Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Snoring can often have a negative impact on your own and your partner’s life and sleeping habits. The lack of sleep due to snoring can cause fatigue, irritability and concentration problems. Untreated sleep apnea can also cause further health problems such as an irregular heartbeat, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
Snoring happens when airflow causes the tissue or the nose and throat to vibrate. This occurs because of a narrow pharyngeal airway in your throat, mouth or nose. To help treat sleep apnea and snoring, Centre for Surgery offers Fotona’s NightLase therapy. This is a non-invasive laser treatment which aims to improve the quality of your sleep.
There are many benefits to laser snoring treatment, including:
You will be a suitable candidate if you wish to treat your snoring and sleep apnea with a non-surgical treatment.
You will need to be at least 18 years old to undergo this procedure.
Before undergoing treatment, you will have a consultation with one of our surgeons, who will be able to assess your eligibility for this procedure. The surgeon may determine you are better suited for other procedures, such as radiofrequency palatoplasty.
NightLase treatment involves laser light which heats the tissue, which results in a reduction of snoring and sleep apnea.
There are two stages to the laser snoring treatment:
You should feel no discomfort throughout the procedure.
This treatment uses the Er:YAG laser, which allows for the superficial penetration of heat into the tissue, without any damage occurring.
NightLase treatment will consist of three treatments across six weeks.
Results may last for up to one year. Treatment can be repeated when symptoms reoccur.
Laser snoring treatment is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, so there is no recovery time.
You will be able to return home the same day as your procedure and resume your usual day-to-day routine.
At Centre for Surgery, laser snoring treatment is performed by using Fatona’s NightLase therapy. This is a non-invasive laser treatment which helps to reduce the effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
Laser snoring treatment uses the Er:YAG laser. The process involves preheating the tissue and then strengthens the tissue.
You should feel no physical pain throughout the procedure.
You will need to undertake three separate treatments. This will happen across six weeks.
The full treatment should last up to one year.
You will be able to repeat the treatment once symptoms reoccur.