Snoring is extremely common. It has been said that 45% percent of adults snore occasionally and 25% are considered to be habitual snorers! Snoring can be an unpleasant and embarrassing problem but more importantly, it can negatively affect one’s health. Snoring and sleep apnea are two of the biggest culprits that can interrupt a full night’s sleep. Chronic interrupted sleep can increase the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and mood disorders. For those in the Greater Toronto Area seeking a safe, permanent solution for snoring issues, Fotona’s NightLase therapy may be the best answer. Philosophy of Beauty is proud to offer Fotona’s NightLase therapy for the effective treatment of snoring. Fotona is one of the leading manufacturers of laser technology.
Snoring is a term used to describe the sound of vibration in the back of the throat when breathing during sleep. The sound can come through the nose, mouth or a combination of the two and can occur during any stage of sleep. Those who sleep on their backs are more likely to snore. It may also occur when throat muscles relax from use of alcohol or other depressants. Congestion from a cold or allergies may also lead to temporary snoring.
Snoring is directly related to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing, or abnormally low breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is more prevalent among men. Sleep apnea can lead to a variety of symptoms. One symptom is decreased energy due to chronic low oxygen intake. Some people may also develop an, irregular heartbeat, hypertension and with an increased risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
Rather than awareness of the real health risks, people often seek treatment to help with snoring because it is disturbing their partners sleep. Surgical interventions can be painful and ineffective. As an alternative to traditional surgical interventions, Philosophy of Beauty is proud to offer a cutting-edge laser snoring treatment solution to help patients stop snoring and its related issues.
The NightLase therapy is a non-invasive, laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep by reducing the effects of sleep apnea and decreasing the amplitude of snoring. This is accomplished through a gentle, tightening effect on lax tissue in the oral mucosa tissue.
The Fotona Dynamis series uses a non-ablative Er:YAG laser. This laser is able to effectively stimulate skin tightening and collagen production in the back of the mouth, without removing tissue, thereby opening up the airways safely and naturally. The NightLase technology delivers a sequence of sub-ablative micro pulses that are delivered directly to the back of the throat. The laser modality optimizes the length of the laser pulses, thereby allowing the safe penetration of thermal energy, painlessly into the oral mucosa tissue. This laser is gentle enough to be used on an area as sensitive as the mouth, while still strong enough to provide clinically effective heating.
The laser energy induces the tightening of collagen fibres at the back of the mouth and stimulates the collagen and fibroblast regeneration process required for ongoing tightening. This contraction at the back of the oral cavity supports the uvula and the soft palate of the throat – which is where snoring originates. The improved support of the airway passages results in regular breathing at night with increased oxygen intake.
A full course of NightLase consists of three separate treatment sessions over a six-week period.
Each treatment typically lasts 15 minutes.
The many benefits of this ground-breaking technology make it an increasingly popular choice to alleviate the suffering of snoring and sleep apnea.
- NightLase is often a great alternative for those who do not want to use medication or CPAP machines
- It is a non-invasive procedure with no associated side effects, downtime or recovery period
- Patients note an increase in the quality of sleep
- Dramatic reduction in the intensity of snoring
- Dramatic reduction in the intensity of snoring
- Safe and patient-friendly treatment
- Painless procedure with no incisions or anaesthesia required
Although results will vary on a case by case basis, many patients notice a decrease in the intensity of snoring soon after the first treatment session. As the treatment program continues, tissues continue to get tighter. Therefore, patients will experience continued improvement over the course of the treatment program.
The final results of the treatment have been shown to last up to a year. In order to optimize the longevity of benefits, maintenance treatments are recommended.
Since the treatments are minimally invasive there are generally no adverse side effects reported. The NightLase anti-snoring treatment is non-ablative, does not require anaesthesia and does not cause redness or swelling.
Furthermore, there is no downtime or recovery period associated with the treatment. Most patients are able to return to their regular, daily activities immediately after the treatment.
For those looking to get rid of snoring without pain or discomfort, laser treatment is the ideal option. Research has shown that NightLase reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.
Conveniently located in Vaughan, Philosophy of Beauty proudly services clients in the Thornhill and Greater Toronto Areas. Healthy sleep is so foundational to a healthy mind and body. If snoring or sleep apnea is preventing you or a loved one from getting a good night’s rest, put an end to the frustration by scheduling a complimentary consultation with one of our medical experts today!