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Frequently asked questions.

How does LLLT work?

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) works by applying the non-invasive, pain-free laser beam to specific energy points which help stimulate endorphins which help relieve discomfort and stress associated with quitting smoking.  

It is believed that nicotine releases endorphins, which make you feel relaxed and calm.  When you quit smoking, the endorphin levels will drop, which can add to the withdrawal symptoms. The LLLT helps to stimulate the endorphins levels which can ease the withdrawal symptoms, stress and cravings.

Where is the laser applied?

The laser probe is applied to specific points on the ear; nose, hand and wrist.

Does it work?

It is important for you to choose the best method for you.  This method will help you quit if you want to quit.  You will be asked specific questions initially to help understand your habit so that I can offer you the support needed.  The LLLT method has a 64% success rate compared to other methods and you are smoke free after your first session.

Is it safe and are there any contra-indications?

Yes, the LLLT is safe, pain-free and non-invasive.  As a precaution, it is not used on pregnant ladies or people who suffer from epilepsy.

Are there any side effects to having LLLT?

No, there are no adverse side effects.  Most people feel quite relaxed after their session.

Does it matter how long and how many cigarettes I smoke?

It does not matter how long or how many cigarettes you smoke LLLT can help you stop smoking. The most important thing is that you want to stop smoking.

Do I need to do anything before my appointment?

No, just have your last cigarette before your first session.

Will I put on weight?

This programme is designed to help you quit smoking more easily without weight gain but it really does depend on the individual.  The LLLT can be used to help control your appetite and I will discuss lifestyle changes to help you.

How many sessions will I need?

One main session followed by a follow up session within 48 hours and your final session is one week later.  

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions, please contact me either by using the online form or telephone 07979 815655