Nightlase Laser Assisted Snoring Treatment
NightLase is a procedure developed in Europe that has been used safely and effectively for years. The procedure is very simple and virtually non-invasive. Each session takes about twenty minutes and is repeated three times over a month. No anesthesia is required and there are no postoperative restrictions. In every study of NightLase so far, patients report no to very mild discomfort after the procedure.
The procedure works through a phenomenon known as “neocollagenesis” which literally means “making new collagen”. Collagen is the protein in your body that is the basic building block of many of your tissues. The laser gently heats the tissue with rapid, comfortable pulses that cause the collagen to reorganize into a firmer, in effect younger form. This technique has been used for several years in medical disciplines such as cosmetic surgery. When used on the face, for example, wrinkles are smoothed, and facial muscles tighten.
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When this procedure is performed on the soft palate and throat, it causes the muscles to become firmer and less prone to collapse. This instability of the pharyngeal muscles is a common cause of snoring. Over time snoring intensity, frequency, and duration lessens noticeably in over 80 percent of patients. NightLase is NOT laser surgery as no tissue is removed at all. Talk to Dr. Abeyta to see if this could help you!