Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea treatment offers a solution for individuals struggling with sleep apnea and snoring. By utilizing non-invasive Fotona laser to targets the soft tissues at the back of the throat and palate,  strengthening the tissues. The treatment stimulates collagen production in the treated areas, promoting tissue regeneration and further improving airway stability.

With its gentle yet effective approach, it provides a potential alternative for those seeking relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea and snoring, offering the possibility of better sleep and improved overall quality of life.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Snoring, a common sleep disorder, can indicate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the pharyngeal airway narrows due to relaxed mouth and throat muscles, causing snoring. When the airway is blocked, breathing becomes obstructed, leading to sleep apneic episodes. Untreated OSA can increase the risk of stroke, diabetes, and other diseases, making it crucial to address and manage this sleep disorder.

How can sleep apnea be treated?

Snoring, a common sleep disorder, can indicate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the pharyngeal airway narrows due to relaxed mouth and throat muscles, causing snoring. When the airway is blocked, breathing becomes obstructed, leading to sleep apneic episodes. Untreated OSA can increase the risk of stroke, diabetes, and other diseases, making it crucial to address and manage this sleep disorder.

What does the laser process do?

Fortunately, both snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can be cured with Fotona therapy—a safe and non-invasive laser process that does the following:
Stimulates collagen remodeling, rejuvenates and tightens flabby oral mucosal tissues that cause airway obstruction.

Fotona’s proprietary Er:YAG laser modality heats the back of the throat, contracting collagen and tightening the oral mucosal tissue, thereby widening the airway and letting air to flow more easily.

Mallampati Score System

How does the laser therapy Work?

Fotona therapy can be used on people who snore or fear they have OSA. The Mallampati score is commonly used to determine whether a patient has OSA.
Class I: Complete Visualization of the Soft Palate
Class II: Full visualization of the uvula
Class III: Visualization of just the base of the uvula
Class IV: The soft palate is not evident.
A Class I Mallampati airway score implies a minimal risk of snoring, however a Class III or IV score indicates that your airway is more likely to be clogged by tissue, increasing the risk of snoring. The closer the soft palate is to the tongue, the smaller the airway and the higher the likelihood of snoring. The purpose of Fotona treatment is to reduce patients’ airway size and place them in the lowest possible class.

Fotona, which has been shown to be highly effective in causing a good shift in sleep patterns. Multiple clinical investigations have found that up to 90% of patients reported significant improvement in snoring and 80% reported much better breathing. Those with OSA experienced an 85% improvement after three sessions.

Couple Asleep Soundly

Anyone with obstructive sleep apnea or snoring can benefit from sleep apnea treatment. However, it is not suitable for pregnant women. Patients currently taking photosensitive medications.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

What can the laser therapy be used for?

Fotona is far less expensive and uncomfortable than operations for obstructive sleep apnea, such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), and requires no downtime or recuperation. It is crucial to understand that there is no permanent treatment to snoring. Even after surgery, snoring can return. Treatment with the Fotona can be performed at any time once the soft tissues of the airway begin to loosen.

Nasal dilators and oral appliances must be used every night, which might be painful. They also have a limited effect of snoring as they do not target the fundamental cause of snoring. In contrast, Fotona is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any gadget to be worn while sleeping and is far more convenient.

Risks and Side Effects

There is no downtime; patients can resume their daily activities immediately. It is non-invasive and effective.

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FAQ

The cost of NightLase treatment for sleep apnea varies depending on factors such as the severity of the condition, and the number of sessions required. It’s best to consult with our doctor for an accurate price estimate.

Fotona laser treatment can help address snoring by tightening and toning the tissues in the throat that contribute to airway obstruction.

Fotona NightLase treatment offers several benefits, including non-invasiveness, minimal discomfort, and little to no downtime. It targets the underlying causes of snoring, such as tissue laxity, to improve airflow and reduce snoring severity over time.

Fotona laser therapy is utilized to treat sleep apnea by targeting the soft tissues in the throat that contribute to airway obstruction during sleep. By addressing the underlying causes of sleep apnea, Fotona laser therapy can help alleviate symptoms and improve sleep quality