When people think laser aesthetics, the last thing that comes to mind is snoring. Many of you may not know that we offer a procedure called Nightlase, which is a snoring and apnea treatment using one of our Fotona Lasers. NightLase therapy reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by using the laser to tighten the oral mucosa tissue. Although, the treatment is gentle enough to be comfortable, it’s strong enough to be clinically effective.
A recent study was published in the European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology on the safety and efficacy of Nightlase. Dr. Valerie A. Picavet, et al states “NightLase treatment significantly reduced snoring compared to sham treatment. Its efficacy is similar to that achieved with other more aggressive treatments.
Taking into account the minimal invasiveness of NightLase, this procedure seems to represent a valuable, low-risk treatment option for primary snoring/mild OSAS."
Treatment ofsnoring using anon‑invasive Er:YAG laser withSMOOTH mode (NightLase): arandomized controlled trial, Valerie A. Picavet· Marc Dellian· Eckard Gehrking· Alexander Sauter· Katrin Hasselbacher