Goodbye Snoring

Fotona NightLase Laser Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

We are thrilled to introduce an innovative laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnea in our clinic. This cutting-edge therapy aims to enhance the quality of sleep for patients and their partners by reducing the effects of sleep apnea and the intensity of snoring.

Understanding Snoring

Snoring is the audible vibration of the respiratory structures caused by obstructed airflow during sleep. When we sleep, these parts of the body relax and narrow, leading to obstructed breathing. For many individuals, the laxity of the soft palate exacerbates these symptoms, resulting in more severe snoring and apnea (temporary blockage of the airway).

According to statistics, 45% of men and 30% of women snore regularly. Palatal snoring is the most common type, accounting for 85% of all snoring cases. The Fotona Laser treatment specifically targets palatal snoring.

Certain factors can increase the likelihood and severity of snoring and apnea, including smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, being overweight, and sleeping on one’s back.

THE TECH BEHIND THE TREATMENT

How Does Fotona Nightlase Laser Treatment Work?

NightLase is a groundbreaking therapy that utilises the Fotona SP Dynamis laser, leveraging the Er:YAG wavelength to alleviate snoring and sleep apnea in a gentle, non-invasive manner, without the need for chemical treatments or surgical procedures.

The NightLase treatment employs gentle laser energy in a non-invasive manner to stimulate collagen production, tightening and lifting the tissue inside the mouth and the back of the throat (soft palate). It utilises patented technology unique to Fotona, stimulating collagen without damaging the skin or tissue, ensuring a safe and effective treatment. The soft tissues of the palate and uvula are precisely warmed, causing the collagen fibers to contract and tighten, thereby addressing the underlying issue.

Treatment Protocol

For optimal results, patients undergo a course of three separate treatment sessions over a period of six weeks: Day 1, Day 15, and Day 45. After completing the initial course, patients may require an annual follow-up session or additional treatments if their snoring or apnea symptoms worsen.

Patient Experience

Like a dental procedure, some patients may feel uneasy about intraoral treatments, but the NightLase treatment is gentle and painless. Patients can use a small mouth guard or intermittently hold their mouth open to ensure comfort throughout the session. The laser energy will feel warm and tingly, but no anesthesia is required.

Assessment and Monitoring

Before treatment, the clinic conducts a comprehensive assessment to determine if the patient is suitable for the laser snoring treatment. They score the patient’s symptoms and signs, and ask them to download the SnoreLab app. This app empirically measures snoring throughout the night, allowing the clinic to monitor the patient’s progress during treatment.

Benefits of Fotona NightLase Laser Treatment

Fotona NightLase Laser Treatment offers an efficient and patient-friendly laser therapy for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea, boasting a range of distinct advantages:

  • Enhanced sleep quality – NightLase effectively diminishes or eradicates snoring, enhancing both the patient’s and their partner’s sleep quality.
  • Non-invasive – NightLase is a non-surgical procedure, devoid of incisions, thus eliminating risks like infections or bleeding.
  • Swift procedure – Typically lasting only 20-30 minutes, a NightLase session is brief.
  • Minimal recovery time – Patients can promptly resume their daily routines post-treatment.
  • Improved overall well-being – NightLase alleviates sleep apnea symptoms such as loud snoring and daytime fatigue, contributing to better health.
  • Long-lasting results – NightLase results generally endure for up to a year, albeit occasional maintenance sessions may be necessary.

Expected Results

Realistic Outcomes of Fotona NightLase

Most patients will notice improvements after their first treatment session, but all three treatments are necessary to sustain the benefits. The results will be evident to anyone sharing a house or bed with the patient, and the SnoreLab app can also track the improvements.

The clinic has seen dramatic results after the first treatment session, with one patient’s snoring significantly reduced from the evening following their afternoon treatment, as shown by the SnoreLab app data.

Conclusion

Summing Up Fotona NightLase

In conclusion, the Fotona NightLase laser treatment offers a promising solution for individuals suffering from snoring and sleep apnea. By improving sleep quality and reducing snoring, this treatment enhances overall well-being without the need for invasive procedures. We encourage those struggling with these conditions to consider Fotona NightLase as a viable option. Contact us today to discuss your options.