7 How does NightLase® compare to other solutions?
Is snoring affecting the relationship between you and your partner? If yes, Fotona NightLase® therapy may just be the answer for you.
Snoring has been bothering humans since ancient times. It’s one of the most common sleep disorders affecting almost a third of the population.
As we know, it affects both men and women although it is more common in men. Many couples dread bedtime due to their partner’s snoring, and this has led to broken relationships.
Thankfully, modern science has given us a number of treatments and solutions, one of them called the Fotona NightLase® Therapy.
Fotona NightLase® therapy is an effective, non-invasive laser treatment for improving the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase® decreases the loudness of snoring by opening our oral airways.
This is achieved by using a gentle laser to tighten the collagen in the soft tissues at the back of our mouths.
Fotona’s patented Er:YAG laser uses optimal wavelengths of laser pulses that safely deliver energy into the oral soft tissues as shown above.
It is a gentle and comfortable laser procedure that can be performed without any topical numbing. But it is also effective in providing clinically significant heating to give good results.
Multiple scientific studies have been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of NightLase® therapy. Research has shown that up to 90% of treated patients reported significant improvement in their snoring after a course of three treatments.
In addition, around 80% says that they breathed much better and are more focused and alert. Another study also showed similar results, with three quarters of the treated patients noticing a significant improvement in their snoring.
Patients find NightLase® to be a highly comfortable and satisfying solution. Each session takes about 20 to 30 minutes and does not require any anaesthetic medicine. It also does not have any downtime and patients can resume their regular activities immediately after treatment.
A full course of NightLase® comprises three separate treatment sessions over a six week period. The final results of the treatment have been shown to last up to a year. When the patient or partner notices the effect wearing off, the treatment should be repeated.
Compared to surgical treatments such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), NightLase® is less costly and also less painful with less downtime or recovery. Plus, surgery also does not guarantee long term results.
In a study, more than 50% of patients who underwent UPPP had a recurrence of snoring after a year.
It’s important to note that there are no permanent solutions for snoring. Compared to surgery, NightLase® can be performed again when the soft tissues in your airways start to loosen.
Other non-surgical treatments for snoring reportedly can be uncomfortable. Nasal dilators and oral appliances have a limited compliance rate due to discomfort, and have to be used nightly.
They also have a limited effect on snoring if the root cause of snoring is due to floppy soft tissues at the back of the mouth.
Patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) should definitely use their CPAP machines. However, the compliance rate is also suboptimal due to discomfort.
In comparison, NightLase® does not require any device to be worn during sleep and involves no invasive or chemical treatment. It’s a relatively more convenient and comfortable way to regain a good night’s rest for you and your partner.
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we firmly believe that looking good begins with feeling good. You can only feel good about yourself when you get sufficient quality sleep at night.
Contact us to learn more about Fotona NightLase® therapy!
We look forward to sharing with you how NightLase® can help improve your sleep.
Any healthy adult who is suffering from snoring and wishes to find out more about treatment options.
We recommend that patients download the SnoreLab app and perform at least 1 week’s worth of sleep recording before consultation.
The Fotona NightLase Therapy is unsuitable in the following circumstances: