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At Advanced Healthcare, our laser program for smoking cessation has a reasonable success rate with immediate results in most cases; far above any other methods commonly used for quitting smoking. Commonly used nicotine replacement therapies such as the nicotine patch (13%), nicotine inhaler (17%), nicotine gum (18%) and nicotine nasal-spray (24%), do not even compare (Nicotine Replacement Therapies in Smoking Cessation - A Review of Evidence and Policy Issues: Canadian Council on Tobacco Control, 2000).
The use of laser therapy is safe, painless, drug free and highly effective. After more than 35 years of use, there are no known side effects associated with laser therapy. The benefits of laser therapy are well documented and over 2500 research reports have been published worldwide. Also, studies have shown that up to 80% of people who have received laser therapy have responded positively to the therapy (Laser Therapy - Clinical Practice and Scientific Background: Tuner and Hode, 2002).
In order to be considered for this program, the patient must be "emotionally and mentally" ready to quit smoking. It is not a program which allows you to slow down gradually and withdrawn slowly. Those types of programs don't have a very good success rate. This program requires that you make a commitment to quit "cold turkey". The treatment program provides you with the support you need to overcome the cravings while at the same time balance out the chemical structure of the brain so that success is maintained on a long-term basis. The success of laser therapy increases with the exercise of will power and the commitment to making positive lifestyle changes.
Is it Guaranteed?... "Guarantee" is a 'big' word. We do not claim any 'total' success or satisfaction guarantees... or offer money-back guarantees. Everyone's genetic makeup, stress levels, health history and lifestyle is different. Results vary as no 'two' human individuals are alike... even twins.
Generally, only one visit is all that is usually required to begin to alleviate the addiction. In principle, clinically it works... and, it is still important that you want to quit smoking. After approximately 30 days, the body is usually completely free of nicotine, so it is a conscious decision to start smoking again.
The self-motivated patient who will take the time to practice most of the items outlined by Dr. Pisarek during the smoking cessation session will most likely be pleased with the results.
However, if required, we do provide two courtesy follow-up "booster" sessions within 30 days after your initial treatment to help ensure your success. It is recommended to schedule this booster session approximately one week following the initial visit. There is no credit for missed booster appointments without a 24 hour advance notification with our staff.
We also recommend scheduling a yearly 'anniversary' booster session to help ensure your continued success.
Our smoking laser program is dedicated to helping you lead a healthier, happier, and longer smoke free life!
Ready to quit now? Please call us now with any questions about our treatment program for smoking cessation or to set up your appointment to begin 'KICKING' the habit! ......(416) 633-3000.
** We cannot treat anyone who is pregnant, has a pacemaker, has had an organ transplant, is taking immunosuppressant or light-sensitive drugs and topical agents, has cancer or is receiving radiation or chemotherapy treatments for cancer **
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I have been a patient of Dr. Pisarek for a few years now. Every morning I have to say "thank you Dr. P.!". Your care and your treatment renew my energy... no more pains in my lower back, knee and foot. With your help I lost 20 pounds and I am keeping it off. I am really grateful to you and your wife Hilda for taking care of me. My retirement got a new meaning, thanks to you.