NightLase

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Fotona NightLase™ – as seen on TV!

What is NightLase Snoring and Apnea Treatment?

NightLase Treatment is a fast, non-invasive and friendly way of increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring through the use of gentle, superficial Er:YAG laser light. No anaesthesia is used in this treatment. NightLase is an alternative snoring treatment  to surgery, dental splints or cumbersome CPAP machines.*

*Results may vary from patient to patient and we will work with you to plan and refine your treatment plan.

How does NightLase Treatment work?

During NightLase treatment laser light heats the tissue, causing tightening of the tissue which leads to an attenuation of the sound of the patients snoring and a lessening of the effects of sleep apnea. The procedure is performed in two simple steps:

Step 1: PRECONDITIONING The laser light preheats the tissue.
Step 2: TISSUE STRENGTHENING Laser light strengthens the tissue.

As the laser energy is carefully applied to  targeted areas of the mouth including the tonsils, oropharynx, soft palate and uvula, a reduction in snoring should become immediately effective and neocollagenesis (new collagen fibre production) can help improve results even after up to six months post-treatment.*

Heating of these tissues causes a contraction of collagen fibres, leading to a tightening and elevation of the soft palate and uvula, as well as a lowering of the tongue.

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A full course of NightLase treatment is comprised of three separate treatment sessions over a six week period. The final result of the treatment has been shown to last up to a year. When the patients or their loved ones notice the effects eroding, another round of treatment can be performed.

  • Non-surgical
  • Virtually painless
  • No downtime or complications

*Results may vary from patient to patient and we will work with you to plan and refine your treatment plan.

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Why are Fotona laser systems perfect for NightLase Treatment?

Fotona systems enable a strong yet gentle Er:YAG modality which optimizes the length of every pulse. This mode allows for the superficial penetration of heat into tissue, without damage or adverse effects. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating.

Simple and virtually painless

NightLase is easy for any doctor or dentist to perform and has an extremely high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea. NightLase requires no device to be worn during sleep, involves no chemical treatment, and no anaesthesia. It is a gentle and easy way for the patient and their loved ones to regain a good night’s rest.

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