Wounds and Burns
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A skin wound that does not heal, heals slowly or heals but tends to recur, is known as a chronic wound. Some of the many cases of chronic (ongoing) wounds can include trauma, burns, skin cancers, infections or underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. Persistent wounds need special care.
Open wounds may put pets at increased risk of developing infection in the underlying tissues.
Pressure sores, also known as bedsores, are caused by long-term pressure on the skin due to immobility or constant friction. The areas prone to develop pressure sores are those where the bone is close to the skin and the skin is constantly pressed against an external surface. Hence, these prone areas are the lower back, the ankles, hips and buttocks.
Burns and Burn Scars
What is a burn? What are the causes and the treatment methods and how can B-Cure Laser Vet assist in the treatment of a burn and the prevention of scarring?
A burn is damaged tissue that results from scalding, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, contact with flames, chemicals or electricity, or hot floor like the sidewalk on sunny days . The skin is the body’s first layer of defense against infection by microorganisms. A burn is also a break in the skin and the risk of infection exists both in injured area and potentially through the body.
Thermal (heat) burns occur when some or all of the cells in the skin or other tissues are destroyed by:
- Hot liquids (scalds)
- Hot solids (contact burns)
- Flames (flame burns)
What Hinders the Healing of These Wounds?
Delay in healing can be the result of advanced age, an underlying illness, severity in depth or size of the wound, or from bacterial infection. The healing period for large wounds is longer than that required for small wounds, and during this period a wound may become infected and exacerbated. With advanced age, the patient’s ability to heal is reduced and the healing process extended.
B-Cure Laser Vet
Thanks to our patented electro-optic device, B-Cure Laser Vet helps to heal chronic, hard to heal wounds faster, facilitates rehabilitation processes.
How Can Treatment Be Administered at Home?
In cases of trauma wounds, burns, scars following surgery and additional types of wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers, it is important to clean and dress the wounds according to the doctor’s instructions, and to use B-Cure Laser Vet as an adjuvant treatment.
It does not involve pain, inconvenience or any known side effects.
How Does B-Cure Laser Vet Work?
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT – also known as cold laser) is a laser beam that acts on the skin and at the same time penetrates deep into the underlying tissues, with no heating effect and without damaging the skin. Low-level laser therapy stimulates cell activity, strengthens cell signals, and increases the efficiency of the body’s natural immune system. It boosts the production of anti-inflammatory enzymes, releases endorphins (pain reducing hormones) and increases the formation of collagen and elastin which promotes the healing of wounds and the rehabilitation of the injured area following
The B-Cure Laser Vet is an effective treatment tool for traumatic wounds, lick granulomas, hot spots, bite wounds, burns, post-surgery hard-toheal scars and other kinds of wounds, including pressure sore points.
How to treat wounds in dogs and cats
1. Remove the dressing
2. Disinfect the wound according to the veterinarian’s instructions
3. Perform the treatment as follows:
- Set the treatment time to 4 minutes.
- Activate the laser beam and hold the device about 1 cm above the wound, avoiding direct contact with the skin, motionless, until the end of the set treatment time.
* If the area of the wound is wider than the surface of the laser beam (1cm x 4.5cm), set the timer again to 4 minutes and treat the adjacent areas, until the entire surface of the wound is covered, including its margins.
4. Dress the wound again
It is advisable to use the adjustable B-Cure Laser stand, to comfortably treat remote and hard to reach areas.