FAQ – Laser for stopping smoking
The LaserSTOP™ laser treatment for stopping smoking was originally developed in the U.K. in 1998. 15 years later, this highly effective laser quit smoking therapy has helped over 10,000 people to quit, and is available in Canada exclusively at our Burlington, Ontario location. In addition to being trained in this proprietary laser for stopping smoking protocol, your LaserSTOP therapist will have a wealth of education and experience in the following areas: Addiction Therapy, Psychopharmacology, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and Psychotherapy. Below are some common questions about how laser for stopping smoking works, what to expect before and after the treatment, and how to prepare mentally for stopping smoking. Smoking cessation with laser is all we do, read on to see how easy it will be for you to use laser for stopping smoking.
Q: Is the laser for stopping smoking painful or invasive?
A: No, the laser treatment is completely painless and non-invasive. The type of laser used for stopping smoking therapy is applied topically to the skin, and leaves no marks or discolorations of the skin.
Q: How does laser work for stopping smoking?
A: laser therapy for stopping smoking is based on acupuncture, and uses a soft laser to stimulate points taken from traditional acupunture charts INSTEAD of needles. The laser works to effectively stimulate these points, triggering relief from cravings, withdrawal symptoms, appetite, and stress. When our clients don’t have to spend energy fighting against these things, they are able to stick to their choice and stay smoke-free without using their own willpower.
Q: How many laser stop smoking treatments are required to quit?
A: Our experience tells us that the overwhelming majority only need a single laser for stopping smoking treatment. Although some people do want or need a second session, the majority of those people are still smoke-free, and are using subsequent sessions as a preventative measure in order to stay smoke-free.
Q: How does the laser treatment for stopping smoking help with weight gain?
A: Most of our clients do not report any significant change in weight when stopping smoking with our laser stop smoking system. We do not charge extra for the weight loss/appetite control points. They are included for free with all of our programs.
Q: Who can perform the laser for stopping smoking therapy treatment?
A: In Canada, laser for stopping smoking treatments can be performed by anyone who has access to a laser. The Class 3B Lasers used in laser stop smoking therapy are regulated and approved by Health Canada for use in Canada. While certain professionals such as Chiropractors, RMTs, or NDs may offer laser stop smoking therapy, such credentials are largely unrelated to the safe and effective operation of the laser for this application. LaserSTOP operates a proprietary laser stop smoking treatment, and our focus is solely to help people with stopping smoking.
Q: What is the success rate of laser for stopping smoking therapy?
A: Referencing over 10,000 clients who have used the LaserSTOP system since 1998, approximately 90% of our clients get sufficient results in a single treatment, and are successful at stopping smoking. Some clients may want/need additional treatments to remain smoke-free, based on factors beyond the scope of the relief provided by the laser. For example, the most common reason for clients to return for a second treatment is that they are suffering from stress/anxiety. Most find a follow-up treatment is sufficient to combat the stress/anxiety, and no further sessions are required. Other factors that may influence a client to seek follow-up treatments are unsupportive people at home or work, other smokers around them, difficulty in dealing with memories/habits associated with smmoking. We offer behavioural support/counselling in order to help our clients to overcome these obstacles and build successful behaviours, thoughts, and responses.