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What is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
LLLT is application of a cold “pure” laser light to treat certain conditions. Cold Laser Therapy has been used successfully to treat many kinds of musculoskeletal injuries because it promotes healing and tissue repair. Laser Light Therapy has also been used for alcohol, drug addiction, weight control and nicotine addictions including smokers, dippers and chewers. Healing Laser Clinics uses a low level laser to treat clients who would like to quit smoking. We also treat people for chewing tobacco, cigars, dip or electronic cigarette addictions.

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  How does LLLT work?  
  The laser reaches through the skin to stimulate nerve endings. The treatment is very similar to acupuncture in that we treat acupuncture points with the laser. Low level laser is currently in advanced testing in the U.S. to see if it boosts endorphin production, which is produced normally by your body and is natures own mood lifter and anesthetic. The endorphin production may relieve the physical withdrawal symptoms of quitting smoking and help keep you from feeling anxious.  
     
 
Pittsburgh Stop Smoking Treatment Center & Med Spa - Frequent Questions about the Stop Smoking Laser
What part of the body do you focus treatment points of the laser on? The treatment is done on common pressure points such as hands, wrists, face, ears and nose. We have a 3 step process for Laser treatment (but 3 additional types of therapies used):

1st – We treat points for nicotine addiction to help block the body’s need for nicotine.

2nd – We treat diet points to control your appetite and avoid excessive weight gain.

3rd – We treat stress and relaxation points to help avoid withdrawal symptoms and reduce stress and anxiety.

 
     
 

What does the treatment include?

 
  Body Beautiful’s smoking cessation treatment includes a vitamin detox system, Power of suggestion CD (hypnosis) Clinical therapy and the LLLT treatment. Our goal is to use every angle possible to kick this bad habit and add years to your life!  
     
  Are there any side effects from the treatment?  
 

There are no known side effects from this treatment. The therapy is completely painless and extremely relaxing.

Low level laser therapy is not recommended for those who have blockages, tumors, active cancers, epilepsy or those who are undergoing radiation, chemotherapy or who are pregnant. If you have concerns, please consult your physician first.

 
     
  Is the treatment painful?  
  It uses a cold laser so it is not painful. Most people describe an extremely relaxed feeling after the laser session, sometimes compared to a full hour body massage. Works on similar areas that acupuncture (or Ear Stapling) does, so it feels therapeutic and has a calming effect that decreases the craving (but without the needles or staples).  
     
 
Will this cause weight gain?
No. The LLLT itseIf does not cause weight gain. Weight gain may be avoidable when quitting smoking with laser therapy. Studies conducted in other countries have shown little to no weight gain with LLLT. If you experience any gaining of weight during the process ask your technician about our plan options (discounted) for Appetite Suppression Treatment. We now offer an Infrared Heat Wraps that helps with detox & calorie loss, Liposuction or Non-invasive Body Contouring that aids in body shaping and immediate inch loss. This is a perfect addition to the laser smoking program because it will assist with the detoxification process and help to eliminate the weight.

Pittsburgh Stop Smoking Treatment Center & Med Spa - Frequent Questions about the Stop Smoking Laser

 
     
  Why do we use drugs?  
  When humans by nature are excited to try anything that will bring about a high or a feeling of pleasure. Thus setting up a scenario where we justify being unable to control the physical need, The mind develops an addictive personality in order to live with the addiction. The trap of addictions is simple, the solution doesn’t have to be complex.  
     
  Is LLLT safe?  
  LLLT is non-invasive and medication free. We use a class iii cold laser that is cool to the touch, not to be confused with a hot, surgical laser. The laser is considered a “non-significant risk medical device”. It has been in use for over 30 years in England, Canada and Europe.  
     
  Is the treatment guaranteed?  
  While Body Beautiful is committed to helping you free yourself from nicotine addiction, because of the complexities of the psychological side of the addiction, no one can force you to stop smoking, but we can help to eliminate the withdrawal and physical cravings with the use of this treatment. In the end, it is up to you to choose to lead a smoke free life. Research shows laser treatment, coupled with our vitamin detox system and therapy sessions, has an 80% higher success rate than quitting cold turkey alone. What we can guarantee is our technicians will do everything in their power to help you every step of the way.  
     
  What type of laser do you use?  
  We use a cold, low level laser for therapy. The laser that we use is imported from Europe and is the best in the business with a proven 20 year track record. A low level laser system must have enough power and be calibrated with the right wavelength to be effective for the quit smoking and weight loss treatments. Our laser is considered the Cadillac of lasers in our industry. This is a very powerful, state of the art laser that is used by doctors and chiropractors for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and pain management. You will find many laser companies using cheap, inferior lasers that do not provide enough power for the therapy to work.  
     
  What does the treatment cost?  
  We often run specials so it is best to call up and find out if we have any promotions going on. Depending on the sale, treatments are $249.00 and include your initial consultation, Vitamins, Cd, Counseling, plus a free follow up treatment within the next 12 months if needed. Additional follow up treatment is $50.  
     
  Will my medical insurance cover the cost of therapy?  
 

Unfortunately, not all insurances cover the cost of the treatment. However, many clients have submitted the receipt to their insurance company and have been reimbursed. Hopefully in the future it will be covered. We suggest that you check with your insurance company to see if they will accept it. Laser therapy for smoking cessation may be tax deductible. Check IRS Publication 502; Please check with your accountant.

 
     
  Compared to conventional methods to quit smoking, laser treatment is reported to be four times more effective than nicotine patches or other medications in the market. A randomized controlled clinical trial involving 340 smokers was conducted in the UK and published in 2008 to validate the efficacy of laser treatment for smoking cessation. The Anne Penman Laser Therapy treatment, through its independent database monitoring system, is consistent with the reported clinical outcome. Success rate is defined as total abstinence from tobacco use in three, six and twelve months. business.inquirer.net  
     
 
We work hard to make sure you get results. We do accept most flexible spending accounts.

If you work for a large corporation, you can ask your Human Resources Manager to add this service to their insurance plan or inquire about a group/couples/referral/friend discounts rates. Now you can quit smoking as a group, office, or team! "Ask about our gift cards!"

 
     
     
 

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