Snoring and Sleep Apnea
WHAT IS THE REASON FOR SNORING AND WHAT IS NIGHTLASE?
Snoring and sleep apnea occur when the muscles at the back of the throat relax too much during sleep. As a result, the air passages become narrowed and breathing is interrupted, resulting in snoring or difficulty in breathing and subsequent shifts in levels of oxygen in the bloodstream.
NightLase is a minimally invasive laser treatment used to reduce snoring and sleep apnea. NightLase works by gently heating the tissues around the back of the throat, shrinking them slightly and making them more toned. This process reduces the amount of air turbulence and vibration where snoring sounds occur. Not only can this help reduce the quantity of snoring, but it may also improve the quality of sleep and reduce episodes of sleep apnea. Following a NightLase treatment, snoring can be reduced by up to 70% with no surgery or medication necessary.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The laser treatment works by delivering low levels of energy to the structures of the upper airway, which causes the tissue to shrink and stiffen. This process results in a smaller airway, allowing air to pass through more easily to reduce snoring and improve sleep.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?
During a Nightlase snoring treatment, patients may feel a brief warming sensation in the targeted areas. This slight discomfort is expected and may last for a few minutes. Most people find the treatment to be quite comfortable and many patients fall asleep during the procedure.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
The healing process after NightLase varies from patient to patient depending on the individual and the intensity of the treatment. Generally, patients experience minimal to no discomfort after the procedure. Healing time is typically two weeks; however, results of the procedure may not be visible until four weeks after treatment. Some people may experience light redness or swelling for a few days, but this typically resolves quickly. After a couple of weeks, the skin should return to its pre-treatment condition.
HOW MANY SESSIONS
Nightlase snoring treatments typically involve three sessions, each one separated by a 3-4 week interval. However, some people may need more treatments for optimal results.
|1 Session||R 700|
|Full Course (3x Sessions)||R 1 500|
BEFORE AND AFTERS
What is NightLase® Snoring and Apnea Treatment?
NightLase® Treatment is a patented, fast, non-invasive and friendly way of increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase® lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring through the use of gentle, superficial Er:YAG laser light. No anesthesia is used in this treatment
How does NightLase® Treatment work?
During NightLase® treatment laser light heats the tissue, causing tightening of the tissue which leads to an attenuation of the sound of the patients snoring and a lessening of the effects of sleep apnea.
The procedure is performed in
two simple steps:
Step 1: PRECONDITIONING
The laser light preheats the tissue.
Step 2: TISSUE STRENGTHENING
Laser light strengthens the tissue.
A full course of NightLase® treatment is comprised of three separate treatment sessions over a six week period. The final result of the treatment has been shown to last up to a year. When the patients or their loved ones notice the effects erroding, another round of treatment can be performed.
Why are Fotona laser systems perfect for NightLase® Treatment?
Fotona systems, like the LightWalker and Dynamis, enable a strong yet gentle Er:YAG modality which optimizes the length of every pulse. This mode allows for the superficial penetration of heat into tissue, without damage or adverse effects. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating.
NightLase® Treatment parameters can be preprogrammed into the Dynamis or LightWalker, making treatments easy to perform.
Simple and virtually painless
NightLase® is easy for any doctor or dentist to perform and has an extremely high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase ® reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.
NightLase ® requires no device to be worn during sleep, involves no chemical treatment, and no anesthesia. It is a gentle
and easy way for the patient and their loved ones to regain a good night’s rest