Burns and pressure ulcers
Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are caused by prolonged pressure on the skin due to immobility or constant friction. Areas prone to developing pressure ulcers are those where the leg is close to the skin and the skin is constantly pressed against an external surface. Therefore, these vulnerable areas are the lower back, elbows, ankles, hips and thighs.
A burn is damaged tissue caused by scalding, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, contact with flames, chemicals or electricity, or hot surfaces such as pavement on sunny days. The skin is the body’s first line of defence against infection by micro-organisms. A burn is also a break in the skin and the risk of infection exists both in the injured area and potentially throughout the body.
Thermal (heat) burns occur when some or all of the cells in the skin or other tissues are destroyed by:
- Hot liquids (scalding)
- Hot solids (contact burns)
- Flames (flame injuries)
What prevents the healing of these wounds?
Prolonged healing may be the result of advanced age, an underlying disease, the severity of the depth or size of the wound, or from bacterial infection. The healing time for large wounds is longer than required for small wounds, and during this period a wound can become infected and worsen. With advancing age, the patient’s ability to heal decreases and the healing process is prolonged.
PowerCure Pro helps to heal chronic and difficult to heal wounds faster and facilitates the rehabilitation process.
How can treatment be given at home?
In cases of trauma wounds, burns, scars after 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 the PowerCure Pro laser as an additional treatment.
PowerCure Pro does not cause pain, discomfort or any known side effects.
How does the PowerCure Pro laser work?
Low level laser therapy (LLLT – also known as Cold laser) is a laser beam that acts on the skin while penetrating deep into the underlying tissues, without heat effect and without damaging the skin. Low-energy lasers stimulate cell activity, strengthen cell signals and increase the effectiveness of the body’s natural immune system. It increases the production of anti-inflammatory enzymes, releases endorphins (pain-reducing hormones) and increases the formation of collagen and elastin that promote wound healing and subsequent rehabilitation of the damaged area.
Please read the PowerCure Pro user manual carefully before performing any treatment. User manual in English for download.
Always wear protective eyewear when using your PowerCure Pro. Do not expose others in your environment to the laser beams when treating with PowerCure Pro.
- Continuous – Direct pain relief
- Pulsed – Long-term healing & reduce inflammation
Select energy level:
1 superficial – 3 deep treatment (choose according to the depth of the injury)
The PowerCure pro Laser is an effective treatment tool for traumatic wounds, slick granulomas, hot spots, bed sores, burns, hard-to-heal post-surgery scars and other types of wounds, including pressure ulcers.
How to treat wounds in dogs and cats
1. Remove the bandages
2. Disinfect the wound according to the veterinarian’s instructions
3. Carry out the treatment as follows:
Activate the laser and hold the device still about 1 cm above the wound, avoiding direct contact with the skin. Treat for 2 minutes and point until the entire wound is covered.
4. Bandage the wound again
The effect varies, so continue to use your PowerCure Pro. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.