debris via the lymphatic system

  • Regeneration of neural tissue

  • Stimulates muscle cell function

  • Temporary neural blockage which prevents the pain signal reaching the pain

  • Stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s own natural pain relieving chemicals

Are There Any Side Effects Of Laser Therapy For Dogs or Cats?

Laser treatment for dogs and cats has no known side effects, and is considered both safe and effective across the veterinary industry. It effectively complements conventional veterinary medicine and surgery. It should not however be used on cancerous lesions.

Low-level laser therapy is an effective treatment for the following conditions:

  • Inflammation

  • Oedema (excessive fluid buildup in tissue) 

  • Skin/Wound healing and burns

  • Small bone healing

  • Pain (Muscular and Skeletal)

  • Arthritis

  • Tendonitis

  • Neurologic diseases

  • Hair loss

  • Joint injuries

  • Sprains and strains

How much does LLLT cost?

LLLT, where required, is included in our Bowen therapy and massage treatments at no additional cost.