Laser Therapy to Quit Smoking
When you arrive at your laser quit smoking appointment you will be asked to complete basic contact information and information about your habit/addiction.
You will also receive instructions for supplementation to accelerate healing and promote healthy feelings.
The laser treatment to quit smoking requires that you position yourself on a comfortable chaise lounge in a room with calming sounds in the background. A technician will ask you to wear a pair of protective goggles. A total of 20 areas on the ears, wrists, hands, knees and feet will be stimulated, each for a total of 30 seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
Laser stimulation simulates the calming effect of nicotine on the body to alleviate the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that are often experienced when quitting smoking (irritability, anxiety, short-temper, inability to focus, depressed mood and sleeplessness). The effects of the laser smoking treatment are sustained throughout the physical withdrawal period.
How many visits?
Generally only a single visit is necessary to quit smoking. However, we’ve found that a combination of 2 boosters, on day 2 and week 4, achieves a higher success rate. A booster will re-stimulate the release of the calming neurochemicals to keep you on course. A booster is only effective if you HAVE NOT smoked.
Extra boosters are available at any time for a nominal fee of $50.00
What about chewing tobacco?
Laser therapy to quit smoking alleviates the discomfort of nicotine withdrawal in ANY form. Individuals addicted to smokeless tobacco products, e-cigarettes & Nicotine Replacement Therapies (gum, patches, lozenges, inhalers) are also appropriate candidates for Laser Therapy.
What does it cost?
The regular price of Laser Therapy is $399.00 plus GST, which includes supplementation.
What is the supplementation?
Rhodiola rosea has been treasured for thousands of years for its qualities of anti-aging, enhanced energy, increased endurance and stamina, and ability to deliver a sense of well-being.
Rhodiola rosea and its positive adaptogenic effects are well documented as being an effective way to assist in dealing with life's stressful situations. An adaptogen is a botanical that exerts a normalizing effect upon bodily processes, creating an ideal biological environment for the reduction of stress.
Everybody deals with the stressors in their life in their own way, but many people in today's high-pressure, fast-paced workplaces have been looking for simple answers and helpful solutions to this dilemma. Rhodiola rosea has been found to stimulate the neurotransmitters responsible for creating feelings of well-being as well as offering significant relief for low energy conditions like asthenia. The reason that Rhodiola is effective at combating moodiness is due to the fact that it increases levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, all of which create "good feelings" in the brain.
After the treatment you will receive one month supplementation of Rhodiola rosea (Rhoziva) tablets. This is included in the price of the treatment. If you require more supplementation, the package costs only $40.
What about weight gain?
Individuals who are concerned about weight gain when they quit smoking can add Laser Therapy for Weight Control. The add-on ($399) is a full laser weight control treatment designed to optimize the metabolic rate and suppress the appetite, and includes 10 treatments.
What if I relapse?
If you experience a setback, full laser treatment is available at a reduced cost. However, customers are encouraged to return for a booster in order to avoid relapse altogether.
What if I don’t want to quit?
We do not recommend making an investment in laser therapy to quit smoking unless you have a true desire to quit smoking. It is true that customers without a sincere commitment to quit have been hugely successful, but it is best that you are “ready” to quit before you come in for treatment.
Does it hurt?
The laser stop smoking treatment is completely painless with no known negative side effects. You won’t feel a thing during your treatment other than the gentle pressure of the laser probe against your skin.
Is it covered by insurance?
You could call your insurance company and ask if our program is qualified under your Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account.
Is it guaranteed?
Due to the psychological nature of addiction we cannot guarantee 100% results with laser therapy. Our program is designed to support you throughout the transition to a healthier, nicotine-free lifestyle, but it is up to you to stay away from nicotine. (see What if I relapse?)
If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to ask and we will do our best to help.