Snoring is a rather common condition that occurs when your airway gets obstructed when trying to sleep. While snoring may not be seen a huge issue, it can actually be a sign of a very dangerous medical issue. Excessive snoring can stop your brain from getting enough oxygen while sleeping by disrupting the flow of blood in the carotid artery. This lack of oxygen in the brain drastically increases your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. If you regularly suffer from loud snoring that is limiting your ability to sleep at night, then you could benefit from NightLase® laser snoring therapy to improve your sleep quality.
What Is NightLase®?
NightLase® is a new non-invasive laser therapy procedure designed to improve your sleep by eliminate your snoring issues. The special laser will be used to heat the oral mucosa tissues without causing any discomfort. Gently heating this area of the mouth causes the collagen to contract and tighten, which helps create an open airway while you sleep. Once the airway is created, you will no longer have worry about loud snoring again. A successful NightLase® treatment will also ensure that you never have to use a dental appliance or a CPAP machine ever again to sleep through the night.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
The entire NightLase® laser snoring therapy process will start with you coming in for a consultation appointment. You will discuss your snoring issues with our specialist during this appointment. We will also have to examine your body to ensure that you are a strong candidate for the procedure.
If you have been approved as a good candidate, then you will return in a few days for your first treatment session. Since the procedure causes virtually no discomfort, you should not need an anesthetic. The NightLase® laser is used to target the tissues in the back of your mouth. Once the mouth has been successfully treated with the laser, you will be able to go home. The entire treatment session should only last 20 to 30 minutes.
You will return for another NightLase® laser snoring therapy session about three weeks after the first treatment. This appointment will go exactly the same as the first treatment session. The doctor will adjust the intensity of the laser based on how your body responded to the first treatment. Patients generally return for a third and final NightLase® laser snoring therapy session in another three weeks. You should notice a drastic reduction in your snoring after the third treatment session. The results of NightLase® are only designed to last for one year, but you can return for another round of treatment when your results start to fade.
If disruptive snoring is compromising you or your partner’s quality of sleep, NightLase® laser snoring therapy with the experts at Derm Aesthetica Med Spa in Amarillo may be right for you. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.