Hot Trends: Laser Associates of Madison

Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2009 --- 4:18 a.m.

The patch, a pill or cold turkey. All examples of what people do to try to quit smoking.

And with the cigarette tax gone up again in Wisconsin...what better reason to try?

In this week's hot trends, we show you a high tech laser treatment to help you kick the habit.

This laser treatment is more than just skin deep and has helped scores of people who have taken a turn in this chair.

"What the laser treatments do is they stimulate the release of chemical in the brain called dopamine - that's what takes place when you smoke a cigarette."

Dopamine is the pleasurable part you get from smoking.

This laser treatment has been available in the U.S. for the past 5 years and has seen many success stories.

The laser treatment you're watching helps the person deal with the physical withdrawal from smoking.

And surprisingly, Walker says it doesn't take that long.

"The first and second treatments we like to do back to back. The first 24 hours is the most critical or crucial period. when a person quits and we do a third treatment about a week after the second."

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