LASER SNORING TREATMENT
Dr Geaccone also provides NiteLase™ laser snoring treatments for his patients. NiteLase™ laser treatments are the perfect solution for people who snore. Snoring is a huge problem for the person that snores and their significant other as well. The lack of quality sleep snoring causes can greatly effect a persons quality of life in so many ways. Snoring affects breathing, cardiovascular health and quality of sleep. All of these bad side effects can affect a persons job performance, personal life and worst of all, health.
NightLase™ treatment is a fast, non-invasive and friendly way of increasing the quality of a patient's sleep. NightLase™ can decrease the amplitude of snoring through the use of gentle, Fotona proprietary Er:YAG laser light. No anesthesia is used in this treatment.
What causes snoring?
Snoring occurs when air is not able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep. This is due to a narrowing of your airway, which causes the tissues to vibrate and make an audible sound. In extreme cases the airway can become blocked which is known as obstructive sleep apnea. Many factors can contribute to snoring such as age, nasal and sinus problems, being overweight, alcohol, smoking, medications, and sleep posture.
What is the impact of snoring?
Snoring has a number of consequences that can impact the life of a snorer and his/her partner. Sleep deprivation as a result of snoring has a negative impact on health and quality of life. Snorers can experience tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth, and relationship difficulties. Studies have also shown an link between snoring and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
What are the treatment options?
Most treatments for snoring attempt to keep the breathing passage open. Specially made dental appliances can be effective, but rely on daily compliance. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) systems are often used to help control sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it, however these devices can be very uncomfortable. There are surgical options available for correcting snoring which usually involve removal of tissue from the Uvula and pharynx but these surgeries are invasive and can result in a lengthy and uncomfortable recover period following the surgery.
What is NightLase™?
NightLase™ is a leading edge laser procedure for the treatment of snoring, it is a NON-invasive, NO appliances, simple and effective way of reducing or eliminating snoring.
How NightLase™ Works
Laser energy is used to heat the tissues of the airway causing a tightening effect which helps to keep your airway open. NightLase™ is performed with approximately three short treatments spaced over two months. Each treatment lasts 15 minutes and requires no anesthesia. The procedure is comfortable and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterwards. Results are often seen after the first session.