Middletown Veterinary Hospital is NOW offering Photon Wound Therapy for Pets!
Now that our photon wound therapy unit has arrived and our veterinarians and technicians have been trained to use it, Middletown Veterinary Hospital is offering this exciting new therapy for your pets. Please feel free to call us at (845) 343-7012 with any questions you may have.
What is Photon Wound Therapy (PWT)?
Photon wound therapy technology, which was originally developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is also called NASA LED wound therapy. Photon wound therapy is a safe, natural, and noninvasive way to promote wound healing and reduce pain, and has been used in human patients for years. This amazing technology is now being introduced to veterinary professionals as a complementary therapy for a variety of wounds and lesions, including surgical wounds, bite wounds, injuries, and burns.
The treatment probe uses a single high-power LED of 3 watts, making it as powerful as many large laser-based machines. High power means that less treatment time is required to ensure the same efficacy. Generally, a postoperative wound treatment only takes three to five minutes. It is noninvasive, painless, and has no known side effects.
What's the Difference between LED Wound Therapy and Laser Therapy?
LED light diffuses, and laser light does not. With LED the cells absorbing the light can actually be in control of the treatment and shut off when they have had enough. But with the laser, the cells are no longer in control; the person applying the laser is. If he or she does it too long or with too much power, the tissue will get damaged by the laser. The use of LED eliminates the major draw back of lasers. LED is much safer, has no known side effects, and cannot be overused (since cells will stop responding when healing is complete).
Photon wound therapy can be used for any kind of wound or surgery. It is an effective therapy for both dogs and cats.