Snoring and sleep apneoa are common causes of disrupted sleep amongst many people. NightLase® is a patented, simple and painless laser snoring treatment that lessens the effects of sleep apnoea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.
How does it work?
Non-ablative lasers target the oral mucosa tissue and the contraction of collagen causes a tightening effect. This opens up the area for a more free flow of air through the passage, reducing sleep apnea for up to one year in most patients. The tightening effect also leads to an attenuation of the sound of the patients snoring.
A strong yet gentle Er:YAG laser with optimised pulse length is needed to perform this simple, two-step procedure.
A full course of NightLase® is comprised of three separate treatment sessions over a six week period. Results last up to one year in many patients. When they notice the effects diminishing, another round of treatment can be performed on the patient.