Is snoring affecting the relationship between you and your partner? If yes, Fotona NightLase® therapy may just be the answer for you.
Snoring has been bothering humans since ancient times. It’s one of the most common sleep disorders affecting almost a third of the population. As we already know, it affects both men and women although it is more common in men. Many couples dread bedtime due to their partner’s snoring, and this has led to broken relationships. Thankfully, we now have an effective new treatment called Fotona NightLase®.
Fotona NightLase® therapy is an effective, non-invasive and comfortable laser treatment for improving the quality of a patient’s sleep. This novel and effective treatment decreases the loudness of snoring by opening our oral airways. This is achieved by using a gentle laser to tighten the collagen in the soft tissues at the back of our mouths.
An Effective Solution for Snoring
Fotona’s patented Er:YAG laser uses optimal wavelengths of laser pulses that safely deliver energy into the oral soft tissue. It is so gentle that it can be used without any topical numbing medicine without pain. Despite being gentle, it is strong enough to provide clinically significant heating to give good results.
Multiple scientific studies have been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of NightLase® therapy. Research has shown that up to 90% of treated patients reported significant improvement in their snoring after a course of three treatments. In addition, around 80% says that they breathed much better and are more focused and alert. Another study also showed similar results, with three quarters of the treated patients noticing a significant improvement in their snoring.
Simple and Safe
Patients find Fotona NightLase® to be a highly comfortable and satisfying solution. Each session takes about 20 to 30 minutes and does not require any anaesthetic medicine. It also does not have any downtime and patients can resume their regular activities immediately after treatment.
A full course of Fotona NightLase® comprises three separate treatment sessions over a six week period. The final results of the treatment have been shown to last up to a year. When the patient or partner notices the effect wearing off, the treatment should be repeated.
A Superior Alternative to What’s Available
Compared to surgical treatments such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), Fotona NightLase® is less costly and much less painful. Surgery also does not guarantee long term results. In a study, more than 50% of patients who underwent UPPP had a recurrence of snoring after a year.
It’s important to note that there are no permanent solutions for snoring. Compared to surgery, Fotona NightLase® is much easier to perform again when the soft tissues in your airway start to loosen.
The other non-surgical treatments for snoring are much less comfortable. Nasal dilators and oral appliances have a limited compliance rate due to discomfort, and have to be used nightly. They also have a limited effect on snoring if the root cause of snoring is due to floppy soft tissues at the back of the mouth. Patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) should definitely use their CPAP machines. However, the compliance rate is also suboptimal due to discomfort.
In comparison, Fotona NightLase® does not require any device to be worn during sleep and involves no invasive or chemical treatment. It’s an easy and comfortable way to regain a good night’s rest for you and your partner.
Now Available at SL Aesthetic Clinic
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we firmly believe that looking good begins with feeling good. You can only feel good about yourself when you get sufficient quality sleep at night.
We are happy to offer Fotona NightLase® therapy to patients who suffer from snoring. Do contact us if you or your partner suffer from snoring. We look forward to sharing with you how NightLase® can help improve your sleep.
You may find more information on Fotona NightLase® in the official video below: