Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments do you need?
For most people only one treatment is needed. However, we do offer booster treatments within the first 6 months at no additional cost. Please call the office to discuss the details of our booster policy.
How long does the treatment take and when do you start feeling it?
The treatment takes about 30 minutes and most feel the effects of the laser immediately. You should expect to be at the office for a total of about 60 minutes to complete paperwork.
How long does the feeling of not needing a cigarette last after the treatment?
For most people, the physical cravings are gone for good. You will still have the mental habits to break, but we give you some great tips on how to break those habits as well.
If I have a medical condition, can I still be treated?
If you are pregnant, under going radiation therapy or have experienced seizures, we regret that we are not able to treat you at this time. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact your doctor before being treated.
I have never heard of this treatment, who else does this?
This type of procedure has been available in Europe and Canada for over 25 years. Clinics in the U.S. have opened up in almost every state since 1995.
Is the Laser Safe?
Low Level Laser Light Therapy works by stimulating a cell’s natural metabolism. The effects are biochemical, not thermal & therefore cannot damage living cells (Karu, 1998, 1999, 2002). Low level lasers have been ruled a “Non-Significant Risk” devices by the FDA, are non-invasive and drug free.
Is It Guaranteed?
Low Level Laser Therapy may help individuals cope with symptoms associated with quitting smoking. The low-level laser does not take away your psychological addiction to nicotine. Each individual has a unique level to his or her addiction, so laser therapy cannot be guaranteed. We will work closely with each individual to support you in your goals to quit smoking. We understand that unforeseen circumstances happen and we do our best to accommodate your schedule when making an appointment. Please give the office 24 hour notice if you need to cancel otherwise, you will be billed a $50 cancellation fee.
Is the Laser Research Study for Smoking Covered by Medical Insurance?
Laser Therapy for smoking cessation may be eligible for health insurance coverage depending on your carrier. A pack-a-day smoker spends approximately $3,000 -$3,500 annually on cigarettes; the cost of the laser session is less than 1/8 of a typical person’s annual cigarette expenditures.
What about weight gain?
When a smoker gives up nicotine their metabolism will start to slow down as their body withdraws from nicotine. Our laser therapists apply the laser to energy points to improve your metabolism and help suppress appetite. Application of the laser to these acupuncture points may help the body adjust to this new lifestyle change of becoming a nonsmoker. In addition, your therapist will recommend some healthy eating habits to support you in achieving your goals.
3 STEPS TO SUCCESS…
The Laser Treatment
The Laser Treatment costs only $350.00 and involves the application of a cold, soft, non-invasive laser beam to specific energy points on the body; this is completely safe and painless.
- This will help stimulate the release of endorphins.
- Nicotine will be out of the system within 48 hours
- This treatment is for all tobacco usage (dippers etc…)
It is believed that nicotine releases endorphins which give the smoker a sense of relaxation. When smoking stops, the sudden drop in endorphin levels leads to withdrawal symptoms. Laser treatment helps reduce the craving, stress & restores balance.
Guidance is based on the client-centered motivational model which focuses on self-belief and positive thinking. During the treatment we will help you deal with the emotional, physical and psychological aspects of quitting smoking.
Innovative Laser Therapy recommends Connecticut QuitLine (1-800 QUIT-NOW) to provide ongoing support from 8:00am– midnight, 7 days a week, to help secure lifestyle changes & remain smoke-free.