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Fotona Nightlase

Fotona Nightlase - Stop Snoring....
  • Non-invasive
  • Safe and effective
  • No downtime
  • No devices to wear during sleep
  • Clinically tested & proven
  • Long-lasting results

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Overview

Fotona Nightlase therapy is a laser treatment to increase the quality of a patient’s sleep. It reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring through a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.

Snoring occurs when turbulent airflow causes the nose and throat tissues to vibrate. This is due to a narrow pharyngeal airway at a point in the nose, mouth or throat.

To cure snoring, Fotona Nightlase treatment is designed to increase airway size and decrease tissue turbulence. It uses a gentle laser that heats the tissue at the back of the throat, allowing air to flow more freely.

The laser has a tightening effect caused by contraction of collagen in the oral musoca tissue. As the tissue contracts, the airway expands and vibrations of the pharyngeal soft tissue are eliminated.

This reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring.

Gentle Erbium laser heats the tissue at the back of the throat, allowing air to flow more freely.

The diagram above depicts airway size. The closer the soft palate gets to the tongue, the smaller the airway and the greater probability of snoring. Class 1 means lower potential for snoring, while class IV means high risk of snoring.

The goal of Fotona Nighlase treatment is to improve patients’ airway size to as high a class as possible. Many patients see improvement from class IV to II, or class III to 1 after undergoing treatment.

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What You’ll Experience During Treatment

During treatment, a mandibular advancement device is used to hold the jaw forward. The Nightlase laser will then be administered, effectively tightening the area around the throat and stimulating the creation of new elastic collagen to reduce effects of snoring and sleep apnea.

Each treatment takes around 30 minutes.

What You Can Expect After Treatment

There is no pain, discomfort, downtime or side effects. Daily activities can resume straight after treatment.

Results will come gradually as collagen production takes time. Even so, you’ll feel an improvement in your sleep quality after the 1st treatment.

Most patients go through a 3 sessions to see best possible results, with each treatment spaced 3-4 weeks apart.

After the final treatment, results can last between 12-18 months.

Clinical References

Numerous studies have been done by medical experts on the Fotona Nightlase. Most of them show reductions of around 90% in snoring and sleep apnea among tested patients. No side effects were observed, and some patients are being closely monitored to gauge long-term health benefits.

Here are some other papers that support the safety and efficacy of this treatment.

NightLase™ – a New Laser Treatment Method for the Reduction of Snoring and Sleep Apnea – a Pilot Study (Summary).
Dovsak D., Gabrijelcic J, Vizintin Z. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1. 

NightLase™ – Laser-Assisted Snoring and Apnea Reduction, 9 Months of Experience (Summary).
Jovanovic J. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1.

FAQ

Anyone suffering from snoring and sleep apnea is suitable for treatment.

Improvements in sleep quality can be seen after the 1st session. Best results will be seen after 3 sessions, spread 3-4 weeks apart.

Each treatment will take around 30 minutes.

There are no side effects to this treatment.

There is no downtime, and daily activities can be resumed immediately.

After the final treatment, results will last between 12-18 months. Follow up treatments can be arranged to prolong results.

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