At a Glance
Do you snore at night, and want to increase the quality of your sleep? Tried other non-surgical options to no avail? You may be interested in undertaking laser snoring treatment.
This is a non-invasive therapy which aims to reduce the effects of sleep apnea and decrease snoring.
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:
- It is a non-invasive procedure, involving no incisions and no anaesthetic
- There are no chemicals used
- You will have little to no downtime
- You will not have to wear any devices while you sleep
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:
- Preconditioning: the tissue will be preheated by the laser
- Tissue strengthening: the tissue is then strengthened by the laser
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.
What does laser snoring treatment involve?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.
Why should I have laser snoring treatment?Snoring can have a negative impact on your and your partner’s quality of sleep, which will then impact your daily life.
NightLase laser therapy aims to improve your quality of sleep. There are numerous benefits to undergoing this procedure, including:
- No anaesthetic
- No incisions
- No chemicals
- No downtime
You will not have to wear any devices at night when you sleep
Will it hurt?You should feel no physical pain throughout the procedure.
What is the recovery period like?This is a non-surgical procedure, so there is very little recovery time. You will be able to resume your usual daily routine straight after the procedure.
Will I need to have multiple treatments?You will need to undertake three separate treatments. This will happen across six weeks.
How long does laser snoring treatment last for?The full treatment should last up to one year.
You will be able to repeat the treatment once symptoms reoccur.